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Five wins out of seven for fighters from Cromer gym

PUBLISHED: 13:34 05 December 2011 | UPDATED: 13:37 05 December 2011

Seven fighters from Cromer's FFMA gym before their bouts on Saturday. Left to right - Jack Mezzetti, Mindaugas Mateliunas, Terry West, Ollie Denton, Jurij Krivenko, Brett Stanforth, Josh King.

Seven fighters from Cromer's FFMA gym before their bouts on Saturday. Left to right - Jack Mezzetti, Mindaugas Mateliunas, Terry West, Ollie Denton, Jurij Krivenko, Brett Stanforth, Josh King.

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A Cromer martial arts centre is celebrating after five of its seven fighters clinched exciting victories at the East Coast Fight Factory Night of Champions II on Saturday.

The fighters were coached by Fighting Fit Martial Arts owner John Mezzetti, Joey Mezzetti and Barry Jones, and fought at The Talk in Norwich.

First up was Brett Stanforth, who fought a man who did not make weight and was 4kg heavier. Stanforth dominated both stand up and groundwork, and the fight was finished when he landed a huge leg kick.

Next up was Terry West, who started with some excellent boxing, before opponent Durrington went for the takedown - only to find himself beaten by West when caught in a tight triangle choke.

Ollie Denton fought a huge Muay Thai fighter. After a brief exchange on their feet Denton landed a great takedown and then took the back of Stoke where he finished the fight with a rear naked choke.

Fourth of the FFMA fighters was Jack Mezzetti. Again Mezzetti did not disappoint, throwing the kick boxer down on the floor with ease and then proceeding with a very short MMA master class finishing with a trademark leg kick. Kendle was finished in 34 seconds.

Next was Josh King. In his only second fight and after a long break from training, he put up a tough fight against a more experienced Luke Goldfinch. Goldfinch took the decision but was made to work for it for the whole fight.

Boxer Mindaugas Mateliunas, who took the MMA title fight on one day’s notice after another FFMA fighter pulled out with an injury, had never done MMA before and weighed 7kg lighter than his opponent. Starting with a stiff jab, his opponent decided to take the fight to the floor and then proceeded to keep the fight here until he won the bout.

FInally, came defending K1 champion Jurij Krivenko. Defending his belt for the 2nd time, he was up against a tough experienced Muay Thai fighter.

Krivenko dominated the first round, dropping Clarry with a great leg kick. The second round was closer with Clarry coming back with some nice technical fighting. The 3rd and final round saw Krivenko mix up technique and his own special style of fighting, landing a huge right hand and knocking Clarry to the canvas. Krivenko’s won by majority decision.

John Mezzetti said: “This was a great night for FFMA. We are definitely showing what can be achieved through hard work. We are getting lots of attention from other clubs and shows. I think 2012 will be a big year for FFMA.”


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