EDMONTON - Wilson Gouveia used leg kicks to chop down Dwayne Lewis and win the main event at the Maximum Fighting Championship 32 on Friday.
Gouveia, a former UFC athlete, kicked at Lewis's legs over two rounds. Eventually, Lewis couldn't support himself and went to the canvas where Gouveia pounded him out for the win.
"I threw a lot of kicks and he was feeling it," said Gouveia, "so I went to finish him with the kicks.
"I like to give fans what they want ... I gave everything I had."
In the semi-main event, Antonio McKee entered the bout stripped of his MFC title and publicly fired from ever competing in the MFC again after missing weight. But that didn't stop him from defeating Brian Cobb with a decision victory.
A bloody Ryan McGillivray won his first fight in the MFC against Diego Bautista, who suffered his first loss.
McGillivray, who fought with a torn meniscus, blew his knee out early in the first round but said after he "played a little possum to trick (Bautista) to the ground" where he submitted his opponent with an arm bar to win a shot at the MFC welterweight title.
The previously unbeaten Dhiego Lima lost for the first time in his career after Nathan Coy controlled their fight en route to a unanimous decision victory. Coy will face McGillivray at MFC 33 for the title.
"I figured if I put a little pressure on (Lima), he would not be able to handle it," said Coy.
Jamie Toney spoiled Kyle Jackson's MFC debut. Toney outclassed his opponent on the feet for the entire three rounds and picked Jackson apart with jabs and crosses en route to a unanimous decision.
In the first fight of the main card, Vancouver's Dan Ring stayed unbeaten after six fights by defeating Calgary's James Haddad by majority decision in an entertaining fight.
The undercard saw Matt Jelly of Fort McMurray, Alta., and Edmonton's Garrett Nybakken in a back and forth tilt that saw Jelly attack with continuous submission attempts on his way to winning a very close split decision victory.
The night's opening bout saw Brendan Kornberger improve his record to 3-0 by defeating Allen Hope by referee stoppage.
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