DUNFERMLINE is set to host "one of the biggest MMA nights in Scotland in years" this month.

UFC star Stevie Ray will top the bill at the Art of Combat event on Saturday, April 27, at the Alhambra Theatre.

He is set to lock horns in a 'superfight' with Fife's only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professor, Darren Clark, in a submission-only contest.

The bout has already got fight fans across the country fired up and swamping social media with predictions and discussions.

The Art of Combat - AOC - last graced the Alhambra stage four years ago with a sold-out event and this year is expected to be no different.

It is organised by sibling promotions team, Steven and Darren Clark, who are weighing in on the increasing worldwide popularity of mixed martial arts.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's top stars, like Stevie Ray, all began their journeys fighting in the octagon at local events just like the AOC.

The fight card is stacked with more than a dozen highly anticipated bouts.

Darren said: "It’s a fantastic time for MMA to return to Fife. The fans have been asking for another event for years. I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone to take on Stevie and it will be a very tough challenge.

“He’s a strong, athletic professional athlete but I am confident in my grappling ability.”

While brother and co-promoter Steven, added: "Since the last event, Darren and I have started families and focused on our own businesses but it now feels a good time to be back.

"It’s great to have Stevie Ray back on the show. I love providing the platform for guys to gain experience in MMA before going onto the big events."

Deano Begg will make his professional featherweight debut on the card against Thomas Hepburn, while bantamweights Kelson Duffy and Scott Drummond will square up in what could be their final fight before turning pro.

Kirkcaldy and Dundee fan favourite, Valentine Duke, will be backed by a huge following as he takes on Dane Dickson in another featherweight battle.

There will also be a special charity boxing bout between Danny Clarke and Edinburgh’s Enzo Parente.

Stevie’s last amateur fight was on The Art of Combat’s 2010 show before he moved to the Cage Warriors promotion winning a world title vacated by Conor McGregor.

Doors open at 5pm, with the first fight at 6pm.

Tickets cost £35 and can be bought via the Alhambra website and their box office on: 01383 740 384.