Fuji Sports Australia Sponsorship


Very happy to announce I have some new sponsors and have been selected to be a part of the Fuji Sports Australia Fight Team for 2014. Ever since I got back Read more...

Eternal MMA - Feb 21st 2014


I will be going up a weight class in my next fight which will be on Feb 21st on the Gold Coast, QLD Australia on Eternal MMA against Reece Read more...

BJJ Black Belt


So I was awarded my BJJ Black Belt a week ago and being such a monumental milestone I have been meaning to take the time to write some words Read more...

One FC: Warriors and Champions


I'll be making my One FC debut on September 13th on their "Champions & Warriors" card being held in Jakarta, Indonesia. And it wouldn't be fitting if I wasn't Read more...

Cabra Kai Mixed Martial Arts


So an idea which was embarked on about 10 months ago and a journey which started about 8 years ago I'm proud to say that my own little gym Read more...

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Conan Silveira

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With CFC 16 around the corner and Hector Lombard fighting as the main event, Hector’s Coach, Conan Silveira spared some time to come down the Lion’s Den to take us through a few things.

We went through a few armbars and triangles from the ground point of view, as well as some takedown tips from the feet. All in all it was a great session and everything was valuable coming from the coach of some of the best MMA fighters in the world. Read more…

Aussie Gold: The Top MMA Fighters Down Under

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In a leadup to UFC 127 in Australia, FIGHT Magazine recently published an article on who they believe the top MMA prospects in Australia are. I believe the list isn’t who they think is necessarily the best at the moment, but more the fighters to look out for. Fortunately for myself, they’ve given me a mention for the Flyweight division which is at 125 lbs. Read more…

Oceania No Gi Championships 2010

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On Sunday myself and a number of other Lion’s Den team mates competed at the 1st Oceania No Gi Championships run by Events BJJ. Personally, I really enjoy the no gi competitions more than the gi ones, so when this came up, I made sure I got in.

My usual fighting weight is 61kg, however because of the limited number of entrants at my belt level, they had only two weight classes – Under 73kg and Over 73kg. This to me isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as I normally only get maybe one match at my normal weight class, so this ensured I had more people to compete against (if I win my matches of course). Read more…

CFC 15 – Back on the Winner’s List

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So after a losing streak of fights which had all sorts of misfortunes leading up to them, I’m finally back with a win. And I have to say it feels great. The preparation for this fight was very good and it was the first time in a long time that i walked into the fight with hardly any nerves at all. I was feeling very relaxed. That can be attributed to the fact that my preparation was very good and all my training partners put in a lot of effort and time in getting me ready. Thanks guys. Read more…

MMA Apparel / I Am Senshi Sponsors

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Just a quick shout out to some sponsors for my upcoming fight at CFC 15. MMA Apparel is a new online store selling MMA themed shirts and brands. One of the brands they stock which is co-sponsoring is I Am Senshi (warrior inspried fashion) based in the UK. Their designs are pretty cool and quite different from the usual MMA brands you get. Read more…

CFC 15: Oct 8th – Gold Coast

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Been a delay making an official post on this, but I’ve been bit busy. However, I will be fighting this Friday on the Gold Coast at CFC 15 against Tyson “Kamikaze” Kroehn. This should be a very entertaining fight and I’m very excited to fight Tyson. Had a confirmation on the fight a while ago, so have had good preparation for it. What do I know about Tyson? I know he’s a good kid and growing into a very good fighter. I’m very sure there will be much respect in both directions come fight time. Read more…

The Mental Game…

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Been a while since my last update but, I’m Back… Those two words have a greater meaning now, and will so in the coming weeks. This post won’t dwell too much on the past, but I will say that there has been a lot going on in the last couple months. A lot of distractions away from the fighting game and when your head and heart isn’t in it, then it’s very difficult to focus on fighting. My last fight which was taken on a week’s notice was probably used more as a distraction from the distractions. Not a smart thing to do. But I did, and it’s a lesson learnt, like all things we do in life. Read more…

Late fight entry to TUFFA 7 – Campbelltown

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So after a few people pulling out of TUFFA 7, I was offered to fight on the card a couple days ago which is set for this Saturday the 28th. It’s not exactly a lot of notice, but after some consideration and some extra negotiation, I’ve decided to take the fight against Nick Honstein from the USA, who is fighting out of Platinum Extreme gym. Read more…

Martial Combat 5 – Wrap up

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Back in Aus from Singapore for ESPN’s Martial Combat 5 and had a bittersweet experience. The overall trip was awesome as it was a great experience fighting overseas for the first time. We were well looked after by the promoters and everything was run exceptionally well. The atmosphere was great and it was fun being around so many fighters before, during and after the fights. Travelling with the Lion’s Den team was also a load of fun.

On the down side though, both Josh and I came back with a loss. For my fight, I felt I controlled most of my fight and did what was needed to win the fight. Everyone i’ve spoken to who has seen the fight believes I got robbed of the win. I’ve watched the fight again myself and I don’t know what the judges were seeing, and have no clue as to how they were scoring. I even had a CSA judge from Australia have a look at it, and based on agression, ring control, takedowns and groundwork, I should have won the fight. My opponent did land a few punches here and there, but they were not significant and I don’t think he did anything else worth scoring. As the saying goes, you don’t want to leave it in the hands of the judges, but I think they got it very wrong.

Overall, besides the dubious decision, everything else was awesome which made up for the loss I guess. I hope I get asked to come back on a future show to finish a fight and not leave it in the hands of the judges again.

Here’s footage of my fight if you want to judge if I got robbed or not.

CFC14 Opponent Update: Karnage vs Edwin Arana

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My initial opponent for CFC 14, Dallas Lennon has had to pull out of the fight this coming Saturday due to a staph infection. I know it sucks to have to pull out so close to a fight, and staph is never fun, so I wish Dallas a speedy recovery.

In his place, Edwin Arana from QLD has accepted to take the fight. I’ve already had one teammate miss out on fighting this weekend due to his opponent pulling out too, and the promoter unable to find him a replacement, so he was super bummed about it, but I’m happy all my training will not go to waste a least and I still have a fight.

Edwin last fought on Brace for War 4 against Tyson Kroehn where Edwin won a three round war via TKO. From what I know he is a tough fighter so it should be a very good fight on Saturday.

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