The Monthly Catch-Up: October 2020

ICYMI: Infliction

 The Fight Centre returned to fight shows with a bang in October, with five of our Fighters on the card at Infliction. Held at the MX Fight Store in Burleigh, to a capacity crowd, the event was action packed with a day and night card.

Harry “Daddy” Sheppard, Daniel Hearn, Hamish Wilson, Cheyanne Hunt, and Luke Brennan all put on performances filled with heart and grit. From Harry making his fight debut, to Cheyanne, fighting for a WKA QLD Title, TFC’s offering to the card demonstrates the breadth and depth of our Fight Team.

Infliction Muay Thai

After strong performances, Harry, Daniel and Hamish came away with wins. Despite his otherwise dominant performance, an early knock-down meant the scorecards went against Luke, with his bout ending in a draw. And, in spite of her absolutely heroic effort, Cheyanne was unable to secure a win. Cheyanne’s inspiring performance came off the back of a nightmarish weight cut, all the more evidence of the true fighter she is.

Infliction Muay Thai

As well as the pride we feel for our Fighters, we are also proud of the support shown from our TFC Family – with a showing from our tribe so large, we created our own section! And with many staying back until almost 1am to watch, and bellow their lungs out, for Luke’s bout.

But the action doesn’t stop there! Make sure to check out our ‘Fight Calendar’ (featured below) as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up-to-date on upcoming fight events.

Pro-tip: TFC Members also receive access to the TFC – Members Only Facebook Group where you receive more in-depth information on news and content. It’s also a great way to keep each other accountable. We love to see your comments and clips, so keep them coming!

If you’re currently not a member and would like to join our community, please contact us!


I Don’t Want No Staph

 Like Wu-Tang, Staphylococcus Aureus aint nothing to mess with. A wholly unpleasant bacterial infection, staph is a concern for every member, especially as summer approaches. What can appear as an innocent bump or red mark can become something much, much more dangerous.

To get the low down on what staph is, the symptoms and how to avoid infecting yourself and others, we asked Jacob Knight (long-time TFC member and microbiologist) to drop some knowledge. Check out his definitive guide here.

And if the article throws up any questions, feel free to contact us!

Muay Thai


New Content Alert!

You know the drill – new month, new content! Keep reading for a preview of what’s dropped in October.


Sleep, Compete, Rinse, Repeat

As you grow in your BJJ practice, competition is an excellent way to test and improve your skills, stamina and resilience. But which is the right competition for you?

Luckily for us, Bryson Smith (TFC Member and BJJ Blue Belt) has broken down the key competitions in Queensland. Check out his break down here.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Throwback: Pride FC

As predecessor of the UFC, Pride FC still brought the goods as the Mixed Martial Arts genre took shape.

We take a look at some of the most memorable fighters and bouts from Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, Ricardo ‘The Brazilian Tiger’ Arona, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.

Take a trip down memory lane here.

Craving more Pride FC action? Have a read of more Pride FC goodness here.


To Train or Not to Train – That is the Question …

Consistent training is critical to achieving your goals – but where do you draw the line between productive and unproductive training? Factoring rest into your training schedule ensures you’re able to continue for the long haul. After all, reaching your goals is a marathon, not a sprint.

We take a look at four common scenarios when taking appropriate rest is key. Check it out here.


Welcome to the New Members of the TFC Community!  

We are so excited to see our TFC Family continue grow and would like to recognise the new members of the TFC Community who have begun their journey with us in October:

  • Akash Shetty
  • Aleksander Starchurski
  • Andres Sorchantte
  • Anthony Callum
  • Archer Taylor
  • Archie Douglas
  • Asha Narayan
  • Benji Bird
  • Boum Lamb Ark I
  • Brodie Blair
  • Charlie Freier
  • D’artagnom Warren
  • Dakota Maynard
  • Dante Le
  • Dante Watson
  • Desmond Maynard
  • Diego Lucha
  • Dipayan Bairagi
  • Emma Parsons
  • Eunice Wong
  • Flynn Satterly
  • Guido Lucha
  • Hayden Pile
  • Isaac Mischefski
  • Ishaan Rai
  • Ismail Tayib
  • Jack Bell
  • Jack Wise
  • James Cook
  • Jamie Mullen
  • Jaxon Speechley
  • Jay Poulter
  • Jayden Kelleher
  • Jireh Seiuli
  • Jordan Laller
  • Josh Lewis
  • Josh Noon
  • Kaiden Akava
  • Keiran Schulz
  • Kyle Holden
  • Kyran Jeffreys
  • Levi Backlund
  • Levi Daniells
  • Liam Cook
  • Logan Arthur
  • Malakai Reynolds
  • Mark Stewart
  • Max Bell
  • Mitchell Hooper
  • Monique Jeffreys
  • Natalie Powell
  • Paige Satterly
  • Panu’ulasi Apulu
  • Prue Swan-Nevin
  • Reece Cossey-Hallam
  • Reece Wickham O’Brien
  • Richard Stanley
  • Riley Douglas
  • Riley Hill
  • Rylie White
  • Sabin Johnson
  • Samuel Gross
  • Savannah Hawkins
  • Shylo O’Rourke
  • Solomone Pinekoula
  • Speech Williams
  • Stacey Reynolds
  • Taraniki Winiata
  • Thomas Fitzsimmoms
  • Troy Howie
  • Xander Wason
  • Zali Douglas

Welcome! We look forward to seeing your progress and are excited to help you in achieving your goals!

new members at tfc


All We Do is Win, Win, Win…

Each month, we use this part of ‘The Monthly Catch-Up’ to celebrate the wins of our amazing TFC Community. Reflecting on and celebrating our wins helps us to remember where we’ve come from and the progress we’ve made. Far from being a self-indulgent exercise, it helps build and re-affirm our self-belief in what we can achieve.  Over the past few months, we have loved hearing about the progress our members are making towards their goals.

 Name: Bethany and Rob Wolff

Win: Both Robbie and I handed I our last uni assignments this month! While I still have plenty to go before I finish my degree, Robbie’s assignment was the last for his current Master’s Degree! This is the second Master’s degree he will have completed and graduated from in 2020! It’s been a mammoth effort from him this year and I’m really proud A total win!

Thank you Bethany and Rob for your win and congratulations on your amazing achievements! If you would like to submit your win, please contact us!


Fight Calendar

 After a brief hiatus, we are very excited to announce our Fight Calendar has returned for 2020! Our Fighters have continued to train hard throughout the year and can’t wait to put on a show.

For ticketing or other enquiries, please see our Front Desk or speak to the relevant Fighter directly. Fight shows are subject to change so please keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for any changes.


21st: Rafael Vilches (MMA) @ Eternal MMA, Southport Sharks

28th: Luke Brennan & Harry ‘Daddy’ Sheppard (Muay Thai) @ Best of the Best, MX Fight Store, 36 – 40 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads

28th: Brad Trevisan, Brett Morgan, Diaz Tuairifalel and Tarique Hipertur (Boxing) @ Total Impact, Gold Coast Croatian Sports Centre, 181 Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara

Our Fighters’ truly value and appreciate your support – so please, show them some love!

Pro-tip: At the fights –

  • Make sure you’re rocking your best TFC gear!
  • Always use the TFC Sign in all photos – use liberally, without discretion and make sure to teach your family and friends.
  • Tag @thefightcentre in all your photos!



Until next time – happy training!