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The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

If you’ve watched MMA anywhere in this country over the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Dan Movahedi in action. After years of hard work and honing his craft, the respected referee made his debut on the big show at UFC Liverpool last month. He told MARK HEATH about his journey so far.

Ipswich Town have this morning announced Paul Hurst as the club’s new boss.

Local star-in-the-making Scott Butters capped a wild night of finishes with a nasty first round guillotine choke win in front of a raucous, packed crowd at Contenders 23 last night.

One of the region’s premier mixed martial arts promotions returns again this weekend, with one of the best cards they have ever put on. Mark Heath previews the action at Contenders 23.

The talented stable of fighters from Norfolk’s Heros Gym were the unquestioned stars of the first-ever Contenders Kickboxing spectacular, held at the Epic Studios in Norwich last night.

One of the region’s premier combat sports promotions launches a new era this weekend - Contenders Kickboxing. Mark Heath previews the action.

On a wild night of first round finishes, Ben Woolliss claimed the 66kg pro K1 title with a ruthless stoppage in the main event of Contenders 22 at the fittingly-named Epic Studios in Norwich last night.

One of the region’s premier fight sports promotions returns this weekend for Contenders 22 in Norwich. Mark Heath takes a look at the card and previews the action....

After having almost 150 fights in his decorated career, Liam Cullen is in no doubt as to what is most important to him when he goes into battle – entertainment.

In his latest Flying Knee column, Mark Heath chats to Scott Butters about his impending pro debut at Contenders 21 in Norwich next week, plus looks at the other fights on the card.

Norfolk has a new double world karate champion.

In his final column of 2017, Don Topley discusses an unsatisfactory end to the county cricket season with a dispute over slow over rate costing Middlesex their place in Division One.

Don Topley discusses the Ashes squad, why James Vince isn’t a good selection and the Ben Stokes saga in his latest weekly cricket column.

Fast-rising MMA star Andre Goncalves says he’s ready for the big time – and he’ll prove it in enemy territory at Bellator 187 in Dublin in November.

Don Topley ranks the players from Essex’s remarkable County Championship winning campaign in his latest weekly look at all things cricket.

Fight fans attending the spectacular Contenders 20 show at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday got to witness a couple of spectacular knock-outs – and a proposal.

There was a huge shock in the main event of Contenders Norwich 20, to cap a thrilling night of fights at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday.

Mark Heath previews Contenders 20 at the Norfolk Showground this weekend, an event which boasts four title fights and the pro debut of one of the hottest MMA prospects in the UK.

The region has a new professional MMA fighter - and he’s targeting a run to the world-famous UFC.

I’ve been covering MMA and combat sports in the region for a few years now – and September 2017 will go down as the biggest single month yet for fight sport in East Anglia.

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