Local MMA fighters The Mayocchi Brothers conquer New Zealand

Local MMA fighters, Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi, represented Australia last Saturday in New Zealand, with Kyle an Oceanic Junior Lightweight Champion and both boys undefeated MMA champions.

LAST Saturday, the Mayocchi Brothers, Kyle and Brodie, from Innisfail, represented Australia at the MMA Oceanic Championships at the EventFinda Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Brodie Mayocchi won his fight against Joe Barton (NZ) by submission, with a rear naked choke in the second round.

Kyle Mayocchi claimed a first-round victory against Isaac Thompson (NZ) by submission, with a head arm choke, and was crowned the Oceanic Junior Lightweight champion.

Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi extended their undefeated MMA record to 12 – 0.

Both won their fights on in Auckland, New Zealand, by submission. Kyle was also crowned the Oceanic Lightweight Champion.

“We have wanted to represent Australia in Mixed Martial Arts for a while and are so grateful we got the opportunity last Saturday, as a part of the IMMAFA Australian team.” 

The Mayocchi Brothers were up against very tough opponents and had to play it tight and heavy on the ground. 

Their three Australian teammates, Loni Doyle Filimoehala, Liam Forrest, and Erin Carter, had amazing fights. 

MMA Coach, Brian Ebersole, from Kings Academy of Martial Arts in New South Wales, made comment that Brodie and Kyle Mayocchi had such technical performances. 

“I can see what all the hype has been about, as I have only heard good things about both these young men, so welcome to Team Australia.”

Only five Australian athletes competed, as three were sidelined due to the recent New South Wales COVID-19 clusters, and two national team coaches were also unable to travel. 

Daryl Mayocchi from Fusion Fight and Fitness Innisfail worked alongside Ryan Dunstan and helped coach the Team Australia athletes. 

The Mayocchi Brothers especially wished to thank Ignite Martial Arts Academy for their help in the lead up and in the corner. 

They are also extremely grateful to Michael Kennedy and Gamebred Academy and Broz Martial Arts for the training while they were in Brisbane. 

The boys were appreciative of their coaches, training partners, sponsors, Ryan Dunstan for the experience in the corner, and especially the team at Fusion Fight and Fitness Innisfail.

These two Australian elite athletes have been invited to compete at the Classic PRO 3 Jiu-Jitsu super fight on July 10 at The Oriana Room, Mermaid Waters Hotel, on the Gold Coast. 

Brodie will be up against Vincent Pierce in the 69kg, whilst Kyle will battle it out with Isaac Bjornsson.

On September 4, Brodie Mayocchi will go into battle with fellow Beast Championships fighter, Liam Forrest, in the King of the South Beast Amateur Featherweight Championship 9 at Logan Metro Sports Centre.

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