Askham packs a punch to make it a magnificent seven against Cook

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SCOTT Askham had few problems in making it seven Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) wins as a professional when he defeated Dai Cook in Doncaster on Saturday.

The Hemsworth big-hitter needed just 35 seconds to secure victory against the Welshman and remain undefeated from his seven bouts.

The 24-year-old was due to fight Lee Chadwick but Welshman Cook stepped in at the last minute when Chadwick pulled out.

The pull-out disappointed Askham but it was a case of ‘job done’ against Cook at his regular Doncaster Dome home base.

“It all went well,” he said.

“It was good to get the win and it was good to get through it injury free.

“I drop-kicked him and finished it with a few shots on the floor.”

Askham will now turn his attentions to getting another fight before the end of the year.

He was scheduled to defend his UCFC belt on Saturday, December 1 but that bout now looks in doubt for the time being, with trouble finding a venue to host it.

Instead, Askham will look for a fight that will help propel him into the rankings after failing to make the cut this time, much to his disappointment.

“I’m a bit disappointed because I thought I’d be in the top 25,” he said.

“I wasn’t expecting to be up the top end but I thought I’d be in the top 25.

“I need to be in there to get the best fights so hopefully I can get a good fight before the end of the year and be in there next time.”

Scott would like to thank his sponsors for their continued support.

They are Land Engineering Services (L.E.S.), Hoyle Mill MOT Services, Millennium Motor Spares and The Injury Clinic.

South Elmsall’s Wayne Murrie was also on the bill in Doncaster and beat Bolton’s Chris Clarke in comfortable fashion.

It was ideal preparation for Murrie’s high-profile Cage Contender 15 interim title bout against Iceland’s Arni Isaksson in Ireland on Saturday, October 20.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.