Both Shane Cameron and Brian Minto know one man's heavyweight career will be jabbed into life on Saturday, while the other's could be lying prone on the canvas.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has celebrated its 20th anniversary. Dunedin fan Jack Salter looks at key moments in the mixed martial arts event's history.
Fighters from across the South Island and two from the North Island will test their skills when the Otago Boxing Association club championships take place tonight at the King's High School Performing Arts Centre.
While most avid collectors stick to simple things such as stamps, model planes or even those Weet-Bix rugby cards that always seem to have a few players missing, Brogan Anderson's collection is quite different.
The Otago Whalers face an uphill battle if they are to make the final of the South Island competition after they were beaten 52-22 by Canterbury A in Christchurch on Saturday.
He goes by the fight name "Bad Boy", but is nothing like that in person. He is even a fan of Gandhi.
For many people, the prospect of change is something they can not embrace. Others seize the moment, pick up the ball and run with it.
Dunedin man Apii Taia made an impressive return to the mixed martial art scene when he won the International Sport Karate Association professional heavyweight South Island title at Hammerhead Production's fight night on Saturday.
The Otago boxing team landed a knock-out blow to Canterbury at the interprovincial tournament in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Bridgette Sefton produced a stand-out performance as her New Zealand Fight and Fitness Academy gym dominated the Otago Boxing Association tournament in Dunedin on Saturday.
Boxers from across the South Island will slug it out when the Otago Boxing Association holds its annual tournament in Dunedin today.
They admit to being fierce competitors, and in a sport where seconds can mean the difference between winning and losing, that competitive streak can be crucial.
Three Dunedin mixed martial arts fighters hope to pound their South African and Australian rivals into submission when they fight in an inaugural tri-nations tournament in Johannesburg.
North versus South rivalry will come to the fore as three mixed martial arts titles go on the line at a Hammerhead Productions fight night at the Caledonian Gymnasium.
A Dunedin fighter put on a calm display while two North Islanders showed their class at a fight night on Saturday.
The formation of a New Zealand Mixed Martial Arts Federation and its inclusion in a global governing body is being hailed by two of its members as a giant leap forward for the sport.
It was a case of mate against mate with a dash of Otago facing off Southland when Team Hammerhead held an in-house fight night at the Olympic Fight Centre in Mosgiel on Saturday.
The rolling pins have been put to good use - now the fighters are ready to strike and grapple at the Caledonian gymnasium tonight.