UCMMA have announced that at UCMMA 34 on June 1st at the Troxy, Peter Irving will make the first defence of his welterweight UK1 title against #1 contender, Galore Bofando.
Peter Irving, who fights out of Semtex Gym and is a decorated MMA fighter holding a BJJ blackbelt, has chosen to pursue K1 for the time being, and within his last 5 or so fights has done just that. He has been abroad and fought, and he has fought in England, defeating solid guys in the process. He won the UCMMA UK1 title after he defeated top K1 fighter, Luke Sines by Decision at UCMMA 26 and makes his first defence of the title against the unorthodox Galore Bofando 12 shows later.
Bofando, who fights out of LDG and holds an impressive 3-2 record whereby his 2 defeats have been via DQ after dominating the fight up until that point. He comes from a kickboxing background and is one of the most unorthodox strikers this country has ever seen. In his last fight he defeated Reece Rowell by decision in a title eliminator fight to earn the shot.
Peter Irving, a come forward guy with a solid base technique versus Galore Bofando, counter fighter with ridiculous athleticism - in striking terms this is a clash of styles and will make a great encounter.
UCMMA 34 takes place on June 1st at the Troxy in East London.