Holytown fighter Chris Bungard travels to Durham on Saturday hoping to continue his winning start to his professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career.
Bungard, who fights for the Scottish Hit Squad in Coatbridge, takes on Ian Jordan of Teeside in a lightweight contest at MMA Total Combat 57 at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.
This will be his second time stepping into the cage in the pro ranks having made a successful debut at First Fighting Championship 4 in the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park last year.
The 25-year-old, who goes by the nickname of ‘The Bad Guy’, was inspired to start fighting four years ago after watching professional wrestling on TV.
He said: “I was a wrestling fan growing up and particularly liked the submission stuff, I decided I wanted to try it and started learning grappling and ju-jitsu, moving on to boxing and muay thai.
“At first it was just classes at my local leisure centre, but since I have joined up with the Scottish Hit Squad my skills have really developed.
“It is just a hobby at the moment, but with a few more fights under my belt then who know where things could lead.
“My debut couldn’t have gone any better with a win in the first minute and I am now looking to build on that.
“I have watched footage of Jordan in action and he is a good grappler, but I should have too much for him.”