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...

Official CFC 18 Poster

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Here’s the official poster for CFC 18 with myself featured. The designer for these posters does a far better job than any other promotion in Australia that’s for sure. Click on poster for a bigger version.

The New Website is Here!

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So I decided to change a few things in recent times. Have dedicated myself at the Flyweight class. A friend of mine wanted to create a new highlight reel for me which is in progress. I’ve been urged to be a bit more active on the interweb to write more, and even post videos. Which has basically lead me to upgrade my website too. So here it is!  Read more…

Sponsor: RVDDW – Reversal Australia

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Another special thanks and shoutout to Reversal Australia – RVDDW, who has kindly supported me for my upcoming fight at CFC 18 with some clothes and will have the privilege of me sporting their shorts. The privilege will definitely be more mine though as the shorts I’ll be wearing are great. To someone like me who is very picky with the shorts I wear into the cage as they need to be the right material, feel right on me, and won’t impede me in any way, I can happily say it passes on all fronts.  Read more…

Sponsor: All America EFX Supplements

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A special mention to All American EFX (AAEFX) Supplements who are kindly supporting me for my upcoming fight at CFC 18 on August 26th. They will be providing me with the necessary supplements to help me get through all the intense training sessions ahead and the recovery needed to keep doing it again and again till fight night.  Read more…

ONE Fighting Championship

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A new MMA promotion is starting up in Asia called One Fighting Championship and is looking to be the next big thing here in this region for MMA. The promotion is headed by the same director who headed the successful Martial Combat promotion out of Singapore most recently. ONE FC will also be based out of Singapore for its first show set to go on September 3rd and has been themed to be matching Champions vs Champions – which sounds like it’ll be a huge and exciting first show. Read more…

CFC 18 – Here cometh the Flyweights…

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After about a period of 4 months on the sidelines due to injuries and my last fight almost 9 months ago, my next appearance in the cage will be on August 26th at CFC 18 in Sydney. My opponent is scheduled to be Mark O’Callaghan from South Australia and the agreed fightweight will be at 58kg. Like myself, O’Callaghan has had to fight above his weight in most of his fights so this lighter weight fight will be good for the both of us. It will be a chance for both of us to showcase out skills and not be concerned about a bigger and heavier opponent. I think this formula alone will lead to a very fast paced and exciting fight. The UFC has brought in the lighter weight classes with exciting results, and I think the CFC bringing this fight in will result in an exciting fight as well. Read more…

CFC 17: Trekko vs Lisita

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Wishing my brothers in arms the best of luck this Friday. I’ll be flying up to support them. KP.

Reposting from Lion’s Den Academy website.

“CFC 17 is on this Friday June 3rd up on the Gold Coast with four of the boys fighting. Mo Kandeel, Steven Semrany and Adam Sarkis will be taking a step up in competition and making their CFC debut on this QLD show. Rob Lisita will be headlining the event with a Lightweight Title fight against Bernardo Trekko. Rob has trained very hard for this fight and we all believe his time is now, and you will be seeing a new Lightweight champ come Friday night. Rob is hungry and wants it more and has a lot of motivation for this fight. It should be a very good performance from Rob no doubt.

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CFC 16

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CFC 16 happened on Friday and was a great start to the CFC year. It was a much anticipated show for a couple reasons. Firstly, we hadn’t seen any CFC action since last October, and also because 5 of the fellas were fighting.

We ended up getting 4 out of 5 wins, with the loss coming by points decision for Alex, but the fight itself was easily the fight of the night. It was pretty much a standup war between the two. Chris Patterson started us off with a 1st round TKO win dropping his opponent with a nice elbow. Before that he landed a lot of good knees which hurt his opponent. Charlie Sukkar pulled off a first round armbar from the bottom. Was picked up and slammed a couple times, but he never let of the arm and the other guy eventually had to tap.  Josh Payne came away with a nice triangle/armbar combination finish in the first round as well. He too was not scared of the slam. :) And finally, as usual, Hector who is ex-Lion’s Den and now ATT, finished his opponent with some nasty elbows which cut his opponent open, and the doctor had to stop the fight. Read more…

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…

TUFFA 9

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TUFFA 9 happened on the weekend up at the Central Coast and two of the boys from Lion’s Den were fighting. Both boys won their fights. Charlie Sukkar didn’t mess around and took the fight to the ground and was able to work ground and pound, eventually making his way to mount and finishing the fight in the first round via ref stoppage. Steve Semrany went the 3 round distance coming back from a slow start to being more aggressive in the second round and third rounds and taking the unanimous decision. Great win for Steve who had lost his previous two fights and then having a layoff from fighting, so it was a much needed win for him. Read more…