The New Breed 5
March 5, 2011
Once again KnuckleUp is proud to bring you “The New Breed 5”. Matt Hand and Dane Bowers are proving
that The New Breed is dedicated to bringing you the fights you want to see. If you have any doubts then
you obviously missed the explosive end of 2010 with New Breed 4! The fights are once again to be held in
the amazing city of Bath on the 5th of March 2011 at the Bath Pavilion. Below are fighter highlights for the
up and coming pro card at The New Breed 5.
Murch has once again found himself at the top of the bill and with good reason. He is currently riding a
three-fight win streak and all his wins have been in the first round. In those three fights he has not been
content to wait for the action as he immediately goes on the offensive. This has resulted in wins via TKO
and two submissions. Wesley has showcased highlight worthy takedowns and very slick submissions in
his last outings. With his cheeky demeanor and always exciting in your face fight style he has quickly
become a fan favorite and an opponent’s nightmare.
Josh Dennis is coming into this bout with nothing to lose and is ready for an all out war. He has yet to taste
victory within the cage, which has made him train that much harder. He is looking to change that starting
with Wesley Murch. Like a wild animal backed into a corner he will be dangerous and unpredictable. His
opponent will have to expect the unexpected and keep sharp, as Josh will stop at nothing to get this win
and prove that his luck has changed.
Jay “Cage Rage” Mortimore:
A fight that will definitely have fans out of their seats will be Jay “Cage Rage” Mortimore vs. James Hurrell.
Jay Mortimore is an up and coming U.K. star with his sights set on all top ranked U.K. heavy weights. If his
last fight was any indication (19 second KO) of what is to come, then don’t blink. Jay has recently captured
the Spartan Fight Challenge HW title and his self-confidence as at an all time high. Touted as the next big
thing, look for this Exmouth Lion’s Den fighter to put his stamp on The New Breed 5.
James is known as a man with dynamite power in both hands. This will be an interesting fight for James,
as he is the taller of the two fighters. This fight for him will be based on his ability to keep it at range. If he
uses his length in this fight it could be a long night for Jay “Cage Rage” Mortimore. James has two
submissions on his record by arm bar showing that he does have a ground game. This fight has been
predicted to bring the house down and could steal fight of the night honors.
He definitely believes in getting the job done and getting it done quickly. He has five pro MMA fights all
ending in the first round and his longest bout was 1 minute 51 seconds. Paul Croft can be best described
as a whirlwind of pain. In his fight with Stephen Neesham he highlighted his willingness to get to business
by immediately closing down the distance, working the take down, and throwing devastating elbows within
his opponents guard. His last two fights have ended by TKO and he will be looking to continue this streak
come March 5th.
Ben is known as the Spider and it could be his ability to trap you in his guard. All of his wins have come by
way of submissions; either triangle or guillotine chokes. He is definitely a ground savvy submission fighter
and will look to catch Paul Croft in his submission web. If it goes to the ground his opponent Paul Croft will
definitely look to ground and pound. Ben will need to weather the storm and stay active with his guard.
However, Ben is also a Muay Thai practitioner and may want to keep it on the feet and utilize his length.
Either way this fight will be one you do not want to miss.
There will be 13 amateur and three professional bouts. This card will be stacked with old and new faces as
they return to do battle at the Bath Pavilion. On the card is the first ever women’s bout under The New
Breed banner. This fight has had a lot of interest and it will pit Cherie Buck against Helena Martin. Cherie
has a total of five fights but is a seasoned veteran. She has a Muay Thai back ground and will showcase
explosive stand up and a high standard of wrestling. She is ecstatic that this fight is happening as her last
scheduled bouts were canceled. Her opponent Helena Martin has taken this fight very seriously. She has
been to America and trained with UFC super star Matt Hughes at his H.I.T. squad gym. She has a kick
boxing background and will not be intimidated on the feet. Working with Matt Hughes you would assume
that her wrestling and submission is firing on all cylinders. She will have added pressure on her to perform
as a cable company has documented her preparation for this fight. Regardless of the winner, these women
are out to prove that they belong in the cage.
Unfortunately, at this time all VIP tickets to The New Breed 5 are sold out due to the high demand.
Minimal standing and general seating tickets are available and on a first come first serve basis, or by
cancellation from other customers. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the next MMA action and get
your tickets early for Knuckleup “The New Breed 6”
Full Fight Card
Wesley Murch vs. Josh Dennis
Jay Mortimore vs. James Hurrell
Paul Croft vs. Ben Crook
Jon Bolton vs. Maximus Witowski
Adam Drescher vs. Will Clarke
Mike Purchase vs. Ben Rees
Sam Mensah vs. Matt Cook
Neil Robbins vs. Nad Narimani
Chris Selby vs. Shaun Percell
Dave smith vs. Martin Kamill
Ricky Gullis vs. Jed Russell
Grant Clarke vs. George Youseff
Steve Parr vs. Dale Utting
Cherie Buck vs. Helena Martin
Jamie Jones vs. Chris Randell
Phil Carter vs. Jake O'Hagan
- Press Release from Knuckleup
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