Integrated MMA’s Gokhan Turkyilmaz (9-9) will return to the cage in Australia after a brief stint fighting in Asia with two wins in his last three fights. He weighed in slightly heavier than his opponent, Kevin Manderson (16-13), for their main event fight at lightweight.
Manderson, of Montreal, snapped a four-fight losing streak when he submitted Jon Leven in Canberra in December of 2012 and will be looking to keep the momentum rolling in his first cage outing for the year.
In the co-main event, El Salvador’s Edwin Arana takes on Brit Zack Hook, while Luke Hume will face off against Jamie Mullarkey in another featured bout with Hume looking for his second straight victory.
Former UFC fighter Benny Alloway was supposed to headline the show, but was ruled out for the year with an injury, meaning his scheduled fight with Rick Alchin was scrapped.
BRACE 23 Weigh-In Results
-Gokhan Turkyilmaz 70.30kgs Kevin Manderson 69.80kgs
-Edwin Arana 61.40kgs Zack Hook 60.90kgs
-Luke Hume 65.00kgs Jamie Mullarkey 66.10kgs
-Kris Spence 65.50kgs Jan Johannas Van Aswegen 66.00kgs
-Taela Kelly 69.90kgs Mick Bosworth 70.30kgs
-Paul Cavacus 75kgs Eddie Trewin 77kgs
-Craig Callaghan 69.30kgs Ben Games 70.50kgs
-James Fa’aoso 83.20kgs Matt Eland 84.20kgs