2010 marked a HUGE year for Team Nemesis with the opening of our very own fulltime MMA facility in Northcote. We now have our very own facility with everything under the one roof. striking, grappling, & conditioning combined with some of Victorias most experienced and qualified coaches. 2010 saw the debut of a number of our up and comers have there first MMA bouts and some of our more experienced fighters take on some world class opponents. From competing on shows like the KO series out in Shepparton to world class events like Legends FC Hong Kong and Martial Combat Singapore, our Team Nemesis athletes have come a long way.
A huge thanks goes out to all those who have supported the team over the year, and who have put in time and effort in getting the team to where it is today. Your support means everything.
In 2011 we are looking at expanding our fight team and further developing our existing athletes. With a number of large shows already on the radar you should expect big things from Team Nemesis in 2011!
Brayden Summers will be fighting on Brace for War promotions in Canberra on 15th Jan 2011. After having his last opponent pull out on AFC he is hungrier than ever to get back in the ring. He has spent the last few months living and training at Tiger Muay Thai Phuket. He faces a tough opponent Gokhan Turkyilmaz from Southern Fitness & Martial Arts in NSW. As with every fight Brayden comes well prepared to leave it all in the cage. BOOM!
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Congratulations to William Luu (Boxing), Andrew Pattenden (Muay Thai), and Barish Mehmet (Boxing) who competed in the interclub spar last weekend. All the lads put on a spectacular performance and did the team proud. These events are a great stepping stone to competing on a professional level. Keep up the good work!
What a jam packed weekend it has been for Team Nemesis. Unfortunately Brayden Summers did not fight on the event because his opponent pulled out due to injury and was unable to find an opponent. No matter, as Im sure Brayden has many more fights to come. AFC is the new kid on the block and decided rather than starting with a small show, they decided that they would not pull any punches and open with one of the biggest MMA shows melbourne has seen. The show itself was well organised and professional. It was an impressive production and I look forward to seeing more events like this in the future. If the first show was anything to go by, AFC will soon become Australia’s #1 MMA promotion.
Kenny had another war against a tough opponent from Ian Bones gym; Damien Brown. The first round saw Kenny defending the rear naked from an unrelenting Damien. The 2nd and 3rd round was a little closer, with Kenny securing a number of takedowns and position reversals. It was a constant back and fourth struggle between both fighters, but Damien took the fight on a judges point decision.
Masa Doi took on Ritchie Whitson, who appeared in the Ultimate Fighter 9 TV series was in for a tough fight. This fight would have been one of the most exciting fights of the nights with both fighters going toe to toe with each other. Neither wanted to back down, with both of them trading with some heavy hands. Unluckily Masa came off second best in the final exchange and got caught with a big left hook in Rd 1 which saw the fight awarded to Ritchie.
Even though it may not have been a good night in the office for Team Nemesis, we have learnt from our mistakes and it’s fights like these that make the team stronger. We knew that we had tough fights on our hands and those are the fights we like to take. We pride ourselves on training hard and taking the tough fights, because those are the ones that count.
Huge thanks to the crew at AFC who put on a fantastic promotion. Thankyou to everyone who came down to support our fighters and training partners in the lead up to the fight.
HUGE WEEK coming up for Team Nemesis. Brayden Summers is back from Thailand after his Round 2 victory against Bian Xiao Long from Chinas top Sanda Team, win on ESPNs Martial Combat. Brayden has spent the past 7 months training in Thailand and is now back to make his mark of the Australian scene. Brayden looks to maintain his undefeated record and set to make waves in the under 70kgs division in Australia and Internationally.
Japanese fighter Masaya Doi returns after his latest win on Cage Force Tokyo. Masa resides in Tokyo and has fought on some of Japans & Australia’s biggest promotions Rize, and CFC. This time Masa takes on Ritchie Whitson who appeared on series 9 of the Ultimate Fighter series. A tough fight for Masa, but Masa is never one to back down and comes to this fight and all other fully prepared.
Kenny Yeung, star of Hong Kong’s Legend FC will take on Damien Brown. Kenny is renowned for his super technical striking and devastating Muay Thai. Kenny has a wealth of experience under his belt having fought on the past 3 Legend FC events.
So many international superstars of MMA under the one roof at TEAM NEMESIS, Melbourne’s #1 MMA team.
Congratulations to Team Nemesis members William Lu, Anthony Fogas, Barish Mehmetoglu, Andrew Pattenden, Mark Datiles, Andrew Allwood, and Joe Woodham who competed in the event. There was some tough competition from some of Melbournes top grappling and wrestling gyms. Good to see the Team Nemesis crew keeping active and performing so well. Great work lads!
On the weekend Thomas Ruderman took on Anthony Brancatisano under full MMA rules on Brad Reids Style Wars promotion. As the name suggests the show included a number of different “styles” from pure grappling and boxing to full muay thai and MMA. The show itself ran smoothly and professionally, a job well done to Brad Reid – we look forward to fighting on more of your promotions.
The fight itself had a few little nice exchanges standing up. Thomas was able to secure a number of takedowns and take advantage of the top position using some nice punches and elbows. The second round saw Tom unleash with some heavy handed strikes and secure the top position once again unloading some more. As soon as Tom saw the opportunity to end the fight with a head arm triangle, he did so, and managed to submit his opponent in round 2. A good hard fight from Anthony who was a tough opponent and a great sportsman. A job well done to both gentleman.
Want to say a huge thanks to the 50 strong army who came down to support Tom, you are a peoples champion! Tom has been training extremely hard for this fight. He managed to spend more time in the gym than in his own home. It has been a few hard gruelling weeks of training, but it has all paid off. Happy Bday Tom.
Up first we had Benson take on Kim Thompson. Nice display of takedowns and some heavy kicks landed on Bens behalf. He got caught early in his opponents guillotine attempt, but was able to remain calm and collected to defend it. Benson dominated the ground game and was able to secure the win.
Nhanny had a tough fight on his hands, taking on Mat Reids boy Cam Pegg from Sor Nak Soo under Muay Thai rules. From the word go Nhanny bombed his opponent with some heavy punches, never taking a backward step he kept coming forward. Nhanny wore some knees from clinch but still fought on aggressively. Unfortunately Nhanny lost on a split judges decision.
Lastly came Andrew Pato (the quiet achiever of the gym). A nice single leg take down from the beginning to set up his barrage of heavy handed body shots. Pato remained clam throughout the entire fight and managed to secure the win. Its good to see some of our up and comers having a crack at MMA and Muay Thai. Thanks to all who came up to support the lads in there fights. Its great to see so much team support. Job well done to all who competed this weekend and I look forward to seeing you back in the ring.
Bam fought on friday night and lost on a judges decision. He landed some nice solid punches from range and unleashed a devastating barrage of heavy ground and pound, even landed some double handed hammer fists (hence his nickname BAM BAM).
Having the height advantage it was obvious that Leigh didn’t want to stand and trade with Leigh, and took him down. Bam spent a good part of the match. fighting off his back, neutralizing any ground and pound from his opponent, and trying to secure a submission. In the last round Bams back got taken and Leigh attempted a rear naked, but was unsuccessful. Leigh was a tough opponent and put up a great fight. All in all it was a great show, and good to see so many people to cheer on Bam and Team Nemesis.