It is with much anticipation and happiness that I compose my 1st piece for The Ultimate Writer NZ.
It is also with great pride (as an un-ashamed ‘shore boy’) that I write this as it is about one of The North Shore, Auckland, New Zealands own grass-roots MMA promotions – Shuriken NZ.
As far as home-grown MMA goes, Shuriken are one of the big players on the burgeoning NZMMA scene (yes, we have a scene). Infact, burgeoning may not even be the right word as we do have an established fight-scene, so let’s edit that to – a growing; a developing; an advancing; a cusp-of-greatness-sitting NZMMA scene.
With that in mind – this Saturday night (NZST) I will be covering the next installment in a long list of excellent MMA events from Shuriken NZ (many of which I have had the privilege of attending) – Proving Grounds – from home of the New Zealand Breakers Basketball team, The North Shore Events Centre.
Another stacked card, in true Shuriken NZ fashion that also includes the WelterWeight Title bout as the Main Event. Tickets from Dash Tickets – presales $35 inc BF, door $45.
Doors open at 5pm, fights start at 6pm and i’ll be warming up via my TWITTER @TheUltim8Writer from about 5.30pm and following up with some play-by-play coverage of fights from the card and looking to get some interviews done with the main event fighters!
So if you’re going along and you see a stocky (I use the term euphemistically) Maori-looking guy with an attempted neck-beard and a laptop covering the fights, that’s me – come say hey and we can discuss MMA between rounds 🙂