AFC 9 Results: Nelson, Falciroli bag championship titles

Two championship titles were up for grabs on Saturday night, as Australian Fighting Championship hosted its ninth installment at the Big Top Marquee in North Albury Football Club, Albury, New South Wales.

While this was the promotion’s first caged event, it was also the first time that AFC ventured outside of its home state of Victoria as well.

AFC 9 was carried LIVE online over on, and commenced at 5:30 AM EDT.

The main event featured a Welterweight title tussle between KMA Top Team’s Corey Nelson and Callan Potter. Potter rocked Nelson in the early goings but was unable to pull off a Guillotine choke. A trip takedown courtesy of Potter arrived momentarily after but it was Nelson who gained top position after a neat reversal. Potter, though, tried locking in a Triangle choke but Nelson defended it well and started raining some heavy blows from full guard. Potter looked to be out of the contest and the referee duly jumped in to stop the contest at the 3:15 mark.

Nelson hence became the promotion’s new 170-lbs champ.

The Bantamweight title was contested between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Gustavo Falciroli and Legend FC veteran Kai-Kara France in the co-main event of the night. After garnering a takedown, Falciroli methodically maneuvered to take his opponent’s back and looked to sink in a Rear-Naked choke submission. Although Kara-France defended it well, in the scramble that ensued, he was caught in a D’arce choke and was forced to tap. Falciroli was thus awarded the promotion’s 135-lbs strap.

Elsewhere on the card, Alex Volkanovski rocked the venue to its very foundations with his upset victory over highly touted prospect, Rodolfo Marques. A big right hand from Volkanovski  at the 3:41 mark was all she wrote as Marques was sent crashing onto the canvas.

‘TUF: Nations’ competitor Daniel Kelly was also victorious on the night with a second round submission in his return to the AFC banner, while AFC Middleweight champion Steve Kennedy topped Daniel Way with a Unanimous Decision triumph in a tightly contest Catchweight affair.

Check out the full results below courtesy of the folks at Fight News Australia:

  • Corey Nelson def. Callan Potter via TKO (Punches) at 3:15 of Round 1
  • Gustavo Falciroli def. Kai Kara-France via Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 4:55 of Round 1
  • Steven Kennedy def. Daniel Way via Unanimous Decision
  • Daniel Kelly def. Ben Kelleher via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:41 of Round 2
  • Kael Coster def. Peter Davenport via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2
  • Alex Volkanovski def. Rodolfo Marques via KO (Punch) at 3:41 of Round 1
  • Anthony Cowley def. James Londrigan via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round 1


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Author:Thinesh John

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