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The Resource Face your fears : an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption, Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei with Neil Rooke

Face your fears : an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption, Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei with Neil Rooke

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Face your fears : an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption
Title
Face your fears
Title remainder
an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei with Neil Rooke
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
'I'd stare at my opponent from across that cage and think, What the f**k are you gonna do to me? Nothing's gonna break me, you don't know where I've been.' From fighting to survive as a kid to doing combat in the world's most brutal arena, this is the remarkable story of one of the first Australian fighters to make it to the UFC. Following a childhood from hell, Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei was left homeless and headed straight for trouble. Until mixed martial arts put him on the right path in life. After making his professional fighting debut in 2002, Palelei went on to dominate on the Australian circuit. Five years later, he was signed on to compete in the revered Ultimate Fighting Championship. But the dream didn't last. He lost disastrously in 2007 and was dropped. All his supporters disappeared when he needed them most. He came back to Australia, faded into obscurity and blew out to 160 kilos. It took him four years of hustle and grind to get back to the top. Multiple championships followed as well as a three-year winning streak that saw him back competing - and claiming victory - on the world stage. Palelei's raw and powerful story is, at its heart, one about turning obstacles into opportunities and following your dreams - destroying the odds in the hope for a better life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
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Palelei, Soa
Dewey number
796.815
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Rooke, Neil
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  • Palelei, Soa
  • Wrestling
  • Athletes
  • Wrestling
  • Wrestlers
  • Mixed martial arts
Label
Face your fears : an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption, Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei with Neil Rooke
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057354727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143799979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)948624627
Label
Face your fears : an Australian MMA fighter's amazing true story of hardship, belief and redemption, Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei with Neil Rooke
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057354727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143799979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)948624627

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