AVT's Mitchell makes winning return from UFC

DEWSBURY-TRAINED mixed martial artist Danny Mitchell returned from a stint in UFC to pick up a TKO victory in his hometown show at CSFC 10.

Doncaster’s CSFC held their 10th event at The Dome on Saturday, with local favourite Mitchell returning from a brief UFC foray to headline the show.

AVT’s Mitchell faced tough Welshman Kev Reed at the top of the bill, with Reed showing just how durable he is throughout.

Though he was always on the defence courtesy of Mitchell’s superior ground game, Reed battled to stay in the fight and wouldn’t quit.

However, in the second round Mitchell had Reed mounted and a barrage of elbows came down. Reed beckoned his man on but the blows took their toll, cutting Reed open and forcing the referee to halt the fight after two minutes and seven seconds.

The victory means Mitchell is back to winning ways after coming up short on points in his two UFC outings in 2014.

Bradford Road-based gym AVT also enjoyed some excellent bouts on the supporting undercard.

Sam Wilkinson beat Iceland’s Bjarki Omarsson by a unanimous decision in an exciting battle in which he landed some good shots stood up and outgrappled his opponent.

It was a signal of intent for Wilkinson, who is likely to turn professional next year.

Ricardo Franco defeated an experienced Dorian Baran with a dominant grappling display, beating him at his own game to clinch a unanimous decision.

Simon Stadnicki lost in a lightweight title fight. It was his first defeat and against a much more experienced MMA fighter.

Matt Hodgson also lost a very close decision to Iceland’s Thorir Sigursson.

Alex Thompson went up against a tough opponent in Joe Billington and won over the distance by unanimous decision, showing good ground skills throughout.

Jack Holt and Warren Mason had an exciting scrap while it lasted, with AVT’s Holt getting submitted via kimura.

Dawid Zan was another AVT fighter who went up against a vastly more experienced opponent.

He showed great tenacity and durability to come from two rounds down and dominate the third, but it wasn’t enough as he lost the decision.

Adam Bramhald demolished Will Cairns easily to go unbeaten in 2014 and pick up two amateur titles.

Percy Hess registered his first AVT victory with a submission of Mike McGowan, whilst kickboxers Mark Fletcher and Martin Stocks both won their fights.

Boxer Scott Harper also picked up a good win against an opponent with 200 fights under his belt.

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