Eternal MMA 17: Jacobsen vs Gross clash for featherweight title

Brett Jacobsen gets another shot at an Eternal title this Saturday, this time dropping down to featherweight to take on Garret Gross for the promotions vacant title.

Eternal MMA 17 takes place at the Nerang Police Citizens Youth Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Forty-two year-old Jacobsen is a BJJ Purple Belt and trains out of the Triune MMA gym. He’s a regular of the Eternal promotion having competed eight times, most recently winning a split points decision against fellow veteran Jason Preece back in December.

Formerly from the USA and now training at Shindo New Breed on the Gold Coast, Garret Gross already has a win over Jacobsen, winning via submission back at Eternal 7 in 2014 (Video). The twenty-one year-old last competed back in August last year where he also defeated Jason Preece via unanimous decision.

Also on the card, Chris Morris returns from an extended break to take on Sinosic-Perosh trained Byron Cowell while Darcy Vendy faces Jack Maddalena.

The event will be a mixture of pro and amateur bouts as well as a no-gi grappling super-fight between Chris Helback and Grant Ratcliffe.

Fight Card (A-Class):

  • Brett Jacobsen vs Garret Gross – Eternal featherweight title
  • Chris Morris vs Byron Cowell
  • Jack Maddalena vs Darcy Vendy
  • Glen Pettigrew vs Nick Skidmore
  • Jamie Renouf vs Paul Loga

Eternal MMA Grapplers Cup:

  • Grant Ratcliffe vs Chris Helback

Fight Card (B-Class):

  • Michele Evans vs Marcus Galloway
  • Corey Cottle vs David Hubscher
  • Vinnie Stagnitti vs Hoani Selwin
  • Cody Watego vs Andrew Khare
  • Branton Termine vs Alemu Ramsay
  • Vishal Naidoo vs Bruce Qurbani
  • Ezra James vs Jake Chynoweth
  • James Oxenford vs Zac Durant
  • James Stroud vs Patrick Byrne

Eternal MMA 17 Countdown video with Chris “Kewlbonez” Morris

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.