Hex Fight Series 3 goes down this Saturday, July 18, and will take place at the Melbourne Pavilion, with local favourite Nick Patterson again expected to headline the card in a lightweight title fight against Abel Brites. The Hex flyweight title will also go on the line.
The event will be the second Hex show to take place in the caged arena since the ban was overturned earlier in the year. If you can’t make it down to the Melbourne Pavilion, you can catch the whole card at the Fight News Australia live Fights Page for US$16.99.
Patterson will have the crowd behind him, coming via the local Kimekai MMA gym and comes into the fight riding a five fight win-streak. The 32-year-old is coming off a controversial win over TUF veteran Ben Wall. Prior to that, Patterson scored a TKO win over American Steve Orosco at Hex 1.
Fighting out of the Lions Den gym, Abel Brites is riding a four fight win streak and is coming off a first round submission of Adam Trickney at Brace 32. In 2014, Brites captured the Brace lightweight tournament championship. Brites will look to back this fight up as he headlines Superfight in August.
In the co-Headliner, Melbourne based American wrestler Charlie Alaniz will be competing against Japanese Pancrase veteran Senzo Ikeda for the Hex vacant flyweight title. Alaniz is fighting out of the same gym as teammate Nick Patterson, and has remained undefeated in Australia thus far. Ikeda, 32, has a draw and three wins in his last four outings with all bouts coming in the Pancrase promotion.
Additionally, Victorian based Nova Uniao fighter Rodolfo Marques is expected to face Shantaram Maharaj who has based himself out of Kickass MMA in Perth under the guidance of Steven Kennedy. Daniel Way who previously fought for the AFC middleweight title has moved camp to Five Ring Dojo and will be making his promotional debut against Andrew Mills from the Sinosic-Perosh Martial Arts gym.