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This Saturday sees the Eighth installment of one of the countries biggest and best promotions – Full Contact Contender.

Finding a home at the impressive Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium, the promotion is going form strength to strength attracting a very high level of competitor at both Amateur and, lately, professional levels. Appearances by Pietro Menga, Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher and Brendan Loughnane show how top level fighters are seeing FCC as somewhere to be seen.

Put plainly – fighters want to fight on FCC, the fans want to watch FCC and everyone wants one of their belts.

This Saturday marks the promotions two year birthday, highlights of which can be seen on Sky Tv’s ‘My Channel’ later in the year.

FCC 8 boasts some interesting and intriguing match ups that will all be keenly contested.

The main fight card includes:

Lee ‘The Butcher‘ Chadwick V Alex Minogue for the Pro Middleweight title.

Mitchell Head V Azi Thomas

Tom Bankevics V Rob Beech

Champion Shaun Hampton defending against Alex Bristow

Champion Martin Chester defending against Ashley Reece

and a very strong undercard of class amateurs.

Earlier this week I got some quotes from fighters and their camps:

Shaun Hampson’s camp said:

“ Shaun is feeling really good and training has gone really well. We’ve made sure that he’ll be putting on a championship performance this weekend”

Champion Martin Chester:

“ I’m looking forward to fighting on FCC again, it’s by far the best show I’ve fought on. I’m especially excited as many are touting my fight as a potential Fight of the Night”

SBG’s Alex Minogue:

“I struggle with feelings, I feel a heightened sense of reality mixed with relief that my weight is good! I’m getting excited knowing that I get to elbow another man and showcase my skills of hand and foot”

Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick:

“ I’m looking forward to fighting on FCC and taking that belt home with me!!!”

Fighting talk from some of the best fighters in the country I’m sure you’ll agree….

FCC are also extremely happy to announce that this Saturday they will be working with Cancer Research UK to raise funds and awareness. FCC have worked with a number of charities in the past and will be holding a collection throughout the evening allowing fans to donate as much or as little as they can. All donations will be gratefully received no matter how big or small.

For more information on the work that Cancer Research Uk does please visit their site at


For more information on FCC 8 and tickets please visit www.fccmma.co.uk

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By Peter James Coop