Kirkcaldy’s Steven Ray is headlining one of Europe’s top fight shows this weekend.
Mixed martial arts fighter Ray is taking on Curt Warburton at The Forum in London on Saturday in Cage Warriors 69.
Ray is hoping to regain his lightweight title against an opponent who fought and defeated the Fifer in March 2013.
“I know I have fought Curt before but that was over a year ago and every fight is different,” Ray said.
“I have had a lot of motivation for this fight and I’m very well prepared for anything to happen in the cage.”
This Saturday will be Ray’s first fight since relinquishing the belt to Ivan Buchinger following a submission defeat at Cage Warriors 63 on December 31.
“The last fight is done, I can’t change the past so to me that is history,” he said.
“I have learned from it and moved on. But I feel strong mentally, my training has been 100 per cent on my upcoming fight and putting my belt back in my trophy cabinet.”
Ray would view victory on Saturday as a step towards his main goal of competing in the world reknowned UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
“I know I am good enough to be there, I just have to get the wins in the bag,” he added.
Ray’s bout on Saturday night will be broadcast live on Premier Sports TV.