The BRACE 2015 Australian MMA Championship continues in the nation’s capital on Saturday 23 May.
Live from the AIS Arena, BRACE will bring a night of explosive mixed martial arts action. Secure your tickets now for a night of dynamic sports entertainment and you will witness Australia’s best fighters battle it out in the cage.
BRACE 34 is stacked with super fights including two featured women’s MMA fights as some of Canberra’s most talented mixed martial artists take on the best the rest of Australia has to offer. Who will win and move one step closer to championship glory and who will be knocked out of the tournament?
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Canberra’s own rising star Paul ‘The Brawler’ Franchi will collide in a massive lightweight clash when he battles tough as nails Central Coast fighter Adam ‘The Gravedigger’ Oxenbridge in what’s expected to be a barnburner.
In welterweight action, James O’Brien will be looking to impress in front of his hometown fans as he goes up against an experienced scrapper in the form of Newcastle’s Troy Toby.
Heavy hitting local Ali Kocak will look to use his strength and striking against the more experienced Newcastle fighter Leo Diaz in a firecracker of a welterweight tournament clash – this fight has all the makings of fight of the night.
BRACE 34 also features a stacked undercard featuring a host of talented Canberra fighters including Reza Almasi, Dimitar Dimitrovski and more. Come out and support your local fighters as they will be looking for all the hometown support they can get.
As if that’s not enough – American Steve McKinnon, fighting out of Mitchell ACT, will look to use his wrestling and Jiu Jitsu skills against the experienced striker and grappling sensation, Peter ‘The Caged Animal’ Cross, in the Main event. This mega clash in the bantamweight division will be explosive as two of Australia’s best Bantamweights will finally meet inside the cage and both are coming to take each other out.
BRACE CEO Kya Pate had this to say, “If you want to see Australia’s best MMA fighters battle it out in the cage here is your chance. Championship glory is hard to come by so make no mistake; these fighters are coming to win. What I love about our events is there’s one super fight after another, I can’t wait. Who will win and move onto the semi finals? And who will be knocked out of the tournament? Come and find out.”
BRACE 34 – Canberra Fight Card *Fight order TBA
61.2kgs Bantamweight Title Elimination Fight
Peter Cross vs Steve McKinnon
77.1kgs Welterweight Title Elimination Fight
Ali Kocak vs Leo Diaz
70.3kgs Lightweight Division Fight
Adam Oxenbridge vs Paul Franchi
77.1kgs Welterweight Fight
James O’Brien vs Troy Toby
83.9kgs Middleweight Fight
Reza Almasi vs David Francis
77.1kgs Welterweight Fight
Dimi Dimitrovski vs Eruera Piwari
52kgs Strawweight Fight – Women
Alessia Espinosa Vallve vs Morgan Graham
61.2kgs Bantamweight Fight – Women
Roxey Kelly vs Jess Doueihi
BRACE – Australian Mixed Martial Arts event series. Since 2009 BRACE have entertainment thousands of sports loving fans across Australia in clubs, casinos and stadiums. BRACE brings the world’s fastest growing sport MMA to the Australian public, engages Australian media, promotes associated Australian business, develops the Australian athlete and grows the sport of mixed martial.
BRACE has staged 35 events in 8 cities across 4 Australian States. BRACE is broadcast in 30 + countries including USA, Canada, Australia, Middle East, North Africa and Europe via Fight Network based out of Canada and via Tenplay in Australia.
BRACE run tournament based competitions. 8 Fighters per division compete in knock out elimination rounds all with the goal of reaching the end of season Grand Final and fight for the Title. A fight season in the vein of NRL, only one can be crowned with championship glory. Format – Elimination Rounds, Semi Finals and an end of Season Massive Grand Final Event.
Brace Canberra is an all ages event.
When: Saturday 23 May
Where: AIS Arena, Canberra
Premium seating Tickets available online at : www.bracemma.com
Grandstand seating Tickets available from ALL Ticketek outlets: www.ticketek.com.au