April 16-18, 2021 Upcoming Fight Announcements

IT’S FIGHT WEEK!⁠ ⁠This week we have the following Fighters set to step over the ropes in Queensland: • • • •⁠ TORIN “THE TAIPAN” O’BRIEN (QLD) will be having his 18th Muay Thai fight on Saturday night in Townsville. DANIEL GRANT (QLD) is set to step over the ropes again after fighting recently in […]

April 10, 2021 Fight Results Announcement

NRF MEMBER FIGHT UPDATES !⁠ Over the weekend a few of our members stepped over the ropes: 🥊 BRANDON BARESIC (QLD) had a huge win on the weekend and is now the New WBC QLD Welterweight Champion!  This was Brandon’s 20th fight and what a way to mark this milestone!  Congratulations Brandon! 🥊 JOSHUA LESTER […]

Welcome to our New NRF Australia Members

A BIG WELCOME TO OUR NEW NRF FIGHTERS… ⁠ Welcome on board to the following fighters to NRF. We look forward to keeping you fight busy and helping you punch on in 2021!⁠ Click each fighter’s name below to view their full fighter profile! ACT FIGHTERS CHARLIA HODGSON OLIVIA KERR JAYDEN KINGSLEY LUKE SNEDDEN KATE […]

April 9-11, 2021 Upcoming Fight Announcements

IT’S FIGHT WEEK!⁠ ⁠This week we have our NRF Fighters set to step over the ropes in Queensland. • • • •⁠ 🥊 BRANDON BARESIC (QLD) is set to have his 20th Muay Thai Fight which will be for the WBC QLD Welterweight Title in Brisbane on Saturday night. 🥊 CHELSEA FORREST (QLD) just fought […]


Sometimes trying to keep fit can accidentally turn into your life passion, and that’s exactly what happend with 16-year-old Lewis Essery. As soon as he started his first Muay Thai class, he fell in love with it and decided being a fighter was exactly what he wanted to do. “Before I began training I was […]

The Fighters Ladder

written by Torin O’Brien Fighter & Owner at Snake Pit Gym The ladder of progress that drove Snake Pit Gym (SPG) from a small room with one set of pads to Rockhampton’s largest and most experienced fight team within a couple of years. Read on as Snake Pit Gym owner & fighter Torin O’Brien delves […]

JAMIE EDENDEN – Fighter Spotlight

Current fight RecordMuay Thai: 11 Fights 6 Wins 1 KOMMA: 1-0-0 If you haven’t seen Jamie in the ring or the cage, you’re missing out! This is one exciting fighter who leaves it all on the canvas. (check out her recent MMA debut below) We caught up with Edenden to talk about what drives her […]


As of Midday, March 23rd, 2020 the Australian Government announced the closure of all gyms. This has severely impacted the Combat Sports industry here in Australia. Not only were fight shows put on hold prior to this, now our fighters and coaches are not able to train within their facilities. I just wanted let you […]

Zoe Putorak: Rises to the top

NRF Featured Fighter: Zoe Putorak In this edition of our Fighter Spotlight Series, we catch up with Muay Thai Professional Fighter and current IFMA Women’s Elite World Champion Zoe Putorak. Zoe was introduced to Muay Thai in 2008, just shy of her ninth birthday and made her fighting debut in 2013, aged 14, after being […]

How Do I Condition My Shins?

How Do I Condition My Shins? There is no doubt about it, muay thai is a tough sport that requires kicking hard parts of another persons body…[read more]

Featured Fighter of the Month Jed Ariens

We had an quick catch up with boxer  JED “CAPTAIN JEDI” ARIENS Stats: Fight Style: Boxing Class: Professional Middleweight State: QLD (Sunshine Coast) Gym: Extreme Boxing Fight Record: 36 Fights [24W-10L-2D]   How old were you when you first start training?First ever boxing session at 10 but properly at 15 What got you into the sport?When […]

Muaythai: Positive Impacts on Character Development of Adolescents

Muaythai: Positive Impacts on Character Development of Adolescents Written by: Yolanda Schmidt   Muaythai, or any martial art for that matter, develops more than simply the ability to defend yourself. I am convinced that by the end of this article you too will agree that Muaythai can positively impact the future of our youth, and is […]

Brooke “Psycho” Cooper

BROOKE “PSYCHO” COOPER 58-60 kg / 127-135 lbs 32 Fights – 20 wins – 12 losses At just 18 years of age Brooke Cooper has already acquired an impressive resume: • WMC Queensland State Junior Championship title • WAKO Australian K1 National Championship title • WKBF Queensland State Featherweight Title • WKBF Queensland State Lightweight […]

VIDEO: Member Spotlight: Ben Johnston

WBC World Number 1 Ranked Muay Thai Fighter BEN JOHNSTON NRF Member Ben Johnston was recently down in Sydney to corner for his fighter and fellow NRF Member Johnathan Tuhu on Real Hero. Johnston is currently ranked number 1 in the world on the WBC offical Muay Thai rankings. The Brisbane based champion is currently […]

Featured Fighter of the Month- Brodie Stalder

We have an up-close and personal chat with NRF Fighter BRODIE STALDER.  Brodie was recently selected by Muaythai Australia as one of the Australian Coaches for the 2017 Junior IFMA World Championships and he is currently in Thailand with the team helping, training and supporting our Juniors to perform at their absolute best. Stalder is a fitting ambassador […]

Carly “Cupcake” Gangell Wins IKBF South Pacific Title

Don’t let the name fool you, Carly “Cupcake” Gangell is as tough as they come.  At 57kgs this 18 year old is steadily making a name for herself around the country.   Having won Gold at the World Championships last year in Thailand she has just secured herself her first Title belt against a tough international opponent […]

Chris “Freight Train” Lindner – February Fight

On the weekend NRF Member Chris Lindner fought in South Australia on Knees of Fury. The “Freight Train” fought a tough 3 rounds to come out with a draw. Check out his full fight below. A little summary from Chris of how the fight went down: Fought and got a draw.. 18kg weight cut was […]

Fighter Showcase: Lindon “Lajistik” Wotton

Lindon “Lajistik” Wotton, a Muay Thai fighter for PTJ Muay Thai Sydney, is a force to be reckoned with in the ring.  This two-time Australian National Gold Medalist boasts 13 wins, 6 losses,  and 2 KO’s, for a total of 19 fights. This fighting powerhouse describes himself as, “…a knee and clinch fighter, I love to […]

Jared Hansen Gets the Win after a decade out of the ring

QLD NRF Fighter Jared Hansen’s last fight was in 2004. Since then Jared opened his own gym Fight 4 Life and has been the head trainer helping others reach their fitness goals. Jared decided to make a come back this year, so he joined NRF and we matched him on a show in Brisbane on […]