Following our highly successful sixth event back in May, AON MMA can now announce another stacked line-up for our Welterweight tournament that’s set to go down on 4 October. Featuring a healthy combination of veterans, prospects and even a current champion, AON MMA 7 is shaping up to be one not to miss.
After defeating three opponents in a single night, Andre Winner walked away from our AON 6 MMA event as the lightweight tournament champion and became £15,000 richer in the process. The six-time UFC veteran and former BAMMA world title challenger has announced he will be stepping up from his usual home of lightweight for another crack at the gold. Whilst this may not be Winner’s natural weight class, he will enter the tournament as the most experienced competitor with 28 fights to his credit and will look to use his experience as he aims to become AON MMA champion once again.
Having only been to a single decision in fourteen professional bouts and with all eleven of his wins coming by stoppage, it’s fair to say Caers isn’t a fan of leaving it in the hands of the judges. Cornwall native Caers is somewhat of a choke connoisseur, having secured all of his submission victories by some form of choke. Caers will enter the welterweight tournament with a great deal of momentum, having won his last four bouts all in decisive fashion.
Whilst new fans of the sport may not have heard of Doroftei, avid followers of the UK MMA scene have been eagerly awaiting his return for several years. Moldova native Pavel Doroftei has been inactive since his 90-second heel-hook victory over notable UK welterweight Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts back in December of 2011. At 24 years of age and with a ton of experience already behind him, Doroftei looks to return to MMA with a bang and will want to show just why so many MMA fans and critics alike are fired up about his return.
Despite being a veteran of the UK MMA scene for over 8 years, October 4th will mark the first time Yorkshire born and bred Wayne Murrie has ventured into a one-night tournament. Training out of the famed Ludus Magnus camp in Doncaster, along side such notables as Scott Askham and Neil Wain, Murrie will no doubt come into this tournament in great shape, as he attempts to use his combination of versatility and experience to take home the gold.
Team Tsunami representative and Mohican-sporting Warren Kee was once spoke about as one of the brightest prospect to emerge on the UK scene. Unfortunately after amassing a current winless streak of four fights, “Relentless” looks to get back in the win column with an impressive showing at AON MMA 7. Kee is another tournament competitor who is not keen on leaving his fights to the judges, having won all of his fights by stoppage including six TKO victories.
After starting off his career a disappointing 0–4, Chris Hoban was able to turn the tide as he rattled off an impressive nine straight victories, including six with his patented North–South choke, before falling to veteran Tim Newman in his last outing. Hoban will look to use his excellent submission wrestling base as he looks to regain the recent form that resulted in him being labeled as one of the most dangerous grapplers to emerge out of the UK.
Following a successful amateur career, 28 year-old SBG Ireland representative Peter Queally decided to turn pro in 2012 and has acquitted himself well thus far, amassing a record of 3–1. Queally’s biggest advantage coming into this tournament will be his camp, training with UFC fighters such as Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson and Cathal Pendred on a daily basis will speed up his improvement exponentially as he looks to take the welterweight title back to Ireland.
Entering the tournament as the only competitor with a losing record, Anth Davies realises he will be viewed in many people’s eyes as the underdog. Davies must not be overlooked, however; as he has already proven in his short career that he is dangerous wherever the fight takes place. If Davies’ 25-second mauling of Scott Richardson is anything to go by, Davies will look to use his heavy-handed attack to smash through the competition come 4 October.