Julian (formerly: Julian Rabaud) scored a TKO stoppage to go 2-0 against Jacob Mahony on Saturday night to get his career back on track after consecutive losses.
The two who had previously met back in 2012, headlined Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) 25 at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane’s south.
“Julz The Jackal” won the first encounter with a third-round TKO and needed less time this time around, securing the win with a barrage of powerful leg-kicks late in the second round. Mahony dropped to the floor where Wallace followed with strikes until the referee jumped in to halt the fight. With emotions high, Wallace continued to land punches before being wrestled off his opponent.
The stoppage came 4:15 into the second round for Wallace who looked quite impressive throughout the fight, having dropped Mahony earlier with a front-kick. The win takes his professional record to 6-3 and puts himself in line for a shot at the XFC bantamweight title, currently held by Reece McLaren.
Mahony’s team-mate and former XFC featherweight title holder Adrian Rodriguez wasted no time in calling out Julz via social media post-fight where he voiced his displeasure at the way the fight ended.
Earlier on the card, New Zealand fighter Charlene Watt captured the promotions women’s flyweight title with a second round stoppage over Terissa Wall, while Muay-Thai fighter Bevan O’Malley had a quick night in the cage, stopping Adam Bourke with strikes early in round one.
The event was the promotions first since the passing of Ben Quarmby due to cancer. A best and fairest award was named in his honour, and presented to losing main event fighter Jacob Mahony.
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