Mixed martial arts returns Oct. 24
Some of the region’s best mixed martial artists return to the mat on October 24 at Caribbean Fight Night to be staged at the Barbados Community College.
Competitors from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Martinique will join hosts Barbados on what is expected be an eight-card evening of action. France’s Rodrigue Bazile is also slated to be on the card and will be involved in what should be one of the fights of the night against Brandon La Croix of Trinidad and Tobago.
Organiser Rollins Alleyne said fans could expect some thrilling match-ups and should pay particular attention to the Barbadian talent which will be on show. He said every effort was being made to expose local athletes in the sport.
“There is a lot of talent in Barbados and we are trying to give these fighters as much exposure as well as training opportunities as possible,” Alleyne said.
He revealed that Chinese kickboxing, mixed martial arts and demonstrations would be featured on the card.
Alleyne also indicated that prominent UFC fighter and former welterweight champion Nick Diaz would be in Barbados for the event.
Diaz is slated to conduct a clinic at the University of the West Indies on October 17 from 11 a.m.
Featured on the card will be Barbados’ Renaldo Stuart who takes on Jamaica’s Matthew Colquhoun. Other bouts include Martinique’s Yohan Dupe against Omar Smith of Trinidad & Tobago; Shane Fraser of Trinidad & Tobago versus Bryan Bohoury of Martinique; Barbados’ Rashaad Bryan versus Shackeem Mascoll; Andell Larkhan against Lemar Tull; Trinidadian Sherwin Collins versus Barbados’ Justin Taylor; Kobe Bowen and Kyio Bridgeman.
The action starts at 7 p.m.