Carnage In The Cage 8: Kairin Moses vs Edwin Arana title fight headlines card

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre in North Queensland hosts Carnage in the Cage (CITC) 8 this Saturday with a bantamweight title fight between Kairin Moses and Edwin Arana headlining the card.

Moses made his debut back in 2013 where he secured an impressive win over Suasday Chau however didn’t return back to action until last year, defeating Aden Hawke at CITC 6. That was followed by a five-round loss to undefeated youngster Trent Girdham. He bounced back in his last outing in October with all three career wins coming via stoppage.

His opponent, Edwin Arana, a former Brace title holder and Eternal title challenger, has won only once in his last five bouts however those losses came against the likes Michael Tobin, Reece McLaren, Luke Morris and Jordan Lucas. Arana’s last win came against Ashkan Mokhtarian, handing the standout his only career defeat.

Also on the card, South Australian fighter Luke Howard will meet Damien Fraser in a welterweight battle. Howard (3-1) will be looking to secure the biggest victory of his short career with Fraser (5-7) looking for his second win on the trot after submitting Ali Cevik in December.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Edwin Arana vs. Kairin Moses – CITC bantamweight title
  • Luke Howard vs. Damien Fraser
  • Kimo Smith vs. Jackson Small
  • Matt Thompson vs. Brandt Cogill
  • Aden Hawke vs. Karl Paterson

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Ben Edmonstone vs. Josh Kurtzman
  • Peter Templer vs. Blair Frew
  • Brandon Cox vs. Matthew Lupi
  • Jack Macklin vs. Andrew Pritchett
  • Justin McLeod vs. Jack Reid
  • Justin Van Heerden vs. Jordan Rizidis
  • Arron Mpumba vs. Jake Gunston
  • Brooke Kendrick vs. Jelly Tupek

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