Ieuan 'The Lion' MacKenzie roars in MMA Debut!

Saturday the 7th July & the LC2 arena in Swansea; was the location for the latest BUDO FC Wales event.

Making his amateur MMA debut at just 17 years of age; Ieuan Mackenzie put on a strong display of grappling against his more experienced opponent; earning a unanimous decision from the BUDO FC judges.

Ieuan will be back in MMA action on November's BUDO card; where we hope to have a few more academy members also making their MMA debut's. 

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podium finish for Hudson at IMMAF European Championships

The IMMAF is the leading amateur governing body for the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA); between the 18-23rd June the best amateur MMA athletes descended upon Bucharest, Romania for the annual IMMAF European Championships. 

Representing GBR in the welterweight category was Josh Hudson. In the round of 1/16 Josh put on a dominant performance stopping his Austrian opponent Aladdin Bosankic via TKO early in the second round. 

In the round of 1/8 Josh faced Bozhidar Ivanov (Bulgaria); a measured performance saw Josh dominate all three rounds & a judge's decision to advance into the Semi-Finals. 

In the semi-final Josh faced Isakov Issa (Belgium), the number 2 seeded athlete in the draw; in a tough contest Josh struggled to overcome the strong wrestling of the Belgium; & had to settle for a 3rd place finish. 

A great first IMMAF outing for Josh; who qualifies with his medal to the World Championships in Bahrain in November; congratulations from everyone at the Academy! 

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