This is the live blog for Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete. Hale is 15-3-1 in MMA, and has won his last two fights. Fekete is 4-0 in MMA, training out of Xtreme Couture. This is the second quarterfinal bout for the light heavyweight tournament of the evening.
Round 1 - Our referee for this bout is Jason Herzog. Hale opens with a jab. Fekete ducks under a jab. Hale with a shot to the body. Fekete misses with a punch, and Fekete responds with a combination. Fekete shoots a single leg, lifts Hale up off his feet, and plants him on the mat in side control. Hale swings his leg over, and grabs an inverted triangle. Body shots from Hale. Jason Herzog steps in. Nik Fekete is asleep. Impressive stuff. Good job from Herzog recognizing that Fekete had gone out.
Richard Hale defeats Nik Fekete by technical submission (inverted triangle) at 1:55 of round one.