Sights set on Portugal
Memoe Jarallah and Lachlan Blackburn of Pollets Martial Arts Centre in Orange recently travelled to Tempe Sydney, where they fought in the Australian Pankration Titles.
The day brought with it great success as both boys fought in a Pix Lax (full contact kick boxing) and they both won the Australian Title. Along with the title, both Memoe and Lachlan were also scouted and selected for the MMA World Titles in Portugal, set to take place in November.
Kyoshi Benjamin Pollet said, “We took two guys away and came back with two Australian Titles, that’s pretty spot on, I can’t ask for more than that. I was very proud of the guys, they did well, its another step of climbing that ladder and becoming professionals.”
It’s a constant progress of learning and the hard work isn’t over yet, Lachlan will be fighting again in a month and Memoe will be taking steps to recovery after he broke a bone in his foot from the tournament, he will be expected to recover and jump straight back into it, gaining every ounce of preparation he can.
Kyoshi Pollet continued, “We don’t throw them into anything they can’t handle, as they get better, they keep climbing.
“I like to take them to the bigger circuits so they get scouted and they are given opportunities to fight in bigger organisations like the UFC. The level of talent, these guys will be up against a large level of talent, and with that, it gives them greater opportunities to get pro fights.”
“We will see what they will do with the opportunity.”
Memoe and Lachlan are fully sponsored for their trip to Portugal, which means transport and fighting gear alike is all covered, all they have to bring is their’ A’ game.