Boston cage fighter Matt Hallam sets his sights on winning Fight UK title

Matt Hallam.
Matt Hallam.

Cage fighter Matt Hallam believes he can land a title this weekend.

The 34-year-old mixed martial artist (pictured) will take on Yannick Bahati in Leicester on Saturday.

And the winner will be crowned Fight UK’s British Middleweight (185lbs) champion.

“If things go my way it’ll be over in the first round,” said the confident Bostonian, who has a background in kung fu and boxing.

“I’m massively confident.

“If he makes the slightest mistake then I’ll punish him.”

Hallam has every right to believe he can do the job.

He has won his one amateur and two pro fights to date - all by first-round stoppages.

But Birmingham-based Bahati will offer a different threat, as he too is an undefeated fighter.

Both men have been labelled among the nice guys in the cage fighting world.

But Bahati, like Hallam, has also publically stated he is there to win the title.

However, Hallam - who had defeated Sebastian Kolanderski, Chris Kernaghan and Dan Watkins - hopes the clash at Leicester Athena will be like a home-town fight for him.

So far, more than 150 of his fans have bought tickets to cheer on their man.

Hallam trains with the Nottingham and Leicester-based Team Roughhouse, home to world-famous fighters such as Jimmy Wallhead and Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy.

He completed his condition training on Friday, spending this week resting before his bout.