Eternal MMA 32: Ryan Gray dethrones Myles Simpson to capture featherweight title

Back in 2015, Myles Simpson submitted Ryan Gray inside the first round. The two re-matched on Saturday night and we had another quick submission, this time though Ryan Gray submitted the home-crowd favourite in Myles Simpson.

Eternal 32 took place at the Titanium Security Arena in Adelaide, South Australia.

After an early exchange, Simpson, a former State Muay Thai champion, made the mistake of going for a takedown. Gray who train out of The MMA Clinic in Perth, capitalised by reversing and securing mount momentarily. As Simpson scrambled, Gray dropped to his first guillotine attempt; with Simpson managing to escape while landing some strong ground-and-pound. When they scrambled back to their feet, Gray kept control of the neck and an ill-timed trip attempt from Simpson allowed Gray to tighten the guillotine choke as he dropped to the ground to force the tap from Simpson.

The win came only 1:45 into the contest as Gray (8-3) joins team-mates Jack Della (welterweight) and Mitch Martin (bantamweight) as current Eternal champions.

Also on the card, Antonio Caruso defeated Dishon Ravindron via a unanimous decision while Antonio’s older brother Diego Caruso had a quicker time in the cage, submitting opponent Stephen Thoulis.

Results (Pro):

  • Ryan Gray def. Myles Simpson (c) via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 1:45  – Eternal featherweight title
  • Antonio Caruso def. Dishon Ravindran via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Marcin Chalupa def. Justin Danielson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 2:17
  • Diego Caruso def. Stephen Thoulis via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 2:38

Results (Amateur):

  • Tawny Martin def. Steve Brown via KO (Punch), Rd 2, 2:20
  • Ben Dawes def. Tim Robinson via TKO (Punches), Rd 2, 2:47
  • Peter Templar def. Harry Gabrielson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 1:40
  • Harvinder Mohar def. Jack Hayes via Decision (Split)

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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 or a Jet Fighter. Anyone have a spare one lying around?