Brace 38: Jade Thomson vs Hera Tamati women’s bout headlines card

Brace starts it’s 2016 launch this Saturday afternoon and with the events now available on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion will be hoping it will be their biggest year to date.

A women’s flyweight bout between Jade Thomson and Hera Tamati will take centre stage.

The event, Brace 38 will take place at the Big Top in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and will be streamed live on the UFC’s subscription service UFC Fight Pass.

It’s straight into the limelight for Jade Thomson who will be making her MMA debut. Thomson is an Australian Muay Thai champion and a 2nd degree black belt training out of Pollet’s Martial Arts.

Her opponent Hera Tamati has stepped up to replace Jessy Rose-Clark in the main event slot. Bringing a 5-3 fight record into the contest, “Tha Nytmare” Herati is the Minotaur flyweight title holder however is coming off a loss to New Zealand stand-out Kate Da Silva.

Also on the card, 22-fight veteran Rick Alchin, who is coming off the biggest win of his career against Steve Micallef will meet the undefeated Sinosic-Perosh trained Andrew Mills.

The 2016 bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight tournament bouts will also be featured on the card.

Fight Card:

  • Jade Thomson vs Hera Tamati
  • Rick Alchin vs Andrew Mills
  • Edwin Arana vs Byron Cowell – bantamweight tournament
  • Bayden Mandich vs Myles Simpson – featherweight tournament
  • Ethan Duniam vs Jesse Medina – lightweight tournament
  • Ben Watson vs George Malizis – bantamweight tournament
  • Luke Catubig vs Kris Spence – featherweight tournament
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.