Theophilus Nelson To Shake Accra With MMA Skills

“…Fighting in Africa has been my goal”
Theophilus Nelson (TJ) the British born Ghanaian who fights Ghana’s home based Isaac Commey of James Town on the Warrior Sports Championships (WSC) on for November 4 at the Accra Sports Stadium has promised to put up a good show to attract more fans to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

He said the media can do more to get more information on the sport to publicize.

Theophilus Nelson aka ‘The GunslinGa’ who was raised in the UK will face tough local customer,  Isaac  Commey who is proud to hail from Bukom, where tough fighters hail.

The bout will be Theo Nelson’s professional debut as he takes on Issac Commey who boasts of one win. He has been fighting on the UK amateur MMA circuit for some years now and was the former Captain of the Ghanaian Mixed Martial Arts amateur national team, which he is now head coach of as he has turned professional.

Nelson said, “I am happy to fight on the Warrior Sports Championship and I will put on a show for the Ghanaian people. Fighting in Africa has been a goal of mine for a long time now and I’m happy that this dream will be realised. I intend on finishing the fight and captivating the African audience with my skills.

The MMA bout comes off at the Accra Sports Stadium on November, 4th and it is a title eliminator for the first ever MMA World Championship fight coming up in Ghana on Independence day next year, 2018, according to promoter Jeff Taylor.

This is the case of Theo Nelson. Born 25th June 1995, Nelson’s success story is a result of his determination and struggle to prove that Africans are equally capable and strong as ever.

The 20-year-old is really making a name in Mixed Martial Arts as a young Ghanaian fighter who is currently undefeated with three wins under his belt. (no draws, no losses).
Now fighting at 66kg in the featherweight division after getting promotion from the lightweight division, Nelson’s first decided to make a living as a fighter after failing to make “it big in football.”He has studied Law though.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport often plagued with injuries. In a world where the top athletes sharpen and hone their craft with punches, kicks, knees, elbows, slams and submission holds, it is simply the nature of the beast!

It is one of the fastest growing sports, and one of the most popular. It is a phenomenon that has grown exponentially every year, and continues to establish itself among the sports that have been around for far longer.

Story by Sammy Heywood Okine

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