Absolute Combat Scotland’s Newest Mixed Martial Arts promotion heads to Scotland’s capital city for its first event.
Absolute Combat: Proving Ground, will take place at the prestigious Meadowbank Sports Centre on Saturday 23rd May 2009.
Meadowbank Sports Centre is proven to be a great venue for combat sports hosting many Muay Thai events and boxing bouts Such as Alex Arthur vs. Michael Gomez.
The Proving Ground line-up is already taking shape and we are pleased to announce European no.1 Paul McVeigh will be headlining the show versus Brazilian Marcelo Costa (4-1). This BJJ black belt resident in Switzerland is coming off a KO victory over Swedish star Musse Hassellval.
The card will feature the Scotlands top fighters and our hottest prospects, such as: Paul Reed (Euro ranked No.8), Middleweights James Mair and Allan Love. Also fighting will be Scotland’s top welterweight John Quinn and the explosive youngster Graham “Afterburner” Turner. With more exciting domestic and international bouts to confirmed.
Confirmed Bouts so far(All pro unless stated):
Paul McVeigh (Dinky Ninja Fight Team, Ireland)
Marcelo Costa (Brazil)
Paul Reed (Olympians MMA, Scotland)
Fred Fernandez (Team Fernandez, France)
James Mair (Alba Dornadair, Scotland)
Tom Haddock (EFR Fight Team, Ireland)
John Quinn (Dinky Ninja Fight Team, Scotland)
Paul Jenkins (Dogs of War, Wales)
Colin Baxter (Hostile Territory, Scotland)
Matt Inman (SBG UK, England)
Allan Love (Dinky Ninja Fight Team, Scotland)
Mark O’Toole (EFR Fight Team, Ireland)
Joe Nugent (Team Viper, Scotland)
Rob Mills (Knuckledraggers, England)
B Class Featherweight
Michael Wiseman (Hostile Territory)
Peter Wilson (EFR Fight Team, Ireland)
B Class Lightweight
Adam Stevenson (Hostile Territory)
Mark Comiskey (SBG, Ireland)
B Class 73KG
Jordan Smith (Griphouse)
Chris Carmichael (Team Viper)
Semi Pro Lightweight
Biodun Ogemyemi (Griphouse/Dinky Ninja Fight Team)
Craig Thompson (Headhunters MMA)
Semi pro Middleweight
Bryan Thomson (Rick Youngs Academy)
Ash Illingworth (Evolution MMA)
Semi Pro 74KG
Robert Whiteford (Hostile Territory)
William Maryniak (Duel Samurai)
Semi Pro Welterweight
Steven Sutherland (Team Volcano)
William Miller ( Knuckkledraggers MMA)
Absolute Combat: Proving Ground will start at 5pm with the first bout scheduled to start at 6pm. Tickets are already on sale from Meadowbank Sports Centre and www.tickets-scotland.com. Or alternatively call our credit card hotline on 0870 220 1116 for tickets. Tickets will also be directly available from the fighters competing on the event. Seating is unreserved apart from the Close to Ringside.
Tickets are separated into 2 bands, Close to Ringside (£35) and Standard Admission (£25).
For regular updates on the event, check out the website:
www.absolute-combat.co.uk, which will be live soon and updated regularly as the event develops.