Eternal 33 – Event Recap
PHILLIP KIM TAKES HOME GOLD
Eternal MMA 33 made its return to Southport Sharks, Gold Coast last night. The vacant flyweight title was up for grabs and a much-anticipated rematch with two top ANZ Lightweights.
Australia’s Philip Kim and one of New Zealand’s biggest prospects, Braydan Graham battled for gold. It went the full three rounds with Kim dominating the much smaller Graham. Kim’s speed and constant smothering out performed the 2016 IMMAF world champion. The fast paced fight delivered some slick Jiu-Jitsu from both fighters allowing both men to showcase their individual skill. Some big ground and pound from Kim, secured him all three rounds and ultimately seen him take the belt home. “We did it baby” screamed Kim, as he looked to his team with the belt wrapped around him.
Kim who fight’s out of Team Persoh Mixed Martial Arts in Penrith NSW, now moves to 4-0 and continues to impress. If he continues to impress the way he has thus far, he may soon see international contracts flying his way.
JOBLIN, BACK ON TRACK
The main event, a rematch between Eternal’s 2017 Fighter of the Year, Brentin Mumford and New Zealand’s Kieran Joblin.
Much like the first fight, both fighters had their fair share of control landing some big take downs. The third round however saw the New Zealander stay in control landing some heavy body shots and brutal elbows securing the round, and the fight. Both fighters showed a tremendous amount of heart and respect for each other.
The win put’s Joblin back in the green after entering the fight on a three fight skid. “I went through a bit of a rough patch there for a while good to get the win again” speaking with Tenera Nathan in the post fight interview.
The night included two stand out performances, one from Team Perosh MMA’s Nurbolat Kuandyk and the other from up and coming Kings Academy’s Daniel Ung.
Nurbolat Kuandyk defeated Eternal MMA’s Former Featherweight Champion Garrett Gross in 4:28 seconds into round 3 with an arm bar submission. The Team Perosh standout showed a great amount of potential in the cage having already a very technical Jiu-Jitsu game.
Daniel Ung moves to 2-0 after defeating Noah Cooney. It was Ungs body leg kicks that stood out, despite being knocked down in the first, Ung continued to plaster Cooney’s body with them. The end of the fight all three judges gave Ung the nod. Great heart and talent was shown.
FULL CARD RESULTS
Main Event: Kieran Joblin def. Brentin Mumford 29.28 29.28 29.27
Flyweight Title: Philip Kim def. Brayden Graham 30.27 30.27 30.26 for the Flyweight Title
Nurbolat Kuandyk def. Garrett Gross via submission rear naked choke 4:28 seconds Round 2.
Jasper Dunphy def. Kemara Osborne UD 30 – 27 x3
Josh Grove def. Hoawi Selwyn UD 30:27
Daniel Ung def. Noah Cooney UD 29-28 x 3
Tyrell Woollcott def. Travis Robertson TKO 2:51seconds into Round 2
Wade Kelly def. Mark Herman UD 29 – 28 x 3
Jayden Binnie def. Steve Parry rear naked choke 2:25 seconds into Round 3
Yosuf Popal def. Jason Knowles TKO :49 seconds into Round 2