19th November 2017
So here it is, my first vlog! By Craig Powell
18th August 2017
Exclusive: Amateur MMA starlet Cory McKenna set to make professional debut at BCMMA 20
Undefeated amateur prospect Cory McKenna is set to make her professional mixed martial arts debut under the BCMMA banner in November. The news was exclusively revealed to MMA Plus on Wednesday evening and clarified that after seven wins as an amateur, McKenna will graduate to the pro ranks to face Maria Vittoria Colonna (3-1).
17th August 2017
Viral knockout sensation Johan Segas returns to action at BCMMA 20
You may not know his name (just yet anyway), but you will certainly remember his super knockout. French amateur Johan Segas – who went viral off the back of his head kick stoppage of Joe Harding in February – is set to return to BCMMA later this year.
4th May 2017
We last saw you in action at BCMMA 17 where you finished the IMMAF world silver medalist Aleksandra Rola in the third round. How did it feel to get the strawweight title wrapped around your waist and be declared the BCMMA champion at the end of the fight?
Of course, getting the title felt amazing – it in itself represents all the hard work and effort that my coaches and I have put in – but it isn’t the belts I fight for. Beating a scalp such as Rola, however, was a great indication of the level of competition I should be at – so that was a great relief to see the hard work paying off.
What have you been working on since this fight?
It’s been a year since we last saw you compete in the cage. Since that day you have had a few injuries preventing you from pushing on with your career plans. How frustrating has the past year been for you and talk us through why you’ve been out the cage so long?
Annoying, missing out on stuff like the IMMAF Europeans and not getting more fight time for BCMMA sucks, but there’s better people going through worse, so no biggie, we’re here now.
In the mean time you have managed to box a few times as well, how important do you think it is for amateurs to compete in various aspects of mixed martial arts and not just stick to mma?
Firstly for anyone that doesn’t know the name Ryan Creane, how would you describe yourself as a fighter and what can the fans expect to see from you on fight night?
I haven’t got one discipline really I’d say I’m striking and wrestling and on the night il be going for the stoppage 100%
You’re from Lincoln which this year has seen a lot of sporting success, do you think the achievements of the football team has pushed everyone on based there to work harder and make a name for themselves too?
Firstly how has camp gone for this fight, who have you been working with and if anything specific what area of your game have you been looking to improve since your last fight?
It genuinely couldn’t have gone better, I’ve rediscovered my love for the sport and for the process and preparation. I spent the best part of a month over in Albuquerque training at JacksonWink MMA with some of the most amazing people – as well as being fortunate enough to have the time of my life whilst I was over there. The break away from home did me the world of good, as did working with such a high level group of coaches and training partners and getting some sunshine! I haven’t worked to improve any one area imparticular, I feel that being well rounded is my focus and developing the various techniques I am learning so that they work with me and my style. The major change for me has been stripping back and tightening up a few basics. Anyone watching my next fight will see a different me in terms of movement, posture and weight distribution – sounds almost dull, but I can feel the improvements already and it’s really motivating me.
It’s been 6 months since we last saw you in action at BCMMA 17, what have you been up to since?
Since BCMMA 17, I haven’t really had any time out of training to be honest. I’ve continued to develop all aspects of my game. I feel this isn’t really the sort of sport where you can afford to take too much time out of training as it’s ever evolving.
That night didn’t end the way you wanted it to and your 4 fight win streak was ended as you were forced to tap to an armlock. Have you watched that fight back and although you didn’t win, how did you rate your performance?
3rd May 2017
#BCMMA19 – Main Card
Here’s the TOP TEN off the Main Card for this Saturday’s BCMMA & Cage Warriors Academy Event on 6th May 2017…
13th March 2017