Fighting out of Bushmills, Antrim, Northern Ireland, Norman “Stormin” Parke, 31, faced Myles “Magic” Price, 30, of Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland in the cage twice. In both occasions, the former emerged victorious.
The first encounter between Parke and Price took place at Clarion Hotel in Carrickfergus, Antrim at the “Cage Contender 3” featherweight tournament on February 5, 2010. The bout ended at 3:27 of Round 1 when the Bushmills native submitted his opponent from Kilkenny via guillotine choke.
On June 9, 2010, Parke and Price met again in the cage for their highly anticipated rematch. They both made their debut in Bahrahin-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation.
Parke and Price co-headlined “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” which was the first Brave CF event in Europe. After three five-minute rounds, the fighter from Bushmills was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
After defeating Price for the second time, Parke improved his professional MMA record to 25 wins and 6 losses. On the other hand, Price now has 10 wins and 7 losses.
“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” featured 12 bouts in total. It was graced by several celebrity athletes including former Bellator MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins, British professional boxer Amir Khan, English MMA fighter Darren “The Gorilla” Till, who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor, who also trains at SBG Ireland.
In the main event of the evening, McGregor was on the corner of his SBG Ireland teammate Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo, who challenged reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of the Philippines. Winning via unanimous decision, the Filipino champ retained his title.
Till was on the corner of Erick Carlos “Indio Brabo” Silva of Brazil, who defeated Erik “The Last Viking” Carlsson of Sweden in a lightweight division. Also, Irish singer-songwriter Jack “Jack L” Lukeman took to the stage to perform for the crowd at the SSE Arena.
Here is Parke before his rematch with Price: