An Idiot’s Guide to Aussie and Kiwi Fighters UFC Fight Night 65: Part 2

The ‘Fight of the Century’ may well have now become ‘Hype of the Century’. With that much money and attention given to the Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout, barely a drop of blood was shed. While Dana White continues in his crusade to promote the sport as a skilled based competition, millions of martial arts fans now used to blood and gore in a fight arena turned away from their screens over the weekend disappointed from the lack of damage done in the 12 rounds of boxing. The void to be filled is now more urgent. We pray that the Australian UFC Fight Night will not disappoint.

Sydney MMA fighter Anthony Perosh faces anxious wait for clearance ...

Bring on the bloody Heavy Weights

Anthony Perosh is one solid Australian fighter: hardy and steadfast. He was born and raised in Sydney, but like many other Australians he has migrant parents (Croatia). At the age of 42 Perosh shows little interest in retiring or slowing down in the sport he loves. Since going pro in 2003, with the exception of 2005 he had managed at least one fight a year. As recent as November last year he was still capable of submitting his opponent in less than one round.

Perosh suffered a rather embarrassing knock out loss in 7 seconds in July 2012 vs Ryan Jimmo. This is the kind of setback that could put a person off for life, yet he returned to the Octagon in August 2013 vs Vinny Magalhães and won dramatically 14 seconds into the round also via knock out to regain his confidence.

Chingyin Ng, originally from Singapore had lived in London, UK and is now based in Melbourne Australia. She had trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including Muay Thai and Boxing. As MMA gains popularity in Australia and Asia, Chingyin follows all news and progress with enthusiasm and with her unique and bilingual background she is able to provide a different perspective.