Eleven fights – nine wins.

It was a night to remember for one group of warriors at the recent Ultimate Fight Night 2 event at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.

The team of 11 fighters had spent 12 hard weeks in training camp at Marvin Pritchard Martial Arts in Tremadog under the guidance of the British MMA champion himself.

And when it came to entering the cage the results for MPMA were dynamic.

In the main event, Alan Blacks pulled off a huge win for a second round knockout of Paul Bamber.

Blacks, like champion instructor Pritchard also a renowned footballer in North Wales, also proved his fighting talents with a stunning performance.

MPMA fighter Aiden Jones triumphed by TKO over Liam Bean, while Nicola Parker lost her contest in the second round, but Pritchard said afterwards he was proud of her performance.

Cafan Humphreys was another star performer for MPMA as he won a decision over Bobby Gaze, Anthony Richards beat Chris Stuart, also via a decision, and Kyle Ingram celebrated a TKO victory against Trystan Jones.

In an MMA contest. Iwan Davies defeated Mathew Roberts on a mounted guillotine.

Arwel Griffiths was one of only two MPMA fighters not to have his hand raised on the night as he lost on a decision to Jason Jones.

However, there were good decision wins for Simon Lee Owen and Meg Walford against Liam Roose and Rachel Thomas respectively.

Ben Humphreys was left disappointed when his opponent Rob Blackburn failed to turn up. Humpheys was awarded the victory on a walk-over, making it nine wins out of 11.

“I am so proud of all my team,” said Pritchard afterwards. “They all trained so hard and no-one let us down on the night. It was a very successful event for us.”

The 31-year-old Pritchard from Llanrug delighted his many supporters when he regained the UFN British Kickboxing 80kg title on a decision victory over Gaz Lavin at Eirias Park in the summer.

Chief instructor and owner of MPMA Marvin Pritchard’s Martial Arts in Porthmadog, the biggest full-time school in North Wales, the Arfon-based fighter’s first title in the cage arrived when he became Welsh 80kg champion in March 2015.

He stepped down in weight to scoop another Welsh championship at 70 to 75kg in September 2015.

Pritchard first became British champion at 80kg in November 2016 before taking a year off from MMA in 2017.

However, he returned with a bang in summer 2018 by regaining the British 80kg belt.

Last summer, Marvin set a world-record for the longest sparring session, 12 hours solid fighting with different people, with no stops or breaks, to raise money for Kaiden Pritchard, a local lad who was battling cancer.

Marvin is undefeated in his cage career, possessing an impressive record of nine straight wins.

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