UCMMA have announced the first of the bouts for their UCMMA 34 card set to take place at The Troxy Arena in London, England on the 1st of June 2013 as Chi Lewis-Parry makes the first defence of his UK1 title against Neil Grove.
Chi, a former professional basketall player, fights out of Beatbox training with the likes of Pete Mercer and has an MMA record of 1-0 as well as a UK1 record of 1-0. To date, he has defeated Oli beard at UCMMA 26 and he defeated Tomasz Czerwinski for the UK1 title back at UCMMA 30. This will be the first defence of the title but although being the less experienced man, he has taken a tough fight with UFC veteran Neil grove.
Neil Grove fights out of Semtex Gym and holds an MMA record of 12-6. This is his first UK1 fight however he will be coming into the fight with great confidence after he too defeated Tomasz Czerwinski for the heavyweight MMA title at UCMMA 31. The UFC veteran doesn’t lack experience, and is sure to be confident coming into this bout against a lesser experinced guy in Chi Parry.
Neil Grove said;
This is my first UK1 fight and fighting for the UCMMA heavyweight title is a challenge in itself! Fighting the current champion, Chi Parry, is going to be a war! He is my size, so it won’t be a ‘David vs Goliath’ scenario physically. It will be two Philistines fighting for the ultimate prize! Victory! My first K1 victory, that is.
UCMMA promoter, Dave O’Donnell said;
I am so excited to see 2 of the best striking heavyweights in the country take each other on, knowing both of these guys want to put the judges out of business, the only way they will be satisfied is with a huge KO…Let the best man win