It’s all good from fighter The Bad Guy
Chris made history by landing the On Top Belt
Holytown pro fighter Chris ‘The Bad Guy’ Bungard made Scottish MMA history on Saturday night when he won the On Top belt.
After beating Northern Ireland’s Niall Smith at the ON-X Leisure Centre in Paisley on a unanimous decision, Chris became the first fighter to hold all four Scottish titles at the same time.
He is now targeting another record by becoming the first Scottish fighter to sign Stateside for California-based promotors Bellator.
“I hold all the belts now but really it’s all about winning,” a delighted Bungard said.
“The focus now is getting to the next level. I’m looking to get to UFC or Bellator. There’s never been a Scot fighter at Bellator but I’ve fought at big shows and beaten fighters with good records. “I tick all of their boxes.” Bungard went into Saturday’s fight as the current Forza Fighting Championship, First FC and Headhunters FC lightweight champion.
He admitted he was feeling flat before the fight but was grateful for a rowdy crowd that pumped him up before taking on Smith.
He said: “I was feeling a wee bit flat and lethargic before it to be honest.
“The atmosphere was electric though. I always get a good following and they lifted me.
“He was definitely a tougher fighter than I expected. The first round was close but the second round I steamrollered him and then dominated the third.
“I thought I’d stop him but I knew I’d won it.”
Bungard is now looking forward to taking some time off to recover before making his next appearance in the ring in September or October.
Champion Chris Bungard made history