Friday night’s Prestige FC 3 event in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, was headlined by portly slugger Eric “Butterbean” Esch (14-10-1) against Sandy Bowman (3-0), a 40-year-old local fighter who Sherdog identifies as a former lightweight who swelled up to 223 pounds for the opportunity. Esch held a 150-pound weight advantage in the cage, but it wouldn’t be of any help that night.
Ten seconds after the bell, Bowman lands a head-kick that topples ‘Bean like a defective Weeble. After some elbows from Bowman from the top, Esch realizes that he ain’t getting up without assistance, and taps due to strikes at 0:54 of round 1.
Butterbean had actually fought two weeks earlier in Quebec, getting stopped by an Eric Barrak guillotine choke at Instinct MMA 1. Hopefully this marks the end of his Canadian tour.
Also on the Prestige FC 3 card, a lovable loser named Dave Logan (1-10) earned the first win of his career when he scored a doctor’s stoppage TKO over Travis Moritz, and MMA blogger/hot chick Erin McDougall won her amateur debut with a first-round TKO of Tara Letendre.