Thailand's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion returns on June 4th with Full Metal Dojo (FMD) 10: "Sweep all the Legs" set for the Insanity Nightclub in Bangkok.
The organization's tenth card will feature two big heavyweight fights with Phuket-based Iranians Amir Aliakbari and Masoud Ranjbar both in action against English opponents. They are both FMD veterans who are based full time at Mike Swick's AKA Thailand camp.
Ranjbar (2-0) is going up against Steve Murphy (2-1) who will be competing in MMA for the first time since 2008. He has participated in some caged kickboxing bouts during this period but faces a tough test against an Iranian with a background in both boxing and wrestling.
Ranjbar is already a veteran of two FMD fights. In 2014 he claimed a hard fought decision win over French Muay Thai practitioner Yoann Gouiada and the following year the Iranian needed less than a round to take out Polish heavyweight Andrzej Kulik.
Also on the card will be Ranjbar's team mate and training partner Aliakbari (2-0). He's a former wrestling world champion who has been handed the hardest test of his pro career to date with a matchup against English heavyweight Jamie Sloane (5-1) .