Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Immortal wins Tear up Lightweight title!!

Saturday 9th June saw Olympians Lightweight Wesley "The Immortal" Murch back in action on local promotion Tear up in a title fight that matched Murch against tough French veteran Mamour Fall, Mamour is an experienced former champion with only 1 loss in his last 8 fights and that being a close decision, Fall has been the distant 9 times and is notoriously hard to finish so over 5 rounds it seemed Murch would be in for a long night.
Murch was coming off the back of 2 victories with the local promotion and has never been the distance finishing all his victories with the majority being in the first round but this was a step up in opponent against the tough Frenchmen.
Murch started the fight composed and relaxed and as the 2 engaged soon displayed his aggressive wrestling and easily secured the first round with some ground and pound while fending off some good submission attempts by fall, round 2 went exactly the same way and the Olympians fighter looked to be very comfortable as they went out for the third, the 3rd round saw a change in dynamic as the French man decided to take things to the ground and took Murch down for the first time in his career but the local man looked composed as he sat in butterfly guard and it wasn't long before he managed to utilise a slick ground game and secure a triangle that left Fall with no option but to tap in the opening of round 3.
This victory was a display of Murch's ability as he had more time to prepare and train properly and is a big statement solidifying him among Europe and the UK's Lightweight division.

Also appearing at Tear up were fellow Olympians Toby Meech and Polish Pete Kurcman in C class that saw both of them overwhelm their opponents in the opening round, Meech secured a guillotine early on that his opponent tried to defend but to no avail and was forced to tap giving him his second straight victory,
Polish Pete stepped up in his debut fight and steam rolled his opponent early secured a takedown and soon forced a ref stoppage due to ground and pound to give him his first victory.

June 9th saw another clean sweep for Olympians mma and all 3 fighters remain injury free and are back in training!!

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Olympians MMA get the year off to a good start !!

James "The Colossus " Thompson was the first of the Olympians MMA Team to get into action in 2012 with a dominant performance at Super Fight League, The Olympians Heavyweight who is now 3- 0 since Joining forces with his home town team faced off against the veteran Bob Saap in a heavy weight showcase on India's first MMA show Super Fight League in Mumbai, although the fight ended on a disappointing note with saap bailing out early in the first round with a "Torn" leg muscle it was a great way to start the new year and James remarked " That's MMA its not predictable and these things happen but as long as the fans in India are happy with the show as a whole then it leaves me feeling fulfilled "

Sat 17th March also saw a return to the cage for Olympians MMA Lightweight Fighter and TUF Veteran Wesley "The Immortal" Murch at local show Tear up 8 where he was the main attraction in his fight against Tough opponent Sam Boo, Wez secured an early take down and maintained a very secure top position locking up Boos arm and securing a very convincing Kimura win in what on paper looked to be alot more challenging, Murch remarked "I'm not chasing anybody or any organisation I just feel I'm ready for any opportunity that presents its self and 2012 should be a good year "
Earlier in the night fellow Olympians fighters Guy Lewis,Toby "LaRone" Meech and Tomasz Bartoszek made their debuts in amateur match ups and all secured very convincing wins with both Meech and Bartoszek dominating 3 rounds of action to take Unanimous decisions victory's and Lewis demonstrating great composer as he took his opponent to the mat and gained full mount where he landed only a couple of punches before his opponent was forced to tap to strikes giving the Olympians MMA team a 4 fight 4 win ratio on the night to the delight of the home crowd !!

2012 looks to be a great year for Olympians MMA with Featherweight Veteran Paul Reed next in action at Polish show MMA Attack on April 26th " I'm only really interested in these big fights at this point in my career but I stay healthy and train hard with a great team so I feel I'm ready for any challenge in the 145lb division in any organisation " remarked Reed, We will update of his fighting next months Blog !!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Olympians MMA starts the year with International Fights for Reed and Thompson !!

Olympians MMA start 2012 with a call to International duty for Heavyweight James Thompson and Featherweight Paul Reed,
With James last fight ending on a somewhat sour note he was fully focused an ready to start 2012 with something big a test and that soon came in the shape of an International fight with fellow Pride Veteran Bob Saap on the new Super Fight League card in India, Super Fight League have put out all the stops with their debut show and India's introduction to world class MMA the fully stacked and ever growing card is headlined by this Heavyweight Super Bout and our Olympians man is in the gym training to ensure that the Indian spectators get a showing of the exciting and high paced fighting style that he is well known for !!

Olympians MMA and Top UK Ranked Featherweight Paul Reed is once again stepping in to action as he faces Top European prospect Tom Ninimaki on the Finish fight promotion Cage 18 in Turku, Reed has had a great last 12 months with decisive wins and notably a finish of TUF contestant Swedens Akira Corassani,although this fight is undoubtedly against Europe's number 1 featherweight right Reed has proven himself more than worthy of the challenge and has started his training camp as if he had just finished his last and is fully focused and ready to finish the fight and solidify his spot in Europe's elite when asked about the fight the Olympians fighter said " Its a great fight for me, I may be getting older but I can beat these guys at the highest level and I'm only interested in the BIG fights now, Especially Internationally "

March is a big month at Olympians and we will have many other fighters on cards across the UK !!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Paul Reed Makes it 3 in a Row for his 40th Birthday !!

Olympians MMA Featherweight Paul Reed celebrated his 40th Birthday last weekend and did so in great style as the veteran secured his 3rd straight win after a very close decision to top European Martin Svensson being his only loss in his last 6 bouts and after defeating fellow Swede and TUF 14 star Akira Corassani, The Olympians man who is known for taking tough fights anywhere anytime put up a convincing show to celebrate his birthday and secured a great first round submission !!
" Ive hit 40 now and I'm feeling fit and strong so its time to get those last few Big fights under my belt " said Reed
"I'm training and fighting top guys who are younger and beating them convincingly so it would be good to get these top International fights in before the end of my career "
Reed has fought all over the world and faced top opposition as well as maintaining a good position in the European rankings so with his Anybody,anytime,anywhere attitude he is a formidable foe for any of the top guys in the sport.
"I love to fight and I love to travel so right now I'm looking for anything that can give me a great fight Internationally or at home " stated the 145lber
Reed remains very active and trains daily so is open to offers and with his aggressive style is a great addition to any  card !!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Olympians MMA Bantamweight Greg "Mendingo" Knapp calls it a day !!

After Saturdays defeat at Battle of Botnia Olympians Bantamweight Greg Knapp has decided to call it a day, Gregg has recently seen a fall from form and after talking with him he made it clear why,
" I'm just not into it anymore " Remarked Mendingo " I don't have the drive to compete and push myself anymore and Ive taken these last 2 fights without training for them at all "
Gregg is well known for his awkward and aggressive style that saw him reach the top 3 European 135lbers early last year but with his heart not in it its been hard to even get himself back in the gym.
" I just find it all a bit of a chore and I see Paul Reed and Wesley Murch in the gym training and still hungry for it and I just don't have that anymore "  Stated Greg, " Olympians is a very close team and we are like a family but I want to spend more time with actual family and concentrate on life outside of MMA like eating cakes for breakfast "
 Greg is  in good spirits about his retirement and is excited about hat adventures he will encounter next " I want to do some travelling and have a few ambitions to fulfill " he said, but one thing that is certain is that the gym at Olympians will be a lonelier place with out him and he he will be missed by everyone but we wish him well in whatever he does next !!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Olympians Fighters head to Finland after Home Town Victory !!

Olympians MMA Fighter / Coaches Weley "The Immortal" Murch and Paul Reed last night both secured quick first round submission victories in Olympians MMA's Hometown of Bristol on Titan Fight Night,
The pair who fight October 1st on Fight Festival in Finland took the Hometown bouts in preparation for their upcoming International duties.
Wesley will be facing Tough Finnish LW and Bellator signed Janne Tulirinta in what is set to contend for fight of the night as the 2 are used to dispatching opponents fast and in great style, The Fin is a renowned submission wrestling fighter with slick ground skills but is willing to stand and trade which makes for an entertaining opponent for the Olympians fighter who recently stated that he was " Not interested in belts or champions and just wants to be in exciting fight " !!
Paul Reed will face off against promising Fin Joni Salovaara in an exciting FW bout that sees The Olympians man look to climb the ladder of the European rankings and get back to the upper tier of International action, with Fights in Canada,Finland,Sweden and Poland under his belt Paul said " I love fighting internationally and it very hard to turn down any challenge when it comes with the bonu of travelling the world " !!

The whole Olympians MMA Team are training for up coming Bouts and many of Our Amateur fighters are training at our evening classes that are open to the public so come on down and see us at Olympians Training Centre !!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

James Thompson arrives in Poland for stand off with Mariusz !!

Olympians MMA Heavyweight fighter and Pride Veteran James " Colossus" Thompson Arrived Today in poland ahead of Saturday nights show down with Former World Strongest Man and Polish Legend Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW.
Saturday night will see the return of James to action on Europes biggest show as he once again steps in to fight at the top level, Since joining the Olympians team James has worked vigurusly and will be going into Saturdays fight in great shape with all the tools needed to beat the Touted Pole.
For now its down time as James and Olympians Team Wesley " The Immortal " Murch and Josh Saidi prepare for Tomorrow's weigh in and Saturdays action but they send a message home for all at Olympians MMA and the fans further a field, " Thank you to everyone at Olympians all Training partners and coaching staff and to everyone for their support "
We will keep you updated with progress from weigh ins and the fight but we look forward to Saturday and hope you will all see the event !!