Paul Kelly to Headline UWC against Santana. Wieczorek vs. Sinclair also Announced
UFC veteran Paul Kelly will face Henrique Santana in the evening's main event in the welterweight division.
Kelly (13-5) is coming off a submission victory over Richard Griffin at UCMMA 31 last month. After dominating the bout Kelly sunk in a fight ending guillotine choke midway through the second round. A win over BJJ black-belt Nascimento will see Kelly one step closer to a return to the Octagon.
The Team Titan trained Santana (7-6) has had a mixed time of late. Having only fought three times since September 2010, a victory over Danny Mitchell at
WFC 1 is sandwiched between defeats against UFC welterweight John Maguire and Alexei Roberts. A win over Kelly will see him get his career firmly back on track
The co-main event will see BAMMA veteran Lee Wieczorek and Mick Sinclair square off against one another.
Wieczorek (11-4) is the UWC Lightweight Champion and he will look to defend his belt one more time against a very tough opponent in Sinclair. Having put together a six fight win streak between March 2010 - June 2012 Wieczorek dropped a decision to UFC veteran Curt Warburton.
Sinclair (12-3) is one of the UK's most dangerous fighters on his day. Having only lost once in his last nine bouts which include victories over Ashleigh Grimshaw, Jason Ball and Oriel Gaset he'll be looking to capture gold in his first fight for over 13 months.
Alex the UWC Promoter told us:
"2012 saw UWC close the year with some outstanding fights and fighters, we saw some of the biggest names in the world compete at UWC."
"2013 will see us build on the foundations that we have set, Saturday 2nd March 2013 will see us set the standard that we wish to show the world."
UWC 22 - Saturday 2nd March 2013
Southend On Sea
Box Office: 01702 613000
Published by Steve Wickett - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:49