Shopping queues got you agitated? Forced family time with distant relatives getting stale? Traffic? Snow??? (Geographic location depending)
Nothing warms the heart like seeing two grown men fight for a paycheque. So, ditch the routine and bring your rum ‘n eggnog down the Camden Centre on Saturday night, it’s time for a new tradition.
**MW Title Fight**
Pablo "Candyman" Escobarre (16-4, 9-0 UGD) v Dean Mason (10-1-1, UGD Debut)
The main event of the evening pits one of UGD’s most successful fighters of 2016, Pablo Escobarre, against a rising star making his UGD debut, Dean Mason. The champion out of Sweden comes into the match with a shiny new undefeated record under the UGD banner thanks to Roland De Roncevaux’s failed post-fight drug test. Escobarre is also coming off of his first Submission of the Night bonus for the organization and looks to send off a prosperous 2016 with yet another finish. New York’s Dean Mason comes off of an 8-fight run in his hometown org GKNY, going 6-1-1. Mason made a name for himself with technical kickboxing and a granite chin and will look to impose his game on the champion.
***LHW Title Fight***
Ed “Baby” Ruth (13-2, 5-0 UGD) v The Aristoteles (11-2, UGD Debut)
Pittsburgh’s Ed Ruth will look to continue his own undefeated run at UGD when he makes the second defence of the Light Heavyweight title in our co-main event. “Baby” Ruth continues to show off heavy hands during his current 6-fight win streak after starting off his career as a talented yet one-dimensional wrestler. His opponent, The Aristoteles, might force the American to go back to his roots, however. The Greek striker comes into the promotion having not been defeated in 2 years and carries power in his hands and feet. Combine that with a granite chin and you have a man who can cause a lot of problems for anyone willing to strike with him.
Silvio Crespo (13-2, 0-1 UGD) v Shi Fu Tu (6-1-1, 2-0 UGD)
A featured featherweight contest will see Silvio Crespo and Shi Fu Tu battle for division supremacy. Crespo jumped into the fire in his promotional debut at UGD 33 after being a champion in three different orgs in his short career. Despite showing off his well-rounded and aggressive style, the Argentinean came up short to current champion, Selfie Lord. Shi Fu Tu, on the other hand, came into UGD a relative unknown but quickly took out two top contenders in impressive workmanlike decisions with pinpoint kickboxing. The victor here most likely sees a title shot in the near future.
Troy “Super” Hooper (14-7, 5-2 UGD) v Stres Fleshou (10-4, 3-3 UGD)
A pair of talented welterweights look to regain some consistency and get back to title contention in our next bout, as Troy Hooper takes on Stres Fleshou. Both fighters sit at 2-2 in their last 4 bouts, but it should be noted that half those fights were title fights. The American, Hooper, comes in off the heels of a nip and tuck decision loss at UGD 31 and will be likely looking to push Fleshou around and make this a dirty fight. The Finnish striker, however, is no easy out. Fleshou has been UGD’s equivalent of Uriah Faber (ie. undefeated in non-title fights and winless in title fights). Expect a fun back and forth affair in this one.
**FW Title Fight**
Selfie "The Dragon" Lord (10-7, 3-0 UGD) v Raoul Clavette (9-4, 1-1 UGD)
We have our first holiday inspired gift of the evening, as we’re proud to give you a rare title fight to open up our main card. Indonesia’s Selfie Lord is on some run since joining UGD. The striker came into UGD with a modest 7-7 record and little fanfare, but a 3-0 run sees the young star defending his Featherweight title for a second time, as he takes on Raoul Clavette. His American opponent is another recent transfer from the GKNY organization, having won and defended their Featherweight title multiple times. Despite his willingness to strike, I expect Clavette to try and turn this into a grappling match.