Match Report

OKTAGON 56: Sam Creasey Crowned First Ever English Oktagon Champion in Birmingham Defeating Aaron Aby

Creasey makes history as Oktagon's first English champ, Aby's resilience shines; Flyweight division anticipates new challenges.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-04-21

Naim Rosinski

3 minutes read

History in the Making

In a captivating showdown at OKTAGON 56 in Birmingham's Resorts World Arena, Sam Creasey claimed the Oktagon flyweight championship title with a stellar performance against Welshman Aaron Aby. Making history as the first Englishman to secure an Oktagon belt, Creasey displayed mastery in the octagon, dominating every round against his opponent.

Mastery in the Octagon

Throughout the bout, Creasey showcased his striking prowess, repeatedly connecting with precise left hands and punishing leg kicks that left Aby struggling to mount a significant offense. Reflecting on his victory, Creasey expressed pure elation, describing the win as an unmatched feeling and solidifying his status as a world-class athlete.

Aby’s Resilience, Inspiring Many

With this triumph, Creasey's professional record improved to an impressive 19 wins, with five defeats, while Aby faced his ninth career loss. Despite falling short in his bid for the title, Aby garnered immense respect for his remarkable journey, having overcome cystic fibrosis and later cancer in his life.

In a display of sportsmanship and mutual admiration, Creasey lauded Aby's resilience both inside and outside the cage, acknowledging his opponent's determination and unwavering spirit. Aby, in turn, expressed gratitude for the support of his fans and vowed to continue pursuing his dreams in mixed martial arts, drawing strength from their unwavering encouragement.


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New Challenges Ahead: Oktagon Flyweight Division Prepares for Exciting Future

Though the outcome may not have been in his favour, Aby's courage and perseverance serve as a testament to his indomitable spirit, inspiring both fans and fellow athletes alike. As Creasey celebrates his well-deserved victory, the Oktagon flyweight division braces for new challenges and thrilling encounters in the wake of this unforgettable championship bout.

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