At twilight on Sunday July 16, Adelaide Oval, the sporting centrepiece of South Australia, is the battleground for Diamondback FC 3.
In the main event, Tasmanian lightweight Evan Duniam looks to utilise his unconventional striking and skillful grappling to silence the home crowd as he faces Adelaide’s Anthony Bynoe, a fighter who returned from two years on the sidelines to build a consistent and successful 2016. Duniam stopped Bynoe’s friend and training partner Myles Simpson at Brace 49 while Bynoe won by decision against Stephen Owen at the same event.
Both main event fighters recently spoke with Fight News Australia about Sunday’s clash.
I know his one and two combos with his striking are quite accurate and his timing is very good with those so I will be on the look out for those, but other than that I’m trying to focus on what I can bring to the cage – Ethan Duniam
He’s very fit, he’s athletic, he’s good at scrambling, he doesn’t concede position very well, he’s unorthodox with his striking, so he’s got some different techniques that I probably haven’t had thrown at me in a live fight before which will be a different challenge and he’s pretty durable. You see him come back from bad situations and win and he can push the pace as well so I’m expecting a pretty tough fight for 15 minutes. I feel like being prepared to beat him pretty much everywhere – Anthony Bynoe
In the bantamweight semi-main event, Regan “The Relentless One” Neoh will try to arrest a three-fight losing streak in his fight against Alan Hartley, a competitor who has been victorious in the first two Diamondback events, with his debut submission victory against Goran Olujic coming after just two-weeks’ notice.
Elsewhere on the card, Sebastian Temesi will bring championship winning judo skills to the cage. He should be wary in throwing Adelaide’s Dan Currie to the ground, though, as the Isohealth fighter is a gold medalist in BJJ. In a battle of heavyweights, meanwhile, Ben Sosoli will go toe to toe with Greg Hearne.
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James Murphy is a South Australia based contributor for Fight News Australia.