Three fighters from Louth’s only mixed martial arts (MMA) club Optimum MMA took part in Contenders East Anglia show in Norwich recently.
Jordan Silvester, Ed Fairburn and Chief Instructor Sean Byrne were all in action.
Jordan, with only seven months training, fought his debut K1 kickboxing fight against Josh Trent from Scorpion Martial Arts. After three rounds of intense action, Jordan lost on a judges decision.
Next up was Ed, again making his debut in K1 kickboxing, against Team Assassins Jay Webb. The older and more experienced Webb unfortunately managed to control Ed and again win a judges decision.
The last bout for the club saw Sean Byrne fighting Team Assassins Danny Worrall for the vacant Amateur Lightweight Title.
The fight was set for five rounds of action. Worrall adopted a much wilder style than Sean’s clinical approach, throwing hard overhand rights with one clearly connecting in the third round putting Sean to the canvas.
Sean however quickly returned to the fight and with heightened fitness levels quickly recovered and managed to re-establish control.
In the fourth round and clearly in control, Sean landed a devastating front kick to the face of Worrall which resulted in a cut. Checked by the doctor and unable to continue, Worrall was forced out of the fight resulting in a TKO victory for Sean who became the Amateur Lightweight K1 champion.
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