Contenders is a high quality combat sport promotion, offering a mix of disciplines and levels. Showcasing fights at both amateur and pro levels allowing the competitors to grow within the organisation Contenders gives the feel of the big show stage, with high value production and a fantastic night of entertainment.
Road to Contenders is held at Epic Studios in Norwich and houses amateur bouts in MMA, K1 and Boxing within a 24ft cage. Local and National talent is showcased in this amateur show and is a great lead in for fighters aiming for the main show.
The main Contenders show runs out of The Crystal Palace National Sports Arena and offers pro fighters a large stage to perform and put their skills to the test. With fighters from all over the globe coming to fight in the 33ft UFC cage in bouts in MMA, K1 and Boxing.
Contenders is all about making sure the fighters are treated right, matched properly and appreciated for their time and skills. Steve is the head match maker for all the shows and is renowned as one of the best in the industry.
Promotor Steve Newman started Contenders in early 2013, with his first show in March of that year. With a love for one of the nation's fastest growing sports, Steve has settled into the art of match making, regularly producing some exhilarating bouts in both MMA and K1. Steve’s attention to detail is what sets him apart. The fighters are carefully selected and matched and given their moment. Steve’s ambition and passion for Contenders drives this promotion to another level.