On October the 1st the Hydro Arena in Glasgow will lay host to what will go down as one of the most historic events in Scottish Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as Russian-based promotion Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) brings Scottish and UK fans a packed card that will see a Scotsman headline a card for a major MMA promotion for the first time.
Already confirmed for this event are top fighters Norman Parke, Saul Rogers, Mike Wilkinson and the headliner, Scotlands own, Robert Whiteford.
Times & Tickets:
Tickets for the event can be purchased from the following links:
Wednesday 10th August – SSE Rewards – HERE
Thursday 11th August – SSE Pre-Sale – HERE
Friday 12th August – General Sale – HERE
£34.05* – £107.85*
£34.05 (£30.00 Ticket + £4.05 Fees)
£107.85 (£95.00 Ticket + £12.85 Fees)
Prices subject to change.
*All prices exclude a per transaction delivery fee, which will be added to the total amount due.
Wednesday 10th Aug @ 9am – SSE rewards pre-sale
Thursday 11th August @ 9am – The SSE Hydro pre-sale
Friday 12th August @ 9am – General on sale
The SSE Hydro is a 15-minute drive from Glasgow International Airport, and 45 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick Airport by direct motorway link. Both providing direct access to and from major European and North American cities. The city sits on a nationwide transport system with fast rail and road access to all the UK’s principal cities.
Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK. Click here for coach travel links.
The 100 Riverside service runs from George Square (north) in Glasgow city centre to the SECC, then Riverside Museum and return every 30 minutes. A timetable is downloadable from here.
In addition, two other bus services operate from adjacent to the SECC campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc bridge, only a 2-minute walk from the main venue. These services travel to and from the city centre regularly. Full details are available on the operators’ websites at the following links:
The SSE Hydro is located approximately 1 mile from Glasgow City Centre. Leave the M8 motorway at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take cut off signposted SECC East. Turn left at traffic signals and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking at the venue. Our postcode for sat-nav is ‘G3 8YW’.
Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. You can reach Stirling via the M80, whilst the M77 connects you to the west coast of Scotland.
The AA provides information about driving in the UK including maps, routes planners and travel insurance.
Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and road works information.
The multi-storey car park (MSCP) adjacent to The SSE Hydro, operated by City Parking (Glasgow) LLP, is the main parking area used for events at the venue. This facility is located at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW. A map and directional information is available here.
On-site pay machines are located on level 2 (walkway level) and ground floor main foyer of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card. Tariff Rates in the MSCP Monday to Sunday are:
- Up to 1 hour £4
- 2-12 hours £8
- 13 hours £12
- 14-24 Hours £16
For more info follow ACB on Twitter: @acb_league
or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acberkut
ACB 70: Luke Barnatt vs. Scott Askham Official Results
ACB returned to the English city of Sheffield to host ACB 70, an exciting card headlined by top middleweights Luke Barnatt and Scott Askham.
Barnatt (13-4) and Askham (14-4) had been going back and forth for years, but it seemed they would never resolve their tension in the cage. However, at ACB 70 the pair of English middleweights both had the chance to end the rivalry for good. The card also featured a variety of homegrown English MMA talent.
MAIN CARD: 17:30PM BST – Live on Box Nation and FITE TV
- Luke Barnatt (13-4) vs. Scott Askham (14-4) Middleweight Bout
- Result: Scott Askham def. Luke Barnatt via Split Decision
- Ibragim Chuzhigaev (9-5) vs. Will Noland (17-7) Middleweight Bout
- Result: Ibrahim Chuzhigaev def. Will Noland via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 – 1:32
- Adam Townsend (17-4) vs. Husein Kushagov (6-3) Welterweight Bout
- Result: Adam Townsend def. Husein Kushagov via SUB (Rear-naked Choke) Round 3 – 3:24
- Diego Marlon (26-10) vs. Bubba Jenkins (11-4) Featherweight Bout
- Result: Bubba Jenkins def. Diego Marlon via TKO (Strikes) Round 3 – 0:44
- Ismael de Jesus (15-6-1) vs. Ismail Naurdiev (15-1) Welterweight Bout
- Result: Ismael de Jesus def. Ismail Naurdiev via Unanimous Decision
- Kane Mousah (9-1) vs. Alex Enlund (14-2) Lightweight Bout
- Result: Kane Mousah def. Alex Enlund via Split Decision
- Sam Boult (8-1) vs. Ashley Reece (5-0) Welterweight Bout
- Result: Ashley Reece def. Sam Boult via Split Decision
- Filip Macek (15-12-1) vs. Haron Orzumiev (2-1) Bantamweight Bout
- Result: Haron Orzumiev def. Filip Macek via Split Decision
- Shoaib Yousaf (2-0) vs. Jordan Vucenic (5-1) Featherweight Bout
- Result: Jordan Vucenic def. Shoaib Yousaf via Unanimous Decision
- Aaron Aby (9-3) vs. Daniel Missin (5-5) Bantamweight Bout
- Result: Aaron Aby def. Danny Missin via Unanimous Decision
- Aaron Robinson (9-2) vs. Cheya Saleem (12-3) Bantamweight Bout
- Result: Cheya Saleem def. Aaron Robinson via SUB (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 – 0:48
- Danny Tombs (1-2) vs. Gavin Sterrit (6-2) Welterweight Bout
- Result: Danny Tombs def. Gavin Sterritt via TKO (Strikes) Round 2 – 4:07
- Adam Bramhald (2-1) vs. Luke Shanks (1-0) Bantamweight Bout
- Result: Luke Shanks def. Adam Bramhald via SUB (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 – 0:41
- Jordan Barton (2-0) vs. Richard Herbert (2-0) Welterweight Bout
- Result: Jordan Barton def. Richard Herbert via Split Decision.
ACB 70 Barnett vs. Askham: Sheffield Set for A Spectacular Night
Dubbed “The Battle of Britain”, English middleweights Luke Barnatt and Scott Askham will settle their long-term rivalry this weekend at ACB 70.
Just two months after their last visit, ACB returns to “The Steel City” of Sheffield to host another fantastic card. Along with a great main event, there are numerous match-ups on the fight card that promise excitement for us fight fans, MMA Latest breaks down the ones you don’t want to miss.
Aaron Aby vs. Daniel Missin 2
FCC 11. October 2014. Aby (3-1) was taking on Missin (4-3) at a bad point in “Mini Hulk’s” career. It was Missin who would go on to provide the upset in brutal fashion, finishing Aby in an ending that really should have been stopped sooner. But since then, the two men’s fight form has been greatly different.
Aby went on to win six of his next seven fights, whereas Missin has only fought three times since defeating Aby, going 1-2 in the process. Born and bred a Welshman, but currently residing in Liverpool, Aby was successful in his ACB debut in March, he also beat Sam Halliday at ACB 65 in his second fight for the promotion.
It’s all been about self-improvement for Missin. Physically, and mentally. The Yorkshireman, who will have the support of his home county at ACB 70, was battling depression and anxiety in which he stated “he was his own worst enemy” when dealing with the two.
Now that Missin has fully recovered from his mental health problems, he will hope to show off the new additions to his game in his ACB debut. September 23rd is the start of a new chapter in “Mini Hulk’s” MMA career.
Kane Mousah vs. Alex Enlund
A physically imposing fighter with that element of explosiveness about him, Kane Mousah (9-1) will make his second appearance for ACB this Saturday.
Close ties between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Mousah can be made, both in their physicality and fighting style. Powerful in his striking and wrestling, Mousah’s huge slams and heavy ground and pound will make for a fascinating clash of styles when he faces the submission specialist Enlund.
What a tear Enlund has been on. Unbeaten since 2013, the South Shields fighter is on a seven-fight winning streak, sixth of which came by finish.
Enlund, who has been out of action for over a year now, was set to make his UFC debut last year in Hamburg, but an injury forced him to withdraw from the bout. Now that he is making his debut for ACB this weekend, Enlund will hope to pick up where he left off, with another first round finish.
Of Course, The Main Event
How could I make a “Fights to Watch” list and not include this matchup on it? Luke Barnatt vs. Scott Askham is a fight between the two best English middleweights in MMA, and to say its been long-awaited is an understatement.
This is a rivalry that dates backs to 2011, with Barnatt and Askham each taking their turns of calling each other out over the years. They both spent a few years in the UFC, and when they first stepped inside an ACB cage together, it almost very quickly came to blows.
Don’t let the Bellator card this weekend overshadow things, because ACB 70 is by far worth the watch as well. Airing live and free on Box Nation and FITE TV at 18:00 BST , it’s a card you don’t want to miss this Saturday, the 23rd of September.
Russian promotion turned down Nike as the sports brand supports homosexuality
Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB), a Russian MMA organisation and one of the leading promotions in Europe has been negotiating with Nike for several months now. According to Russian MMA website expertmma.ru negotiations have been terminated due to the fact that Nike supports gay marriage.
According to ACB promoter Mairbek Khasiev Russian social media page vk.com yesterday,
“Women were created for men and men for women. You ever have seen that animals were males with males and females with females? If we allow gay marriage, a man worse than an animal “- Manny Pacquiao said! After these words, he broke a contract with Nike! Manny !!! Friends, we have a few months of negotiations with Nike sponsorship, after such a demarche on the part of the well-known company, I consider it below their dignity to have any relationship with thereof!” – wrote Hasiev
It is definitely strange to turn down one of the biggest sporting brands over such an issue. While the world seems to accept Amanda Nunes as the first openly gay UFC champion, things are seen much differently for Khasiev.
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