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First things first…

…as far as amateur MMA shows are concerned, no one is putting them on like Path to Hex is right now. With a cage on par with that of any professional show, full fighter walk out theatrics consisting of smoke, lasers and screens displaying each fighters name and image, it’s a great place to start for those looking to make a name in the Australian MMA scene.

Annie Thatcher was relentless throughout her bantamweight title fight.

Annie Thatcher was relentless throughout her bantamweight title fight.

After a rules meeting with referee Greg Kleynjans, fights got underway and did not disappoint. Commentated by Dylan Mauger of the Tiny Sumo podcast, the card had four title fights and numerous heavy hitters, meaning that even the fights that went to the judges score cards were all out wars from the moment the first bell rang.

Championship fireworks between Corey Reeves and Taylor Wetere.

Championship fireworks between Corey Reeves and Taylor Wetere.

With submissions and TKO’s scattered throughout the undercard, a special mention must go to Nick Thornton for his slick first round guillotine. Facing a game opponent who was never going to let things end easily, he made some quick adjustments off his back coupled with a relentless grip to ensure he got the tap.

Nick Thornton securing a first round submission win.

Nick Thornton securing a first round submission win.

At the end of the night, Sarmad Jahanara, Annie Thatcher, Courtney Martin and Taylor Wetere all walked away as champion of their division after each enduring three round battles in which everything was left inside the cage. Fights that provided us with further proof that the Australian MMA scene is one to watch.

Sarmad Jahanara celebrates his title win with his team.

Sarmad Jahanara celebrates his title win with his team.

With the world of professional Mixed Martial Arts being a tough one to break into, it must be said that Path to Hex is doing a great job of giving athletes the stepping stone they need to make that leap. But don’t be fooled by the fact these fighters haven’t hit the big stage yet. At Path to Hex, everyone is coming out swinging.