Tyler Manawaroa made an impressive debut at middleweight and took his professional MMA record to an undefeated 9-0 with a first-round submission victory over William Namoa at Warriors Realm 17 on Saturday night. The 18 year-old fighter was fighting in front of his home crowd on Saturday at the event held at the Maroochydore Basketball Stadium on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The end came at 3:28 of the opening round by a rear-naked choke.
Also on the card, Manawaroa’s training partner Rob Giuffrida stopped Paul Ranse with a first-round TKO while Gokhan Turkyilmaz returned from training at the Tiger Muay Thai Gym in Phuket, Thailand to defeat Troy O’Connor from the Dog Factory in Townsville.
Unofficial Results with help from @twimmadotcom
Special congratulations should also go to Warriors Realm promoter Shane Balmer who successfully proposed to his partner Amelia in the cage.