Urban Fight Night 8 lineup for Saturday night in Sydney: Familari vs. Najim, Francis vs. King

Western Sydney based promotion Urban Fight Night returns this Saturday night with a massive 19 fight pro/am lineup set to take place at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Liverpool.

Headlining the pro portion of the card is a bantamweight clash between Australian Top Team product James Najim and MMA 24/7 trained Mark Familari from Western Australia.

The hometown favorite in the main event, Najim remains undefeated following a handful of amateur fights and two pro appearances, with all his victories so far coming by stoppage. Most recently, “Jumanji” dispatched Paul Traish with a first round knockout at Urban Fight Night 7 in May.

Najim goes into what will be his first pro main event against Broome’s Familari, who will be eager to kick off his pro career on a high following mixed results as an amateur.

In the co-main event, Brace veteran David Francis takes on the experienced Jeff King at middleweight. Francis was enjoying 2015 victories against Reza Almasi and Jasper Dunphy, both by first round stoppages, before coming across Beau Rawiri at Superfight 2 earlier this year. He lost a close split points decision to the Kiwi on the night, and will now look to turn it around against fellow Sydney fighter Jeff King, who has over 17 fights behind him and has faced some of the top fighters in the country in his time.

Rounding out the pro card, Sydney’s Alby Figueira and Perth’s Ryan Robertson will square off in an interstate flyweight bout, welterweights James Londrigan and William Namoa will collide and Joshua Culibao and Simon Arentz will meet at featherweight.

Headlining the amateur card will be a lightweight title clash between Sydney fighters Alex Gorgees from Australian Top Team and Blake Donnelly from Fafie MMA.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Mark Familari vs. James Najim
  • David Francis vs. Jeff King
  • Alby Figueira vs. Ryan Robertson
  • James Londrigan vs. William Namoa
  • Joshua Culibao vs. Simon Arentz

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Blake Donnelly vs. Alex Gorgees – Amateur Lightweight Title
  • Cameron Rowston vs. Sani Laititi
  • Donald Nairn vs. Alistar Keenan
  • Hayder Khudair vs. Wayne Cummins
  • Heath Knight vs. Patrick Stellino
  • khan wilson vs. Sezgin Er
  • Matt Vest vs. Tyrone Georgiadis
  • Adam Bailey vs. Peter Boskovski
  • Joel Kendrick vs. Jaron Smith
  • Jack McLackland vs. Hayden Harbutt
  • Louis Masciantonio vs. Mone Teaupa
  • Pete Dawson vs. Helio Pinto
  • Antonio Bagnato vs. Jacob Cooper
  • Kaleb Rideout vs. Chris Tuckley

* Fight card is subject to change

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