ABOUT US

Battle arena started as a regional show in the UK in 2009. Over the years we have built an unparalleled platform across many international locations selling out wherever we go.

 

We adhere to two firm principles:

Matchmaking discipline: Nobody likes to see a one-sided contest; therefore, we thoroughly research and skilfully match our athletes before booking them on our cards. we have longstanding relationships with gyms and clubs internationally, as they are confident and comfortable in the knowledge that we will provide the right opponents and opportunities for their fighters.

Safety: Our protocols are borne from the experience of running over 50 events. Fighter safety is of paramount importance. We follow the rules set out by ISKA. In addition to this, we work in conjunction with our Close Protection partners to ensure that all patrons enjoy our events in a safe and calm environment.

MEET THE TEAM

  • JAMES PRICE

    CEO

    James has been involved with event management and promoting for over 20 years.

    James oversees the day to day running of battle arena UK as well as supporting its international franchises. James is an experienced martial artist who holds a 6th Dan in Goshin jujitsu, 4th Dan in karate and has black belts in other martial arts.

    A devoted family man he has a busy time looking after  6 kids, 3 dogs and 1 cat.

  • PAUL NICHOLS

    COMMISSIONERS & HEAD REFEREES

    As some of the UK’s leading refs, they can be seen plying their trade on big shows like ACA, Glory & of course Battle Arena.

    If you want to know about rules and regulations, then these are the men to talk to.
    Running the weigh ins, managing the judging team and being the official Referees are their main responsibilities.

  • ALAN JACKSON

    COMMISSIONERS & HEAD REFEREES

    As some of the UK’s leading refs, they can be seen plying their trade on big shows like ACA, Glory & of course Battle Arena.

    If you want to know about rules and regulations, then these are the men to talk to.
    Running the weigh ins, managing the judging team and being the official Referees are their main responsibilities.

  • KARSTEN M LENJONT

    MASTER OF CEREMONIES

    As  Battle Arenas master of ceremonies Karsten builds the hype, energises the crowd and helps us to bring the boom to every city we visit. As well as being a top mc The Archer is also a pro fighter

  • LEE IRESON-VAUGHAN

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    The 3 amigos put the show together and keep it running smoothly. The cogs in the machine that help the event to run smoothly these guys are invaluable.

  • CRAIG HUXTABLE

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    The 3 amigos put the show together and keep it running smoothly. The cogs in the machine that help the event to run smoothly these guys are invaluable.

  • PAUL BAKER

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    The 3 amigos put the show together and keep it running smoothly. The cogs in the machine that help the event to run smoothly these guys are invaluable.

  • JEMMA GARCIA

    RUNNER

    Cool under pressure, adaptable and make sure the fighters are ready to perform on the show. As two of the best in the business you know your corners are managed professionally and to the highest standards.

  • CASEY BAVINGTON

    RUNNER

    Cool under pressure, adaptable and make sure the fighters are ready to perform on the show. As two of the best in the business you know your corners are managed professionally and to the highest standards.

  • LISA BARNETT

    FRONT OF HOUSE

    Details to follow

  • EMILY IRESON-VAUGHAN

    FRONT OF HOUSE

    The girls always greet you with a smile and make sure your show experience starts on the right track. Dealing with your enquiries, sales and seating allocation you’re in capable hands when you come to a battle arena show.

  • LUCY WOOLARD

    FRONT OF HOUSE

    The girls always greet you with a smile and make sure your show experience starts on the right track. Dealing with your enquiries, sales and seating allocation you’re in capable hands when you come to a battle arena show.

  • ETHAN BEAVAN

    GOPHER

    Something need doing quickly and efficiently then we turn to our young guns Ethan and Tyler in an emergency these are our go to guys.

  • MARK BROMILEY

    CAGE SIDE COMMISSIONER

    Mark is essential to the event running like clockwork,  a very experienced cage manager mark has extensive experienced of running the the area.  As a fighter he is one of the last people you see when you walk into the cage and one of the first people you see when your leaving the cage.

    Mark is a devoted martial artist and holds a 2nd Dan Jujitsu.

  • CHRIS FENSOM

    COMMENTATOR

    Chris and Steve call it as it happens on our videos and live on PPV. Both guys are experienced mixed martial artist with intricate knowledge of our sport. interesting fact is that both these guys have been battle arena champions.

  • CHRIS HOBBS

    SOUND & LIGHTING

    Chris is the guy who plays the beats, lights the events and gets the crowd buzzing.

  • KEVIN ORCHARD

    TV & VIDEO PRODUCTION

    Kevin is the guy who make s all you fighters famous getting you on tv, ppv and across social media.

  • TYLER IRESON-VAUGHAN

    GOPHER

    Something need doing quickly and efficiently then we turn to our young guns Ethan and Tyler in an emergency these are our go to guys.

  • STEVE BRINKMAN

    COMMENTATOR

    Details to follow

  • CHRIS EMMANUEL

    PRESENTER

    Details to follow

  • ADAM GOLD

    WEBSITE & MARKETING

    Adam is a professional digital marketing specialist, owner of FCWD digital marketing agency and recognised by the Charterd Institute of Marketing (CIM). Adam has joined the Battle Arena team to manage the website design and promotional material moving forward.

  • ANDREW MORRISON

    EVENT DIRECTOR

    Andrews role is to make sure the experience for your fighters is exactly as it should be.

    He directs the running of a show on the day and manages the runners and cage crew. As part of the franchise team, he works with new shows when starting to help them deliver a first class show.

    He holds  a black belt in Jujitsu and  has extensive knowledge of internal Chinese martial arts which help him to keep cool and deal with the stress of fight day.

  • MARC MOGGRIDGE

    OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

    Marc is a recognised international sports photographer who works at the highest level with many top organisations and sports. Marc is the man who makes fighters and fans look good.