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Some of the region’s top fighters will do battle at Contenders 25 in Norwich this weekend. Mark Heath previews the action.

In his latest column, Nino Severino talks about the benefits of gymnastics, and visits a school in the area offering classes for all ages.

Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan says he hopes to bring the bright lights of Europe’s top MMA promotion back to the region – and revealed that Colchester’s James Webb is in line for a world title fight in 2019.

Hometown hero James Webb scored the biggest win of his career at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester, while local favourite Steve Aimable furthered his case for a featherweight title shot with a hugely impressive victory of his own.

Mixed martial arts talent Craig Edwards intends to “show the world what I can do” when he steps into the famous Cage Warriors cage for the first time next week.

Suffolk heavyweight boxing prospect Fabio Wardley will be looking to make up for lost time next year, after a frustrating 2018 which has seen him struggle to find fights.

Rising Essex MMA star Steve Aimable believes he should have a Cage Warriors title shot in 2019 – and he’ll go about furthering his case when the renowned promotion visits Colchester for the first time next week.

In his latest column, Nino Severino meets a coaching hero of his - Ipswich swimming legend Dave Champion.

Ipswich MMA talent Corrin Eaton has revealed that he’s stepping away from the cage after falling out of love with the sport.

In our latest round-up of the local rugby action, there’s fine wins for Colchester, Stowmarket and Woodbridge, plus a 136-0 romp for Hadleigh and a dominant display from the Bury Foxes.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has added goalkeeping coach Jimmy Walker to his backroom team at Portman Road.

Suffolk’s UFC star Arnold Allen will now face Rick Glenn when he makes his Las Vegas debut later this month.

NBL Division Two

Ipswich 77

Liverpool 103

Ipswich started brightly but were unable to contain unbeaten visitors Liverpool in an up-tempo contest on Saturday.

WNBL Division One

Ipswich 93

Team Birmingham Elite 65

Ipswich made it three wins on the bounce with a comprehensive performance against a strong Birmingham team.

National League Division One South East

Leyton Orient 2

Ipswich Town 2

Leyton Orient scored a stunning equaliser with seconds remaining as Ipswich Town Women were held to a 2-2 draw at Mile End Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

In his weekly golfing round-up, Tony Garnett looks at the Suffolk boys squad for 2019, the latest Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting and a youngster from Bury who’s heading to Jakarta.

SIL Senior Division

Leiston St Margarets 0

Benhall St Mary 4

Benhall earned the bragging rights after a thumping 4-0 away win over near neighbours Leiston St Margarets.

Bostik North

Barking 2

Felixstowe & Walton 4

The Seasiders raced to a three goal lead within half an hour, but then were forced to hold on at times as they returned to Suffolk with three points, writes Barry Grossmith.

FA Vase Second Round

Stowmarket Town 3

Baldock Town 1 (aet)

Stowmarket Town are through to the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase for just the second time in their history after beating Baldock Town 3-1 in extra time, writes Alex Moss.

Thinking and pre-planning riding lines helped Cam Hurst to his first Senior cyclo-cross win, which came at the Grafham Water event promoted by the St Ives CC, writes Fergus Muir.

A Felixstowe teenager is celebrating becoming the first hockey player from the town to be picked for England.

Foxhall Stadium hosts the traditional Spedeworth Motorsports gala night on Saturday, featuring thrilling action on the track and a spectacular fireworks display, writes Dean Cox.

Investec East Conference

Ipswich 0

Southgate 1

Ipswich were moments from their first point of the season, but suffered the heartache of conceding from a last-second penalty corner, writes Emma Millar.

In his latest column, Nino Severino shares the story of Justice Hall, a youngster from Ipswich whose life was changed by the Elena Baltacha Foundation.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert gave his first press conference today - and here’s what we made of it.

Ipswich Town fans have been taking to social media to give their thoughts on Paul Lambert’s first press conference as Blues’ boss – here’s a selection of what they’ve been saying.

In our latest round-up of local rugby action, there are great wins for Southwold, Ipswich and Woodbridge.

NBL Division Two

Derbyshire Arrows 60

Ipswich 75

Cameron Hawes and Colin Dockrell combined for 41 points as Ipswich blew Derbyshire Arrows away in the second half to seal a first win in the league this season, writes Rob Schatten.

Thurlow Premier

Stowmarket Town 1

Godmanchester Rovers 2

Stowmarket Town dropped down to fourth in the Premier Division table after Godmanchester Rovers completed an early-season double with a 2-1 win at Greens Meadow, writes Alex Moss.

Bostik North

Heybridge Swifts 4

Felixstowe & Walton 2

Despite the impressive Velocity Trophy win midweek against Northwood, everyone at Felixstowe & Walton knew the trip south to Heybridge was going to be an altogether different affair, writes Barry Grossmith.

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