Hex Fight Series 17

Melbourne Pavilion 135-157 Racecourse Rd Kensington
Friday 26th October 2018
Doors Open 6:30pm Show Starts 7:00pm

It’s time for fight fans to buckle up, as Australia’s premier mixed martial arts promotion joins forces with a Chinese MMA powerhouse, to deliver a highly anticipated event that is not to be missed.

Live from the Melbourne Pavilion on Friday October 26th. Hex Fight Series teams up with Kunlun Fight, to deliver Hex Fight Series 17. The historical event is gearing up to thrill the crowd with an onslaught of world class MMA action inside the cage.

The main event of the evening will see reigning Hex Fight Series Flyweight King, Charlie “El Guerrero” Alaniz, defend his strap against his most dangerous challenger to date, Zhang Meixuan. The last time Hex fans saw their Flyweight Champion, he defended his title in thrilling fashion scoring himself a 3rd round submission victory at Hex 11. The highly talented Californian possesses an incredible wrestling pedigree, and mixes it with exceptional striking skills. Zhang Meixuan presents a dangerous challenge to Alaniz’s belt, as the Chinese MMA veteran has achieved 18 wins as a professional, with 16 coming via stoppage. The title bout has all the makings to be a true classic.

In the co-main event, former Hex Fight Series Welterweight Champion, Kitt “The Killer” Campbell will continue on his path back to the title when he takes on the most experienced opponent that he’s faced thus far, China’s Zhang “The Warrior” Lipeng. Campbell has a habit of thrilling the crowd with an exciting combination of world class Judo and devastatingly powerful striking skills, “The Killer” will need to bring all those skills when he steps into the cage on October 26th. As a UFC veteran who has achieved an impressive 27 victories as a professional, including an outstanding 20 stoppages, Lipeng brings a phenomenal resumé into his Hex debut. Fight fans will be eagerly anticipating this thrilling Welterweight clash.

The thoroughly stacked undercard will showcase a vast array of talent, with an exciting combination of heavy hitters, submission specialists, MMA veterans and talented rising stars.

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Hex Fight Series brings fans a thrilling Flyweight title bout as Charlie “El Guerrero” Alaniz faces Zhang Meixuan.

Reigning Hex Flyweight Champion Charlie Alaniz returns to the Hex cage to defend his crown on October 26th. The last time Hex fans saw their Flyweight Champion, it was during a thrilling title defense, where he stopped the dangerously talented Hiroki Yamashita with a 3rd round arm triangle submission. Alaniz boasts an impressive mixture of high-level wrestling and crisp striking, he has achieved 11 victories as a professional, including 7 via finish. Now, the Hex Flyweight King will look to use those skills to keep the strap firmly around his waist when he returns at Hex 17.

Zhang Meixuan arrives on the big stage of Australian MMA with an impressive resumé. The highly talented Chinese warrior has racked up 18 victories as a professional, including 11 submissions and 5 KO’s, with 8 stoppages coming in the 1st round. Meixuan has a habit of putting on exciting performances inside the cage, and he now looks to use that dangerous skill-set to dethrone the Hex Flyweight Champion on October 26th.

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Hex Fight Series delivers a thrilling Welterweight clash as Saeid Karsaz takes on Dane Beeby.

Saeid “The King” Karsaz returns to the Hex cage fresh off an impressive 1st round KO victory over Ciaran Daly at Hex 16. The talented Iranian warrior is a regular training partner to UFC standout Jake Mathews. With heavy hands, and a powerful wrestling pedigree to match, “The King” is a force to be reckoned with inside the cage. Karsaz has achieved 3 victories as a professional, 2 of those came via 1st round stoppage.

Dane Beeby makes his return to the Hex cage for the first time since 2016. The last time Hex fans saw Beeby, he suffered a defeat at the hands of Hoshi Friedrich back at Hex 6. Since the loss, Beeby has racked up two impressive submission victories. Now, he will look to continue his winning ways when he returns to the big stage of Australian MMA.

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Hex Fight Series 17 delivers an unmissable Lightweight battle as Alex Gorgees clashes with Raphael Scott.

Alex “hitman” Gorgees returns to the big stage of Australian MMA fresh off a dominant performance over MMA veteran Jai Bradney at Hex 16. The undefeated rising star has achieved 6 wins as a professional, including 5 via stoppage. Gorgees is rising through the ranks in impressive fashion and will look to continue the winning streak on October 26th.

Raphael “El Cowboy” Scott returns to the Hex cage fresh off a dominant performance of his own. At Hex 14 he scored an impressive TKO win over Lochlan Eadie. The dangerously skilled Melbournian puts on exciting performances for the fans whenever he enters the cage and all 4 of his professional wins have come via stoppage.

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Do not blink during this thrilling Light Heavyweight battle. It’s Nathan Reddy​ vs. Bob Armstrong – Dhcamad.

Nathan ‘VANILLA GORILLA’ Reddy returns to the big stage of Australian MMA fresh off a fearsome 1st round KO victory over Parminder Singh at Hex 16. The devastatingly powerful Sydney native has achieved 6 of his 7 wins via stoppage, with 5 of those coming inside the 1st round. Reddy will look to keep the momentum going, and maintain his impressive winning streak, when he returns to the Hex cage on October 26th.

Bob Armstrong will be making his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA at Hex 17. The ferocious New Zealander has a habit of finishing his opponents in impressive fashion. Similar to his Reddy, Armstrong has achieved 6 of his 7 wins via stoppage, with all of them coming via KO. The Kiwi will have a point to prove in his Hex debut, and with a powerful skill set in his possession, fans can expect him to come out firing on October 26th.

Both men possess devastating power, both of them have a habit of doing quick work inside the cage. Do not blink during this thrilling Light Heavyweight showdown at Hex Fight Series​ 17.

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Hex Fight Series brings fans an exciting Lightweight battle as Aidan Aguilera faces Zhang Jiacai.
Aidan Aguilera MMA returns to action on October 26th fresh off a thrilling 1st round submission win over Josh Togo at Hex 14. The rising prospect from Adrenaline MMA & Fitness has achieved 6 wins as a professional, all of them have come via stoppage, including 4 in the 1st round. With a flashy stand up style, and a high-level grappling game to match, Aguilera is a force to reckoned with inside the cage. Hex fans should keep a close eye on this rising star.

Zhang Jiacai will be making his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA when he steps into the cage on October 26th. The talented Chinese warrior has achieved 7 victories as a professional, all of them have come via stoppage. Jiacai comes out to finish every time he enters an MMA contest, and he has never needed the judges’ scorecards during his professional career. Now, he is primed to arrive on the Hex scene with a bang, and silence the hometown crowd.

Fans are eagerly anticipating this thrilling battle between two highly talented finishers, at Hex Fight Series 17.

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Hex Fight Series 17 brings fans a thrilling Welterweight clash as Kitt Campbell meets Zhang Lipeng.

Former Hex Welterweight King Kitt “The Killer” Campbell returns to the big stage of Australian MMA on a path to redemption. After a dominant run through Hex’s Welterweight division that saw him capture the title at Hex 10, Campbell dropped the championship in a close decision loss to Matt Vaile at Hex 13, before bouncing back with an impressive win at Hex 14. The highly talented superstar has finished 6 of his 9 wins inside the 1st round, he now looks to continue those dominant winning ways against the most dangerous opponent that he’s faced to date.

UFC veteran Zhang “The Warrior” Lipeng will be making his Hex debut on October 26th. The highly experienced Chinese veteran has achieved 28 victories as a professional, including 20 via stoppage. After facing a multitude of high-level opponents in major promotions around the globe, “The Warrior” will be looking to make lasting impressions in his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA.

Don’t miss this thrilling Welterweight clash at Hex Fight Series 17.

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Hex Fight Series brings fans an intriguing Catchweight contest as Yan Xibo meets Raymart Quintana.

Yan Xibo will make the trip south from his home in China for his Hex debut. The highly talented warrior boasts an impressively well rounded skill-set, and a record to match. Xibo has achieved 8 wins as a professional, 7 of those came via stoppage, with 6 coming in the very 1st round. Now, he will look to use those dangerous skills to arrive with a bang on the big stage of Australian MMA.

Raymart “Razor” Quintana returns to the Hex cage fresh off a thrilling 1st round submission victory at his last outing. The Australian Top Team prospect has achieved 4 wins as a pro, all of them have come via 1st round stoppage. “Razor” is very well rounded, with 2 submission wins and 2 KO’s to his name. Now, he will look to make quick work of his opponent once again, when he returns to the big stage of Australian MMA on October 26th.

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Hex Fight Series 17 brings fans an exciting Bantamweight bout as Li Muha clashes with Chris Wase.

Li Muha will travel south from his home in China for his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA for Hex 17. The talented Bantamweight has achieved 5 victories as a professional, including 2 via KO. Now, he will look to get one more victory on October 26th.

Chris “The Warrior” Wase will be making his respective Hex debut during this contest. The highly skilled Victorian will have the hometown crowd on his side when he steps into the cage at Hex 17. Wase has achieved 5 wins as a pro, two of them via submission. Now, the BJJ purple belt will look to showcase his smooth submission skills and make lasting impressions in his Hex Fight Series debut.

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Hex Fight Series brings fans a thrilling Middleweight clash as Jacob Malkoun faces Ryan Heketa.

Jacob Malkoun will make the trip south from his home in Sydney for his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA. After achieving an undefeated record as an amateur, Malkoun turned pro in 2017. The talented rising star continued his victorious ways as a professional, and now looks to keep the winning streak alive when he makes his Hex Fight Series debut on October 26th.

Highly talented finisher Ryan ‘Hectic’ Heketa will be making his respective Hex debut when he steps into the cage against Malkoun. The extremely aggressive Queenslander has a habit of making short work of his opponents. He has achieved 5 professional wins, all have come via stoppage, 4 of those in the very 1st round. Now, the dangerously well-rounded warrior will look to impress the Hex crowd with those skills, and achieve another thrilling victory, this time on the big stage of Australian MMA.

Don’t miss this thrilling Middleweight clash at Hex Fight Series 17.

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Hex Fight Series brings fans an exciting Lightweight clash as Orhan Nuredin faces Kaleb Rideout.

Two debuting up and comers will clash as Muay Thai specialist Orhan Nuredin looks to use his dangerous striking skills to defeat a man who went undefeated as an amateur, Kaleb Rideout.

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Hex Fight Series 17 delivers an intriguing Welterweight clash as Mathew Myers takes on James McBride.

Victoria’s Mathew Myers has achieved 3 victories in amateur MMA. Myers possess a well-rounded skill set and trains under the tutelage of 5-time Olympian Cris Brown. He will look to continue his winning ways in his professional debut on October 26th.

New Zealand’s James McBride will make the trip west for his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA. The talented rising prospect has achieved victories in amateur MMA and Muay Thai, he will look to show off his skill set in his debut on the big stage of Australian MMA.