Almighty Four-man Flyweight Tournament Feature Tough Matchups Highlighted by Unbeaten Sam Creasey facing top ten ranked flyweight Paul Marin
Danny Missinm, Sam Halliday, Sam Creasey, and Paul Marin to battle in the Almighty FC Flyweight Tournament. Here is an analysis of the tournaments first two bouts.
Danny (Mini Hulk) Missin is 5-4 in his pro carreer. He is a bring it all fighter with all 5 wins by KO or submission. Half of his losses have been on decision which shows that he like to get in the cage, take care of business and get out. Missin is due to face Sam (Doc) Halliday in one of the semi-final. Halliday is 2-2, in which no fight has gone the distance. He is a submission specialist and if Missin grapples with him it could be a quick night for Missin. That said, Missin’s power could equally end this bout quickly.
The better fight of the first round of the tournament is Elite TC’s unbeaten flyweight Sam Creasey (5-0) against Cage Warriors veteran and top ten ranked flyweight Paul Marin (11-5) .
“El Empalador” last graced our shores in November 2014 with a second round victory over Gym 01’s Scott Pooley on Cage Warriors 74. Seven of his eleven wins have come by way of knockout, so Marin presents a step up in competition for Creasey. Since the enforced hiatus of Cage Warriors, the Romanian Marin has been plying his trade in his adopted home, Spain, with knockout wins over Alfredo Cruz Sarrion and Ronny Gomez before dropping a split decision in January to Andoni Sorando Rodriguez. Marin returns to our shores with every intention of continuing where he left off and re-establishing himself as one of the top flyweights in the UK ranks.
Sam ‘Urai’ Creasey was due to fight on Warrior Fight Series in February, but complications around his weight cut caused his bout to be pulled at the 11th hour, meaning the Elite TC standout hasn’t been in the cage since June of last year. The quietly spoken warrior has only been taken out of the first round once in his five bouts, winning two by knockout and three by submission. Creasey will be unlike anyone Marin has met before. His fluidity of movement coupled with brutal killer instinct has already made heads turn, so Marin will have to be at his wily best to add another name to the win column.
In an undercard bout of interest Doncaster’s Warren Mason 7-5 (The Unit) takes on Abdul Choudhury 3-0 (SBG). Warren was a silver medallist at the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships and most of his wins in the cage come from submission. Abdul who also trains at the world famous SBG is an undefeated fighter with a big future ahead of him. This is a big step up in competition and will be his toughest test to date.