August 10, 2013 - 2:42 PM
PENTICTON - Local fighter Clay Davidson fell to former Ultimate Fighter Kalib Axel Starnes in the first round at the Barefoot Beach Battle Friday.
The Davidson and Starnes bout was the first sanctioned outdoor MMA fight. The action started with both men on their feet exchanging kicks and punches. Starnes targeted a fist and smashed it into Davidson's nose. The fight was over after Starnes rained unanswered strikes while Davidson was on the ground.
This might have been the main event but fans were cheering through most of the night. Around the octagon cage a large crowd watched several amateur matches before the evening moved on to the pro-level battles.
"This is absolutely amazing," Barefoot Beach Resort president Max Picton said. "To have this many people coming out for an event of this caliber for these levels of fighters - you couldn't ask for anything more."
The fight was brought to Penticton by Fivestar Fight League owner Justin Donnally.
"We've worked hard to get the show in Penticton," Donnally said. "We are planning to bring this back every year."
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