UFN 10 and BFW 47 MMA results Sydney

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SPMA Concord went 3 wins 2 losses in two MMA shows in Sydney in March. At Urban Fight Night in Sydney on Saturday 4th March Philip Kim and Adam Assunção won their matches by Rear Naked choke in the first round and Joey Belfiore lost by KO in the 3rd round. They all put in fantastic performances. Every single one of them was a professional pre-fight, during the fight and post fight. They were … [Read more...]

Abu Dhabi Pro, Sydney Cup, IBJJF results

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SPMA Concord had a fantastic perofrmance in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu jItsu) competions across Sydney in February and March. SPMA Concord had 7 students compete at the BJJ pro gi trials on Sunday 19th February in Sydney. They won 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. Frances Bavaro, Jeshua McPhail and Natasha Iacono won gold medals, Guy Vaccaro and Amelia Roufas won silver medals and Frances Bavaro … [Read more...]

Grappling Industries Sydney 12th February

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A big day of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu JItsu) competition at the Grappling Industries Competition on Sunday 12th February. SPMA Concord students had over 90 matches in total. They won 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. Gold to Steve Rudic, Jeshua McPhail, Stef Boitano and Guy Vaccaro. Silver to Jeshua McPhail, Rebecca Beuk, Nobby Kuandyk and Anthony Roufas (Double). Bronze to Nobby Kuandyk, Steve … [Read more...]

Events BJJ Competition in Sydney

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The first BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) competition of the year was held in Sydney on 29th January at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. SPMA Concord’s team of 26 competitors won 5 gold, 13 silver and 4 bronze medals. The team had 16 adults and 10 kids compete and out of the 16 adults 10 of them were coloured belts! A good start to the year. Here are the results. In the adults divisions Jeshua … [Read more...]

Tyson Pedro wins in his MMA debut!

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Well done to Tyson Pedro on his win in his UFC debut in Melbourne! I got to train a session with him before his fight. Got to train with fellow UFC veteran James Te Huna too. Thanks to Shaun Sullivan from Lions High Performance Centre for inviting me to do some BJJ wirh him. … [Read more...]

Top 25 UFC Walk out songs

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My walkout song of 25 my mma fights made the Top 25 list of UFC fighter walk out songs.  Check out the link! … [Read more...]

A history of RCJ Machado BJJ in Australia

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All of my BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) students in my Sydney gym SPMA Concord must know the following brief history. It is very important to know where you came from. Look at that photo from the BJJ competition and seminar on the 10th-11th September in Melbourne! Rigan Machado is in the middle and is a BJJ 8th Degree Coral Belt. On his left is John Will (5th degree), on his right is myself (4th … [Read more...]

A retirement gift from the UFC

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Yesterday I received this gift from the UFC! It was a great and fun ride to fight and win in the UFC. Thanks to Tom Wright, Peter Kloczko and everyone at the UFC and UFC Australia. I miss it already but now I will concentrate on teaching and helping my students fulfill their goals! … [Read more...]

I am retiring from MMA fighting

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I'm retiring from fighting in MMA. I‘ve had a great career in MMA spanning 12 years, 25 fights, 15 wins & 5 wins in the UFC all by stoppage and 3 by Rear Naked Choke. I always went out for the win by stoppage and I am proud of what I have achieved in my career. I am 43 years old (young!) and I told myself I would retire if I either couldn’t keep up with the training, didn’t want it anymore … [Read more...]

UFC 193 Melbourne results

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I didn't get the win today. I am physically OK but disappointed. A big thank you to Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn and everyone at JacksonWink MMA for coaching and supporting me. A big thank you to Shaun Sullivan and Steven Rudic for coaching me and being in my corner. Big thanks to Alicia Martinez and Beau Hightower from ELITE-OSM for keeping me together. And big thanks to my family and friends … [Read more...]