Almighty Fighting Championship kick-started their 2022 schedule as everybody expected, with a bang. The night featured some excellent scraps from some of the hottest talents in the UK and Europe.
The tone was set straight from the opening bouts at Almighty FC 22 when Joel Storey was put to sleep by Higher Level MMA young-gun Paull Lally, who latched on to a nasty guillotine and squeezed like his life depended on it. Lally, who competed for the first time in MMA, made a massive claim for the Almighty FC £300 performance bonus. If he gets it or not, it remains to be seen.
Paul Lally Submission Victory
Shortly after, another Scottish prospect made the walk for the first time as an amateur and delivered a stunning TKO victory. Dylan Cuthbert, fighting out of Force Fitness Ayr, met Amaan Qayyum and the two featherweights traded in the centre, resulting in a double knockdown. Cuthbert quickly scrambled back to his feet, hit the reset button, and landed a crisp shot on his opponent’s jaw, which resulted in the referee stopping the contest.
Dylan Cuthbert TKO
The UK MMA community was highly excited for the return of touted prospect Liam McCracken who made his professional MMA debut after two years on the sidelines.
McCracken made short work of Frenchman Matthieu Moya after mixing his skill-set up beautifully in the first round. The Liverpool native was one step ahead of his opponent the entire time, eventually forcing the referee to stop the contest.
Liam McCracken Secures Pro Debut Win
The co-main event featured one of the most significant regional fights that have occurred in a long time. After a back and forth slugfest, Mantas Kondratavičius and Jack Comby had the Rainton Arean on their feet.
From the opening bell, both fighters went toe-to-toe, trading heavy shots in the centre of the Octagon. Eventually, after two action-packed rounds, Jack Comby fell to the onslaught of Kondratavičius, who travelled back to Lithuania with his first professional win.
The flyweight title was up for grabs in the main event, which saw Shaj Haque stop Poland’s Igor Wojtas after four rounds gruelling back and forth. Haque was the superior man on the night, keeping the same pace and output throughout. Igor Wojtas didn’t get the victory he had hoped for but did give a great showing off himself.
Almighty FC 22 Results
Nicola Knight def. Michaela Petaroudi by unanimous decision
Paul Lally def. Joel Storey by submission (R2)
Neil Johnson def. Todd Milne by TKO (R1)
Charlie Bolton def. Sam Curry by split decision
Stephen Hume def. Glen Jardine by unanimous decision
Greg Breckenridge def. Yousif Kadoum by submission (R1)
Jamal Raja def. Tony Dodds by submission (R2)
Dylan Cuthbert def. Amaan Qayyum by TKO (R1)
Kayne Holmes def. Adam Battley by unanimous decision
Adam Todd def. Anas Nfoue by submission (R1)
Sami Hoque def. Luke Richardson by unanimous decision
Liam McCracken def. Matthieu Moya by TKO (R1)
Mantas Kondratavičius def. Jack Comby by TKO (R2)
Shaj Haque def. Igor Wojtas by TKO (R4)