Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Casey Barker stops Callum Markie – FAME MMA UK

In the first fight of the night we saw two YouTuber’s facing off, in what was one of the lesser hyped fights on the card. Local lad Callum Markie came out to a good reception and looked very confident as he made his way to the cage, meanwhile his opponent looked far more nervous, less comfortable in front of the crowd.

Casey certainly looked to be in the better shape of the two and this became readily apparent as the fight begun. The opening exchanges were very sloppy, both fighters were throwing big shots looking to land something huge, wasting energy and missing pretty much everything they threw.

That continued for most of the first round, though Barker did manage to land a couple of good shots that managed to bloody the nose of his opponent. The further the round progressed, the more that Barker managed to take control of the fight, by the time that the two fighters reached their corners at the end of the round, Markie looked worn out. He was taking deep breaths and looked visibly gassed.

Markie stopped after making little impact

Coming out for the second round Markie was barely able to throw any meaningful punches, with no energy left to get much power behind them. Barker began to stalk him down and land more frequently, before eventually sitting him down and ending the fight with a flurry of ground shots. In what became a theme on the night the referee let the fight go on a little longer than it feels it should have, with Barker landing four or five more shots than were necessary for the fight to be over.

After the fight Callum admitted that he was tired 20 seconds into the fight and said that Barker had a fair amount of power in his hands. Meanwhile Barker declared that he wanted a belt and that he would like to have a second fight with the promotion, if they host another event.

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