Invicta Referee Michelle Drake to Officiate at UKFFC, Sept 1st
Michelle is one of the top referees in MMA today. Having regularly refereed at Invicta FC, the world's leading female MMA promotion she also refereed last year's highly successful "Women Fight Back" show that was also promoted by CSMMA.
Speaking about her appointment Michelle told us:
"I'm honored to have been asked to referee this event and am very much looking forward to working with Gary and his crew again. They took very good care of me in August and I made a lot of friends so I'm excited to come back and see everyone."
"It's going to be a great night of fights because the ladies always bring their A-game. They're all a class act and I just wish September was next month!"
CSMMA's Gary Bond is understandably delighted to secure Michelle's services for the evening and had this to say:
"We first met Michelle in Reno and were instantly impressed with her skills and personality. She is passionate about MMA and she has worked at a very high level with Invicta."
"For our last all female show, Women Fight Back, we were so honoured to have Michelle work our event and she even coupled the event with her family vacation - wow! That was dedication."
"To hold a show as good as Invicta is our ambition, as we want to be the top all female fighting championship in Europe. To do that we need the best and Michelle is one of the best."
With only a week since the event was announced the demand from female MMA fighters to appear on the show has been high. Talking with Gary Bond he told us that well over 30 ladies have requested to be matched to date. With the "Women Fight Back" show in August of last year laying the foundations for UKFFC ladies MMA in the UK certainly has a very bright future indeed.
The event will take place on September 1st, 2013 in Guildford, Surrey.
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Photo: Michelle Drake courtesy of Mark Corpe, Fighters in Focus
Published by Steve Wickett - Sun, 20 Jan 2013 04:27