Local fighter Billy Eden fought at Spirit Cage Fighting Championships this month against undefeated Nathan Durham of Revolution MMA in Grantham.
Billy, who made his semi-professional welterweight debut, took a decision victory after three three minute rounds of back and forth non stop action which saw Billy dominate his opponent using a mixture of strikes and grappling to set up takedowns and take the fight to the mat during all three rounds.
Despite Nathan being a decorated Brazilian Ju Jitsu fighter, Billy defended all submission attempts and forced his own game upon Nathan by using his own grappling and ground strikes to keep Nathan at bay. When the fight was standing Billy had the edge by using low leg kicks and superior boxing.
Up next for Billy is un-defeated Chris Carr of VS MMA gym in Rotherham. The fight takes place at 70kgs at SFC2 on Saturday June 15 which will be broadcast on Sky sports.
Billy said: “I am really pleased I took the win, now I am looking forward to getting back in the cage against Chris. If I win this fight It will put me in line to fight for the SFC British Lightweight title at the end of the year.”