Surprise bout could transform the career of Hemel Martial Arts coach Denniston ‘Mad Max’ Sutherland

Hemel Hempstead fighter Denniston ‘Mad Max’ Sutherland has been lined up for a cage battle that could transform his career.

The Hemel Martial Arts coach will face Czech Republic born Karlow Vemola, who was recently released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship - the famous top mixed martial arts promoter in the world - on August 3.

Denniston 'Mad Max' Sutherland.

Denniston 'Mad Max' Sutherland.

The pair will do battle on August 3 at London’s Troxy where the pair will headline UCMMA 35. Sutherland will be defending his middleweight title.

In the past Sutherland, 40, has made no secret of his desire to join top fighters in the UFC ranks and this will be a battle that fight recruiters will be watching closely.

UCMMA events co-ordinator Harry Shoebridge said: “This is a fight that the fans weren’t expecting. Vemola’s dismissal from the UFC has left him very, very hungry. I cannot wait to see which one of these two shark gets eaten alive. Middleweight title clashes don’t get bigger than this one.”

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