Southside MMA trained Chris “Kewlbonez” Morris took a step closer to a possible shot at the Eternal bantamweight title with a submission victory over Matt George on Saturday night.
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The bout headlined Eternal MMA 22 which took at the Southport Sharks Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Looking for revenge, George came out strong and rocked his opponent early into the bout and looked dangerous off his back. However Morris stayed calm, was able to drag the bout to the ground where he immediately went to work throwing heavy strikes from guard. George attempted to escape, looked for a single-leg and in the transition, Morris locked up the guillotine choke to get the tap 4:22 into the contest.
The win was Morris’ third in a row after wins earlier in the year against Byron Cowell and Regan Neoh. It was the second time the two had gone to battle with Morris also taking out the first encounter back in 2011 in the opening round.
In the co-main event, Garret Gross finished the stronger on the way to a win over Callum Lewis who made his return after a few years away. Gross out-grappled Lewis en-route to get the unanimous decision nod on the judges’ score cards.
Also in a pro fight on the night, Kemara Osborne utilised elbows from the top position to secure a second-round finish over Jeff King.