The longest running fight promotion in India, Full Contact Championship (FCC), returns this weekend for the sixth event it has put on since being formed in 2009. Once again it will be an all Indian card featuring up and coming local fighters, predominantly with a background in kickboxing.
A shot at reigning welterweight champion Sadeep Yadav will be on the line when Shrikant Sathe takes on Gaurav Pandev while Alfan Hashmi's bout with Nitin Gaikwad will also be an eliminator with a shot at Javed Mulla's middleweight strap at stake.
At just 18 years old Hashmi is one of the brightest prospects in India but after winning in his debut he will have a tougher test against 2-1 Gaikwad. Sathe and Pandey are both 1-0 and will be looking to keep their unbeaten records intact and set up a shot at 3-0 Yadav who is one of India's brightest prospects.
Analysis after the jump.
BOUT NUMBER 1 : ADITYA DESHPANDE vs TANAJI PATIL
ADITYA DESHPANDE : Stands at 5ft 6in tall. He is an expert in Judo, and is currently training in Kickboxing. MMA record is 1-0-0 with one win and no loss. He earlier fought at 65 kgs, but has dropped a weight class and is currently fighting at 60 kgs. A very promising fighter, with a lot of talent as he proved in FCC 5, but he has a tough fight ahead of him, as he takes on debutant Tanaji Patil . His Fight Style is MMA
TANAJI PATIL: Stands at 5ft 6in tall. He weighs in at 60kgs and makes his MMA Debut at FCC 6. He is professional wrestler, having trained for 5 years in the Akharas at Kolhapur. A State Level Gold Medallist in wrestling, and a Regional Level Gold Medallist in Wu Shu his Fight Style is Grappling
BOUT NO 2: SUMEET SAWANT vs SUMEET KHADE
SUMEET SAWANT: Stands at 5ft 10in tall. He weighs in at 60kgs. A San Shou practitioner, he makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. Currently training in Kickboxing, his Fight Style is Kickboxing.
SUMEET KHADE: Stands at 5ft 10in tall. A Karate expert, he is training in Kickboxing. He weighs in at 60 kgs, and makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. His fight style is Kickboxing..
BOUT NO 3: AJMAL KHAN vs NIKHIL BHATT
AJMAL KHAN: Stands at 5ft 7in tall. He weighs in at 65kgs. He comes into FCC 6 with an MMA Record of 0-1-0 with one loss and no wins. Ajmal earlier fought at 60kgs but has moved up a weight class and is now fighting at 65. He is a State Level Gold Medallist in Judo, and is currently training in Kickboxing. His Fight Style is MMA
NIKHIL BHATT: Stands at 5ft 8in tall. He weighs in at 65kgs. He makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. Nikhil is a National Level Gold Medallist in Kickboxing. His Fight Style is Kickboxing
BOUT NO 4: ADNAN MANIYAR vs NADEEM FAROOQI
ADNAN MANIYAR: Stands at 5ft 7in tall. He weighs in at 65 kgs. A stand up fighter, Adnan makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. Adnan's fight style is Kickboxing
NADEEM FAROOQI: Stands at 5ft 5in tall. He weighs in at 65kgs. Nadeem is a very good grappler. He makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. Nadeem's fight style is Grappling
BOUT NO 5 : NITESH DHAVAL vs SHAILESH GHOGALE
NITESH DHAVAL: Stands at 6 ft even. He weighs in at 73 kgs. A State Level Judo Gold Medallist, Nitesh makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. An expert Grappler, Nitesh is looking to finish his debut fight via submission. Nitesh's Fight Style is Grappling
SHAILESH GHOGALE: Stands at 5ft 9in tall. Shailesh is a State Level Karate Champion, and is currently training in Kickboxing. He weighs in at 73 kgs. He makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6, and wants to keep the fight standing against his opponent Nitesh Dhaval, who is an expert Grappler. Shailesh is looking for that early Knockout. His Fight Style is Kickboxing
BOUT NO 6: SHER KHAN vs VIKRAM
SHER KHAN: Stands at 6ft 1in tall. He weighs in at 95 kgs. He makes his MMA Debut in FCC 6. Sher Khan is a Kickboxer. His Fight Style is Kickboxing
VIKRAM: Stands at 6ft even. He weighs in at 94 kgs. Vikram also makes his MMA Debut at FCC 6. Vikram is a Grappler. His Fight Style is MMA
BOUT 7 WILL BE A WILD CARD BOUT, THE DETAILS OF WHICH WIll BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DATE
BOUT NO 8: THIS IS THE CO MAIN EVENT BOUT OF THE EVENING BETWEEN SHRIKANT "PSYCHO" SATHE AND GAURAV "JUDO" PANDEY
SHRIKANT "PSYCHO" SATHE : Stands at 5 ft 9 in tall. He weighs in at 75 kgs. He comes into FCC 6 with a clean MMA Record of 1-0-0 with one win and no losses. He's called Psycho because he is crazy. Gaurav had posted a comment on Psycho's pic on Facebook, where he Laughed Out Loud at Psycho. This has driven Psycho mad, and he wants to break Gaurav's Legs and Face. Psycho is a great Stand Up fighter, and an excellent Grappler too. Psycho's fight style is MMA
GAURAV "JUDO" PANDEY: Stands at 5ft 11in tall. Gaurav weighs in at 75 kgs and comes into this fight with an unbeaten MMA Record of 1-0-0 with one win and no losses. An expert in Judo, he is not intimidated by Psycho, and is looking forward to this match. He even said that he has come across many Psycho's before. Gaurav's fight style is MMA
BOUT NO 9: THIS IS THE MAIN EVENT BOUT OF THE EVENING BETWEEN NITIN GAIKWAD AND ALFAN "THE HITMAN" HASHMI
NITIN GAIKWAD: Stands at 5ft 10 in tall. He weighs in at 85 kgs. Nitin comes into FCC 6 with an MMA Record of 2-1 with two wins via knockout, and one loss via decision. An experienced fighter, Nitin is known for his aggression in the ring, and fast knockouts. He is confident that he can knockout the less experienced Alfan within a minute. That remains to be seen. A National Kickboxing Gold Medallist, an d wrestler who has trained in the Akharas at Kolhapur, Nitin's fight style is MMA
ALFAN " THE HITMAN" HASHMI : Stands at 6ft 1 in tall. A former street fighter, The Hitman has groomed himself into a well rounded MMA fighter, adapting to the sport with ease. Alfan weighs in at 85 kgs and comes into this fight with an unbeaten MMA Record of 1-0-0 with one win and no losses. With a distinct height and reach advantage, Alfan is confident of a win. The Hitman's fight style is MMA