- Category: News
- Monday, 20 May 2013 19:01
We conclude our interview with Australian featherweight weight Robert Lisita who in part two talks about the upcoming fight between Adrian Pang and Jai Bradney match-up, with Lisita having close links to both fighters as well as his love for boxing.
Lisita has been announced to be partaking on the Adrenalin - Unleashed event scheduled for June 29 and being headlined by two fighters that Lisita has close links with being Jai Bradney and Adrian Pang. An opponent is expected to be announced very shortly.
Before you start reading part two, make sure to read part one of the in-depth interview.
Fight News Australia: Is there a particular rule you think is missing from MMA?
Lisita: I like the Legend Fighting Championships rule of knees to the head of a grounded opponent are cool, you can't put your hand on the ground in a real fight to protect yourself. soccer kicks are a bit too dangerous. we trying to finish our opponent, but not kill him.
- Category: News
- Monday, 20 May 2013 18:42
Tasmanian based promotion Valor will return to Launceston's historic Albert Hall on June 15th for Valor 5, which will see their first ever champion crowned.
Three local fighters and one Victorian are set to vie for the inaugural Welterweight Title in a four-man one-night elimination tournament, at what is set to be the promotions one year anniversary show.
Callan Potter from the Renegade Gym in Melbourne arguably holds the most experience going into the competition. In his career to date, the 28 year-old has faced notable fighters Richard Walsh and local standout Nick "Banjo" Patterson. "The Rockstar" earned his place in the tournament with a 47 second Rear-Naked Choke submission of Alex Oliver back in early December at Valor 3.
Launceston local Damon Upton-Greer will go into his 6th promotional appearance riding a two-fight win streak after submitting Kyle Facey and David Butt both with second round Arm-Bars at Valor 3 and 4 respectively.
Following his sole career loss to Upton-Greer, David Butt bounced back with the promotions equal second fastest Knockout at Valor C series 3. Butt took just 35 seconds to finish Fred Howe and subsequently stake his place in the championship tournament.
Recently replacing the now unavailable Troy Coull in the tournament's final spot is three time Valor fighter and former Middleweight Nick Denholm of East Coast MMA in St Helens. Denholm last fought at Valor 4 in February where he was submitted by Andrew Brumby, he will now look to get back on track after making the drop in weight for a shot at the Welterweight strap.
- Category: News
- Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:44
Next weekend's UFC 160 event will be shown live at select Hoyts cinemas and as part of the massive event, Hoyts Australia has given Fight News Australia 5 double passes to giveaway to the screenings at the participating Hoyts cinemas listed.
- Category: News
- Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:39
Australian fighter Robert Lisita recently moved to featherweight but over the last few weeks have voiced his opinion over social media over the lack of opponents wanting a shot at him. Lisita has made numerous appearances in the defunct Cage Fighting Championships and over his career has defeated the likes of Glenn Taylor-Smith, Shane Wundenberg, David Vergers and Rory O'Connell. His last two outings have been in the Legend Fighting Championships and against though opponents there, Lisita went 1-1.
Lisita has been announced to be partaking on the Adrenalin - Unleashed event scheduled for June 29 and being headlined by two fighters that Lisita has close links with being Jai Bradney and Adrian Pang. We caught up with Lisita for a two-part interview with Lisita where he talks about various issues within Australian MMA.
Fight News Australia: Hey Robert, how have you been mate?
Lisita: I'm doing great just training hard, eating right , living a clean productive life as a fighter.
Fight News Australia: I believe you are based out of Thailand now?
Lisita: I'm a Gypsy! I'm here at Phuket Top Team which I can say without being bias is the best gym in Thailand. Back in Oz I travel to Brisbane and train at Intergrated MMA which is the best gym in Oz and in Sydney I'm all over the place.
- Category: News
- Sunday, 12 May 2013 21:12
Newly changed Shindo New Breed fighter Michael Tobin (pictured left) kept his undefeated record alive today with another first round submission, this time defeating David Greaves to capture the Eternal MMA Featherweight Title.
The fight headlined the Eternal MMA 2 event held at the Runaway Bay Community Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland and was one of two title fights on the night which also featured a four-man one-night Bantamweight Tournament (Story here).
As the title fight started, Tobin quickly pressed the action against the cage as Greaves landed knees and stayed away from the early throws from Tobin before the constant pressure from got the fight to the ground as Tobin landed inside guard. Greaves made room from the bottom and landed a short up-kick before Tobin came forward and attacked with a toe hold. Greaves escaped and got the top position where positioned up and landed big punches. Greaves momentarily left himself open as Tobin attacked with an armbar. Greaves escaped but shortly after was caught in triangle choke where he struggled to get free before the referee jumped in to stop the fight as Greaves went unconscious.
Tobin will return to fight for the XFC Featherweight Title against Adrian Rodriguez on the XFC 20 card while Greaves got some good news on the weekend with the Integrated MMA fighter becoming engaged on the day of the fight.
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