BRACE 23 Results: Turkyilmaz finishes Manderson in just 26s

The main event was originally set to to feature the return of UFC vet Ben Alloway against submission virtuoso Rick Alchin, but an injury forced Alloway to the sidelines, forcing a new headliner to materialize in the form of Phuket Top Team’s new boy Gokhan Turkyilmaz versus Canada’s Kevin Manderson.

And it wasn’t a bad decision by any standards.

Prior to Turkyilmaz’s new start and new gym, he suffered a loss at DARE: Rebels of MMA. But he was determined to bounce back with a victory, and he did just that by finishing Kevin Manderson in just 26 seconds.

The co-main event, meanwhile, featured a Bantamweight tilt between Queensland natives Edwin Arana and Zack Hook. “El Bomba” managed to snap his three fight losing skid, but he had to work hard for it with a Majority Decision win.

In an eight bout fight card, there were seven finishes in total, five of which came in the first stanza.

Here are the results:


  • Gokhan Turkyilmaz def. Kevin Manderson via TKO (Punches) at 0.26 of Round 1


  • Edwin Arana def. Zack Hook via Majority Decision
  • Jamie Mullarkey def. Luke Hume via TKO (Punches) at 4:59 of Round 1
  • Jan Johannas van Aswegen def. Kris Spence via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:01 of Round 3
  • Eddie Trewin def. Paul Cavacus via TKO (Punches) at 0:14 of Round 1
  • Ben Games def. Craig Callaghan via TKO (Punches) at 4:02 of Round 2
  • Taela Kelly def. Mick Bosworth via TKO (Punches) at 4:10 of Round 1
  • Matt Eland def. James Fa’Aoso via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:35 of Round 1


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