ALLOA’S Submission Factory MMA Team recorded another successful outing in Birmingham earlier this month.

Competing at the Arnold Sports Festival MMA Invitational at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, the Wee County’s Shaun Conway was one of four Scottish athletes.

Shaun was scheduled to take on tough opposition in Josh Hughes from SBG Manchester, one of England’s best MMA gyms.

Amazingly, prior to the match beginning, Georges St-Pierre, former two-weight UFC champion widely regarded as the greatest MMA fighter of all time, pulled up a chair and watched Shaun’s fight.

As the bout started Shaun noticed St-Pierre directly behind his corner team where he offered words of encouragement.

Shaun started the fight strong landing a clean punch which dropped his opponent in the first 10 seconds, putting him in defence mode for the majority of the round.

The second and third round continued with more of the same as Shaun continued to dominate the striking and grappling exchanges.

His opponent did well to see the final bell but there was no doubt who would be the winner and Shaun was declared victorious by unanimous decision.

After the result was announced George St Pierre came in the cage to present Shaun with his medal and congratulate him.

This was Shaun’s fourth amateur MMA contest giving him a perfect record of 4-0 and he’s looking to continue his winning streak as he works his way to the top of the amateur rankings.

Posting on Facebook, Shaun said: “Would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who got behind me and for all the support at the weekend [and] all the team at Submission Factory for the hard work as well, love you all.

Also thanks to my amazing girlfriend Shauni for putting up with me cutting weight. Had one of the best days of my life at this fight.

"To top it off, GSP giving me my medal was unreal. He came to watch one fight and I was lucky enough for it to be mine.

“[An] absolute honour fighting in front of the GOAT – best feeling yet. I can't wait for more will be fights happening soon.”

To top off a great night for the Submission Factory, coach Craig McIntosh was invited to compete in the Professional Submission Grappling Tournament.

Facing some of Europe’s best grapplers, Craig was able to take first place by finishing all three of his opponents in under a minute by submission.