Mitch Martin will look to defend his bantamweight title this Saturday when he faces Jason Petropoulos at Eternal MMA 38.
The promotion returns to Adelaide for just the second time with Eternal MMA 38 taking place at the the Titanium Security Arena. Eternal is the only active promotion in the country to hold regular events outside their home-state.
Training out of Perth’s MMA Clinic, Martin sports a 5-0 undefeated record and is coming off an impressive first-round submission win over the experienced Chris ‘Kewlbonez’ Morris back in March.
The win tied Michael Tobin and Tim Moore’s record of two title defences within the promotion. With both Tobin and Moore not currently title holders, Martin will look to pull ahead with three title defences.
Martin won the title back in May last year with a second round stoppage over former pro motocross rider Mick Addison.
His opponent Jason Petropoulos makes his debut in the promotion having not fought since a submission win over Hayden Wright back in March last year. The Geelong based 24-year-old brings 4-2 record as he looks to pick up his first regional title.
Jai Bradney will be looking at halting a four-fight losing streak and will have the crowd against him when he meets local Antonio Caruso. A former Nitro champion and a veteran of over 30 professional bouts, Bradney has defeated the likes of Rob Hill, Ian Schaffa and Greg Atzori throughout his career. Although on a losing streak, his stand-and-bang style makes him a dangerous opponent for anyone that faces him.
Ready to go toe-to-toe with him will be Antonio Caruso who holds a 5-0 pro MMA record and a 4-1-1 professional boxing record. The 27-year-old last fought back in April where he won a unanimous decision against the Dishon Ravindran.
Also on the card, former featherweight champion Myles Simpson faces Brett Jacobsen while Anthony Bynoe meets Luke Howard in a lightweight contest. Starting off the pro portion of the card is a flyweight barn-burner between Daniel Williams and Paul Loga.
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