Upcoming M16 Open Collision Event – Battle of the Blue Belts

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The image features an event poster centered on a black background. The poster has a dark grey background with mma cage panelling. In the foreground there is the hearding M16 Open with the word collision featured in stylised with red graffiti spray highlighting the text. The 8 men competing at the event are featured in 2 rows with their names listed at the bottom of the poster.

Trinity MMA athlete Alec Burns will be facing a gauntlet of South Australia’s best BJJ blue belt talent at the upcoming M16 Open Collision tournament.

Alec will be competing at the M16 Open Round 11 event in the under 80kg blue belt tournament.

The complete list of athletes competing in the tournament include:

Alec Burns – Trinity MMA
Matt Pittman – Mt Gamier Grappling Club
Blake Christie – Element BJJ
Nathan Cakebread – Darkside BJJ
Gabe McGrane – Beachside BJJ
Jake O’Dowd – Essence BJJ
Ryan Holmes – South Coast BJJ
Josh Watkins – CCMA

Alec Burns has been training with Trinity MMA since 2019. He takes every opportunity to compete at BJJ events to challenge his determination and skills against South Australia’s brimming martial arts talent pool.

Alec competed at the last M16 Open event, the M16 Open X, in January 2023. He faced Connor Kearney from Armour BJJ in a tough match that he won.

The M16 Open is Adelaide’s only locally owned no gi BJJ competition for those seeking to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club, aka ADCC, rule set.

The Trinity MMA team will be attending the M16 Open Collision event to support Alec and the growth of the local BJJ scene.

M16 Open Collision – Round 11 Event Details

The event is taking place at the Noarlunga Recreation Centre, on June 18th, 2023.

Doors open at 10am, with the first match expected to start at 11am.

Other matches that have been announced for the card include:
Black Belt Main Event: Declan Moody vs Anton Minenko
77kg Title Fight: Pablo Torealba vs Devon Coetzee
Black Belt Feature Match: Jake O’Driscoll vs Tom Everett
Brown Belt Match: Tommy Hayes vs Dennis Pasamba
Brown Belt Match: Simon Reyes vs Augustus McCallum
Purple Belt Match: Michael Pruchniewski vs James Watson
Local Feature Bout: Ben Swingler vs Emir Zahovic
Purple Belt Match: Dan High vs Greg Hearne
Purple Belt Match: Martin Vo vs Liam Romeo
Blue Belt Match: Connor Kearny vs Roderick Ongpaov
Blue Belt Match: Ajay Singh vs Akil Farzan