SBG Mainline’s Gentleman Jim Ratcliffe has fought and won twice in the last 30 days; the first win was a via TKO victory over Mark Stevens in the very first round at FCC 8 on November 2nd and the second, a win over Dan Stoddard at Rage in the Cage 3 on Saturday November 30th, again coming by way of first round TKO.
Check out the fight below.
Here’s a video that describes SBG/BJJ Perfectly.
Another outstanding performance from SBG Mainline at FCC 8 at Bolton Reebok Arena Saturday 2nd November with four wins and one decision loss for Alex Minogue which many believe he won.
Full SBG Mainline Results
Main Event – FCC Pro Middleweight Title
Lee Chadwick (Atherton Submission) defeats Alex Minogue (SBG Mainline) by decision
Azi Thomas (SBG Mainline) defeats Mitchell Head (Independent) via RNC in the first round
Unified Amateur Bouts
Manny Akpan (SBG Mainline) defeats John Spencer (Independent) via TKO of the first round
Paul Douglas (SBG Mainline) defeats Trent Woodcock (Mels Gym) via RNC of the first round
Jim Ratcliffe (SBG Mainline) defeats Mark Stevens (Independent) via TKO of the first round
From CageWarriors news :
In the co-main event, fans in London still may be trying to figure out just what happened with heavy favorite Bola Omoyele, who was stopped early in the second round by Aaron Wilkinson.
Omoyele pumped his jab early, but Wilkinson shot for a takedown. Omoyele, an American Top Team product, nicely shrugged him off, though. Ninety seconds in, Omoyele got the fight to the ground and forced Wilkinson to scramble away from ground-and-pound, then choke attempts.
Wilkinson got back to his feet midway through the frame, then swung wildly and missed. Waiting back, Omoyele landed a pair of big punches, but moments later, Wilkinson landed some heavy hands of his own before looking for a takedown of his own. Wilkinson did good work on the ground, and when the round ended, Omoyele looked exhausted in his corner.
There was some confusion before the second round started, as referee Marc Goddard twice asked if Omoyele could continue and urged his cornermen to leave the cage. Eventually, Omoyele made it known he would still fight, but Wilkinson certainly saw something was amiss and knew to try to take advantage.
Wilkinson came forward quickly, and when the fight hit the ground he sank in an easy choke. Omoyele fended it off, but it wasn’t long before Wilkinson started teeing off on him. Omoyele was given several warnings from Goddard to improve his position, and he never did.
Wilkinson (11-6), a one-fight UFC veteran, got back in the win column after a loss at Cage Warriors 50 this past December. Omoyele (7-2) had his six-fight win streak – all stoppages – snapped with the loss. The main card was filled with stoppages beyond Wilkinson’s shocker in the co-main event.
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Cage Warriors 59 Bantamweight World Title Fight: Brett Johns v Jordan Desborough (SBG) – Cardiff, Wales (September 14, 2013).
Jordan Desborough made his CageWarriors debut on Saturday 14th September, winning his fight via TKO in the second round. The night’s event was also holding a four man bantamweight tournament to decide the CWFC world champion. Initially Jordan was listed as second alternate in tournament in the event of injury; two weeks prior to the event, he was moved up to first alternate. Jordan was called upon to fight for the belt in the final when Brett John’s original opponent was forced to pull out. Lets just say Jordan was very happy even though on paper he was a huge underdog.
Jordan ended up fighting seven rounds that night, five of those championship rounds only to lose the final to a split decision .
Saturday 21st September 2013 saw two more SBG Mainline members promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. In true SBG tradition, Chris Coltrane and Glyn Powditch were promoted after a grueling 1 hour 45 minute iron man. Each of the guys had to spar with well over 50 people from white belt to purple belt and also 5 black belt coaches.
SBGi President Matt Thornton had this to say:
Proud to have been there as Coach Karl Tanswell gave out two more BJJ black belts (making three he has produced so far, with Casey Jones being the first), to long time students Glyn Powditch and Chris Coltrane. It was one of the most impressive two hour ironmans I’ve ever seen. Both men did awesome. And I believe Chris Coltrane has made history. On a mat with well over 50 people, he didn’t tap once, until he reached the black belts. Amazing feat.
Karl Tanswell also received his second degree black belt from Matt Thornton making him the highest ranking BJJ black belt in Manchester.
This most recent ironman now means we have four resident BJJ back belts at SBG Mainline.
SBG Fighter Jordan “handsome” Desborough made his Cagewarriors debut on Saturday 14th Sept at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.
Tournament reserve bout: Jordan Desborough (135.1lbs)* vs. Timur Mercanoglu (134.7lbs)
All went to plan for Jordan who stopped his undefeated opponent in the second round .
With his nights work all but over we watched the first few tournament bouts in anticipation. Injures are never a good thing but tonight someones misfortune turned into Jordans gain. Pennington having to remove himself from the competition with a foot injury opened up a slot for the young SBG athlete to get a shot at the Cagewarriors World Title Belt.
The bout would be set for 5 rounds and if you missed the live stream you can catch up with the action tonight at 9pm on MMAJUNKIE.COM