Mixed Martial Arts: Bonane, Matsiko win as Among falls to Serena

Insight:

The majority of the fighters at the mixed martial arts night at the Kampala Serena Hotel were from host Uganda. Others came from Nigeria, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya.

𝟏 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐭 Fights:

Bantam-weight:

  • Main fight: Joseph “Busungu” Bonane (Uganda) Beat Shifa Awal (Ethiopia)

Superlight:

  • Alex “Lion Heart” Matisko (Uganda) defeated Emmanuel “Fearless Dragon” Osujji (Nigeria)

Bantamweight (ladies):

  • Juliet Chukwu (Nigeria) defeated Rebecca Among (Uganda)

The recently concluded Mixed Martial Arts night at the Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda was a complete success.

With 22 fighters in action from 7 countries, the night delivered the expected chills, excitement, shocks and sparks.

A total of 11 tantalizing fights were watched by a cheering crowd.

It was a dubbed sweet night in the cage and the killer vibes to the side.

The majority of the fighters came from host Uganda. Others came from Nigeria, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Mixed martial arts was packed full of extreme action, blocking and takedowns, among other things.

The main event was in the bantamweight category as Ugandan Joseph “Busungu” Bonane defeated Ethiopian Shifa Awal by a unanimous decision after three intense rounds.

Both fighters showcased lightning-paced punching, clinch, kicking, grounding, and pounding situations throughout each of the rounds.

Nigeria’s Alex “Lion Heart” Matisko and Emmanuel “Fearless Dragon” Osujji in action

In super lightweight, Alex “Lion Heart” Matisko (Uganda) defeated Nigeria’s Emmanuel “Fearless Dragon” Osujji (Nigeria) after three 3-round rounds of extreme action, blocks and takedowns.

The only female fight was at bantamweight won by Nigerian Juliet Chukwu who beat Rebecca Among (Uganda).

Nigeria’s Juliet Chukwu versus Rebecca Among (right). Chukwu won the fight

Other fights:

Umaru Kasozi (Uganda) edged out Kenyan Peter Njuguna in the light-heavyweight division by unanimous decision.

During welterweight; Lawrence Mukiibi (Uganda) defeated Kevin Fashigabo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by submission.

Some of the VIP fans at Serena Hotel, Kampala
Fans at Serena during MMA

Lightweight :

South African Raymond “Razor” Acutt defeated Ugandan Henry Kirangwa by submission (Triangle Choke) in one of the featherweight bouts.

Elsewhere, Tanzanian Chris Tibenda beat Stephen Rackara as Isaac Omeda eliminated fellow Ugandan Justin Okot.

Lightweight:

Rodgers Manana edged out another Danish Ugandan Okello in the lightweight division.

In the same weight class, Dickens Ogwang, a double fighter rounded it all off with a fine finish to beat fellow Ugandan Ibrahim Abdalla via a technical knockout.

Legendary kickboxer, boxer and martial artist Moses “Of Uganda” Golola with a martial artist trainer
Fans in VIP section at MMA

Super welterweight:

Hussein Gitta defeated Denis Okeny in the super welterweight section with an impressive first knockout.

It was the second time the mixed martial arts extravaganza had taken place in Uganda.

Thrilling mixed martial arts action

Other fights:

Light and heavy weight:

  • Umaru Kasozi (Uganda) defeats Peter Njuguna (Kenya)

Welterweight:

  • Lawrence Mukiibi (Uganda) defeats Kevin Fashigabo (DR Congo)

Lightweight :

  • Raymond “Razor” Acutt (South Africa) def. Henry Kirangwa (Uganda) – Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Chris Tibenda (Tanzania) defeats Stephen Rackara (Uganda)
  • Isaac Omeda (Uganda) beat Justin Okot (Uganda) – KO

Lightweight:

  • Rodgers Manana (Uganda) defeats Denmark’s Okello (Uganda)
  • Dickens Ogwang (Uganda) defeats Ibrahim Abdalla (Uganda) – technical knockout

Super welterweight:

  • Hussein Gitta (Uganda) defeats Denis Okeny (Uganda)
Fans at Serena during Mixed Martial Arts

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