Men’s Fitness trains MMA Strength & Conditioning with Oli Thompson.

We invited Men’s Fitness magazine to join one of our S&C sessions as we prepare Oli Thompson for his UFC debut in November.

See how Nick got on in this video!

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Dry Pak Global Holdall in stock now!

NEW! Drypak Global Holdall in stock now!

Get your order in now!


Attention all fighters and gym rats!

Combat Ready Training is now stocking the ideal bag to contain all your gear!

Waterproof and stylish. Take it to the club or abroad.

This holdall has a telescopic handle and wheels for heavier use.

A zippable top and fold down clippable lip to secure your gear in place.

An invaluable deceptively large all round hardy holdall which is ideal for cabin luggage in flights.

80cm (Length) x 35.6cm (Width) x 68.6cm (Height).

PRICE: £65.


Smaller version also available:


Quick Overview

A modern design holdall with practical functionality. Deceptive in size, its zippable top folds and clips down to keep your gear packed tight, or can be released to give you loads more room. The seams are heat sealed which adds to its durability and comes complete with a soft padded shoulder strap. 60cm (Length) x 50cm (Width) x 33cm (Height) (40cm Height Unrolled).
LARGE= £65



TO order use the drop down menu above, or e-mail Christian now:

or phone: 07876-558850

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Tickets for UFC 138 are on sale!

UFC 138 tickets are on general sale !!

Come support Sussex boys Oli Thompson and John Hathaway at the Birmingham NEC on November 5th…

Tickets available at ticketline:

From ticketline website:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation will illuminate the skies of Great Britain this coming bonfire night, as UFC 138®: LEBEN vs. MUNOZ heads to the LG Arena in Birmingham on Saturday, November 5.

In the historic first ever five round non-title main event, fan favourites Chris ‘The Crippler’ Leben and Mark ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Munoz collide at middleweight. In the co-main event England’s own Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett and fellow elite contender Renan Barao collide in a fight with serious implications for the bantamweight division.

Also on the main card, Brighton’s John Hathaway takes on America’s Matt Brown, former welterweight title challenger Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves tests Sweden’s undefeated Papy Abedi, and well as a lightweight slugfest between Walsall favourite Paul Taylor and fast-rising Nigerian Anthony Njokuani.

PLUS a full supporting undercard featuring some of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts. For more information, visit

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Laura Howarth- Female MMA Fighter: Training Vlog- 1

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Oli Thompson, UFC 138 Training Camp Video.

see that approached TeamThompson to come film us training Oli, in preparation for his UFC debut in November.

This is the first of a series of a series of videos capturing Oli’s training with CRT.

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Oli Thompson UFC training camp well underway!

Oli Thompson, now signed to the UFC will be making his debut on the 5th November in Birmingham.

The twelve gruelling weeks of Strength & Conditioning have been planned out by me, to have Oli’s fitness peaking in time for his fight against newly signed Brit, Phil De Fries.

I can report Oli looks confident, strong and will be the best version of himself to ever step in to the octagon!

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Laura Howarth- MMA fighter commences training camp with Christian Vila

Combat Ready Training is proud to announce they will be working in association with Cage Queen , in preparing ZT Fighter, Laura Howarth in preparation for her bout at the South Coast Fighting Championship in September.

Cage Queen approached Christian Vila for a vlog (Video Blog) of Laura’s training, which commenced last week.
Keep an eye out for the release of these videos each week, which will show in depth footage of how a female fighter preparers for a fight. This will include interviews with Laura, her trainer Christian and others.

Laura who is undefeated in MMA (1-0) and K1 (6-0) has a reputation for her ferociuos style. She has formidable kicks and is relentless in her attacks.

Be sure to Subscribe to the Combat Ready You Tube Channel to receive weekly updates on Laura’s training.

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Oli Thompson signs with the UFC….

…., set to debut against Phil De Fries on November 5th in Birmingham

I’ve just got off the phone and Oli Thompson has confirmed he has signed a contract with the UFC!

From MMABay….

MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that Wolfslair MMA Academy heavyweight, Oli Thompson has been snapped up by the UFC and will be making his octagon debut at UFC 138 on November 5th in Birmingham, England against undefeated prospect, Phil De Fries.

News of the fight was passed along to earlier today by a source close to one of the two men. Thompson signed with the UFC earlier today and inked his bout agreement at the same time.
Thompson has blazed a trail on the UK scene since making the move to MMA back in April 2009, amassing an impressive 9-2 record thus far. He is currently on a five-fight winning streak and recently submitted Mark Potter via rear-naked choke in the very first round at UCMMA 21.
MMABay broke news of Thompson signing with the Wolfslair MMA Academy only earlier today, a smart move as they have been instrumental in making major things happen for their fighters over the past couple of years.

De Fries is currently 7-0-1 in his MMA career and has become known as somewhat of a finisher over the past couple of years, submitting all of his opponents, six in the first round. Stay tuned to MMABay for more news on this one as we get it.

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Oli Thompson vs Mark Potter: Video….

For those that missed Oli’s last fight where he defeated Mark Potter to defend his UCMMA Heavyweight Title…..

Question is, what will be next for Oli Thompson?

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‘Chippendale’ Marquardt ‘had it coming’ – Hardy

Following on from the last post regarding the new worrying trend in MMA, here is an interview with Dan Hardy where he speaks to Dan Blackmoreregarding Nate Marquadt who was recently sacked by the UFC following his testing positive for high levels of testosterone.

“What is he, 31 or 32?” Hardy said to ESPN. “I don’t want to kick a man when he’s down but what’s he doing needing testosterone therapy anyway at that age?

“I’m not that far behind him and I certainly don’t need any!

“The thing that annoyed me is that he has tested positive for nandrolone in the past, people are aware of that, and now he’s saying he needs Hormone Replacement. Maybe he wouldn’t have needed Hormone Replacement if he hadn’t been using something in the first place.

“On the bright side, he’ll always have a job as a Chippendale.”

Hardy admits he has always appreciated the talents of Marquardt, and found him to be a personable guy, which made the American’s criticisms so much more difficult to understand.
“It’s weird, I see him around occasionally – I saw him at the Fighter Summit in Vegas – and he always seems like a real quiet, nice, friendly guy,” Hardy said.

“I don’t know what the deal is. In the build-up to my GSP fight he made some comments, fair enough, he’s GSP’s coach and best friend. But he really had no place talking all the trash he did.
“He wasn’t the guy getting in there and fighting me and unfortunately now it doesn’t look like he is ever going to. I was looking forward to having a scrap with him at some point because he’s another one who I think has got it coming.

“It’s his battle to fight now. He’s got some owning up to do and he’s got to get himself back on track. There’s nothing to say he can’t get back on track and I hope he does because he’s got a lot of talent.

“He needs to realise it’s all about hard work in the gym.”


I have to say…I’m inclined to agree with Hardy.

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