About Shock N Awe MMA
Welcome to Shock N Awe, the premier destination for world-class Mixed Martial Arts in the south of the United Kingdom. Founded in June 2009, Shock N Awe has evolved into a powerhouse on the UK’s MMA and Kickboxing event scene, known for its commitment to excellence and passion for the sport.
Where it all began
Shock N Awe was created with one goal, to provide fighters with an enjoyable experience in a high-quality event, giving the audience true value for their money.
The inaugural Shock N Awe events took place at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, quickly selling out after just two shows at the 750-capacity venue. A move to Portsmouth’s Liquid and Envy nightclub followed, but the increasing popularity outgrew the venue’s capacity. Undeterred, Shock N Awe continued its journey, finding a home at The Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.
As the show’s reputation spread, media outlets, coaches, gyms, and MMA fans recognized Shock N Awe as one of the go-to platforms for aspiring fighters. With each event, the card expanded, featuring 8 to 10 professional fights. In 2018, Shock N Awe found its current home at the prestigious Portsmouth Guildhall, a venue befitting its growing status.
Shock N Awe’s philosophy remains unchanged – create an event where fighters, regardless of the outcome, want to return time and time again. This approach has resulted in a show that resonates with fans, making Shock N Awe one of the top events in the UK. The dedication to excellence has earned the promotion various awards, solidifying its position as a key player in the event landscape.
Shock N Awe continues to grow from strength to strength and with a successful spin off of Contenders events which are solely for Amateurs, the numbered events are seen as the stepping stone to the elite level. The Portsmouth Guildhall, with its grandeur, has become synonymous with the excitement and prestige of Shock N Awe. We are committed to showcasing the best talent in the UK and beyond, ensuring that each event is a memorable experience for fighters and fans alike.