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.
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