Mandurah MMA fighter Anthony Drillich continues to shine in pro circles

September 30, 2017

Justin Rake - Mandurah Mail

Mandurah MMA fighter Anthony Drillich continues to shine in pro circles
Next Generation MMA Mandurah fighter Anthony Drillich has continued his rise up the WA pro circles with a huge win at Eternal MMA 28 at the Italian Club in Perth earlier this month.

The up and comer was a force in his co-main event bout against Mark Familari, forcing him into submission with a perfectly executed hold after a set of heavy hands and strong footwork.

Drillich opened the bout with a ferocious attack leading to a take-down.

With Familari on the ground he was able to land a set of blows before performing a rear naked choke ending the bout in a tap out.


Anthony Drillich has spent time training with Chris Fishgold in the past 12 months. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

It’s another big win for the Mandurah-based fighter, who has been on the up since an impressive victory in his debut bout.

Next Generation MMA coach Marcus McKeever gave huge wraps to Drillich, saying the win was reward for his hard work in the gym.

“It’s awesome to see Anthony getting results in the pro ranks – I think people are starting to notice and really respect his talent,” he said.

“He’s a little unassuming to look at, but once the bell sounds he’s just so explosive and he’s a really balanced mixed martial artist.

“Anthony works so hard and is always out to get better so it’s really great to see him performing well in big events.”

McKeever said Drillich’s recent results came on the back of a number of high quality coaches showing him the ropes at Next Generation.

World class trainers like Chris Fishgold have been mentoring youngsters at Next Generation Mandurah. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

“We’ve had so many world-class trainers in our gym over the last few years,” he said.

“Guys like Chris Fishgold, Chris Brennan and Steve Kennedy have all made a huge impact on the sport on an international level, and we’re lucky enough to have them helping out local guys at our gym.

“Anthony has certainly benefited from their training and knowledge, and a lot of our younger kids have loved it too.”

McKeever also appeared on the Eternal 28 fight card, narrowly going down to undefeated Sydney prospect Josh Togo in a points decision.

To learn more about Next Generation MMA Mandurah search them on Facebook or call Marcus McKeever on 0498 849 284.

Photo - Anthony Drillich is continuing to make a name for himself following a big win in Eternal MMA 28.

Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

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