BIG CROWD FOR FIGHT NIGHT
ABOUT 1000 fight fans flocked to the Whitsunday PCYC on Saturday night for all the adrenaline and excitement of Airlie Fight Night II.
The massive crowd were certainly not left disappointed as all the fighters gave their absolute best in 15 the explosive boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts.
Whitsunday Martial Arts (WMA) and LA Entertainment were behind the event with WMAproviding fighters for all the bouts except one, including six first time fighters who were involved in the Fight Night Experience program.
The headline bout saw home town favourite and WMAcoach Anton Zafir score an impressive TKO win over Tristan Murphy, much to the delight of the fired-up crowd.
There were plenty of other highlights on the night including the incredible 12-second knockout win by Shane Vorstman in his first ever MMA bout, the fast hands of WMA boxer Shane Allen who dominated his opponent in all three rounds and a brutal TKO victory by Leki Tuitupou in the co-main event.
Zafir and his fellow WMA coach Dan Zealand said it was an absolute pleasure to bring the public those fights and thanked all the fighters, sponsors and supporters that helped make the night a success.
RING SIDE: Airlie Fight Night II ring girls Bec Shield and Lara Mitton with referee Pete Hickmott from Mixed Martial Arts Australasia.
DREAM DEBUT: Whitsunday Martial Arts' Shane Vorstman made short work of his opponent Dean Rutland in his MMA debut on Saturday night, notching a technical knock-out victory 12 seconds into their encounter.
HEADS UP: Anton Zafir, left, puts a knee into his opponent Tristan Murphy during his impressive win at Airlie Fight Night II.
BLOW FOR BLOW: Shane Allen and Josh Mackenzie trade blows in their boxing match at Airlie Fight Night II on Saturday night. Allen was declared the winner on points by unanimous decision.
TAKE DOWN: Leki Tuitupou, on the left in red trunks took down George Wilson in their thrilling MMA bout at Airlie Fight Night II on Saturday at the Whitsunday PCYC.