Rick’s wins second title

Mixed martial arts fighter Ricky Bailey has claimed his second title as WTKA British Champion.

The Killamarsh gladiator claimed the laurels at Sheffield Octagon which hosted the WTKA Championships.

Bailey collected the crown when his opponent Wes Nunns was disqualified because of an illegal blow to the head in the closing stages of the second round.

Bailey is undefeated after winning his first bout back in May last year where he won by submission in just 90 seconds to take the WTKA international middleweight MMA title. Bailey said he was pleased to have gained his second title but would have preferred to have won by knockout or submission as an exhibition to his 200 strong following.

Meanwhile, three members of a martial arts club took part in the East Anglia Cup at Bishop Stortford in Hertfordshire.

Sean Bullas (15), from Tansley, gained a second and a third place finish despite suffering from a cold.

Lee Hancox (24) came third in the middleweight section while Adam Tkacz (23), from Holloway, was beaten on points.

All three are members of the High Peak Kyokushin club which trains at Holloway on Mondays and Wednesdays. For further information contact instructor Pete Appleton on (01629 534118.