Thrills and spills in the cage

GYM01 fighter Dan Quatermaine got a rear naked choke submission over Ashraf Miah. Picture: Paul Jacobs
GYM01 fighter Dan Quatermaine got a rear naked choke submission over Ashraf Miah. Picture: Paul Jacobs
Ryan Pennery netted for Moneyfields. Picture: Neil Marshall (171026-11)

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Cage fighting fans packed 
the Mountbatten Centre to watch the biggest fight card yet from the Shock N Awe promotion.

A mix of amateur and professional mixed martial arts and kickboxing – and even a professional ladies MMA fight – filled the 19-bout card earlier this month.

The headline fight between Irishman Steve McCombe and Portsmouth’s GYM01 fighter Scott Pooley only lasted 140 seconds.

McCombe sealed victory with a nasty leg lock which forced Pooley to tap out.

The night’s most controversial fight saw Southampton’s Lee Taylor disqualified.

He was in impressive form as he dropped GYM01’s Kieran Rice to the canvas with a great body shot.

But Taylor then kicked Rice in the head, an illegal move which saw Rice get the verdict.

Women’s MMA, which gets mixed reactions, proved a worthy addition to the card.

The fight between Gemma Hewitt and Chloe Hinchcliffe was an exciting one, with Hewitt earning a convincing ground-and-pound victory in under four minutes.

Portsmouth’s Brett Caswell got one of the biggest cheers when he entered the cage.

He won in just 90 seconds over Matt Webb – landing elbows, kicks and punches before the referee stepped in.

Stephan Phillips 23-second win over Matt Newman was the fastest bout of the night.

His impressive standing rear-naked choke was enough for glory.

Shock N Awe returns to the Mountbatten Centre in March next year.

– PAUL JACOBS