A WEE COUNTY man has earned a world kickboxing title following a home show in Alloa earlier in October.

Dylan Christie contested the -67kg WKA World Full Contact Kickboxing title at an Alloa Town Hall show organised by the Scottish Martial Arts Centre.

The 24-year-old took on Frenchman Amaury Francoise Ducoutumany in a five round full contact kickboxing thriller while many others made their debuts on the night.

Dylan's bout was the main event and he received a rapturous welcome by the Clacks crowd.

Dylan started the fight with accurate boxing and slick movement to torment his opponent, landing some heavy body kicks that would take their toll later in the fight.

The second round was more of the same with Dylan landing his trademark spinning back kick multiple times leading his opponent to lower his guard to try and protect himself.

The third round saw the home talent take advantage of his opponent's low guard to throw a spinning reverse turning kick that would send the Frenchman to the canvas.

Stumbling to his feet, he managed to beat the referee's count and survive the round.

The fourth and fifth rounds saw an increasingly desperate opponent come forward in a bid to level the scores.

However, Dylan's footwork and kicking prowess was enough to keep him away as he looked to finish his opponent before the bell concluded the bout.

Dylan took the win decisively with the judges scoring him winning every round.

The newly crowned WKA World Champion said: "I'm over the moon to achieve this goal, it's been something I've been working toward for a very long time.

“I'd like to thank my coaches and team mates at the Scottish Martial Arts Centre for the support over the years and my family and friends for supporting me.

“We have now won every title available in the sport, and I'm lucky enough to have a complete set of championship belts myself."

Dylan is also coaching the next generation at the centre with his teenage kickboxing classes running three times a week in Tullibody.

He added: “As a gym we have now produced 10 world champions in the last 12 years over a number of different disciplines, this shows that our students, if they wanted to, have everything they need to progress to the very top of their chosen martial art right here in Clackmannanshire."

Indeed, the home show was packed full of other Wee County talent as well.

Opening the show, Tom Molenaar won his third fight in style be KO.

The kickboxing team opened with 15-year-old Liam Dunn making his ring debut.

Jack Allen, 16, also took on an opponent from Wishaw in an exhibition fight, traditionally scored a draw.

Kickboxer Anton Conway continued the winning trend of the night before crowd favourite Tambo Law got the town hall bouncing before beating his opponent by unanimous decision.

There was more with Zander Calderwood, Ross Duncan, Declan McGarvie, Liam Carroll and Morgan Milne all in action.