Eternal MMA 27: Vendy vs Fitikefu headline card

A middleweight bout between Darcy Vendy and Isi Fitikefu headlines Eternal MMA 27 this Saturday as they clash for the promotions vacant middleweight title.

The event takes place at the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland, Australia.

Vendy (2-1) will be looking at adding the Eternal title, after capturing the middleweight crown in Eternal’s sister promotion, Reign Fighting – back in November. Vendy overcame Jacob Holyman-Tague to secure the belt in the third round. Prior to that Vendy secured a win over talented youngster Jack Della. His lone loss came in his professional debut at the hands of Matt Eland.

Fitikefu (2-0) will be looking at securing the biggest win of his short career as he returns to action for the first time in 24-months. The PMA trained fighter has wins over Michele Evans, Nathan Luff as well as a split decision victory against Andrew Mills in the amateur ranks

Southside Arena trained Diego Pereira is 3-0 within Eternal promotion but has not found the same success outside the promotion, losing against Beau Luxford and Ryan Lambert which was his last outing back in April. Wins have come against Aaron Zambelli, George Malizis and an impressive 9-second knock-out over Nix Agulto back in 2015.

Pereira will come up against Justin Van Heerden from Mackay MMA in a lightweight contest.

Van Heerden made his professional debut last month, effectively submitting Aaron Fisher at Eternal MMA 26. The win was his third in just this year, after winning a pair of fights as an amateur.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Darcy Vendy vs. Isi Fitikefu
  • Diego Pereira vs. Justin Van Heerden

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Hoani Selwyn vs. Aaron Alexiou
  • Dimps Gillies vs. Ken McAndrew
  • Kayla Maffescioni vs. Courtney Gray
  • Casey O’Neill vs. Gina Cardillo
  • Elli-Bliss Reynods vs. Olivia Ukmar
  • Brad Fitzgerald vs. David Mead
  • Jerome Faraimo vs. Daniel Gabrielli

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