On Saturday, March 18, BRACE MMA returned to Sydney, Australia for BRACE 47.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight title was be on the line as champion Theo Christakos took on Andrew Mills. The bout marked the first title defense for Christakos, who captured the belt with a first-round finish of Rick Alchin at BRACE 45. It was be the seventh appearance with the promotion for the champion. Mills, meanwhile, is also a promotional mainstay. He wasmaking his sixth appearance with the organization and also holds a win over the aforementioned Alchin.

The event aired live at 4 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Theo Christakos def. Andrew Mills by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:19 – for welterweight title
David Francis def. Rick Alchin by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:37
Nurbolat Kuandyk def. Beau Luxford by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 4:13
Ben Watson def. Byron Cowell by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:34
Jacob Malkoun def. Cameron Rowston by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Claire Todd def. Mel Zeman by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Joel Vigors def. Luke Spears by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 1:05

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