Lapenas out, Pointon in vs John Michael Shiel at CC12 25th Feb in Dublin

UFC and TUF veteran Ross “The Gladiator” Pointon has stepped in as a late replacement to face hot Irish Prospect John Michael Shiel in Dublin on 25th February.

Unbeaten Arklow native Shiel who is known to many as JMS is in line for arguably the toughest fight of his career at Cage Contender XII.  Under the guidance of SBG Ireland maestro John Kavanagh, Shiel currently holds a record of 6-0 storming to 5 out of his 6 wins by TKO and is seen by those in the know as the leading middleweight prospect working his way through the ranks currently in Ireland. During his last outing at Cage Contender in 2011 he walked through fellow prospect John Redmond as if he wasn’t there. But will his explosive power and slick game be enough when he takes the step up to face The Gladiator?

Pointon is one of the best known Mixed Martial Artists in the UK and has seen action at the very top level both domestically and internationally, having faced names like Michael Bisping and Rich Clementi along the way. True to his Gladiator name he is known for being willing to face any one, any time.

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