With less than a month to go until their hotly anticipated London debut, FightStar Championship have exclusively revealed to The Sprawl the current fight card for their December 10th show. Previously, The Sprawl announced the main event bout featuring Norman Paraisy and Arunas Andriuskevecius, as well as the welterweight co-feature between Alex Lohore and “Dirty” Harry Marple.
As announced by FightStar Championship and as first reported by On the Road with Addicted MMA last week, a welterweight bout between Dan “Pork Chop” Cassell and Martin “Mantime” Hudson has also been added to the main card. In addition, Luton’s John Shink – who owns an amateur victory over the highly touted Dominic Wooding – will battle with Canadian flyweight prospect Julian Villanova, who made his promotional debut at FSC 7 earlier this month with a first round submission victory. Rounding out the main card is an intriguing flyweight battle between Tom Creasey and Jack Young.
FightStar Championship have also confirmed with The Sprawl the inclusion of Amir Albazi, Aiden Lee and Javid Basharat, with their opponents set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Complementing the expertly matched professional bouts is a stellar undercard which features a four FSC amateur title fights. The first of which will be for the vacant FSC European Featherweight Championship contest between Kingsley Crawford and Belgium’s Umberto Dias Passos, in what will be Crawford’s seventh bout of 2016. Also, two-time IMMAF World Championship Welterweight semi-finalist Hardeep Rai – who is fresh off of a 89-second knockout win at FSC 7 last month – will make the drop to 155lbs to contend for the FSC Lightweight strap against the once-beaten Tanvir Boora. The FSC Welterweight title is also up for grabs, with Afzal Khan and Sam Patterson both vying for the vacant belt, before the Amateur Middleweight Championship is contended in an all-Polish affair between Lukasz Marcinkowski vs. Dawid Panfil.
Before the new champions are crowned, the evening is due to kick-off with eight amateur non-title contests, featuring the uber-talented Jawany Scott, 18, who is set to compete against fellow unbeaten prospect Pablo Beltran. The aforementioned Javid Basharat’s younger brother Farid Basharat is also tentatively scheduled for December 10th, as he faces Jay Brogan and last, but certainly not least is The Sprawl’s very own Ben Linihan, who faces Jagz Singh after his proposed WFS grudge match with rival Rob McAdam has been postponed until the next year.
FSC European Light Heavyweight Championship: Norman Paraisy (15-4-0) vs. Arunas Andriuskevecius (12-4-0)
FSC Welterweight Championship: Harry Marple (3-1-0) vs. Alex Lohore (9-1-0)
Professional Welterweight Bout: Daniel Cassell (2-1-0 vs. Martin Hudson (4-2-0)
Professional Flyweight Bout: Jullian Villanova (3-1-0) vs. John Shink 2-0-0)
FSC Professional Bantamweight Championship: Amir Albazi 8-0-0) vs. TBC
Professional Flyweight Bout: Jack Young (2-3-0) vs. Tom Creasey (1-0-0)
Professional Featherweight Bout: Aidan Lee (2-1-0) vs. TBC
Professional Bantamweight Bout: Javid Bashrat (2-0-0) vs. TBC
Professional Welterweight Bout: Dan Hunter (0-1-0) vs. Jagz Singh (2-2-0)
FSC Amateur Middleweight Championship: Lukasz Marcinkowski (5-3-0) vs. Dawid Panfil (4-2-0)
FSC Amateur Welterweight Championship: Afzal Khan (4-0-0) vs. Sam Patterson (5-1-0)
FSC Amateur Lightweight Championship: Tanvir Boora (5-1-0) vs. Hardeep Rai (9-2-0)
FSC Amateur European Featherweight Championship: Umberto Dias Passos (4-0-0) vs. Kingsley Crawford (8-2-1)
Amateur Bantamweight Bout: Jawany Scott (5-0-1) vs. Pablo Beltran (3-0-0)
Amateur Bantamweight Bout: Farid Bashrat (3-0-0) vs. Jay Brogan (3-2-0)
Amateur Welterweight Bout: Ben Linihan (1-2-0) vs. Jaz Singh (2-2-0)
Amateur Featherweight Bout: Alfie Whitemore (2-0-0) vs. John McFayden (2-1-0)
Amateur Featherweight Bout: Nik Bagley (2-0-0) vs. Gurd Shergil (1-0-1)
Amateur Lightweight Bout: Gracjan Bak (2-1-1) vs. Alex Curcudel (3-1-0)
Amateur Flyweight Bout: Hamza Afridi (2-3-0) vs. Garry Taylor (1-2-0)
Amateur Flyweight Bout: Mitchell Johnson (1-3-0) vs. Farid Achikzai (1-0-0)