It was a day to remember for Martin Nguyen (7-0) as he left the BRACE cage with his unbeaten record in tact, and a championship title belt strapped around his waist.
BRACE 24 Results: Martin Nguyen claims vacant 145-lbs title in main event
The Australian took on Luke Standing (5-1) in a 145-lbs match-up that was billed as the toughest test of his career, and he passed with flying colors as a Referee Stoppage within a minute or so awarded him both a victory and the honor of being BRACE’s Featherweight title-holder.
BRACE 24 took place in Australia’s capital city of Canberra, at the AIS Arena in front of a packed audience. Nguyen-Standing served as the headliner for an eight-bout fight card. Unlike previous events, LIVE streaming was not offered this time around.
In the co-main event, Kevin Manderson (17-14-1) found himself in the win column once again as he swept the judges’ scorecards with a Unanimous Decision victory over promotional newcomer, Jacob Pettett (5-8).
Elsewhere, there were wins for Jeshua McPhail, Kitt Campbell, Steve McKinnon, Peter Cross, Amarbir Singh and Dimitar Dimitrovski.
Check out the results below:
- Martin Nguyen def. Luke Standing via TKO (Referee’s Stoppage) at 3:30 of Round 1 (For BRACE Featherweight Championship title)
- Kevin Manderson def. Jacob Pettett via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Dimitar Dimitrovski def. Craig Bath via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:00 of Round 1
- Amarbir Singh def. Matthew Darke via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:05 of Round 1
- Peter Cross def. Darwin Sugarit via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:23 of Round 1
- Steve McKinnon def. Bao Ho via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:39 of Round 1
- Jeshua McPhail def. Adam Corbett via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:55 of Round 2
- Kitt Campbell def. Talha Taslak via TKO (Referee’s Stoppage) at 0:53 of Round 1