Storm Damage MMA crowns two new title holders

Jarrett Wilbraham from Warhammer MMA took home the Storm Damage bantamweight strap, conquering two opponents in a single night in the four-man Grand Prix while veteran fighter Richard Kemp-Hay unseated younger reigning champion Simon Arentz to claim the featherweight title.

Storm Damage 8 took place at The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings in Wanniassa, Canberra on Saturday night.

Wilbraham started off the night’s action and went the distance in a bout against Luke Apps to start proceedings. The Warhammer MMA trained fighter progressed to the next round via unanimous decision. On the other side of the four-man tournament, Luke Standing also went the distance, winning a unanimous decision against Adam Belcher.

The two met in the final fight of the night, with Wilbraham securing the third round rear-naked choke submission to take home the bantamweight title.

In the semi-main event, local veteran Richard Kemp-Hay returned from an extended break to dethrone featherweight champion Simon Arentz. In a fun back-and-forth contest, where both fighters had their moments, Kemp-Hay ultimately secured the rear-naked choke late in the third round to take home the win.

Full Results (A-Class):

  • Jarrett Wilbraham def Luke Standing via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 3, 2:40 – Storm bantamweight title
  • Richard Kemp-Hay def Simon Arentz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 3, 3:29 – Storm featherweight title
  • David Fowler def Saeid Fatahifar via TKO, Rd 3, 2:41
  • Todd Burgess def Jamie Carl via Submission (Head-Arm Choke), Rd 1, 2:19
  • Trent Girdham def Joe Pollock via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 0:43
  • David Adamthwaite def Isaac Dean via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Joel Downey-Cave def Jordan Goode via TKO, Rd 2, 2:48
  • Blake Wilbraham def Ryan Green via TKO, Rd 1, 1:32
  • Dean Maxwell def Stanley Carmichael via Submission (Armbar), Rd 3, 1:39
  • Ryan Gillett def Kristian Garlick via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1, 2:03
  • Jarrod Farlow def Luke Harvison via TKO, Rd 1, 0:38
  • Luke Standing def Adam Belcher via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jarrett Wilbraham def Luke Apps via Decision (Unanimous)