Celtic Gladiator 12 takes place on the 20th May in the Civic Hall in Grays (Essex), London and there has been a huge featherweight bout added to the card as Leszek Krakowski of Poland has been announced to fight Nathan Batista from Brazil.
The main event on Celtic Gladiator 12 will see Leszek Krakowski face Daniel Burzotty.
30-year-old Leszek Krakowski has a superb record of 10 wins and only 1 loss and is one of the top fighters in Europe in his weight division. Born in Elblag in the north of Poland, Leszek has lived in the UK for several years and trains in the famous Team Sure Grip Mixed Martial Arts (TSG MMA) in Southend on Sea under the supervision of Daniel Burzotty. His MMA idol is Fedor Emelianenko.
Nathan Batista is from Sao Jose do Rio Preto in Sao Paolo, Brazil and is 26 years of age. He has a record of 8 wins and 4 losses, with 4 of his wins coming by knockout. Nathan represents Team Nogueira SJRP and his coach is Ercules Malta. He started training mrtial arts with Taekwondo, but is also adept in Muay Thai and enjoys wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His idols are Jose Aldo, Anderson Silva and Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira.
Celtic Gladiator is an Irish organisation, owned by businessman, Albert Jarzebak, and is consistently providing exciting fights featuring a mix of up and coming fighters and experienced veterans from the UK, Ireland and Poland and other countries spread across the globe. Our show in Grays will be no different, as it will be headlined by Polish featherweight superstar, Leszek Krakowski (10-1). Krakowski’s opponent will be announced in the near future.
Fans can expect to see a blend of youth and experience, with the added boon of knowing that the majority of the fighters on the card live in the United Kingdom, including MMA veterans Przemyslaw Mysiala (20-9) and Tomasz Czerwinski (9-13), as well as the debuting Adam Chetnik. The international diversity on display is highlighted by a battle between Poland and Georgia, which sees Radoslaw Dziabkowski (2-3) face Gia Barkalaia (0-2) and a cross continent clash between Brazilan Leonardo “Loirinho” Gosling (5-4) and Jose Agustin Garcia (2-1) from Spain.
Celtic Gladiator fans in Great Britain will see the first ever female combatants to light up our arena, with two K-1 kickboxing bouts. Katarzyna Twardowska from Poland will face Filipa Mourao from Portugal in the flyweight division and Australian fighter, Gemma Montefiore will face the UK’s own Cill Wan in an atomweight contest.
Celtic Gladiator have seen some of the top mixed martial artists fight under out banners, including KSW champions, Artur Sowinski and Krzysztof Kulak, UFC fighters Artem Lobov and Piotr Hallmann and two weight UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Last year Celtic Gladiator had two events, Celtic Gladiator 10, which took place in London, and Celtic Gladiator 11, which was in Krakow. This year we plan on having shows in the Ireland, the USA and Poland.