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Gold Coast fight for Philpott!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Gold Coast fight for Philpott! thumbnailAlan Philpott, left, who fights in Australia on Saturday night. Included is head coach at Ballymena’s IMMA gym, Rodney Moore. GB49 Alan P P56

ALAN Philpott fights in the big ACB Russian promotion in Australia on Saturday night, writes Shaun O'Neill.
The former Harryville man tangles with experienced top Russian, Islam Yunusov, at the Convention Centre on the Gold Coast.
For Philpott, formerly with the Ballymena Institute of Mixed Martial Arts club, but now full-time with Aspire Vale Tudo Gym in Liverpool, it will be the first fight in his new three-fight contract.
“And they've thrown him in right at the top,right where Alan belongs," Rodney Moore, head coach at Ballymena's IMMA gym told Guardian Sport.
“He's up against the tough, experienced Russian fighter opponent."
Moore said it will be a great fight for Philpott - "But Alan knows not to take him lightly or underestimate him in any way," said Moore.
“They're all tough at this level so you can never take anyone for granted. Islam is a real strong wrestler/grappler and decent striker, but Alan is way better, and will counter punch him all day long and stuff his takedowns a few times and start frustrating him before lashing his own attack on Yunusov."
Moore said he sees Philpott finishing the job off in round two via tko to strikes or by submission!
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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