Words by Murdo Todd
Full Contact Contender regular Emile Vujakovic is back for another outing, this time taking on Liam Dunn in a professional middleweight contest.
Since 2018, Vujakovic has been fighting, and winning, under the FCC banner across both amateur and professional.
As an amateur Vujakovic went 5-2 (4 KO’s) for FCC, and won the Middleweight Title on two occasions. He also defeated the likes of Matuesz Szczepaniak, Bertie Oakes, and the now 2-0 pro Jordan O’Neill during this period.
He would turn over to the professional ranks in July of this year, scoring an impressive first round knockout over the then 2-1 David Connolly.
The Manchester man has made it a habit of producing highlight reel knockouts, including his sensational head kick over Szczepaniak to win that FCC 84kg Title. A fast and powerful striker, Vujakovic knows how to put on a show, and is always heading into a fight looking for a finish.
Vujakovic's battles haven’t just come inside the cage - having been diagnosed with cancer back in 2020, all while building his own business during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“I just want to go as far as I can go mate, everyone gives the ‘I want to be UFC champion of the world’ - who doesn't want to be UFC champion of the world, but you’ve got to get there.
“You’ve got to put the time in and work your way up,” he continued. “Whether that's staying active or picking the right fights, fighting here, there and everywhere, fighting anyone, anytime, anyplace. I'm just here for it all mate. I want to experience as much as I can, win as much as I can.
“I just want to be active, at the minute FCC is where it's at. Get as many wins as I can on the show and see from there.”
Standing opposite him however will be Dunn, who will be in search of a second professional victory come fight night. The Carlson Gracie Hull fighter will enter the fight in good stead, having over a decade of martial arts experience and having also previously fought Muay Thai. Dunn also trains with the likes of Owen Livesey and UFC veteran Danny Mitchell.
Both men have rarely found use of the judges scorecards, so expect fireworks heading into this one.