The iconic Adelaide Oval has played host to a variety of sports over the years — from league to tennis, rugby to cricket, but, come November 3, South Australia’s hallowed grounds will become home to its most adrenaline-charged event yet, The Diamondback Fighting Championship (DFC) 9.
This Future Kings Sunday event will see the octagon set alight with the largest cast ever of South Australian fighting talent take to the stage in the cage including South Australia’s own judo Olympian Steve Brown, and knockout king Shane Mitchell taking on Hoshi Friedrick in the main event. Also on the card is heavyweight hero Brando Pericic, Jake ‘The Reaper’ Chynoweth, Tim “Flashbang” Rogers, and Adelaide lightweight Damian Volar — who has a score to settle after being KO’d with a head kick from Cartland in April.
The great thing about MMA in Australia, of course, is how many top-notch female fighters we have, too. DFC9 doesn’t disappoint on that front, with Amira “The Wandera” Hafizovic taking on Sarah Archer in the pro stakes. Hafizovic is the firm favourite to win this fight, but Aussie crowds love an underdog, and although it's her pro debut, Archers’ surprise 2018 Xtreme Fighting Championship strawweight belt taught us not to underestimate this pint-sized powerhouse!
The hottest ticket in town (or anywhere!)
With a whopping 13 fights on the card — more than ever before — it’s no wonder tickets for this event flew faster than Demetrious Johnson’s fists, but even if you don’t live in the Festival State, you don’t have to miss out. You can purchase a Live Stream from anywhere in the world (outside of SA) and witness every jab, trip and takedown as if you were right there watching on the venue’s 4 mega screens.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to be attending, throw an extra 5 bucks in the ring and get discounted entry to the HQ after-party, where you can celebrate another great event with fighters and teams – MMA is our nation’s most popular combat sports, but even the biggest champs like to meet their friendly fans in the flesh.