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A Flyweight fight to get excited about!

FCC 33: Tyler Derbyshire Vs Alex Home

A spring-loaded fight that comes with animosity will take place in Liverpool at FCC 33 on Saturday, 22nd April.

Both rising stars were originally scheduled to face each other in 2022 before injury side-lined the bout. Fortunately, FCC will makes its return to Liverpool and this pair of teenage talents will finally get the chance to meet one another under the bright lights of the Olympia.

Entering the cage representing SBG Rochdale is 17-year-old Tyler “The Slim Reaper” Derbyshire. The Manchester based fighter is an athlete that oozes a confidence rarely seen when in the face of adversity, which was prevalent as he wasn’t about to let this bout slip through his fingers after his aforementioned injury pushed back the original date for the bout.

Now, Derbyshire gets his moment on the big stage to demonstrate what he is capable of in a fiery flyweight match-up.

“The Slim Reaper is going to take another soul. This will be a stand-out performance, mark my words,” Derbyshire stated in a pre-fight interview.

Unfazed by the challenge that presents itself before him, Derbyshire feels confident that he has the ability to finish Alex Home before this reaches the judges. He is out to prove that he is not solely a wrestler, so expect to see an increased striking output from Derbyshire as he targets a well-rounded finish that shows off all of his weapons.

Representing 12 Gauge MMA is Alex Home. The 19-year-old is making his debut for the organisation at FCC 33 and is aiming to produce a head-turning first impression in front of a sold-out Liverpool Olympia.

A fighter who stylistically is a complex puzzle to break down in the cage for amateur flyweights in the UK, Home has made it clear that he expects to look near flawless against Derbyshire.

“You’ll watch me put on an absolute clinic. You’ll see my hand get raised, no doubt about it,” Home boldly predicted.

Currently 3-1, with 2 submission finishes in his 3 wins, it’s difficult to disagree with Home’s ability to put on a clinic for the crowd, but as he faces one of his toughest tests to date, the 12 Gauge standout has a unique opportunity to show what he is capable of when faced by an opponent who feels just as unstoppable as himself.

For two fighters early in their careers, the two have manifested a palpable feeling of hype and anticipation for this fight from the FCC audience. The unwavering eagerness from Derbyshire is clear, as he is seriously itching to get into the cage.

However, Home consistently maintains his menacing no-nonsense approach to the fight, and both fighters will be adamant not to show a chink in their mental armour whilst remaining equally poised to finish this fight wherever it goes. This has all the hall-mark traits for a barn-burner amateur bout to be played out in the Liverpool Olympia. Which UKMMA prospect has the ability continue their current upwards trajectory?


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