Kaela Banney put on an impressive performance to bring home the inaugural XFC women’s atomweight title belt last night at the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland
The 20-year-old, who has been competing a high level since the age of 13 was a step ahead of her opponent Brooke Kenrick and took home the decisive decision on all three judges cards after five rounds of action, worthy of a main event. The scorecards read 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46.
Originally from Gladstone and now training out of Fight Club Jiu Jitsu under head coach Daniel Lima, Banney moves to 3-2 and gave credit to both her current team and her previous team, Gladstone MA, for getting her where she is. Kenrick drops to 1-1.
Also on the card, Paul Loga scored a second consecutive victory, defeating Matt Seden via unanimous decision while Jackson Small secured a third round stoppage against his opponent Ray Skellern.
In the only other professional bout on the card, Nick Skidmore secured an impressive first-round submission over Josh Robson.
- Kaela Banney def. Brooke Kenrick via Decision (Unanimous) – XFC women’s atomweight title
- Paul Loga def. Matt Seden via Decision (Unanimous)
- Jackson Small def. Ray Skellern via TKO (Strikes), Rd 1, 3:22
- Nick Skidmore def. Josh Robson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 3:45
- Viet Anh Do def. Darren Habben (c) via TKO (Referee Stoppage), Rd 2, 2:33 – XFC amateur flyweight title
- Sarah Archer def. Jessica Lavers-McBain via Decision (Majority) – XFC amateur women’s strawweight title
- Tom Nolan (c) def. Brandon Stowers via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 1:34 – XFC amateur featherweight title
- Carlin Bull def. Michael Tepou via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 3, 1:52
- Sean Olsen def. Corey Reeves via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 2:39
- Sam Dobb def. Joel Fotofili via Decision (Unanimous)
- Pat Cronin def. Jai Ruane via Decision (Unanimous)
- Bilal Omer def. David Chand via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 1:43
- Ryan McCracken def. Josh Robson via Submission (Triangle Choke), Rd 2, 1:20
- Jayden Binnie def. Dean Christou via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 2:03