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FAME MMA UK: What time does it start, how can I stream and who is fighting in Newcastle tonight?

Here’s everything you need to know about the first FAME MMA UK card

Adam Hamdani
Sunday 15 December 2019 02:00
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FAME MMA hold their first card in the United Kingdom tonight, with a host of familiar faces involved in the action.

The UFC is far from the only organisation involved in the sport of mixed martial arts. In recent years a number of competitors have started putting on shows, with FAME MMA holding their first event in Poland last year.

Since then they have grown in size and their first UK card is headlined by a grudge match between Geordie Shore stars Sam Gowland and Marty McKenna.

The show was originally supposed to be headlined by a fight between reality stars Scotty T and Stevie Bear, only for the former to pull out just five days before the fight.

But don’t worry – Dapper Laughs is still involved. Here’s everything you need to know.

When is FAME MMA UK?

The card takes place today: Saturday 14 December.

What time is it?

The event will get underway at 8pm. Expect the main event to take place around 10.30-11pm.

Where is it?

FAME MMA UK takes place on December 14 2019.

How can I watch and stream the event?

The event will not be shown live on British television.

However, it is available to stream for £12.95 on FAME MMA’s website.

Who is on the card?

Main event: Sam Gowland vs Marty Mckenna [Reality TV stars]

Co main: Ally Law vs Joseph Hendo [YouTubers]

Joel JMX vs Wojtek Gola

Dapper Laughs v Harvey

Callum Markie v Casey Barker

Ashley Marie v Georgia Harrison

Andrew Henderson v Mike Fox

Live updates from Newcastle:

Follow live updates.

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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of FAME MMA UK.

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 18:26
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It has just gone 6.30pm which means the doors have opened in Newcastle...

The first fight is expected to start at 8pm, but stick with us in the meantime for plenty of build-up to tonight's bouts.

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 18:33
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A reminder: you need to pay £12.95 to access the Fame MMA channel here .

The card is not being shown live on television tonight but you can stream it on your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 18:37
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Here's a look at the full card this evening, with a Geordie Shore grudge match between Sam Gowland and Marty McKenna topping the bill:

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 18:54
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Geordie Shore star Scotty T was of course supposed to top the card this evening with a fight against reality TV regular Stephan Bear.

However, just five days ago the Geordie lad withdrew from the contest for an unspecified reason, ruining the main event at short notice.

In a statement Fame MMA said: "We regret to inform that due unforeseen circumstances Scotty T has had to pull out of the fight with Stevie Bear. Due to the nature of MMA and combat sport there is always potential for fighters to forfeit for reasons outside of our and their control. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment caused.

"It is important to us to keep fans satisfied but the fighters' health and wellbeing must come first in any instance. The event is still going ahead and there will be plenty of MMA full-contact combat action.”

Scotty T has yet to reveal the reason for his no show, but Bear has pulled no punches, accusing his rival of "bottling it".

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 19:03
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The sole women's fight on this evening's card sees Love Island and TOWIE star Georgia Harrison take on self-proclaimed 'Essex Conor McGregor', Ashley Marie - a professional videogamer and YouTuber. 

Harrison is best friends with Sam Gowland, who fights Marty McKenna in the main event.

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 19:12
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FAME MMA UK shot into the public eye when Gowland and McKenna almost came to blows at the organisation's first press conference.

The rivals, who are both ex-boyfriends of Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry, engaged in some trash talk before tensions boiled over, with McKenna hurling bottles of water and a chair at his opponent.

And afterwards Gowland promised to knock his rival out this evening.

On Instagram, he said: "Just to reiterate what I was saying...the fat c*** is going to get knocked out in the first round...100% first round, acting like a f****** idiot yesterday; throwing chairs, throwing paper cups of water.

"First round knock out 110%...it will be the last time you see him on TV."

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 19:22
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Here's how Gowland and McKenna weighed-in for tonight's clash:

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The fighters haven't found life easy in the week ahead of the event...

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 19:35
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Just twenty minutes until we get underway in Newcastle. Here is everything you need to know in the meantime:

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 December 2019 19:43

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