Made4TheCage 7: Vengeance set for triumphant return tomorrow

MMA is clearly on the rise in the North East as Sunderland pays host to its second event in the space of seven days on Saturday night.

Following the huge success of Total Combat 50 in the Stadium of Light last weekend, it is now over to the Rainton Meadows Arena as Made4TheCage prepares to wow fans in its seventh event, titled Vengeance.

It will undoubtedly live up to the hype with two massive title fights set to take place as well as the professional debut of one of Sunderland’s most promising talents.

Two of the UK’s top middleweights go head to head as Andrew’ The Predator’ Punshon steps inside the cage against Eugene ‘Sniper’ Fadiora as both men put their belts on the line to be crowned undisputed king.

Despite a defeat last time out against Welsh wonder Jack Marshman at BAMMA 10, Punshon is ready to put things right on Saturday.

“I feel good and really positive,” said the Durham man. “He is a top fighter and it is going to be a good fight to watch. We are both clinical, intelligent fighters so it will have  abit of everything.”

Another title fight taking place on the card sees the bantamweight title go on the line when Niko Gjoka, who has stepped in at one week’s notice, takes on Davey Grant.

Making his pro debut is excellent prospect Chris Thirkell who trained under heavyweight legend Robert ‘Buzz’ Berry and he takes on Nathan Wilson.

Clearly excited about the bout, he tweeted: “Made4TheCage is going to be so awesome, I can’t wait to fight there!”

Fellow welterweights Rob Mills and Andy Plimmer will also do battle as Mills aims to be the first man to beat Plimmer in six attempts.

Dave Brown takes on Luke Harriman in the middleweight division and elsewhere in that weight class, the aptly named Lee Cage looks for his first win against Jamie Stephenson and Brad Austin takes on Darren Wardle.

Featherweight fighters Rhys Parker and Darren Straughan meet inside the cage while heavyweights Ivan Pioneer and James Mulheron do battle.

The main card is rounded off by an interesting clash between lightweights Tim Grieves and Daniel Park.

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