MMA stars from all across Europe will be heading to Hockley for the latest ‘UWC’ fight-night this weekend.

Promoter Dan Burzotta has put the card together.

And he is expecting a Saturday night to remember at Clements Hall.

“We have a big fight card and have people coming from all across Europe to be part of the night so it’s going to be great,” said Burzotta.

“They’re flying in from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Lithuania and I think that shows how well-regarded and respected the nights we put on are now.

“We’re one of the longest running promotions in the UK as we’ve been going 12 years now.

“Plenty of others have come and gone in that time but we’re still going strong and Saturday will show that.

“Ticket sales are going well and I’m sure it will be another good atmosphere.”

And Burzotta also feels fighters believe the UWC fight-nights will be good for their careers.

“They know it will give them good exposure and a platform to show what they can do,” said Burzotta.

“We have 15 fights on the card and there’s a wide variety within that.

“We have amateur and professional fights, boxing, K1 and MMA so it’s all quite different but that makes things better I think.”

However, it is not just those from further afield who will be looking to make a good impression at the weekend as plenty of local fighters will also be entering the cage.

Burzotta is also head coach at the TSG gym in Westcliff and 11 of his fighters will be action on Saturday.

“We have a few guys stepping up but they’re ready and raring to go,” said Burzotta.

“We have Mantas Dargo fighting, who lives locally but is originally from Lithuania, and he’s fighting another Lithuanian but they’re both 18 stone so that should be some contest.

“We have a few young guys fighting, including Tommy Brunning which will be good and Danny Scotland is also fighting for a title.”

However, Burzotta will be paying close attention to Dan Roberts’ clash as he fights for the first time.

“Dan does my tattoos so I’ve told him he better win otherwise I’ll beat him up myself,” laughed Burzotta.

“He’s trained well though so I’m sure he will do well.”

The first fight on Saturday takes place at 6.45pm and tickets are still available to purchase on the door, priced £30.