Strikeforce veteran Ovince St. Preux knocked out Jason Day in eight seconds in the Evolution Fighting Championships 5 “Summer Rumble” headliner on Saturday at the Lloydminster Centennial Civic Centre in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Day charged St. Preux at the start, swung, missed and ate a crisp counter uppercut that sent him to the canvas. The former University of Tennessee linebacker pounced on Day and finished him with punches on the ground. St. Preux, 27, has rattled off four consecutive victories, all of them by KO or technical knockout in the first round.
The 29-year-old Day, who burst on the international scene with his first-round TKO against Alan Belcher at UFC 83, has lost four times in his past five appearances. The Lethrbidge, Alberta, Canada, native was pruned from the UFC roster following consecutive defeats to “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 winners Michael Bisping and Kendall Grove.
Meanwhile, Brian Cardinal posted his fifth win in a row, as he stopped “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 veteran Allen Berube on first-round strikes. The loss snapped Berube’s two-fight winning streak.
Robinson Claims KOC Title
UFC veteran Alvin Robinson needed just 98 seconds to submit Jesse Henley with a rear-naked choke and capture the King of Champions featherweight title at KOC “Worlds Collide” on Saturday at the Magness Arena in Denver.
Robinson scored with an early takedown, passed Henley’s guard and threatened him with a guillotine choke. Henley fought to escape, but Robinson moved to mount, softened him with punches from the top and took control of his back. From there, he transitioned cleanly to a rear-naked choke for the finish.
A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under UFC hall of famer Royce Gracie, Robinson was cut by the UFC following back-to-back losses to “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 winner Nate Diaz and Mark Bocek in 2008. The former Ring of Fire lightweight champion has won two in a row for the first time in more than three years.
Herbert “Whisper” Goodman stopped Mike Suttles on first-round punches under the Cool City Fight Promotions banner on Saturday at the Big Apple Pub and Grill Sports Complex in Rockwood, Wis. The end came 87 seconds into round one. Goodman, who played briefly for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL, has won six of his past seven bouts. He will meet Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight titleholder Hector Lombard in a non-title matchup on Aug. 12 … Strikeforce veteran Ryan Healy knocked out Dave Courchaine with a knee 3:20 into the first round on Saturday at a Cage Sport MMA show in Tacoma, Wash. The Team Quest rep has posted three straight wins … Canadian welterweight prospect Jordan Mein delivered his 14th win in 16 fights, as he finished George Belanger with first-round punches at Pure Fighting Championships 5 on Saturday at the Red Deer Arena in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Belanger met his demise 2:55 into round one … Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Paul McVeigh submitted Artemij Sitenkov with a second-round triangle choke in the Cage Contender 5 headliner on Saturday at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The 28-year-old McVeigh has held the Cage Warriors crown for nearly six years.