READY TO RUMBLE: Beast Academy head coach Jason Hoad and the Gladstone fighters who are competing on Saturday night's Mixed Martial Arts Aftershock 30.
READY TO RUMBLE: Beast Academy head coach Jason Hoad and the Gladstone fighters who are competing on Saturday night's Mixed Martial Arts Aftershock 30. Mike Richards GLA250918FMMA

Ready, set, fight - GECC to host MMA fighters

GET set for a shock-and-awe rumble in the Port City this Saturday night as Gladstone's best Mixed Martial Arts fighters take on some of the best the country has to offer.

The venue under siege for the cage-fight spectacular will be the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

Gladstone Beast Martial Arts and Fitness Academy is running the Aftershock 30 event with Aftershock MMA from Brisbane.

Event coordinator Jo Hoad wanted to put on a spectacle for Gladstone fight enthusiasts and showcase local talent.

"We wanted to bring more entertainment to Gladstone but with a difference," Jo said.

"Tickets are selling fast and anyone interested should get them now while they can for the fight night because of its popularity."

Beast Academy head coach Jason Hoad said he was looking forward to seeing how the local fighters stood up to some the nation's best.

"We have seven from Gladstone fighting and right now the cage is being set up for the fighters and it promises to be a great night," Jason said.

"It is awesome to bring something like this here and already we are planning for more."

The event will not only provide a great night of entertainment for fight buffs but also support a well-deserved charity.

There will be raffles and a percentage of the money will go towards the Pyjama Foundation, which helps tutor foster kids.

There will be free public weigh-ins tomorrow at the GECC starting from 4pm.

Tickets are still available at the GECC and doors open at 5pm.

The first fight is scheduled for 6pm.



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