Reign Fighting 3 Preview: Three title fights headline card

Tim Moore

Reign fight returns to the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland this Saturday with their third installment being headlined by a trio of title fights.

In the main event Glen Pettigrew from Combat Lab gym will look to take home the Reign welterweight strap when he meets Western Australian Jack Della. Pettigrew is coming off an impressive decision win over Joel Kendrick last month at XFC 29 while Della will be looking at making it two in a row, following a first round win against Brandt Cogill back at Eternal 20 in October.

The semi-main event will be contested between popular local fighter Chris “Kewlbonez” Morris and Callum Lewis, with both vying for the Reign bantamweight title currently held by Morris. Morris has won three on the trot and has redemption on his mind, after he was matched up and submitted by Lewis during the grappling phase at The Ultimate Fighter trials a few years ago. Lewis on the other hand will be looking at restarting his career, having competed only once since 2013.

Undefeated flyweight Sean Gauci faces the toughest test of his career when he meets the defending Eternal flyweight title holder Tim Moore for the title. Training out of Melbourne Gauci is 3-0 however has not competed since a first round stoppage over Hayden Wright back in 2015. By his standards, Moore also had a quiet 2016, having just one fight – a loss to Japanese fighter Yusaku Nakamura at WSOF Global 3 in the Philippines. He did start his 2017 off with an imposing win over Paul Loga last month.

Also in a pro fight on the card, Garrett Gross and Ryan Gray will be hoping to finally meet in the cage after their match-up last month was cancelled when Gray suffered food poisoning on fight day while Diego Pereira matches up with Ryan Lambert.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Glen Pettigrew vs. Jack Della – Reign welterweight title
  • Chris Morris (c) vs. Callum Lewis – Reign bantamweight title
  • Tim Moore (c) vs. Sean Gauci – Eternal flyweight title
  • Garret Gross vs. Ryan Gray
  • Diego Pereira vs. Ryan Lambert

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Naveed Hassanzada vs. Hayden Harbutt
  • Rob Ohlander vs. Marko Slomovic
  • Dante Jackson vs. Dimps Gillies
  • Rasa Dasa vs. Jye Wyllie
  • Nicole Szepesvary vs. Tina Trinh
  • Zac Durant vs. Ken McAndrew
  • Molly O’Connell vs. Emma Chambers
  • Josh Butturini vs. Blake Harrison
  • Brooke Kenrick vs. Young Nghiem
  • Taj Fewquandi vs. Deegon McGurren
  • Bruce Qurbani vs. Ali Imran

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