Nitro 12: ‘The Art of War’ updated fight card



Logan City, Gold Coast – Nitro 12 ‘The Art of War’ features 3 title fights, headlined by Gokhan Turkyilmaz and Issac Tisdell for the vacant Nitro MMA lightweight championship. The updated fight card includes a previously unannounced match-up between Jodie Struzik vs Megan Anderson according to Nitro’s Scott Ferris.

Issac Tisdell (5-2) has not fought since Nitro 10, where he defeated welterweight Josh Smith. At Glory MMA 2, Tisdell defeated Alex MacDonald, via unanimous decision, showcasing his flamboyant style including a ‘front flip kick’ (watch below).


Gokhan Turkyilmaz (12-11) has fought both abroad and at home in 2014. ‘The Pitbull’ TKO’d mutual opponent Alex MacDonald at Nitro 11 and defeated Philippines’ Vaughn Donayre at Global Fighting Championships 3 in Dubai, via unanimous decision. At Brace 23 (2013) Turkyilmaz defeated Canadian MMA veteran Kevin Manderson via strikes in 0.26 seconds of round 1 (watch below).


American Ben Nguyen (11-6) will look to defend the Nitro bantamweight title he took at Nitro 11 with a first round knockout of Julez ‘The Jackel’ Rabaud. His opponent in the co-main event is Reece Mclaren (6-2).


‘The Art of War’ is set for October 11 from the Logan Entertainment Centre, Gold Coast.


Nitro 12

Isaac Tisdell vs Gokhan Turkyilmaz – lightweight title

Ben Nguyen vs Reece Mclaren – bantamweight title

Luke Morris vs Chris Morris ‘Kewl Bones’ – flyweight title

Brentin Mumford vs Alex Macdonald

Ryan Heketa vs Joep Beerepoot

Jodie Struzik vs Megan Anderson

Luke Wright vs Saeid Fatahi

Mick De Lawarr vs Richard Tuala

Ed Arana vs Ashkan Mokhtarian

Maui Tuigamala vs Shane Mitchell

Cam O’Neill vs Blake Russo


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Author:Michael Job

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2 Comments on “Nitro 12: ‘The Art of War’ updated fight card”

  1. Michael Job
    September 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on Once Were Wimps.


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