Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

WARRIORS FIGHT; Blood and Guts in the Cage

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

WARRIORS FIGHT; Blood and Guts in the Cage

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

MARTIAL ARTS: Expect blood and guts when Mackay's first caged mixed martial arts fights are held at Candlestick Park basketball stadium on August 4.

aThis is the real deal, there is going to be a lot of blood and guts,a Mackay jiu-jitsu fighter Aaron Voois said yesterday of the Warriors Realm event, Australia's first caged mixed martial arts series.

Voois is one of several Mackay fighters who will fight bouts on the under-card of the series, which will also go to Gladstone on August 18.

He said international fighters would headline the show, which had created a lot of interest in the martial arts scene in Mackay.

aThere will be some decent fighters here, they're talking about international fighters from Japan and other places,a he said.

aThe bouts are of three five-minute rounds, and there is always a referee in there at all times.

aIf you cop an elbow or something like that they'll stop the fight if you're bleeding too much. …

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