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Australian Fighting Championship

The Australian Fighting Championship is back!

During the 18-month layoff designed to broker some game changing partnerships, Adam and Kelly are excited to welcome new business partners and Directors Alan Jones, Christian Gaylard and Michael Tunzi. In addition, with the AFC’s strong presence in China we are happy to announce Harry Lin and Kevin Chang have also joined as Directors. Harry and Kevin are young successful businessman whom will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help continue the AFC’s growth in the Chinese market.

So, Australia’s #1 and premier MMA promotion will showcase its 23rd instalment on December 1st, In a card to be headlined by two epic title fights.

First, the AFC Welterweight Champion will be on the line when reigning Champion Theo Christakos defends his title against the dangerous Andrew Mills. Theo will make his first defence of the title after defeating Anton Zafir back at AFC 22 and in doing so will look to establish himself as the best Welterweight in the Country.

In the second title fight the AFC Lightweight Title will be on the line. For the time being we’ll provide you with a little teaser and all we can say is the best Lightweight in the Country will take on a devastating internationally born striker with the winner claiming the vacant Lightweight strap. More details will be announced shortly.

And as if that’s not enough, middleweight wrecking machine Priscus Fogagnolo will take on American standout Joseph Henle with the winner looking to book a date with AFC Middleweight Champion Glenn Sparv sometime in the very near future.

As it has become customary with the AFC, the rest of the card will feature some of the best fighters from Victoria, interstate and abroad ensuring a night of fights that showcases the best of today and tomorrow. As witnessed at the last UFC Melbourne card, many of the Australian and New Zealand fighters whom fought so gallantly first competed on the AFC and have since made their way to the biggest show in the world.

In further exciting news, the AFC has partnered up with UFC Fight Pass and as such AFC 23 will be streamed live through UFC Fight Pass. This will provide our athletes with a platform for unrivalled exposure ensuing their continual growth in the sport, and also the opportunity for fans all around the globe to sit back and watch this world class card.

Tickets will be on sale next week; and the remainder of the card will be realised over the coming days.

As it has been the case for many years now, the Australian Fighting Championship will continue to change the DNA of MMA.

Article by – Josh Warner

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