If you put a fun to our head and asked to pick out a bout of note it was the bout that took place in Australia with the hard hitting Mark de Mori (26-1-2, 23). Unfortunately whilst de Mori is relevant, even if he isn't nearly capable of beating a top guy, his opponent wasn't worth noting and it was little wonder when de Mori Adnan stopped Adnan Buharalija (29-20-2, 21) in the 4th round. This was the 16th stoppage loss for Buharalija who is beginning to get less and less useful for a fighter wanting to get some rounds in the bank. For de Mori this was his 17th straight victory.
When we hear the line "Somebody's 0 has got to go" we don't tend to think that the "0" is in the winning column though that's exactly what happened in the us this evening as Eric George (1-6) took his first win by over-coming the still win-less Ray Santiago (0-3). The bout was a shut out by George who will feel relieved to get off the mark even if it was against an awful foe.
On a separate US card fans got to see a rare female Heavyweight bout as Keela Byars (1-0) overcame a 92lb weight disadvantage to defeat fellow debutant Bridgette Davis (0-1). Byars, at 203lbs, was just over the Cruiserweight limit was almost giving away 50% of her body weight against Davis who beaten by unanimous decision.
The female bout shared a card with a second all debutant Heavyweight clash as Tamis Long (1-0) began his career with a 4 round decision over Holden Read (0-1).