Liverpool Next Generation fighters Shem Rock and George Staines recorded good results in the latest Oktagon MMA series.

Rock submitted Stefano Catocoli in the first round and George Staines won on unanimous decision.

Prior to their fight, Shem Rock was pushed by his opponent at the weigh in.

Liverpool fighter Rock told Merseysportlive he believed he rattled his opponent mentally in the lead up to the fight.

“I do take reads out of body language, and little tells and leading up to the whole thing he just looked super nervous.

“This was his opportunity to sell something, and he left the press conference, and you expect to get on the next big show these man are not going to put you on again.”

Moreover, Rock has now submitted his last three opponents in the first round by the rear naked choke.

Rock now has 10 victories in MMA and only one defeat.

Featherweight Rock has represented Britain at the World Championship in Jiu Jitsu, and this is evident in his recent performances.

MMA prospect Staines remains unbeaten in his career extending his record to 2-0.

Rock and Staines train with Liverpool UFC fighters Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann.

Staines told Merseysportlive he worked on improving his grappling in camp as his opponent Tomas Ciganik was a well-equipped combat striker.

“If you’re fighting a striker the best way to combat it is wrestling and so we did a lot of wrestling a lot of striking and jiu jitsu.

“The control I had in the first two rounds to go 10-8 up was a lot of the stuff I have been doing in camp.”

Staines comes from a kickboxing background and has lost only once in his amateur career in 17 bouts.