Purcell, Moore and Fryer victorious at Fightworld Cup 16

Fightworld Cup 16

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Fightworld Cup 16 went down on Saturday night at the Nerand Police Citizen Youth Club on the Gold Coast, where three titles went up for grabs.

In the main event, Shindo New Breed fighter Kyra Purcell scored the biggest victory over her short career, when she won a unanimous decision over Jessy “Jess” Rose-Clark to capture the inaugural Fightworld Cup Womens bantamweight title. Purcell had to overcome a point deduction but still did enough on the judges score cards to come home with the victory.

PUMMA fighter Tim Moore won the inaugural Fightworld Cup flyweight title when he submitted Chris “Kewl Bonez” Morris in the first round of their bout. Morris was dropping down to the flyweight division for the first time after capturing the Fightworld Cup Bantamweight title in August. For Moore, the win was his second in a row after defeating Grego Penaloza in late September.

Claire Fryer took her record to 4-1 as she made quick work of Mel Malone to capture the promotions 52-kilogram title, officially called super-flyweight. Fryer wasted no time in getting the title, scoring the TKO victory only 1:26 into the fight.

Earlier on the main card, Johnny Walker scored a quick 27-second guillotine over Davin Marsh, while Kenani Mangakahia returned to the winners corner as she forced Belinda Sedgwick to verbally submit to punches only 1:38 into the fight. Mitch Heron opened the main card with a first-round rear-naked choke submission over South Australian fighter Suasday Chau. 

Fight Card (3×5 mins):

  • Kyra Purcell def Jessy Rose-Clark via Decision (Unanimous) – FWC Womens Bantamweight Title
  • Tim Moore def Chris Morris via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1, 4:40 – FWC Flyweight Title
  • Claire Fryer def Mel Malone via TKO, Rd 1, 1:26 – FWC Womens Super-Flyweight Title
  • Johnny Walker def Davin Marsh via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 0:27
  • Kenani Mangakahia def Belinda Sedgwick via Verbal Submission (Punches), Rd 1, 1:38
  • Mitch Heron def Suasday Chau via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 2:33

Fight Card (3×3 mins):

  • Damien Fraser def Zac Keenan via KO, Rd 3, 0:35
  • Zoie Shreweis def Megan Anderson via Decision (Majority)
  • Brad Richards def Cameron O’Neill via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Dane Snell def Ross McDonnell-Staff via Verbal Submission (Armbar)
  • Garrett Gross def David Meak via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jamie Lyngkuist def Spencer Slasberg via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Anthony Williams def Ben Ladlow via TKO, Rd 2, 1:42
  • Jiah Spinks def Brett Carr via Decision (Unanimous)