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    Default What's with all the semi/am fights on shows?

    Considering the growth and improvement in standard of uk mma shows in recent years, with lots of shows hosting only pro fights or a small undercard of amateur fights - why are some promoters refusing to keep up?
    The aforementioned type of promotions have proved it's viable to construct cards of good quality fights - why do others refuse to follow suit in a competitive environment?
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    Money..makes the world go round. It's a balancing act. Good question though Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fight UK View Post
    Money..makes the world go round. It's a balancing act. Good question though Mark.
    yeah but alot of these shows also charge the same ticket price as all pro shows

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    The show I'm fighting on is all amatuer and its billed as such to help grassroots mma.its a day show with the night show after being semi pro and pro fights.i think its good as it helps people wanting to start competing as we will fight in a great venue. We r payed with a ticket deal and everyone who buys one is made aware that it is an amatuer show.

    But I do agree,putting on am fights on a pro show is a bit naughty when ppl have paid thinking theyr going to see an all pro show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naughtygoose View Post

    But I do agree,putting on am fights on a pro show is a bit naughty when ppl have paid thinking theyr going to see an all pro show.
    Well thats not entirely true, if you pay 30 for a ticket and the website/forum/fight card/info says 10 Pro fights plus 7 Amateur fights they should be well aware. If the poster doesn't mention amateur fights or pro fights for that matter and just plays the 'British title fight', then imo a punter should do their homework or fully expect to see whoever comes out from behind the curtain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markjitsu View Post
    Considering the growth and improvement in standard of uk mma shows in recent years, with lots of shows hosting only pro fights or a small undercard of amateur fights - why are some promoters refusing to keep up?
    The aforementioned type of promotions have proved it's viable to construct cards of good quality fights - why do others refuse to follow suit in a competitive environment?
    I feel there are lots of added risks is hosting a full pro card, from an injury perspective and a match making one. Match making 2 amateurs guys who have only competed a couple of times is not as difficult as the pros and easier to fill should there be a drop out. The fights can also be just as exciting. That said the promotion shoult stipulated that its an amateur card so the punters know. I would imagine a high percentage of spectators are frineds and family of the fighters anyway.

    On a slightly different note, its a really nice opportunity for less experienced guys to be around more professional fighters and organisation etc. Cage Warriors often host a few amateur bouts before the pre lims and those select few get to step out in a big cage, bright lights, cameras etc...very valuable experience if you want to make a career of it.
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    I agree that having Ammy's on the undercard at the likes of Cagewarriors will give them a massive boost by competing in the same environment as the top Pro guys.

    Show's that have multiple Combat disciplines in a Cage and too many meaningless titles and rules that's a personal bugbear of mine. Oh, and don't forget the random Catchweight's, normally for no apparent reason.
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    It's all about the matchmaking anyway. With 2 or 3 ammy fights on a 12-15 fight card, you can't really feel ripped off, and it also serves as a nice little preview to who might be turning pro in the near future.
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