Saturday 20th November saw the 5th installment of the MAX MMA shows and still attracting a sell out audience.
First Combat Base fighter saw Nathan Quinn against 'Jimmy' from Gracie Combatives, both guys meeting either each other in the middle of the cage and trading before the fight went to ground. Nathan was caught in a tight looking leg lock that he eventually managed to escape then start throwing some shots from top. The fight pretty much carried on this way until Nathan passed guard and took mount near the end of the first round and stayed this way until the bell.
Second round Nathan came out and started to put pressure on his opponent, who was happy to play from bottom, throwing hard punches from the top and standing to kick his downed opponents legs at every opportunity making for a pretty one sided second round.
The fight was scored a majority draw yet I thought we had won convincingly, the fight is on YouTube so make up your own mind.
Next Combat Base fighter was to be Gaz Firm but his opponent must have changed his mind on his trip up from Wales and didn't bother turning up. So frustrating that Gaz trained his ass off and had 2 opponents pull out and 1 no show so thanks to Barry Bolton's no show, Gaz had no fight.
Finally, the main event, was between Pete Hill and Mark Aldridge from Allegiance in a title eliminator. The fight went straight to ground with Mark working to top before Pete rolled him and Mark took guard. He immediately threw up an arm bar attempt that looked to be sunk in but Pete gutted out of it and passed guard, throwing some shots to Mark's head. Mark turtled allowing Pete to take his back where he sunk in the choke for the submission.
Pete advances to a title shot at MAX 6 which is being held on 12th February, see you there.
Good work by Spenna, Pete and the team to keep producing quality shows and will continue to do so.