Men of steel

THEY may be your everyday carpenters, chefs, paratroopers and gym instructors, but come Saturday night, these men will turn into full blown lean, mean fighting machines as they compete in Cage Conquest 3 at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

Craig Martin, Michael Moss, Chad McGillick and Giuliano Tiburzi make up the local fighters who will enter the cage on Saturday night for a bone-crunching bout of full mixed martial arts action.

The third instalment of Cage Conquest was postponed from October 2013, but is back and promises more fights and more action with a huge line-up of local professional and amateur fighters from the Shoalhaven and Illawarra taking on top national and international fighters in real full cage MMA competition.

Shoalhaven paratrooper Craig Martin will be fighting for the professional championship belt and hoped to make it a trio of wins for his third cage conquest bout.

West Nowra’s Michael Moss, 22, will look to continue his winning streak after scoring a 24 second knockout in Cage Conquest 2 and a one minute 20 seconds TKO in the second instalment.  

Moss is entered in the 77 kilogram category and has been training at Full Circle, Freestyle and Southern Fitness and Martial Arts gyms to prepare for the third bout.

“I trained really hard for the first contest that got postponed and I felt 100 per cent ready for that, so with all the training I have been doing for this one I feel 110 per cent ready,” he said.

A full-time instructor at Southern Fitness and Martial Arts, Chad McGillick has switched from his regular Muay Thai style to his first MMA fight in the 62 kilogram division.

 New addition to the team is Ulladulla’s Giuliano Tiburzi, who will compete in the 74 kilogram division.

“I am feeling pretty confident. I have got a great team around me and a good set of guys who have been really supportive,” he said.

Doors open at 6pm with the first fight at 7pm.

Tickets are available by visiting www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au 

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