Eternal MMA returns with two title fights headlining this weekend’s big fight card. David Butt will be looking to defend his lightweight title against the experienced Greg Atzori while flyweight champion Tim Moore meets in-form challenger Luke Morris.
The fourteenth installment for the promotion takes place this Saturday, 12 December at the Nerang Police Citizens Youth Club on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
After losing out to Shaun Etchell back in 2014, Tim Moore evened the ledger in September this year with a unanimous points win to claim the Eternal flyweight title. The win was the PUMMA trained fighter’s third in a row after previously defeating Ryan Lambert and Commonwealth Games wrestler Shane Parker.
His challenger, Luke Morris from the C4 MMA gym in Coffs Harbour is on a three fight win streak of his own and has lost only once since dropping to flyweight. That loss came at the hands of UFC fighter Ben Nguyen back in 2013. Morris had a stellar 2014, capturing the Nitro flyweight title and picking up victories against Michael Roger, Chris Morris and Edwin Arana which was his last outing back in November 2014.
Integrated Hervey Bay trained Greg Atzori will make his Eternal debut and challenge for the lightweight title after a trio of victories in the last 12-months. Atzori submitted Brad Terrey in December last year, before winning via TKO against Nick Robbins to capture the Fightworld Cup lightweight title in August. He backed that up with a main event win at Superfight against Abel Brites.
Looking to halt Atzori’s impressive form will be current Eternal lightweight champion David Butt. Originally from Tasmania and now basing himself out of PUMMA on the Gold Coast, Butt had an impressive nine bouts in the 2014 calendar year. One of the wins was for the Eternal lightweight title against Jason Preece before suffering back-to-back losses outside the promotion. Butt defeated Brett Jacobsen back in May on Eternal MMA 10, however the fight was deemed a non-title bout after Butt failed to make the contracted weight.
There has been a late scratching from the card with the fight between Darcy Vendy and Daniel Almeida being cancelled after Vendy was forced out due to an injury.
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