David Martinez vs Iain Blade headlines Coastal Combat 5

Undefeated lightweight fighter David Martinez will headline Coast Combat 5 this Saturday when he meets New Zealand’s Iain Blade.

The event takes place at the Coolum Civic Center on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

After an impressive amateur run, Martinez (2-0) headlined Coastal Combat 4 in his professional debut back in September. There the Ignite Gamebred trained fighter stopped Peter Templer with elbows. He returned to action two months later, edging a split points decision victory over Ethan Thomas.

Iain Blade has stepped up on late notice to replace team-mate James McBride, who succumb to a back injury as he was finalising his fight camp. Blade is listed with a 1-3 record and has lost back-to-back fights, last one occurring in late 2017.

Also on the card, Tyrell Hogan takes on Justin Van Heerden in a bantamweight bout while Karateka Brandt Cogill faces Nathan Wilson at welterweight.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • David Martinez vs. Iain Blade
  • Tyrell Hogan vs. Justin Van Heerden
  • Nathan Wilson vs. Brandt Cogill

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Bradford Cowie vs. Callan Krause
  • Kristie-Ann Ryder vs. Bec Weall
  • Brandon Walsh vs. Scott Nicholson
  • Casey O’Neil vs. Hannah Thomas
  • Julian Prowse vs. Deegon McGurren
  • Jake O’Sullivan vs. Luke Davis
  • Jake Trindall vs. Cameron Mitchell
  • Jayden Walsh vs. Ben Henigan
  • Liam Brewster vs. Andrew Welsh
  • Angus Jones vs. Cooper Smith
  • Amanda Nowland vs. Kiera-Lee Botfield