Antonio Pascalis Cutri beat Taramu Tinirau in the men's featherweight semi-finals ©IMMAF

New Zealand and Australia shared four wins apiece on the opening day of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Oceania Championships in Brisbane.

Kelsey Schroder defeated fellow New Zealander Mel Webster in the women's lightweight; while Alice Jackson defeated fellow Australian Emma von Ryan in the other semi-final in the class.

Mitch Kelly came out on top against Ethan Brockett in an all-New Zealand men's lightweight bout,

Daniel Mitchell of Australia overcame Kevin Pratt of New Zealand by unanimous decision in the men’s bantamweight division.

Antonio Pascalis Cutri of Australia knocked out French Polynesia's Taramu Tinirau in the second round to advance to the men’s featherweight final where he is due to face New Zealand's Kasib Murdoch who beat compatriot Prashanth Guda.

Alisha Burtt of New Zealand and Amena Hadaya of Australia were semi-final winners in the women’s bantamweight divisions.

Both bouts were determined by split decision with Burtt and Hadaya beating New Zealanders Jess Bradley and Briar Mafileo respectively.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.