Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category

Kerry Masarati wins at KAYO-MMA

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Saturday night saw Carlson Gracie Essex fighter Kerry Masarati win via unanimous decision in her highly entertaining two-round amateur bout at the KAYO-MMA event in Watford.

In front of a huge crowd Kerry showed her striking dominance in the cage, as well as scoring takedowns and managing to fend off any submission attempts by her opponent on the ground.

Kerry has worked hard with the team these past few months to improve her grappling in preparation for this fight, and has expressed thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this win.

We look forward to seeing more wins in the future. Oooossss Carlson Gracie!


Monday, June 6th, 2011

This past Saturday saw Carlson Gracie Essex and SDMMA fighter Paul Harper continue his undefeated run in MMA and win the UCF Featherweight Title Belt! Paul again displayed his jiujitsu skills with a quick submission via armbar at 1min22secs of the first round.

Carlson Gracie Essex and Coach Alain Pozo are incredibly proud of Paul, and look forward to seeing him continue his rise up the UK Featherweight Rankings.

Special thanks to Carlson Gracie Blackbelt Demetrius Ramos and fellow Carlson Gracie MMA fighter Mark Armstrong, who alongside Alain and Shane Ruffell prepared Paul backstage and stood in his corner for this bout.

Watch the fight HERE

Paul Harper runs MMA sparring sessions every Wednesday at 20:15 – 21:15. These are open to everyone who trains in the BJJ or Muay Thai classes. The sessions are included for those paying Unlimited Monthly Membership or cost £6 pay as you go. 

UCF Featherweight Title Fight

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


This coming weekend sees Paul Harper of Carlson Gracie Essex and SDMMA challenge for the UCF featherweight title.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu bluebelt, Paul is currently undeafeated in the cage with all but one of his fights ending in either an exciting submission or knockout.

Paul is taking on his biggest challenge yet, fighting the experienced Craig Allen -  a veteran of at least 15 fights.

The event takes place at Charter Hall, Colchester on Saturday 4th June. These are always very enjoyable shows with a mix of K1, boxing and MMA and are well worth attending. We hope to have a big team from Carlson Gracie Essex and SD martial arts cheering Paul on.

Tickets are £30. Please purchase in advance from Paul.

Doors open at 17:00. There is a fully licensed bar.