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Contender IV : Cage fighting extravaganza comes to Belfast

Ireland's largest domestic MMA event Cage Contender IV takes place on Saturday at Kings Hall Complex in Belfast.

Featuring a full professional main card totalling 6 fights and a full semi-professional undercard totalling 7 fights.

After the success of their previous shows, the promoters have upped the stakes with regards to their fight card, venue capacity and production budget.

The main event of the evening features Damien 'The Rage' Rooney who has recently signed with the H.I.T Squad fight team in the USA which is the brainchild of UFC veteran Matt Hughes.

Rooney recently returned from the US after a successful training camp with Hughes and the H.I.T Squad team and looks forward to his first ever fight away from his home town of Newry.

He faces hotshot Rob 'The Dog' Quinn who fights for John Kavanagh, Irelands only BJJ black belt, out of the StraightBlast Gym in Dublin.

This promises to be an epic battle between two of Ireland's top bantamweights.

The co-main event will see the eagerly anticipated return of Jonny 'Mad Dog' Shiels from the IMMA gym in Ballymena under the instruction of Rodney Moore.

Shiels has been out of action for over a year and his first fight back is no easy task.

Cathal "Collosus" Pendred (SBGi under John Kavanagh) has been very active over the last year and has some strong wins under his belt.

The show is being filmed for broadcast on the Setanta Sports network in Ireland on May 9.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

Fight card

Main event

Damien Rooney - VS - Rob Quinn

Cathal Pendred - VS - Jonny Shiels

Lukasz Staszynski - VS - Sean McMullan

Stuart Davies - VS - Dominic McConnell

John Redmond - VS - Pete Molloy

Prezmyslaw Poteralski - VS - Richie Edgeworth

UndercardPaul Redmond - VS - Oisin Conroy

Rowan Prendiville - VS - Declan Dalton

Ryan Boyd - VS - Lucus Globeski

Mick Brennan - VS - Darren Jones

Alan Philpott - VS - Damien Wisdom

Rafal Dudzinski - VS - Fra McCabe

Josh Peoples - VS - Reece McColgan

Joe Gibson - VS - Brian Moore

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