Undefeated Sydney featherweights, Luke Standing (pictured) and Martin Nguyen, will square off for the vacant Brace featherweight title at Brace 24.
Canberra is set to play host to the show, which will take place at the City’s AIS Arena on Friday, 29 November.
Since submitting Richard Kemp-Hay at Brace 18 back in late 2012, longtime number one contender Luke Standing (5-0) has remained on the sidelines, due to a number of reasons, but now returns for a long awaited shot at Brace featherweight glory. The Sinosic / Perosh trained 28 year-old was slated to fight for the title on two previous occasions, that never eventuated.
At Brace 16, Standing was paired with former champ “Quick” Nick Honstein for the first time, however that show was canceled due to a high number of injuries. Just one week out from their impending clash at Brace 19 in Sydney, the American relinquished the title and Standing was left opponent-less. This appearance will be his fourth for the promotion.
Martin Nguyen will go into his third Brace appearance fresh off an entertaining win over Pankration World Champion Jamie Mullarkey at Brace 21. Nguyen came home strong in the fight and picked up a majority points decision. The 24 year-old, who trains with Corey Nelson out of the KMA Top Team gym in Sydney, will take an unblemished 6-0 record into the main event fight.
Other fighters announced at this stage for the show include Steven Reeks, Duke Didier, Ali Kocak, Craig Bath, Francis Cullimore, Jeshua McPhail, Mick McSevney and Dimi Dimitrovski.