Four Medals for Leicester Shootfighters at UMA IV British Open Grappling Championships

JD Hylton won GOLD in the -95kg intermediate/advanced division, defeating our friend and Carlson Gracie purple belt Josh Palmer, by anaconda choke just 1:40 in to the final.

James Norcliffe‘s dedicated pre-class drilling paid off with a SILVER medal in the -65kg beginners division showing excellent technique throughout and losing in the final to a much more experienced competitor.

Nathan Matts took his third SILVER medal of the year in the tough -75kg intermediate/advanced division, losing by just a couple of points in the final. Always the bridesmaid!

Jake Constantinou made the step up to the +5 years advanced division despite still being eligible for intermediate and walked away with hard earned SILVER at -75kg, losing in the final to excellent competitor Marc Morrell.

Stefan Biddles went 2-2 in his competitive debut and had a fantastic first ever match (see video below) winning by submission in 20 seconds despite some unusual preparation :/

Patrick Clarke won 2 fights and lost one in his first competition and due to a mix up by the organisers missed out on fighting for a bronze medal.

Subaig Singh went 2-2 in his first grappling competition outside of MMA. Jamie Molyneaux also competed but had to move up a division after missing weight.

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