CLAN WARS 38 – Card and Preview part 2

December 4, 2020 Off By bloodyshamrock

Yesterday we previewed our favourite fights from this Sundays Clan Wars 38 PPV. After some requests here is the info for the rest of the main card.

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Written by Stephen Towers


Superwelterweight PRO – Steve Coll (5-5) vs Hugo Borim (Pro Debut)

Steve Coll returns to the Cage after a 5 year absence. He has been in there with some of the best the country has to offer with names such as Norman Parke, Myles Price and Brain Moore on his record. Across the cage will be high level BJJ competitor and sought after coach Hugo Borim. The Brazilian has been preparing for his pro MMA debut under the guidance of Owen Roddy at SBG Charlestown.

Superlightweight PRO – Marcin Zembala (3-4) v Tyrone Quinn (Pro Debut)

Team Torres Newry fighter Marcin Zembala has shown some silky BJJ skills, particularly when submitting Adam Gustab at Clan Wars 33 in November 2018 (see below). SBG’s Tyrone Quinn makes his Pro Debut. In his last two amateur contests in 2017 he picked up wins over Kenny Mokhonoana and Pat Lehane. Both fighters that went on to become top level amateurs.

Marcin Zembala in action at Clan Wars 33, November 2018

Welterweight Title – Josh Greene (2-1) v Kyle Paton (3-2)

Kyle Paton gets his second crack at a Clan Wars Title after coming up just short against Troy Gibson via unanimous decision last time out at Clan Wars 37. The Satori BJJ fighter made his debut at the infamous ‘cancelled’ Battle Arena 53 show in Navan in 2018 and has shown great progression since with a very well rounded skill set. He is adept at fighting on his feet or on the ground.

In the opposite corner is SBG D24 fighter Josh Greene. The Paddy Holohan coached fighter is unbeaten on Irish soil with his only loss coming at last years IMMAF World Championships.

Kyle Paton (Left) Grapples with Troy Gibson at Clan Wars 37

Lightweight Title – Alexander O’Sullivan v Sean McConnell

One of our top fights on the card! Previewed in yesterdays article.

Bantamweight Title – Gary Rooney v Karl McConway

One of our top fights on the card! Previewed in yesterdays article.

Lightheavyweight – Jordan O’Neill (0-3) v Karl Riordan (4-2)

Kombat JJ stand out Jordan O’Neill burst on to our radars with a devastating KO on a Clan Wars card. That KO happened before he even started his MMA career as it was in a K1 contest! Don’t be fooled by the 0-3 record. He has been very competitive in all of his fights so far. No one would have complained if he was given the victory over Gareth McCormac at Clan Wars 36 in October 2019 it was such a back and forth contest.

In the opposite corner will be SBG Charlestown’s Karl Riordan the reigning Cage Legacy Light Heavyweight champion. Coming off a loss at Akuma FC just over a year ago, he will look to bounce back to winning ways. The winner of this contest will certainly be a title contenter in the light heavyweight division for Clan wars going forward.

Flyweight – Ger Harris v Matthew Friel

One of our top fights on the card! Previewed in yesterdays article.

Welterweight – Niall Wilson (3-0) v Kaspars Bulins (1-0)

Undefeated Team Torres fighter Niall Wilson returns to the cage after after an absence of over 3 years. The BJJ specialist will be expected to look for the submission to extend his unbeaten record and put his name in the title picture. Wilson faces SBG D24’s Kaspars Bulins who is only stepping into the cage for the second time. He win his debut over Ervins Linmeiers at Cage Legacy 11 via first round RNC in March 2019. It will be interesting to see how Paddy Holohans charge has progressed in the time since.

Super bantamweight – Ryan Shelley (4-1) v Maksim Zamurakin (5-2)

This is one of the stand out fights on the card. Two men who prefer to trade on the feet in very contrasting styles. Ryan Shelley from the Team KF, a high level TKD operator with a ever improving ground game as displayed with each bout. This will be his 6th contest since March 2019 and boasting a 4-1 record with his only loss coming via decision to Solomon Simon at Cage Conflict in September 2019.

Maksim Zamurakin from Navan based Coopers MMA first came onto our radars at Battle Arena in Navan with a great main event decision win over Darren O’Brien of Team Torres. Maksim has went on and competed under the Battle Arena banner in England a few times since amassing a record of 5-2. Last time out he went the full 5 rounds dropping a decision in a tilt at the Battle Arena Bantamweight title. A very well rounded fighter and just as adept at both Mauy Thai and BJJ for MMA. I expect this fight to be a brilliant contest with two of the countries top Bantamweight/Superbantamweights set to collide!


Superwelterweight – Blain Mcgill v Andrew Mooney

Superbantamweight – Ladies – Fiadh Maguire v Sarah Elliott Sheridan

Lightweight – Francie McGinley v Kian Tate

Superlightweight – Chad Reilly v Rogger Lopez

Lightweight – Jack Newman v Youcef Oukacine

Flyweight – Darren Kirwan v Pierce Cunningham

Featherweight – Cormac Burns v Armand Herzceg

Featherweight – Patrick Doran v Jay Taylor

Bantamweight – Ryan Hanly v Adrian Barrow

Welterweight – Dara Ward v Mantvydas Vosylius

Lightweight – Aaron Brogan v Dominik Kuminiarczyk

Flyweight – Andy Kelly v Billy Sutherland

Bantamweight – Ciaran Brady v Hiijah McMahon

Superlightweight – Michal Kuminiarczyk v Liam Mc Donnell

Photos by Stephen Towers