Mixed Martial Arts will again get the chance to showcase how much it has grown in Barrow at what is being billed as ‘the biggest combat show Cumbria will have seen.’

Xtreme Kombat, a local promotion owned by Bob Cassidy and Ryan Thomas, will be running the show in partnership with national promoters BUDO, whose president is Chris Clarke.

After the success of last year’s show at Manhattan’s, Cassidy and Thomas have booked a larger venue this time, with some of the best fighters in the town descending on Hoops Basketball Centre at Thorncliffe Road on Saturday, November 23.

Thomas himself isn’t fighting this time, after sensationally winning the British amateur lightweight title by defeating David Adams via submission inside 11 seconds in last year’s show.

There will be some Cumbrian interest in the MMA portion of this year’s edition, though, with Workington’s Jordan Holmes, who has previously fought in Cage Warriors shows, taking on Yannick Mazepo.

‘Manchester Mexican’ Adam Gomez will look to extend his perfect amateur MMA record to 5-0 when he steps up against Cameron Chamberlain in a lightweight contest. The other MMA bouts on the card are Bart Krol v Addy Khan, Pal Skaufjord v Sam Nixon-Popham, Phil Robinson v Shaun Randle and Usman Shafiq v Jack Barrass.

As well as that, there are a number of local fighters in the boxing portion of the card, with Millom’s Craig Heasley going up against Kyle McNicholas and Mark Heasley facing off with Shane Finn.

Also stepping into the ring will be Leigh O’Donnell (v Kerron Slinkz Cumberbatch), Garry Chambers (v Andy Davies) and Jackson Salehi (v Wes O’Neill).

Some of the best kickboxers from the area will also be in action in Danny Fereday, Scott Phisacklea, Ryan Maxwell, Jamie Fitzpatrick and Kamen Marshall.

The weigh-in for each of the competitors will take place the day before the show at the Imperial Hotel in Barrow at 12pm.

For the show itself, doors at Hoops will open at 5pm, with the fight bout set to start at 6pm.

Xtreme Kombat wish to thank sponsors Mango Media, Imperial Hotel, Shepherd’s Farmshop, D&B Joinery, Aspire, Graphix Signs, Francescas Restaurant and Larkin Engineering Services for their help in making the show possible.