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Cage fighter punches his way to title in 47 seconds

Bus driver turned cage fighter Colin Fletcher is celebrating his latest knockout – in just 47 seconds.

The dad-of-two, from Harraton, Washington, has gone from strength to strength since making the switch from the bus route to the ring.

Earlier this month he won his crunch encounter with Irishman Ronan McKay to claim the British welterweight Strike and Submit title in Gateshead.

"I couldn't believe how well it went," he said. "I certainly wasn't expecting it to be over so quickly. I was expecting a three-round battle, but it was great. It's a personal best."

Colin was introduced to mixed martial arts about three years ago.

The 27-year-old, nicknamed "The Freakshow" because of the terrifying clown outfit he wears in the ring, will now fight Lukasz Les, from Liverpool, for the MMA Total Combat European welterweight title.

"I got my next fight sorted out as quickly as I could," he said. "I'm always back in training and ready for the next one."

The MMA Total Combat event will take place at the Rainton Meadows Arena on May 1.

For more information visit www.mmatotalcombat.com