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16 February, 2021

Mackay brown belt to fight in broadcasted match

MACKAY is full of many surprises that not even the average resident is aware of.

By Andrew Sorensen

Photo: Nataliya Vaitkevich

One such surprise, according to MMA Mackay head coach David Garnham, is the amount of skill hidden in the sugar city.

He said Mackay had one of the biggest fight teams outside of the capital cities, right here in Queensland.

He added there was quite a few national and state champions in his crew who were skilled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

“We got high level competitors but also just a real welcoming environment,” Garnham said

“We got multiple amateur national champions and we currently only have two professionals who are active at the moment.”

On March 20, Peter Templer is matched and will fight Jamie Spawn down at Brisbane.

The head coach said the fight will be broadcast live on UFC.

Spawn is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, whereas Templer has a brown belt but has a higher decorated MMA career.

Garnham said it will be a super tough fight for Templer but is excited none the less.

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