It looks like Western Australian based promotion K-Oz Entertainment is packing up and heading East for their forthcoming sixth installment in the Bragging Rights series.
Promoter Grady Scott Stewart revealed the news on Facebook Thursday and although no date was included in the revelation, fightnewsaustralia.com understands that late June is being targeted by the promoter.
“I’m looking to Sydney for the next show. K-Oz needs the television exposure to bring the next fight back here to Perth with a bang”.
“Perth is home so are the bullies that took the cage from us. That fight is far from over”.
The “bullies” Stewart was referring to are The Western Australian state government, who outlawed the use of the cage on March 1 this year. Although the promotion has declared a willingness to host Mixed Martial Arts events in a ring, it would seem for now anyway, Bragging Rights will remain in the cage.
A possible match-up for the Sydney show was also revealed this week with long time UFC fighter Keith Jardine (Pictured) likely to face K-Oz Light-Heavyweight champion Sam “Striker” Brown for the title.
After 13 appearances for the UFC — which included wins over Chuck Liddell, Forest Griffin and Brandon Vera — Jardine was released by the promotion after losing to Matt Hamill in June 2010. “The Dean of Mean” last fought at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy back in mid 2012 where he was unanimously outpointed by Roger Gracie.
Sam Brown will first look to take care of business in Malaysia on April 27th where he is slated to meet Haejun Yang at Legend FC 11. The Perth based kiwi defeated Hale Vaa’sa to claim the K-Oz Light-Heavyweight strap at Bragging Rights 4 late last year.
K-Oz Entertainment is developing a reputation for importing high profile fighters to Australia. Bragging Rights 5 featured a Middleweight title fight between former UFC fighters Kendall Grove and Jesse Taylor. Taylor got the nod on the night winning by a unanimous points decision.
Fightnewsaustralia.com will bring you further Bragging Rights 6 developments as they come to hand.