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FightSport MC 2010 Blog

Dec 15th, Christmas Contender, Strathclyde University Students Union

Another annual instalment of 'Seasons Beatings' from the Griphouse Gym Glasgow (incorporating Caledonian Uni, Strathclyde Uni & Glasgow Uni Muay Thai clubs). Sixteen mostly interclub bouts entertained the two hundred strong crowd and was a good natured and fun event to round off what has been a busy and successful year.
As ever a big thanks to everyone who took part and made it the night it was and of course a HUGE thanks to event organisers the Strathy MT Committee.

Dec 13th, Announcement

BIG NEWS just in for Fight Sport MC. After a successful working relationship in Portugal, earlier this year with Dutch promoters 'Enfusion' (where Dougie presented the grand final of the inaugural fight based reality tv show 'Enfusion'). Dougie is thrilled to once again be joining the 'Enfusion' team, this time in Thailand where he will be working on the show from the very start.

Dec 11th, Aberdeen Muay Thai Fight Night, Liquid Nightclub, Aberdeen

Another sell-out fight show expertly delivered by the team at Aberdeen Muay Thai. The spectators were treated to twelve Muay Thai bouts, with local lad Keith Middleton facing previous opponent Paddy O'Brien in the main event Scottish Title decider. A fast-paced five rounder saw Paddy O'Brien victorious in this highly anticipated title bash.
As ever, Dougie McAdam would like to thank Keith, Dan and team at Aberdeen Muay Thai firstly for the booking and secondly for the warm hospitality received.

Dec 7th, Announcement

Tune in to Sky Sports 3 tonight at Midnight (then repeated at 4am) to see Fight Sport MC Dougie McAdam present the first ever 'Fight Sport Champions Trophy'. Filmed live in September this great show was held in the hugely famous 'National Indoor Arena' in Birmingham.

Dec 4th, 'Project Mayhem', Citadel Centre, Ayr

Another well structured and well executed fight show from the team behind Ayr's always popular 'Martial Mayhem' event. This evening of Muay Thai, White Collar Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts raised over eight thousand punds for charity. Dougie McAdam would once again like to thank Alan, Andrea and team at Wossobama for having Fight Sport MC to present their show.

Nov 27th, Fight Sport Industries, 'Duel at the Dome' Doncaster

Fight Sport industries came to Doncaster on Saturday night and what a show they put on. Even with the unfortunate and last minute pull-out the massive crowd were still treated to twelve exceptional bouts featuring some of the UK's best Muay Thai Fighters including Simon Chu, Greg Wooton, Helen Garnet, Tim Thomas, Imran Khan and more. As always, Dougie would like to thank Dan and Laura at Fight Sport Industries for once again trusting him to present their show, it's always a pleasure. Fight Sport Industries has some really BIG projects in store for 2011 and you can keep an eye on developments by checking www.fightsportevents.com

Nov 26th, 'Golden Glove Prizefighter', Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Second time in six weeks Fight Sport MC Dougie McAdam made the trip to Dumfries to present an evening of White Collar Boxing in Dumfries' Easterbrook Hall. This time it was the 'Prizefighter' format featuring the always popular '8 Man' Elimination Tournament. Big repect goes to Ritchie 'The Hitman' Carrigan who in some cases gave away ten kilos and still fought his way into the final and only missed out on the 500 prizemoney by the smallest of margins to local favourite Davie Clark. As always, Dougie would like to thank Robert Mcvie and team for their hospitality and he looks forward to working with you in 2011.

Nov 20th, 'Hostile Intentions', University of West of Scotland, Hamilton

The second installment this year of the 'Hostile Intentions' show and once again Douglas McAdam was delighted to receive the booking. A big step up in production for the Sit Ayuthaya team with the addition of catwalk, fancy lighting, smoke machines etc really set this event apart from previous shows. In one of the best fight cards of 2010 for Muay Thai in Scotland, Paul Grant defeated Joe Colville (for the second time) and Thai national Rung (who now lives in Scotland) showed that even at age forty, there's a few years left in him yet as he defeated Dave Fensom over five rounds. Another great show and a big thank you of course goes to Stevie Nisbet and team!

Nov 19th, Lion of Vienna Suite, Reebok Stadium, Bolton

Something a little out of the ordinary for Fight Sport MC Dougie McAdam as the Fight-Inc team returned to Reebok stadium with their 'Ultimate Lads Night'. Great food, great fights, great banter and some of the hottest chicks in very little clothing made this a night to remember. As always, Dougie enjoyed working with the Fight-Inc team who once again delivered a top show.

Nov 13th, Martial Mayhem, Citadel Centre, Ayr

Fight Sport MC, Dougie McAdam was delighted to return to Citadel Centre in Ayr to host Wossobama Gym's first Martial Mayhem of the year. As always, the huge crowd were treated to some great fights with Wossobama's very own Stevie Brown defending his Scottish title against up and coming challenger Robin Downer. Another exceptional 'Mayhem' event from Alan Currie and team with the next installment coming on December 4th.

Nov 7th, M-MAG Sunday Showdown, Smiths Hotel, Kirkintilloch

Smiths Hotel, Kirkintilloch once again played host to a sellout fight show, this time brought to you by Mescho Dunko of M-MAG gym, Kirkintilloch. The main event of this show was the always popular 8 Man Elimination tournament, featuring some of the UK's hottest young prospects in a B Class tournament where each fighter must have had no more than ten professional contests. Well run event with Chris Ferns (formerly of Base Muay Thai now fighting out of POS Fight Team) being crowned champion after three sensational performances. Fight Sport MC would like to thanks Mescho and his team for once again having Dougie McAdam to present their show.

Oct 23rd, Keddles gym & FFF Promotions, City Pavillion, Romford, Essex

A VERY long roadtrip for Fight Sport MC Dougie McAdam as he made his way down to Essex, for Keddles / FFF Promotions second event in Romford's City Pavillion. 23 bouts including Thai, White Collar Boxing and MMA entertained the crowd over one thousand strong. Big congratulations to Alexis Rufus and Rob Storey on their title wins and a HUGE thank you to Alan and James of Keddles gym, Orpington for the booking. Dougie looks forward to working with you again in 2011.

Oct 17th, Northern Fight League, Liquid Envy, Newcastle

Fight Sport MC's first event for Northern Fight League and what an event it was too. The crowd enjoyed a great evening of Muay Thai while rubbing shoulders with countless English premiership footballers in this great venue in the heart of Newcastle. A top quality undercard including two seperate '4 man tournaments' was to set the scene and build the atmosphere towards the main event featuring Newcastle's very own Craig Jose facing the internationally famous Muay Thai fighter and star of The Contender Asia show Zidov Akuma. This WMC MAD World Title bout saw Craig be crowned world champion after five dominant and explosive rounds of Full Muay Thai Rules action. Congratulations Craig.

Oct 16th, History in the Making, Kelham Hall, Newark

Newark Martial Arts' second show this year at the stunning Kelham Hall in Newark and once again Dougie McAdam was delighted to receive the booking from Newark's very own Kickboxing legend Dean Sugden. The sell-out crowd were treated to an evening of both Kick and White Collar Boxing bouts from some of the UK's most highly respected exponents. Rising star and multi-world champion (not to mention Dean's son) Chad 'too slick' Sugden defeated two time world champion from USA and became the 'JFCC Undisputed Champion of the World'. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone at Newark Martial Arts for your hospitality and Fight Sport MC hopes to work with you again in the New Year.

Oct 15th, White Collar Boxing, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Fight Sport MC's first event for the team at Golden Glove Promotions and Fighting Fit MMA Academy, Dumfries. This well attended and well run fight show in the beautiful Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries is a regular feature in the Scottish borders town. Fridays show was their ninth promotion of the year. Eight exciting White Collar bouts pleased the sell-out crowd and had them on the edge of their seats. Fight Sport MC, Dougie McAdam would like to thank Robert McVie and team for the booking and he looks forward to a long working relationship together.

Oct 9th, Rumble at the Reebok, Bolton

Another packed out Premier Suite at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton for the third installment of the hugely popular 'Rumble at the Reebok' super show. Massive crowd, UNBELIEVABLE production and a great fight card saw this event being one of the most enjoyed fight shows of 2010. Top of the bill was the UK veteran of Muay Thai (and local lad) Frankie Hudders taking on the Thai legend Prathet Sor Thanikul in a 5 round fight under Full Muay Thai Rules. Both fighters turned in a performance to excite the crowd which was well over a thousand strong with Prathet being declared the winner after the distance. Big thanks as always to the guys at Fight-Inc for once again having Dougie McAdam to present their show.

11th September, 'Fight Sport Champions Trophy', NIA, Birmingham

'Fight Sport Industries' (who emerged from the former MSA) held their first event at the hugely famous National Indoor Arena on Saturday night and it has to be said...they really delivered a show!
Headlined by the hugely popular format of 8-Man Knockout Tournament eventually won by two time World Champion, Andrei 'White Cat' Kotsur from Belarus. This ecstatic crowd, some few thousand strong, were treated to fabulous dance performances from DAZE Dancers and an outstanding undercard including TWO World Title bouts between Birmingham's own Damien Trainor and Dean James each facing foreign opponents. Both Brits successfull in their challenge to the top brought this fantastic event to a close.
For those who missed the live event, you will be able to catch it soon on Sky Sports (please keep an eye on my site for a broadcast date). As ever, Douglas McAdam would like to thank Dan Green and Laura Doyle of Fight Sport Industries for once again choosing Fight Sport MC.

28th August, 'MTB1', Lagoon Centre, Paisley

'MTB' an exciting new collaboration between two of Scotland's most established gyms, held their first ever show on Saturday night in the Fabulous 'Lagoon Centre Arena' in Paisley just outside Glasgow. Top of the bill was multi Scottish and British Champion Lloyd Cochrane taking on British Muay Thai Legend and two time World Champion Richard Cadden. This main event, fought under full thai rules, was an all action bout with local hero Lloyd causing a real upset withing the Muay Thai community by taking a points win over the experienced Englishman. A great supporting undercard was enjoyed by the almost sell-out crowd which also saw Wossobama's Bobby Holland be crowned Scotland's new Super Heavyweight Champion. Congratulations to the promoters on a well run event and a big thank you to John, Bobby and team for having Fight Sport MC to present their maiden event.

20th August, 'Invictum Est Fatum', Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

'For the Glory Of Promotions' & 'Sapphire Gym' Liverpool returned to the historic Adelphi hotel this time for a Friday Fight Night. This mostly novice show was received well by the almost sell-out crowd and gave some of Muay Thai's future stars the opportunity to fight in such a prestigious venue. Fight Sport MC, Douglas McAdam would like to thank Simon, Kerry and team for once again choosing to have him present their show.

24th July, 'GTBA Fight Night', Glasgow University

The inaugural event for Glasgow Thai Boxing Academy who after years of appearing on every other Scottish show have finally dipped their feet into the worl of promoting. What a show they delivered too. A great mixture of C&B class made up the undercard and the event was headlined by Ayrshire's still unbeaten fighter Alan Weaver as he faced Che Wing Nam of Shinkick Muay Thai in Surrey. This bout was fought under Full Thai Rules with Alan mantaining his unbeaten run with a 3rd round stoppage win. Douglas McAdam would like to thank John, Mark and team for choosing Fight Sport MC.

18th July, 'Base Muay Thai Event', Grangemouth

Another brilliant Sunday afternoon of Muay Thai at Grangemouth Town Hall. Exciting and well run this small but sell-out show gave Scotland's novice fighters a great platform to 'cut their teeth' in the world of proffessional fighting. Big thanks to Bobby and Eileen of Base Muay Thai for once again having Fight Sport MC to present your show.

July 9th, Campo Pequino, Lisbon, Portugal.

'Enfusion...the final tour'
Fight Sport MC, Dougie McAdam was delighted to be asked to present this most prestigious event. 'Enfusion' is a fight based reality tv show where sixteen of the worlds top fighters lived and trained together in Thailand. Each week, two would fight and one would leave the competition until finally only four would remain.
These four fighters met again in Portugal's capital city Lisbon, to determine who would be crowned 'Enfusion 2010 Champion' and receive a cheque for $40,000.
'Campo Pequino' was the venue chosen to host this final event. A beautiful twelve thousand capacity venue in the heart of Lisbon. This structure was built in 1892 and is Portugal's famous indoor bull ring.
As this was a '4-Man' tournament, there would be two semi-final fights with each winner moving forward to face each other in the final.
England's Rick Barnhill made it to the semi final but unfortunately was beaten by eventual winner Gago Drago.
Drago is a real fans favourite in Europe and for anyone who has never seen his fight entrance...it's worth a look on youtube!

July 4th, Superfly 8 Man, Liverpool

This 'For the Glory of' promotion was definitely one of the most exciting events of the year. Headlining this show was the hugely popular 8 Man Eliminator tournament. Thai veteran Deakhalon Sinbigym was declared overall winner but biggest respect goes to other finalist Keith McLachlin who was a late replacement, gave away vast experience but won his two previous fights by stoppage. Well done Keith! Big thanks to Simon and Kerry at Saphire gym for once again having Douglas Mcadam of Fight Sport MC present their show.

June 26th, 'Saturday Night Carnage', Grangemouth.

Fight Sport MC would like to thank everyone at 'Carnage Muay Thai' for having Douglas McAdam present their maiden event. This well run show was thoroughly enjoyed by the sell-out audience in Grangemouth's Bowhouse Community Centre.

June 20th, 'Rising at the Reebok', Reebok Stadium, Bolton.

Fight Sport MC would like to thank everyone at Fight-Inc for once again having Douglas McAdam return to what is fast becoming his favourite venue, this time to present their C and B Class novice Muay Thai show. The 'Rising' concept (developed by Fight-Inc) is the 'sister show' to the hugely popular 'Rumble at the Reebok' event and is designed to provide a fabulous platform to showcase Muay Thai's stars of tomorrow. This was a fabulous event which although could not match 'Rumble' for breathtaking production, it was executed with the same driven professionalism that is to be expected from the Fight-Inc team.
For anyone who missed the last 'Rumble' event, please see my media page for a highlight video and make sure to keep an eye on my diary for the next event (rumoured to be October 9th).

June 19th, 'Last Man Standing', Liquid Nightclub, Aberdeen.

Fight Sport MC would like to thank Keith Middleton and eveyone at Aberdeen Muay Thai for having Dougie present their second sell-out show to date. The 'Liquid' Night Club in Aberdeen's city centre proved to be a cracking venue and provided a really great atmosphere. Main event was the hugely popular '8 Man' tournament format which delivered all the usual elements of surprise and excitement. Big congratulations to the finalists Mescho Dunko and eventual winner Chris Moir. Fight Sport MC looks forward to Aberdeen Muay Thai's next event at the end of the year.

Announcement : Fri July 9th, Enfusion Final, Lisbon, Portugal

Fight Sport MC is delighted to announce that Douglas McAdam has just been confirmed as presenter of the live 'Enfusion' finals in Portugal's capital city Lisbon, next month.
Dougie says "This event is the culmination of a fabulous Muay Thai reality TV show and the main event will feature a '4 man' tournament with the winner receiving a cheque for 40K.
This is a wonderful opportunity for me to present to a new audience and this could lead to great opportunities."

May 29th, Excel Arena London, 'Muay Thai Premier League'

Fight Sport MC would like to thank Dan Green, Laura Doyle, Swee Lip and Fui Mee Quek of 'Muay Thai Premier League' for once again having Dougie present their outstanding Muay Thai event.
Headlining this supershow was Thai SUPERSTAR Fighter and K1 Champion, Buakaw Por Pramuk. Facing Buakaw was the hugely talented Jordan Watson from the Bad Company gym in Leeds.
This fight lived up to all hype and expectations and Dougie says "I've never heard a crowd make so much noise before". Congratulation to Jordan Watson who although did not get the decision, he made a real fight of it, taking Buakaw the distance and planting himself firmly on the world map.

May 15th, Reebok Stadium Bolton, 'Rumble at the Reebok'

Fight Sport MC would like to thank everyone at Fight-Inc for having Dougie to present one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the Muay Thai Calendar. This, the second installment of the Rumble at the Reebok (RATR) concept had a lot to live up to after their inaugural show last year but boy...did this deliver!
Headlining this sellout event was the much awaited 'local derby' between two Manchester Champions and Muay Thai veterans, Andy Thrasher of GFC and Frankie Hudders of Franks Gym. In what was a hugely exciting bout, Frankie's head made contact with the canvas forcing the referee to stop the contest bagging Andy Thrasher his second World Title.
Congratulations to Andy (without doubt one of the nicest guys in the sport) and Fight Sport MC is already looking forward to the next 'RATR' event scheduled for October 10th this year.

May 14th, Waterside Social Club, 'Friday Fight Night'

Fight Sport MC would like to thank Mescho Dunko of M-MAG gym in Kirkintilloch for having Dougie to present their biannual 'Friday Fight Night' promotion.
The sellout crowd were treated to eight explosive Muay Thai contests in what was a highly entertaining evening.
Fight Sport MC is already looking forward to their next event, currently penciled in for sometime in September.

May 8th, Kilmarnock Grand Hall, 'Rising Starts of Combat'

Fight Sport MC would like to thank Ally Smith of Wossobama and David Bowie of Kilmarnock Muay Thai for having Dougie to present their annual 'Rising Stars of Combat' promotion.
This action packed evening showcased 18 bouts and had the 800+ strong crowd on the edge of their seats throughout.
Well done guys on a great and professionally run event!

May 1st, Power of Scotland 8, Lagoon Centre, Paisley

With sixteen bouts matched, POS8 was always going to be a long day.
Stand out performances from this event were Jordan Calder, Kieren McCaskill, Ritchie Hocking and the still undefeated Jojo Calderwood.
Biggest respect however goes to Davy Mac and his opponent John Dick whose much anticipated bout would finally put an end to the 'who is number 1' debate. With Davy already in the ring and John stepping through the ropes, the fire alarm went off and the building was evacuated.
After atleast half an hour in the carpark, centre staff allowed fans to return inside the venue and the bout was to go ahead.
Five glorious rounds of thaiboxing followed with Davy Mac taking a majority points decision and becoming undisputed UK No1. Congratulations Davy and I've no doubt that the hugely talented John Dick will be back.
Fight Sport MC would like to thank Gary O'Brien for once again having Dougie to present the show and a special thanks goes to the fans who waited for the final bout and created what I think was the best atmosphere of the night.

March 27th, MEN Arena, Manchester

The World Famous Manchester Evening News Arena in the past has played host to The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Mike Tyson, Ricky Haton, Joe Calzaghe and countless other world class performers in various fields of sports and entertainment.

On Saturday night however, it was Fight Sport MC's big moment as 'MSA Muay Thai Premier League' touched down for one night in Manchester.

This, the biggest event in UK Muay Thai history held it's audience (thousand's strong) completely captivated as the best Muay Thai fighters in the country tested themselves against the cream of foreign and domestic opponents.

The audience had plenty to be proud of too as all five of the 'ten fight card' were victorious against their international opponentsand even the domestic undercard held a few surprises.

All in all, it was a fantastic event with a never before seen production quality including pyrotechnics, dancers, lights, lasers, flames etc.

It looks now more than ever that 'MSA Muay Thai Premier League' are pioneering the future of UK Muay Thai.

March 6th, Kelham Hall, Newark

'History in the making 3' hosted by Newark Martial Arts was Fight Sport MC's first championship kickboxing event and what an event it was too. A total of ten contests including two white collar boxing bouts was headlined by Regis Sugden of Newark taking on the hugely talented Patrick Lee of Cardiff, Wales for the vacant EFK Junior World Kickboxing title.

After five action packed two minute rounds with the sellout crowd on the edge of their seats, the judges returned a split decision in favour of Regis who was composed throughout and finished strongly landing a beautiful spinning heel kick on the face of his opponent as the final bell rang.

Congratulations Regis (who now joins his older brother Chad and dad Dean in the world champions club).

Fight Sport MC would like to thank everyone at NMA for their hospitality and as always, the audience for making it such a memorable event.

Sat 20th Feb, Hostile Intentions, Hamilton

Hamilton's Sit Ayuthaya gym held their first promotion of the year on Saturday night and it was a stormer. The sell out crowd were treated to thirteen explosive contests including three bouts fought under Full Thai Rules.

The first of which was a European title decider between local favourite 'Wee' Paul Grant and Chris Wray of Pegasus gym in Leeds. The fight was in it's opening round when the Yorkshireman caught his Scottish opponent with a devastating right cross sending him through the ropes and bringing the contest to an early finish. Congratulations to Chris (and team) on becoming European Champion.

Scottish rising star Robin Downer of Douglas Muay Thai was next to step up as he took on the hugely experienced Mark Brown of Lumpini Thai boxing club in Crawley. This fantastic bout was to go the distance and although the young Downer gave a very strong account of himself, in the end it was the more experienced Brown who took a majority points decision. Congratulations Mark and well done Robin on stepping up and making a real fight of it.

Main Event and this time it was the turn of two top class and world ranked female fighters in what I believe was the First EVER ladies world title bout to be staged in Scotland. Scotland's Hilary Mack took on the hugely talented Maria Curricki of Spain and it was a measured start to this five round contest. As the rounds went on it was the ferocious knees of the girl from Scotland which began to open a margin. When Curricki came out in the fifth, she threw everything but the kitchen sink at Mack who was able to use her experience and ringcraft to confidently stay out of trouble until the final bell. The judges returned a unanimous decision in favour of the New World Champion, Scotland's Hilary Mack. Congratulations Hilary and team.

Finally, Fight Sport MC would like to thank promoter Stevie Nisbet and event manager Louise McLaughlin for all their help thoroughout this fantastic event. Fight Sport MC is already looking forward to the next Hostile Intentions show in November.

Jan 31st, Huyton Suites, Liverpool

2010 officially kicked off for Fight Sport MC at the weekend, with Dougie's first show of the year.
This mostly novice show was headlined by the exciting multi-title holder, Daiton Jackson facing a very determined and dangerous Frenchman, Kevin Goubinator. The sellout crowd were on the edge of their seats during the five rounds of this Full Muay Thai Rules bout. Congratulations to Daiton who took home an impressive points victory and still looks to be improving with every bout.
Big thanks to everyone at 'For the Glory of' promotions for all their hard work in making Sunday's show a success and Fight Sport MC is already looking forward to their next event on June 27th.

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