Matthew Frincu victorious in pair of overseas bouts

Formerly from the Gold Coast and now basing himself out of Arizona Combat Sports academy, Matthew Frincu has finished the year strongly winning a pair of bouts on regional shows in North America within the span of three weeks.

Frincu fought on King of the Cage: Desert Reign show on November 26, where he submitted Bellator fighter Dano Marcus Moore in the first-round via a triangle choke.

The 23-year-old backed that up on the weekend at Iron Boy MMA 4, stopping Freddie Contreras. Frincu dropped his opponent with a strong straight left midway through the first round, before repeating it late in the round to get the stoppage.

Since relocating to Arizona, Frincu has gone 5-1 with his lone loss coming at the hands of Abubakar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of UFC contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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.