A pair of Australian championship titles will be up for grabs when some of the country’s finest Muay Thai talents descend on Mandurah for the next Futures fight card later this month.
In what promises to be an all-out blitz of some of the best female fighters on the circuit, Emma Graham will take on Queensland’s Brooke Farrell for the WMC Australian 53 kilogram title in the main event, preceded by what looms as a ferocious bout between Victoria Callaghan and Brooke Cooper for the 59kg title.
Graham starred on the last Futures card in Mandurah when she won a crowd-pleasing four-way elimination battle in emphatic style, and she’ll be looking to keep that rolling when she steps into the ring against Farrell with a national title on the line.
The two title bouts highlight a card that event organiser Chantel Green predicts to be “an all-out bloodbath” with an overall 20 bouts to be held on the night – the most of any Futures card to date.
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Six local fighters, four from Green’s gym True Grit, will fight on the card while two state champions go head-to-head with WA’s Chris Watt taking to the ring against Queensland’s Jakeb Whitman.
Adding to the excitement is a rematch between Liz Earp and Kerianne McKay, who will look to settle things following a controversial decision in their last clash.
The card will continue its trend of going out of its way to promote female fighters, with a 50/50 ratio of both men’s and women’s bouts to be fought on the night.
It’s the best Futures event yet, according to Green, who said she was thrilled to be bringing another card to Mandurah’s fight fans.
“With the Australian titles on the line and the state champs going at it, that’s going to make this one a special one, no doubt,” she said.
“We’re just excited to bringing more of our sport to Mandurah – we get such a good response from the community and everyone backs us so we want to repay that faith with high quality events.
“Our sponsors are all local businesses and we couldn’t provide events like this without them.”
The event will be held at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Saturday, July 21.
Doors open at 5.30pm with the first fight kicking off at 6pm.
General admission tickets are going at $45 a head with children under the age of eight getting in free, while table seats are $65 a pop or $650 to reserve a table.
To make a booking or for further information on the event call Chantel Green on 0403 250 157.