It may have been partially caused by the unusually small cage leaving athletes with little other choice, but fighters at this evening's King Of The Cage: Uprising II seemed especially willing to exchange on the feet with reckless abandon. This fact was borne out in the event's ten first round stoppages and eight (T)KO's in just twelve fights.
Many of these fights were one-sided affairs, but not the main event, which was a thrilling tactical showdown for as long as it lasted, showcasing the impressive abilities of both participants. Ultimately, however, Victoria resident Gavin Neil carried the day and walked away with the KOTC Canada lightweight belt for his troubles.
More on these and other stories in our detailed review, available tomorrow.
Gavin Neil def. Charlie Zak by Submission (RNC), Rd. 1, 4:00
*** Neil wins the KOTC Canada Lightweight Title***
International Super Fight:
Bastien Huveneers def. Marcus Vinicios by TKO (G'n'P), Rd. 2, 3:54
Garett Davis def. Nolan Clark by TKO, Rd. 1 [3:54]
Tarek Gabali def. Rob Bastone by Submission (RNC), Rd. 1 [0:58]
Ryan Ballingal def. George Texeira by KO, Rd.1 [0:06]
David Perron def. Clint VanRossum by KO, Rd. 1 [0:24]
Ryan Janes def. George McCredie by TKO (Submission due to strikes), Rd. 1 [1:33]
Zach Bye def. Dan Laughey by KO (Right), Rd. 1 [0:29]
Brendon Kornberger def. Troy Hardy by TKO (G'n'P), Rd. 1 [1:36]
Greg Church def. Pendragon Smith by TKO (Elbows), Rd. 2 [2:01]
Jordan Knippleberg def. David Krawczyk by Submission (Arm Bar), Rd. 1 [1:49]
Dan Ring def. Aaron Bourcier by Submission (RNC), Rd. 1 [0:41]