Below we’ll be taking a look at Gym01’s professional fighters competing on this Saturday’s Shock n Awe 30 card. Don’t miss out, you can watch Shock n Awe 30 live on the 19th of October on Fite TV.
Elliot ‘Toy Boy’ Hoye
What can be said about the ‘Toy Boy’ that hasn’t already been said? Since turning professional in 2018 we’ve only seen Elliott get better and better. With a highlight reel of finishes to go with it, Elliott has proven over the last couple of years he can win the fight wherever he needs to, be that on the feet or on the ground. Currently 6-1-0, the Brighton native is looking to extend his record to 7-1-0 as he takes on Shamsul ‘Black Magic’ Haque in the main event of Shock n Awe 30. Eliott has been training with us since early 2017.
At the age of 21, Kye Stevens has gained an ‘if you know, you know’ reputation for his explosive style. Currently riding a six-fight win streak at amateur, all of which coming from KO/TKO, it’s hard not to be impressed by the Gym01 stand-out. Kye has shown excellent fight IQ and ruthless aggression as he tears through welterweights at an alarming rate. It could easily be argued that at Shock n Awe 30, he’ll be facing his toughest test yet. Kye has made it no secret that he’s looking for a tough opponent for his professional MMA debut, and that’s exactly what he’s going to be getting in the form of undefeated French prospect Eloge Bofale Imbula. Kye has been training at Gym01 since early 2017.
There’s only one word that can describe Alex Bodnar, and that’s stoic. Currently 2-0 as a professional after a very respectable amateur career Alex finished his last fight by rear-naked choke. Both Alex and his opponent are currently 2-0, with one of these undefeated prospects looking to extend that to a perfect 3-0.
After finishing his amateur career with a perfect 5-0 record, Noredine has been given a unique opportunity at Shock n Awe 30. After Chris Freeborn had to pull out of his scheduled lightweight title fight in the co-main event due to a rib injury, Noredine is scheduled to fight Darren Bushby in the 3rd match on the card with the winner going on to fight Phil Else in the co-main event of the show for the lightweight title. This allows the winner of the fight to take a rest and receive a full medical before competing again later in the evening.
After a year-long layoff from the sport, Ollie’s returning to the cage against Aaron Laleye in a highly anticipated flyweight bout. Ollie has spent much of the past year honing his skillset in preparation for his return, the 25-year old is confident that wherever the fight goes he’ll have the advantage. Ollie’s opponent recently fought Ollie’s Gym01 teammate, Elliot Hoye.