Ignite Gambred trained David Martinez kept his short pro career record unblemished last night with a stoppage over late replace Iain Blade.
The bout headlined Coastal Combat 5 which took place at the Coolum Civic Centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Martinez needed until the second round before he pulled out the TKO stoppage and moved his professional record to 3-0. The 25-year-old has an extensive amateur record which included him capturing the amateur XFC lightweight title. Blade dropped to 1-4 as a result of the loss.
Also on the card, Justin Van Heerdan won a unanimous decision over Tyrell Hogan while Karateka Brandt Cogill showed his versatile game with a first-round submission over Nathan Wilson.
Fight Card (Pro):
- David Martinez def. Iain Blade via TKO, Rd 2
- Justin Van Heerden def Tyrell Hogan via Decision (Unanimous)
- Brandt Cogill def. Nathan Wilson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1
- Bradford Cowie (c) def. Callan Krause via TKO, Rd 3 – Coastal Combat amateur lightweight title
- Bec Weall def. Kristie-Ann Ryder via Decision (Unanimous)– Coastal Combat women’s amateur flyweight title
- Scott Nicholson def. Brandon Walsh via Decision (Split)
- Casey O’Neil def. Hannah Thomas via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1
- Julian Prowse def. Deegon McGurren via Decision (Unanimous)
- Luke Davis def. Jake O’Sullivan via KO, Rd 1
- Cameron Mitchell def. Jake Trindall via KO, Rd 3
- Jayden Walsh def. Ben Henigan via Decision (Split)
- Liam Brewster def. Andrew Welsh via TKO, Rd 1
- Cooper Smith def. Angus Jones via TKO, Rd 2
- Amanda Nowland def. Kiera-Lee Botfield via Decision (Unanimous)