Paddy Durkin fighters “Kirk Preston” & “Nathan Fletcher” compete in Grapplers Showdown Seni at Soccer Dome London (14th Sept 2014)

Southport fighters “Kirk Preston” and “Nathan Fletcher” who train out Paddy Durkin’s ‘Dog Pit’ Gym in Ainsdale fight in The Grapplers Showdown Seni at the Soccer Dome in London on the 14th September 2014.

They fight in the mixed martial arts 8 men tournament.

The fighters need sponsorship to be able to compete in these competitions and are looking for local businessmen who can help them achieve greater success.

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Please contact Kirk Preston on 07598 660 584 or via his facebook page Kirk Preston if you can help.

The fighters train under the coaching of Paddy Durkin.

If you would like to sponsor Nicky for his next fight please call 07732 147962

Please visit

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Boxing & MMA Classes at ‘The Dog Pit’

The gym classes are open for rank beginners to pro-fighters, and for kids to old aged pensioners.

There are twelve classes per week open to all ages. Paddy also gives private classes which is a good way to be introduced into the sport.

As well as Mixed Martial Arts there is Kettle Bell weight training, and Plyometrics training available for pro-athletics to novices.

‘The Dog Pit’ Gym in Ainsdale has already produced three Open Champions in Submission Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and won hundreds of medals in competitions between them.

Paddy himself is a former Middle-weight Cage Fighting Champion, British Middle-weight (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts Champion (2005), Silver Medallist International Champion (Florida USA 2003), Gold Medallist British Open Submission Wrestling Champion 2004, and British Sambo Silver Medallist Wrestling Champion 2003.

For more information on training at The Dog Pit call 07732 147962 and ask to speak to Paddy

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