FCC 10 line-up finalized, Vishal Balkawde vs. Imran Khan in featured title headliner

The fight card for India-based Full Contact Championship’s tenth installment later this week is set with seven bouts.

FCC 10 takes place January 18 at the Vagator Hilltop in Goa, India. This will be the promotion’s second event in Goa following FCC 8 in February of last year.

Headlining the card will be Full Contact Championship’s first ever title bout, featuring a clash between Vishal Balkawde and Imran Khan for the Light Heavyweight strap. The co-main event pits Harshad Sadgir against Nitin Gaikwad in an intriguing 185-lbs match-up.

FCC owner Prashant Kumar confirmed all details with Fight Sport Asia.

gaikwad_sadgir_fcc10Sadgir (2-0) puts his unblemished record in jeopardy against promotional vet, Gaikwad (3-2). After two successful outings in 2013, Sadgir’s upcoming opponent will be a step-up in competition but he will be looking to use his national wrestling skills to get the victory come fight night. Gaikwad, meanwhile, suffered a disappointing defeat in his previous outing that saw his two-fight winning skid snapped. Nonetheless, in this classic striker vs. grappler contest, Gaikwad’s experience may be vital.

Khan (1-0) made his pro MMA debut last year, earning his title shot with an impressive showing over Saurabh Rao at FCC 9. He will, however, be entering this bout with a disadvantage in terms of fight experience.

Balkawde (3-1) possesses a knack for finishing fights, with all three of the Indian fighter’s victories ending via stoppage within the first frame or so. He was last seen at FCC 9 in a triumphant TKO win over Mohammed Uvez Syed.

This match-up will be a step in a whole new direction for Full Contact Championship since its inception four years ago. The promotion has worked steadily in grooming fighters from the grassroots level, and it won’t be long now before the FCC brass earns the recognition it deserves.

The latest FCC 10 line-up includes:

  • Vishal Balkawde vs. Imran Khan (For inaugural FCC Light Heavyweight Championship title)
  • Nitin Gaikwad vs. Harshad Sadgir
  • *Wild card bout between two debutants
  • Uditya vs. Suresh Maahi
  • Farhaan Siddiqui vs. Dinesh Kanojia
  • Yannik Denizart vs. Vishal Patil
  • Sumeet Sawant vs. Mohit Singh

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Thinesh John is a Singapore-based MMA writer. You can check out some of his work over on MMASucka.com. Follow him (@ThineshJohnMMA), and be sure keep up with the latest Asian MMA news from FightSportAsia.com on Twitter (@FightSportAsia) and Facebook

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