Tonight’s event is to showcase our lightweight & heavyweight divisions and is to be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Bruno Cappelozza (15-5) and Matheus Scheffel (15-8).
Co-headlining the event is a lightweight bout between former WEC & UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (25-12) and fellow UFC veteran Stevie Ray (23-10).
Our first feature fight of the evening came in the lightweight division between another pair of UFC veterans in last season’s finalist Chris Wade (21-7) and Kyle Bochniak (11-6).
Official Result: Chris Wade def. Kyle Bochniak via TKO (head kick & punches) at 1:10 of round one
Bochniak comes out with a furious pace, which Wade is happy to equal.
Wade’s striking is looking slick early on, until Bochniak cracks him with a nice hook at the end of a combination. Wade, though he wasn’t visibly stunned, immediately shoots on a single leg and secures it.
Bochniak is right back to his feet however, but not without some trouble. That single leg Wade put him down with injured his knee when he ran the pipe, and it’s evident now that they’re back to striking range with Wade throwing inside leg kicks.
After the third leg kick upsets Bochniak’s footing, Wade throws and lands a vicious head kick. A handful of ground-and-pound shots later and that was all she wrote, as Wade improves to 2-0 in the season with this first round victory.
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