International MMA Title Fights this weekend

Updated: February 24, 2012

The Siam Warriors eight-man eliminator  ”Fight Night”  will have a real international flavour to it at Neptune Stadium on the northside of Cork city on Saturday night.  Top ranked fighters from Canada, England and Ireland will top the bill and the eight-man fight event carries a €5,000 purse for the winner.

Cork’s Darren Cashman of the Siam Warriors and Paul Budden of Cork Thai are two of the local stars on the bill and they are joined by Limerick’s Robert Ng and Canada’s Inter-Continental title holder, Josh Palmer who is originally from the Rebel County.  Galway’s Martin Conroy is also on the bill and all the fighters are of a high standard having spent time fighting and training in Thailand and practising traditional Thai Boxing.

Organiser-in-chief Martin Horgan of the Siam Warriors, off Blarney Street in Cork city, is confident of a  1,600 strong crowd and says that all the ringside seats are sold out.  There are however a limited number of tickets still available from the gym or from any of the competing fighters.  Doors open at  5:45p.m. — the action gets underway at  6p.m. and the eight-man draw will be held in the ring at 7:30p.m.

There will also be an Irish title fight between Cork’s Dave O’Brien, an explosive fighter with a knock out rating and Dublin’s Carl McCallig for the National Super-Middleweight Title.   Tickets for the action are available on the door from  €30  or telephone Martin Hogan on 086-3035412

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