Matt Thorpe Unsuccessful At Battle of Botnia 2 In Sweden
Warrior Promotions managed fighter Matt “12 Gauge” Thorpe was in action this weekend at Battle of Botnia 2 in Umea, Sweden. However despite a valiant effort away from home Thorpe was defeated by the highly regarded Swedish Middleweight Tor Troeng in round 1 of their bout, which was also the main event of the evening.
Although Thorpe started strongly by getting the better of the early exchanges whilst on their feet and even floored the Swedish fighter with a kick. He was unable to make too much headway apart from landing a few well placed ground strikes before both men returned to their feet. Both men then battled in the clinch before Troeng landed a bodylock takedown and from side position was able to lock on a step over Kimura for the win.
This loss brings Thorpe’s eventful 2009 campaign to an end, which has seen the Team Colosseum / Northern Cartel fighter represent Team England in the M-1 Challenge, where he helped his team reach the Semi Final with individual wins against Yusuke Masuda (Japan) and Rafael Rodriguez (Spain). Whilst with this win Tor Troeng extends his unbeaten run to 7 consecutive fights and once again fires another warning to other Middleweights across Europe.
Despite his loss Warrior Promotions hope to see Matt Thorpe return in the first quarter of the New Year.
Watch the fight from Battle of Botnia here
Battle Of Botina 2: The Second Coming
Saturday 12th December 2009
Gammliahallen, Umea, Sweden.
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Andreas Stahl defeated Sebastian Eriksson via Decision (Unanimous)
David Haggstrom defeated Samuel Alm via TKO (Punches) after 3:04 of round 1
Thomas Back defeated Mark Connor by Submission (Guillotine Choke) after 0:38 of round 1
Hamid Corassani defeated Ivan Buchinger via Decision (Unanimous)
Tor Troeng defeated Matt Thorpe via Submission (Kimura) after 4:02 of round 1
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