Brace (MMA)

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Brace
Private Company
IndustryMixed martial arts promotion
Founded2005
FounderKya Pate
Headquarters
Sydney
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Key people
Kya Pate, Frank Barca, Jez Margosis
WebsiteNONE

Brace (formerly known as Brace For War) was an Australian mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Brace was founded in 2005 by Kya Pate. In an interview with MMA Kanvas Kya Pate detailed what it is like to be the promoter of Australian MMA.[1]

Since 2009 Brace has staged 50 events in 9 cities over 4 Australian States. After following the standard MMA format, in 2014 Brace changed to an elimination tournament format based on the style of AFL, NRL, A-League soccer.[2] 8 Fighters per division compete in knock out elimination rounds all aiming to reach an end of season Grand Final event.[3]

Brace follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Broadcast partners[edit]

Brace is broadcast live on Network TEN exclusively in Australia and Fight Network based out of Canada

In November 2014, Brace signed a multi year multi event broadcast deal with Network TEN (a major Australian TV network), this is the first for any MMA event within Australia[4]

UFC Fight Pass will begin streaming Brace MMA live events and the promotion’s fight library later in 2015.[5][6][7]

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) Australia Duke Didier 9 April 2017 0
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Australia Rob Wilkinson 23 October 2015 1
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Australia Theo Christakos 26 November 2016 1
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) Australia Alex MacDonald 26 November 2016 0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Australia Jamie Mullarkey 6 November 2015 1
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Australia Jordan Lucas 22 November 2014 0
Women's Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Australia Rhiannon Thompson 11 November 2017 0

Upcoming events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
51 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Past Events list[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
50 Brace 51 11 November 2017 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
49 Brace 50 28 October 2017 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
48 Brace 49 8 April 2017 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
N/A Brace 48 N/A N/A N/A
47 Brace 47 18 March 2017 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
46 Brace 46 4 March 2017 RSL Southport Gold Coast, Australia, Australia
45 Brace 45 26 November 2016 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
44 Brace 44 8 October 2016 RSL Southport Gold Coast, Australia, Australia
43 Brace 43 1 October 2016 Cowles Stadium Christchurch, New Zealand
42 Brace 42 13 August 2016 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
41 Brace 41 17 June 2016 Lincoln Events Centre Christchurch, New Zealand
40 Brace 40 14 May 2016 RSL Southport Gold Coast, Australia, Australia
39 Brace 39 16 April 2016 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
38 Brace 38 26 March 2016 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
37 Brace 37 21 November 2015 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
36 Brace 36 19 September 2015 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
event cancelled[8] Brace 35 17 July 2015 Southport Sharks Gold Coast, Australia, Australia
35 Brace 34 23 May 2015 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
34 Brace 33 18 April 2015 Panthers Newcastle, Australia
33 Brace 32 20 March 2015 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
32 Tournament Season 1 Final 20 November 2014 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
31 Brace Ascend 2 15 November 2014 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
30 Brace 30 20 September 2014 AIS Arena Newcastle, Australia
29 Brace 29 9 August 2014 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
28 Brace 28 8 August 2014 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
27 Brace 27 17 May 2014 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
26 Brace Ascend 1 3 May 2014 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
24 Brace 25 21 December 2013 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
23 Brace 24 29 November 2013 AIS Arena Canberra, Australia
22 Brace 23 26 October 2013 Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville, Australia
21 Brace 22 21 September 2013 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
20 Brace 21 20 July 2013 North Sydney Leagues Club Sydney, Australia
19 Brace 20 25 May 2013 Broncos Leagues Brisbane, Australia
18 Brace 19 16 February 2013 Big Top Luna Park Sydney, Australia
17 Brace 18 21 December 2012 Convention Centre Canberra,Australia
16 Brace 17 27 October 2012 Southport RSL Gold Coast, Australia
(event cancelled)[9] Brace 16 16 June 2012 Southport RSL Gold Coast, Australia
15 Brace 15 28 April 2012 Ex-Services Bowling Club Coffs Harbour, Australia
14 Brace 14 18 February 2012 Convention Centre Canberra, Australia
13 Brace 13 19 November 2011 Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville, Australia
12 Brace 12 15 October 2011 Derwent Entertainment Centre Hobart, Australia
11 Brace 11 17 September 2011 Chandler Theatre Brisbane, Australia
10 Brace 10 27 August 2011 Convention Centre Canberra, Australia
9 Brace 9 4 June 2011 Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville, Australia
8 Brace 8 30 April 2011 Mansfield Tavern Brisbane, Australia
7 Brace 7 15 January 2011 Convention Centre Canberra, Australia
6 Brace 6 13 November 2010 Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville, Australia
5 Brace 5 14 August 2010 Broncos Leagues Brisbane, Australia
4 Brace 4 8 May 2010 Townsville Entertainment Centre Townsville, Australia
3 Brace 3 16 Jan 2010 Jupiters Casino Townsville, Australia
2 Brace 2 15 August 2009 Broncos Leagues Brisbane, Australia
1 Brace 1 27 March 2009 Broncos Leagues Brisbane, Australia

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Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Ireland (9 September 2014). "An insider's look: what's it really like to be a fight promoter?". Mmakanvas.ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ Mike. "Brace announce unique multi division title tournaments commencing 2014". Australian MMA News, Reviews, Interviews & Results. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ Bryan Henderson. "Out of Obscurity: Center Real Fights 14, PFC 7 and BRACE 31". Combat Press. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ Adam Ireland (13 November 2014). "Aussie MMA promotion Brace inks deal with Network10". Mmakanvas.ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "BRACE MMA". Ufc.tv. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  7. ^ Dunn, Matthew (8 October 2015). "UFC and BRACE broker content deal to broadcast bouts across the globe on UFC FIGHT PASS". News.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  8. ^ "BRACE 35". Tapology. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  9. ^ "BRACE 16". Tapology. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  10. ^ Sherdog.com. "Australian Fighting Championship Fights, Fight Cards, Videos, Pictures, Events and more". Sherdog. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

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