Cage Contender XI: UFC Veterans to Trade Leather for the Heavyweight Title

Peter CarrollContributor IIISeptember 7, 2011

UFC veteran Colin "Big C" Robinson set for Heavyweight Title match
UFC veteran Colin "Big C" Robinson set for Heavyweight Title match

UFC veterans Colin "Big C" Robinson (9-9) and Neil "Old Skool" Wain (9-3) are set to throw down for the Heavyweight title as one of the giants of European MMA, Cage Contender, returns home to the King's Hall Complex in Belfast on October 8th. 

Robinson's cage experience speaks for itself, with the Ballymena man twice gracing the prestigious UFC octagon—against Eddie Sanchez in 2007 and vicious Dutch striker Antoni Hardonk in 2008—as well as facing off against UFC Hall of Famer Dan "The Beast" Severn.  

Wain also boasts a UFC call-up on his record from when he stood toe-to-toe with former UFC Heavyweight contender Shane Carwin in 2008.

With both of the men's records being punctuated by knockouts, Cage Contender CEO John Ferguson has gone on record claiming that this fight will NOT go the distance.

"It looks like someone's going to get sparked, big guys with big KO percentages. I can't wait to bring this one home to Belfast," said the promoter. 

The Lightweight belt will also be defended on the 8th when champion "Magic" Myles Price (7-2) takes on whom many believe to be the uncrowned champ, "Stormin" Norman Parke (14-2). The contender comes into this fight on a four-fight win streak while Price lost his last bout fighting under a different banner.

The two 155-pounders met back in February of 2010, where Parke claimed victory so Price will go into the fight looking to set the record straight and hoping to reclaim his loss to his Lightweight adversary.

Greg "The Hitman" Loughran will also step into the cage to further his European assault when he faces former UFC Lightweight, David Lee. Having not competed on Irish soil since 2008, Loughran is sure to put on a show when the light go down in Belfast.

An exciting scrap in the Bantamweight division will see Damien "The Rage" Rooney lock horns with Paddy "The Hooligan" Holohan, while a battle of unbeaten talent will take place when Featherweights Decky "The Diamond" Dalton and Brian "The Pikeman" Moore face off. Someone's "0" has got to go.

Cage Contender XI has a solid undercard too, boasting heavy handed scrappers such as Stevie McCombe, Keith Coady and Peter Quelly, cementing the belief that it is going to be a "don't blink" affair.