Full Contact Contender returns this weekend for FCC 16, which takes place on June 18th at Bolton’s Macron Stadium. Headlining the card is a mouth-watering contest between triple-title holder Charlie Leary and resurgent UK mainstay Mick Bowman for the FCC lightweight title. In the co-main event, FCC regular Aaron Aby takes on top-ranked UK flyweight Andy ‘Taz’ Young for the FCC Flyweight title.
Team Crossface’s Leary (11-7-1) is on a career-best three-fight winning-streak, capturing the BUDO and BCMMA titles along the way. The gritty striker will look to add a fourth domestic belt to his collection on June 18th.
Standing in his way will be The MMA Academy’s Mick Bowman. The former Wolfslair Prodigy and TUF contestant returned from a three and a half break from the sport at FCC 14, losing a spirited effort to Aymard Guih, before bouncing back with a big win over Aziz Stringer at FCC 15. Bowman will look to capture his first major domestic title in this North vs South scuffle.
The contest will be fought over three rounds for the newly minted FCC lightweight title. With Brendan Loughnane and Tim Wilde signing exclusive deals with international MMA promotions, both have opted to vacate their belts. FCC subsequently amalgamated the British and European belts into one championship title.
Cage Warriors and M-1 Challenge veteran Andy ‘Taz’ Young (8-7) is renowned for facing some of the toughest domestic and European talent at 125lbs. Following a career-best win over highly-touted Team Titan prospect Luis Gonzalez, Young will look to bring another signature show-shopping performance to The Macron.
Aaron Aby (7-2) will make his sixth promotional appearance as he challenges for his first major title on June 18th. The MMA Academy project will be looking for his fifth straight win. A student of Jason Tan, Aby – a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer – has used his career to raise awareness of his condition.
In another featured bout Next Generation’s Adam Ventre (4-2 (1NC) faces Trail Martial Arts’ Sean Tobin (4-2).
Elsewhere on the card, former FCC lightweight champion Ashley Reece makes his welterweight debut while BAMMA’s Tom Aspinall looks to get back on track after a disappointing DQ loss in his recent BAMMA outing.
FCC 16 Fight Card (subject to change)
Double Main Event
FCC Lightweight Title (Vacant):
Charlie Leary vs Mick Bowman
FCC Flywieght Title (Vacant):
Aaron Aby vs Andy Young
Sean Tobin vs Adam Ventre
Lawrence Fitzpatrick vs TBA
Kamil Bazelak vs Tom Aspinall
Martin Hudson vs Ashley Reece
Shaun Lomas vs Keneth Richardson
Dan Good vs Dylan McLoughlin
Tomasz Wojtyna vs Tim Barnett
Joe Rice vs Javonne Morrisson
Unified Amateur Bouts
Jenaid Ebanks vs Graham Mealand
John Byrne vs Harry McKnight
Ben Stokes vs Aaron Pierre
Chris Kennedy vs Conor Riordan
Micky Stanton vs Junior Morgan
Jack Gunning vs Mark Smith
Jared Southwell vs Danny Williams
Matt Rodig vs Michael Walters