March 23, 2023

All SALT, no sugar

The Surf Coast’s only dedicated fight show returned to Wurdi Baierr Stadium with jaw-dropping bouts and first-tier entertainment capping off a stellar card of action.

SALT Fight Series 2 on Saturday (March 18) had an “electric” atmosphere, rivalling combat sports events in metropolitan areas.

“The athletes responded to the energy from the crowd, and it made for one of the most entertaining cards ever in domestic MMA,” co-organiser Matt Williams said.

“Will Shiels and I were super confident ahead of the sequel event.

“We had strong sponsor backing from local businesses that afforded us the capacity to produce the show to the standard the Surf Coast community have come to expect from SALT.

“Not even a wildfire, 37 degrees, and Rod Stewart could trump our talent line up!”

Norlane-based Bones MMA fighter Sam Barriball went into SALT Fight Series 2 aiming to square the ledger after being defeated by opponent Taylor Ly in the inaugural show last year, but the rematch ended in a different manner.

Battling butterflies, mixed emotions, and little bit of self-doubt prior to her contest, Barriball persevered to get the split-decision win.

“I was very glad to get the win, for my team and my friends and all those who believe in me, and also to prove something to myself,” she said.

Read full Surf Coast Times story here.

Image: Bones MMA’s Lachlan Paterson earned the win over Wyatt Alatipi via submission. Photos: CAM WATTS

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