Farewell Tyler, Hello Mehrdad and Connor!

This week we sadly say farewell to our wrestling coach, Tyler Petee, as he is returning back to America on Monday. His last class is at the Melbourne CBD gym on Saturday at 11.30AM. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there to say goodbye!

To those feeling gloomy over coach Tyler’s farewell, don’t think that this will mean the end of wrestling at Absolute! We’ve got two stellar coaches lined up to take the wrestling classes starting next week!

Welcome to the Absolute MMA team Mehrdad Tarash and Connor Evans! We’re really looking forward to learning from two of the very best wrestlers in Australia!

With the exception of the Friday morning class in the CBD, wrestling classes will continue uninterrupted next week.


Rodolfo “The Nightmare” Marques MMA and No-Gi BJJ Seminar

Absolute Mixed Martial Arts is proud to present Mixed Martial Arts and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars with Rodolfo “The Nightmare” Marques!

Holding an outstanding MMA record of 18 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, a 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under the famed André Pederneiras, and experience fighting in some of the biggest shows in the world including Dream FC, Shooto, Hex Fight Series and Australian Fighting Championships, “The Nightmare” will have something for everyone at these MMA and No-Gi BJJ seminars!

$30 for one seminar or $50 for both. You can reserve your spot at Absolute MMA CBD Reception.

Mid-Year BJJ Grading at Absolute Melbourne CBD This Saturday!

It’s that time of year again! From 10.00AM this Saturday, June 20th, we will have the midyear grading running at Absolute Melbourne CBD. All members are invited to bring their gis and support their teammates as they complete their physical test.

Due to the grading, the Wrestling class this Saturday is cancelled and MMA will likely be pushed back as these things tend to run a bit long.

Check out the event page for more info.

Mixed Results For Absolute at Valor and AFC

A mixed bag of results for the fight team over the weekend, the guys picking up 2 wins and three losses.
First up was Valor down in Tassie. Dave Lescai put on a great show is his first professional fight, finishing his opponent with a slam for the TKO win. Raphaël “The Zombie” Berthet got caught very early unfortunately though and was submitted before he could even look to recover. Always heartbreaking when you don’t even get a chance to show the skills you’ve worked so hard for.

On Sunday with had AFC – Australian Fighting Championships.

Wrestling coach Tyler Petee had a rough one in his debut. He looked great when striking but was quite a bit undersized (some confusion with the fight weight in the other camp) and so struggled in the grappling. He came close with an armbar at one stage but it was not to be. Props to him for stepping up against a bigger opponent than anticipated though.

Coach Luke “The Lycan” Catubig also had a rough night, getting caught in his opponent’s game. Lukaz just wasn’t able to land his power shots unfortunately.

Mitch O’Dowd put on a trademark performance, taking his dangerous opponent down and submitting him with an armbar off a triangle. Prior to the fight, Mitch called the entire sequence leading to the finish with stunning premonition too, very impressive!

Congratulations to Dave and Mitch on their outstanding performances. Big things to come from these guys!
Commiserations to Lukaz, Raph and Tyler. You didn’t get the result you were looking for on the weekend but we’ve all seen your games develop tremendously over the past couple months. The results of those efforts are still with you and you’ll get another chance to show what you can do in upcoming bouts.
A big shout out to Jeremy Wharerau too, a massive weekend for you and your efforts with the fighters is always incredible.

Mitch O'Dowd

A Big Weekend for the Absolute Fight Team!

It’s a huge weekend for the Absolute MMA Fight Team!

Saturday we have Absolute’s Raphaël Berthet in a title elimination bout and Dave Lescai making his professional MMA debut at Valor 11 in Tasmania!

Then on Sunday coach Luke Catubig returns to Australian Fighting Championships after his amazing 10-second KO in the promotion last year, Mitch O’Dowd returns and looks to improve his undefeated record and wrestling coach Tyler Petee makes his professional MMA debut!

Tickets are still available for both events and more info is on the event pages!

Valor: http://absolutemma.net.au/event/valor-11/
AFC: http://absolutemma.net.au/event/australian-fighting-championship-13/