It has been 10 years since the last edition of the RUMBLE IN CLONDALKIN showcase with the last one held in the Green Isle Hotel in February 2013.
After a 10 year hiatus, Ireland's biggest and most prestigious tatami showcase has finally returned.
This year, the Clayton Hotel - Liffey Valley has come on board to support BMA Clondalkin in hosting what is hoped will be an annual event in the Lucan based boutique hotel chain.
This being the 5th series of the event, was run specifically to raise funds for the Clondalkin's elite junior members who have been selected to represent Ireland at the forthcoming WAKO European Championships which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of this month (August).
Sean Hawkins and Louise Shortt are the current National Kickboxing Champions from Clondalkin and the headliners of the Rumble in Clondalkin 5 from a total 35 fights on the prestigious fight night.
Including the hosts (BMA Clondalkin). The card was filled with 12 different clubs from around Ireland.
Local clubs with fighters on the night were Tallaght Martial Arts with 10 competitors, Team Revolution, based in Lucan Co Dublin with 8 students and Clondalkin's very own 18 gladiators took centre stage.
Other clubs invited on the night were Hybrid Martial Arts from Dundalk, Whitehall Martial Arts based in Whitehall, Hurricane Martial Arts from Offaly, Elite Fighter from Santry, Eagle Martial Arts in Bray, IMKA from Coolock and the BMA affiliated clubs from Leixlip, Enfield and Naas.
The first half of the night kicked off with 16 bouts ranging with Younger and Older Cadets followed by a raffle draw and an auction of signed Katie Taylor boxing gloves.
17 fights of Junior and Senior competitors then immediately continued with the remaining main events of Clondalkin's elite duo waiting from a massive cheering crowd.
BMA Clondalkin's results were a mix of fortunes with 11 runner ups on the night.
Oisin Clancy LOST to Artur Roenick from Team Revolution, Nathan Staunton LOST to Jamie Walsh from Team Revolution, Arthur Dryja lost to Henry Deaton, Kameron Staunton LOST to Max Myers BMA Enfield, Joshua Staunton LOST to Dyllan Molloy Eagle Martial Arts, Rachel Bhandal narrowly LOST to Leah McManus BMA Enfiled, Matas Noreika LOST to Jamie Lambe Team Revolution, Chris Fitzpatrick LOST to Conor Reilly from BMA Naas, Alex Barrett LOST to Shaun Keyes from IMKA, Fionn Kelly LOST to Ryan McConoloue IMKA, Luke Morgan LOST to Borys Stan BMA Naas, Cayden Derwin LOST to Niall Gregory Hybrid Martial Arts and Louise Shortt fighting on the DOUBLE MAIN EVENT card lost in an outstanding fight versus Katelyn Haugh from ELITE Fighter kickboxing club.
Clondalkin's winners on the night were:
Emilia Douglas beat Maria Walsh from BMA Naas, Robert Dryja beat Oisin Dignam Team Revolution, Roan Derwin beat Diego Diez Team Revolution, Robert Ninja Barrett beat Cian Colvin from TMA, Rachel Bhandal Beat Jordan Traynor from BMA Naas and the last fight of the night part of the double header, Sean Hawkins beat Dillon King from TMA via unanimous decision in the fight of the night!.