Deadly Drazen beats home favourite

Drazen Macan with coach Neil McLeod (right) beat the home favourite
Drazen Macan with coach Neil McLeod (right) beat the home favourite

Aylesbury’s McLeod Academy has hailed two of its fighters after superb victories at the recent TKMMA event.

Drazen Macan from Aylesbury and Phil Patrick from Abingdon were representing the McLeod Academy in their semi-pro bouts – their second and first fights respectively.

Both fighters are highly skilled in Brazillian jiu-jitsu thanks to their training with Kev Capel at the Roger Gracie Academy Bucks in Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury.

Drazen, competing at lightweight (70kg) was up first against Elliot Wheeler, the local favourite from High Wycombe. Elliot had already beaten one of the Academy’s fighters in the past so it was left to Drazen to even the score. As soon as the chance arose, Drazen took his opponent down to the mat, otherwise known as Drazen’s world.

Swiftly Drazen mounted and began to land heavy punches. He transitioned into a mounted triangle submission and continued to strike, eventually rolling to his back and forcing his tough opponent to tap out to his tight triangle submission or lose consciousness.

Phil, making his debut, won his fight in the first round with a slick rear naked choke without taken a single hit.

Chief coach Neil McLeod said the fighters did themselves proud.

“We’ve been training them to have faith in their skills and our plan worked a treat!

“Both fighters did themselves proud and we look forward to helping them prepare for their next bouts next year.”