Mick Addison vs Orcun As headlines Eternal 15 tonight in Perth

Eternal MMA 15 goes down at the WA Italian Club tonight with Mick Addison facing Orcun As for the opportunity to challenge for the Eternal bantamweight title later this year.

Training out of Evolution MMA, Addison is eager to get the win in front of his home-crowd. A former pro motocross rider who played a part in Mad Max: Fury Road, Addison cut his teeth through the amateur ranks and steps up for the biggest challenge of his professional MMA career.

“The opportunity to fight for an Australian title doesn’t come around often so I’m excited. I’m focusing on tonight’s fight first and then the work continues,” Addison was quoted as saying.

“I’m stoked to be apart of the prestigious Eternal MMA promotion and I want to bring a belt back to my team in WA.”

Training out of Freestyle Fight Gym under Joe Lopez, Orcun As isn’t short of confidence as travels from his gym in Shellharbour, New South Wales to Perth for the bout.

“I’ve not flown to Perth to go home with out the win and after I win this weekend I’m going to the Gold Coast for the belt in May and I’ll be taking that home with me as well,” As commented.

“Some say it’s cocky, I say its confidence. I know I have it. I see right through to my future.. With a head coach like Joe Lopez and a great team at Freestyle Fighting Gym, I can’t go wrong.”

There is no love lost in the co-main event where Luke Jones from Synergy Gym meets Nicko Flessas from Mach1. Both have been matched to face each other previously however the bouts have never gone through and they are now eager to settle things in the ring.

Fight Card (A Class):

  • Mick Addison vs Orcun As
  • Luke Jones vs Nicko Flessas
  • Nick Wood vs Antonio Caruso
  • Jack Della Maddelena vs Aldin Bates
  • Alex Bonal vs Raaziv Naresh

Fight Card (B Class):

  • Jesse Armstrong vs James Cristopoulos
  • Eoin Duggan vs Mark Familari
  • Brodie Paino vs Justin Hickey
  • Jamie Vo vs Bry Chown
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