With only 24-hours to go before the encounter to see who will be crowned the King of Manchester, Eden Newton sent a chilling warning to his opponent Brendan Loughnane, claiming ‘His never experienced the pressure I’m going to put on him’.

The two Manchester based Lightweights will clash at Tanko Fighting Championships 1 at the Victoria Warehouse on Saturday, August 13.

Both Loughnane and Newton were involved in a scuffle at the weigh-ins, where the two men had to be restrained by security.

Eden Newton and Brendan Loughnane clash at the TFC 1 weigh-ins. Copyright Tanko

Speaking moments after, Cyprus MMA’s Newton commented: “I’ve been playing Brendan from the start. I let him know it was all a joke at the start but now its serious, now its no joke. I’ve trained very very hard and I’ve left my family for 5-weeks and I missed my sons birthday because I’m taking this fight seriously”.

Watch the full interview with Eden, who also talks about the great Manchester occasion, The Lad Bible streaming and the level of his opponent and more.