Three fighters from the Phoenix Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Club recently gave a strong performance at the Guyana Police Force Night of Fights as they prepare for an International MMA event later this year.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF’s) annual amateur boxing event made its return on Thursday evening under the name GPF Night of Fights, after not being held since 2019.
Three fighters from the Phoenix Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Club competed at the event and managed to cart of top prizes.
Phoenix fighters who brought away trophies are Maheen Scott, Christopher James and John Campayne; all competing from the Police Boxing Gym.
Sensei Bruce Fraser, Chief Instructor at the Phoenix Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Club, said this Fight Night was an opportunity for the fighters to sharpen new skills and techniques they’ve been working on recently.
“I’m basically working with them in regard to certain things and I just decided that boxing would be a nice avenue to test out some things and we basically competed just to test it out.”
Fraser added that this will also serve as preparation for an upcoming regional MMA event the trio is set to compete at in two months.
“Other countries will be there. It’s the biggest private MMA promotion in the Caribbean. From time to time my fighters would go up and compete under their promotion. They would usually have scouts from UFC or ONE Championship there so hopefully we get the nod with one of the scouts or something and the guys make it big. It’s just an avenue to make it to a bigger promotion.”