Mixed Martial Arts fighters the Mayocchi Brothers from Innisfail will represent Australia and take on New Zealand

Local MMA fighters, Kyle (left) and Brodie Mayocchi, will represent Team Australia at the New Zealand Combat Sports Expo in Auckland, New Zealand, this Saturday. Photo: Maria Girgenti

THE Mayocchi Brothers from Innisfail were named in Team Australia, recently announced by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA).

Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi will be two out of Australia’s ten best amateur athletes to travel to Auckland, for an epic Australia against New Zealand at the New Zealand Combat Sports Expo this Saturday, June 26.

Australasian titles are on the line, and the best athletes will be on show at New Zealand’s biggest martial events event, where they will be vying for the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 MMA World Championships in November.

Fusion Fight and Fitness Innisfail coaches, Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi, were selected to represent Australia in the MMA Oceanic Championships.

Both boys gained selection after they won gold at the Australian IMMAAF Oceanic Open Championships in 2020 on the Gold Coast, and earlier this year at the BJJ Australia Open in Bryon Bay, where they retained their number one ranking in Australia with the IMMAFA.

This is a huge achievement for our 16-and 17-year-old boys, who still attend high school.

Brodie Mayocchi will be up against Joe Barton (NZ), whilst Kyle Mayocchi will be up against Isaac Thompson (NZ) for the Australasian Junior Lightweight title.

Codey Toft and Jonathan Kuhn from Fusion Fight and Fitness were also selected to compete in New Zealand but were unable to be matched with opponents.

As with any sport, there will be a fierce rivalry between both nations at the Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi are looking to extend their undefeated 11-0 record but know it will be an extremely tough challenge on the opposition’s home territory.

After the boys return home, they have been invited as two of Australia’s elite athletes 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.

Classic PRO is a platform for elite grapplers to showcase their skills. Matches are 10 minutes and submission only. 

In the case of no submission, a judging panel will decide the winner based on positive action.

Tickets have already almost sold out, so keep an eye out for the link to the live stream on the www.classicjiujitsu.com.au website.

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