Antonio McKee is now officially a free agent. After missing weight by an inexcusable seven pounds for his title defense against Brian Cobb last night- resulting in the fight being changed to a three round non-title affair and McKee forfeiting twenty percent of his purse- McKee was released from his MFC contract. And yes, Antonio McKee defeated Brian Cobb by unanimous decision last night in his last appearance (possibly) under the MFC banner.
For those of you still reading, Brian Cobb also missed weight for the evening’s co-main event. Brian Cobb came in a whopping half pound overweight, resulting in promoter Mark Pavelich telling him that it was now “win or go home” for him as well. Despite taking the third round from a clearly exhausted McKee, Cobb came up short and was subsequently released from the promotion. It would have been interesting to see how the championship rounds would have played out, you know, if both men actually made weight and all.
And before you even start, not one word about whether or not Cobb’s release was “fair”.
Also of note, Wilson Gouveia picked up his first victory in three years against Dwayne Lewis. Gouveia showed off a much improved standup attack against Lewis, including dozens of leg kicks that had Lewis visably limping before being punched out in the second round. Tough loss for “D-Bomb”, but at least it didn’t end as badly for him as his last fight did.
Wilson Gouveia def. Dwayne Lewis via TKO, 3:19 Round 2
Antonio McKee def. Brian Cobb via Unanimous Decision, 29-28 x3
Ryan McGillivray def. Diego Bautista via Submission (armbar), 2:25 Round 3
Nathan Coy def. Dhiego Lima via Unanimous Decision, 30-27 x2, 29-28
Jamie Toney def. Kyle Jackson via Unanimous Decision, 30-27 all
Dan Ring def. James Haddad via Majority Decision, 29-27 x2, 28-28
Matt Jelly def. Garrett Nybakken via Split Decision, 29-28 x2, 27-30
Brendan Kornberger def. Allen Hope via TKO, 4:45 Round 1
Gouveia vs. Lewis. Both videos props to IronForgesIron.com
McKee vs. Cobb