The first fight of the main card was originally a preliminary bout until a series of injuries promoted it the main card.
A win in this bout has big implications in the budding promotion as the 205-pound division is slim. These men would have the honor to take part in the first televised fight for the World Series of Fighting show in Canada.
Round 1: Lewis came out looking to land on Starnes and was able to back Starnes down as he walked towards him. Lewis threw a high kick several times which hit a block from Starnes but still landed hard. Starnes rocked Lewis halfway through the first and changed the momentum of the fight. He called Lewis in and wobbled Lewis badly. Lewis recovered and swung back with Starnes not looking to back down. Starnes stayed just outside Lewis’ range causing several missed strikes in a row. Starnes also pressured Lewis and landed a few good punches at the end of the round.
Round 2: Lewis seemed hurt by every shot that came in while Starnes continuously came forward. Starnes eventually landed a shot that shut off the lights on Lewis. A hard elbow to the temple of Lewis folded him up like Steve Melnark when he went down to Tank Abbott.
Official Result: Kalib Starnes defeats Dwayne Lewis via Knockout (Elbow) at 3:52 of Round 2
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