North West based MMA promotion, Full Contact Contender (FCC), have announced the final fight card for their upcoming FCC 5: Menga vs. Platts event, which is set to take place in the Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on March 16.
Unfortunately the event has been hit with a few injuries staring with Ant Bailey, who was forced to withdraw from his middleweight bout against Kevin Fryer. Luckily Kristoff Pachucki, who is an FCC veteran has stepped in to face Fryer for the interim title. The winner will go on to face Bailey at a future FCC event.
Also, Conor Hignett has been forced to withdraw from his flyweight bout Danny Missin, due to a training injury that almost cost him the top half of his ear and required plastic surgery late last week. Unfortunately a replacement opponent for Missin could not be found, so that matchup has been scratched from the card.
Here is what FCC promoter Adam Teh had to say:
“Injuries are always a concern at all levels of Mixed Martial Arts, and this week it was FCC’s turn to be bitten by the injury bug. Coner Hignett still wanted to fight with one good ear, but there was no way FCC, or any doctor in the land, would have cleared him. I’d like to thank the fighters who have stepped in at the last minute, and their opponents for taking the bouts. Much like 90’s R&B sensations TLC, we don’t want no scrubs, so fans can be sure that despite the injury drop-outs, they’ll still be in store for a first-class evening of high quality amateur MMA. If that’s not enough, Menga vs Platts for bragging rights in the UK flyweight division is guaranteed to bring the house down!”
The full fight card for FCC 5 is below:
Main Event For The Pro Flyweight Title:
- Pietro Menga vs Mark Platts
Unified Amateur Rules Title Bouts:
- Welterweight: Callum Brady vs James Lewis
- Middleweight (Interim): Kristoff Pachucki vs Kevin Fryer
- Lightweight: Liam Davis vs Lee Richardson
Professional Feature Bout:
- Declan Williams vs Ste Nightingale
Unified Amateur Rules Undercard:
- Andy Eatock vs Michal Piszchek
- Aaron Johnson vs Chris Senior
- Joe Nazokato vs Callum Gagham
- Kenneth Richardson vs Michael Oliver
- Ashley Reece vs Dean Gaskell
- Lee Hill vs Jonno Mears
- James Reece vs Dave Bull
- Paul Maddocks vs Antonio Sheldon
- Dan Riley vs Ste Henshaw
- Nick Grady vs Ben Gratton
- Ryan Robinson vs Daniel Randolph
- Grant Kirby vs Amir Ghasemi
- Jason Jacques vs Trent Woodcock
- Will Cairns vs Danny Cullen
- Lewis Drew vs Adil Hussein
- Tom Murray vs Aaron Aby
Check out the FCC 5 promo video below:
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Jay Cee – @JayCeeMMA