Turkish champion fighter ‘The Hun’ in Budo Fighting Championships title bout next weekend


A former MMA (mixed martial arts) champion will be back in action at the Budo Fighting Championships 18 MMA show in Reading on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Londoner Sami Berik, better know as ‘The Hun’, will be fighting Shah “No Pain” Hussain at welterweight division 77kg main event. There will be 11 other MMA fights on the night.

The Budo Fighting Championships (BFC) were established in Britain back in 2010, helping to drive the popularity of MMA across the country. Fighters have to excel in multiple areas, such as karate, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, wrestling, sumo and other combat sports. As a sport, it’s not one for the feint-hearted, but if you love fighting, BFC gives you a chance to see men perform in peak condition.

Tickets are still available for the fight – go show your support for The Hun!

About Sami Berik aka The Hun

Sami Berik is a professional mixed martial arts fighter. British born and of Turkish origin, Sami started with Karate then kickboxing, before he moved onto Wing Chun at the age of 14 where he trained for six years. When he was 20-years-old, he trained in Tai Chi Chuan for about 5 years.

Sami turned champion, winning numerous gold medals in British and European Tai Chi tournaments he took part in. He decided to move into San Shou where he became the British Champion.

In 2003, The Hun’s MMA career began. He has fought the very best of British fighters, including several who are now in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship – a global MMA organisation where anything goes) such as Dan Hardy, Paul Daley, Ross Pearson, and Dave Lee.

Sami’s unpredictable striking style is a force to be reckoned. He has over 50 MMA fight wins to his name, beating champions like Abdul Mohammed in the process. The Hun also has a famous 9-second knock-out under his belt, which has been viewed on TV and online by millions of people. See him in action below.

Fight details:

Title: Hussain vs Berik, Budo Fighting Championships

Date: Saturday 4 March 2017

Starts: doors open 5pm, bouts start 6pm

Venue address: Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ

Admission: £25 for individuals, or between £300 and £400 for tables of ten.

Buy tickets: buy online from promoters X3 Promotions or call 0118 9418 1018