With regular sell out shows in Perth, Eternal MMA has made the move to HBF stadium with the first event in the bigger venue taking place this weekend.
In the main event, undefeated bantamweight champion Mitch Martin (6-0) puts his strap on the line when takes on Queensland based Kairin Moses (5-2).
In 2018, Martin continued the stellar start to his professional career with a first round submission over veteran Chris Morris in March followed up by a tough fought TKO victory over Jason Petropoulos in October. That win was Martin’s third title defense within the promotion and a win over Moses this weekend will put him in a rare crowd of fighters who had defended a local title four times.
Getting a victory over Kairin “Now You Know” Moses will be no easy task with the Gladstone based fighter coming off the biggest win of his career; a split decision against Darwin Sagurit back in September. The New Zealand born fighter has been inactive though, fighting just twice since October 2016.
In the semi-main event, Australian based Brazilian Rodolfo Marques (25-11-1) stays active when he meets 28-year-old local Daniel Jones (6-0).
Marques started his career in Shooto Brazil and Dream where he notably went the distance with Bibiano Fernandes. His results locally have been mixed with losses coming against he likes of Alex Volkanovski, Shane Young, Kai Kara-France and he comes into the fight on the end of back-to-back losses.
Synergy Martial Arts trained, Dan Jones on the other hand is undefeated in his short six fight career. He was scheduled to meet Marques at Eternal 40 back in December before Mark Familari stepped up as a replacement. Jones finished Familari with punches in the first round.
Familari (1-5) is set to return on this card also as he faces Stephen Erceg (2-1) while in a pro welterweight bout, Dishon Ravindran (3-1) meets Blake Sheppeard (1-1).
The bout between Brodie Paino and David Kriel has been a late scratching from the card.
Fight Card (Pro):
- Mitch Martin (c) vs. Kairin Moses – Eternal bantamweight title
- Daniel Jones vs. Rodolfo Marques
- Mark Familari vs. Stephen Erceg
- Dishon Ravindran vs. Blake Sheppeard
Fight Card (Amateur):
- Marcus Carney vs. Tala Peau
- Harv Mohar vs. Frank Jankowski
- Cody Haddon vs. Nav Hassanzada
- Quilland Salkid vs. Ryan Witherington
- Liam Hoskins vs. Gabe Wong
- Pablo Torrealba vs. Ernest Minas
- Abdallah Eltigani vs. Shannon Staples
- Stefan Pietropaolo vs. Darcey Edmeades
- Cody Fitzgerald vs. Zach Platt
- Ryan Brennan vs. Kees Voerhuis
- Tom Funke vs. Corey Amato
- Richard Eichorn vs. Brian McGrath
- Sean Boyd vs. Bev Chia
- Rhiannon Rhymer vs. Courtney Martin
- Stefan Licastro vs. Mark Kong