THE KASSAM Stadium will hold the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bout between Oxford and Cambridge next month.

NSB Promotions, who are hosting the Oxford Boxing Championships, has announced it has partnered with the Oxford University MMA team.

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The teams have different styles, with Oxford heavier on striking and Cambridge having the edge on grappling.

Kevin Alvarado, director at NSB Promotions, said: “I am very excited about this partnership, with it being completely in sync with the aims of NSB Promotions.”

The Oxford Boxing Championships takes place on Saturday, March 7, with twenty per cent of ticket sales going to the MS Society.