Wrexham Players Introduced to US TV Audience at UFC 286

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Ollie Palmer, Jordan Davies, Rory Watson and Paul Mullin appear on camera at UFC 286 at the O2 Arena in London (Credit: ESPN)

It was a good Saturday for the Wrexham players.

After picking up a hard-fought 2-1 away win at Bromley to take them three points clear at the top of the National League after Notts County could only manage an equalizer at Barnet, the players were understandably buoyed.

With the Bromley field just eight miles from the O2 Arena in London, four members of the team (Paul Mullin, Ollie Palmer, Jordan Davies and Rory Watson) enjoyed a memorable night at UFC 286 at the O2 thanks to the Wrexham co-owner. Rob McElhenney.

The biggest event on the UFC calendar saw British fighter Leon Edwards win the first defense of his welterweight world title by majority decision in his trilogy bout with Kamaru Usman.

the boys

A number of stars including Hollywood’s leading lights Tom Holland, Anya Taylor Joy, Jason Statham, Jared Leto and Miles Teller were in attendance for the UFC bill which included rising Welsh UFC star Jack Shore who had a winning start to life at featherweight like him. he earned a second round submission over Finn Makwan Amirkhani.

To the delight of the US audience, the Wrexham players also had their moment in the spotlight after being spotted in the crowd by EPSN cameras, covering the UFC event for an audience in the US. USA

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney tweeted a clip of ‘the boys’ performing on TV.

The ESPN commentator said: “Players from Wrexham Association Football Club are also with us here tonight.

“They had an earlier game today, beating Bromley 2-1 to extend their incredible run. They haven’t lost a game in over a month. They sit at the top of the National League standings and are also the stars of the original documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. You can stream the entire first series now won Hulu and season two is coming this fall on both FX and Hulu.”

Jordan Davies seemed to have had a great night: he tweeted: ‘What a night at @UFC. Thanks @RMcElhenney

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