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The third instalment of Fight Night Championship is in the books staying true to their previous trend of building on the Jiu-Jitsu culture in Australia via world-class exciting competitions.

The atmospheric feel to an FNC event is all but trademarked at this point, with the evenings matches rolling out exactly as the name suggests. Matches are introduced, spectated, and appreciated one by one as the crowd assumes a singular identity captivated by the rolls under the spotlight.

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Grappling goods: Author Brown Rashguard

You come for the matches, you'll stay for the ambience and return for the appetite once a higher level of Jiu-Jitsu gets a hold of you. No sweaty, packed to the mats gymnasium, but a climate that puts the grappling on a pedestal.

South East Queensland was represented in full force from top to bottom in grappling battles that kept the spectating congregation wide-eyed and wondering the outcome over and over. 

To keep up to date with the latest FNC and associated events, follow Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Australia for more higher-level grappling for competitors and spectators alike. 



Vicente Cavalcanti vs Miguel Alencar Flores Jnr - Black Belt Super Heavyweight Title

In the main event slot, Vicente Cavalcanti of Southside Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Miguel Alencar Flores Junior of Gracie Barra Burleigh Heads went back and forth in the 20-minute main event.

Cavalcanti found a home for his patented guard game and forced Flores into a technical battle to pass and work for a dominant position at the peril of being swept or submitted. 

A high-level chess game that had the hush of the crowd throughout as they looked on enamoured at the detail of the two world-class black belts.

Official result: Draw, 20:00

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Franco Alva Ugaz vs Paolo César Lima

In the co-main slot, Medium heavyweights Franco Alva Ugaz (Southside Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.) and Paulo César Lima (Galeb Brothers BJJ Gold Coast QLD) tumbled from leg attack to leg attack in a measured and methodical gi match with both competitors earning the respect of the other. 

With no clear winner at the end of the official time, the bout is determined a draw in a close exchange of brilliant matchmaking. 

Official result: Draw

Credit: Callum Cooper Photography

Credit: Callum Cooper Photography

JayJay Te Huia vs Jamie Sporne

In the open rank no-gi division, brown belt JayJay Te Huia (Infinity Martial Arts) met recent black belt recipient Jamie Sporne (One Purpose BJJ) in an exceptionally dynamic match with both men putting the pedal to the floor to secure a sub in true no-gi fashion.

Both fighters pushed the pace and took advantage of any opportunity to sneak in a crack at a tap before time expired in a brilliant exhibition of high-level no-gi action. 

Official Result: Draw

The rest of the card as follows:

Thiago Lucas Ferreira (Axis Jiu-Jitsu Academy Members) V Felippe Beltrão Martins (Galeb Brothers BJJ Gold Coast QLD)

Official result: Felippe Beltrão Martins wins via Bow & Arrow Choke at 7:39

Purple belt - Catchweight (61kg) - Bruce Qurbani (Southside Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.) V Sean Macfarlane (Galeb Brothers BJJ Gold Coast QLD)

Official result: Sean Macfarlane wins via Armbar at 4:53

Purple belt - Medium Heavyweight - David Sparrow Eldridge (Southside Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.) V Glen Pettigrew (Noke Martial Arts)

Official result: Glen Pettigrew wins via Collar choke at 7:15

Purple belt - Heavyweight - Alex Hong (Garra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brisbane Australia) V Kahn Asgill (Base Training Centre)

Official result: Alex Hong wins via Kimura at 5:37

Blue belt - Catchweight (89kg) - Ruapounamu James Erceg (Legacy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) V Alex Butschies (Full Metal Jiu-Jitsu)

Official result: Ruapounamu James Erceg wins via Straight ankle lock at 4:32

Blue belt - Lightweight - Justin Hammond (Axis Jiu-Jitsu Academy Australia) V Michael Kan (One Purpose BJJ)

Official result: Draw

Blue belt - Catchweight (81kg) - Brentos Roach (Infinity Martial Arts) V George Dailly (Integrated MMA HQ)

Official result: Brenton Roach wins via Baseball bat choke at 3:20


The next Fight Night Championship is slated for December 14 and will feature black belts Ben Hodgkinson vs Pasha Stolyar and UFC veteran Kyle Noke against Dan Ronan so follow Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Australia here to keep up to date with events and support a higher level of Aussie grappling.


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