The Canadian Boxing Federation crowned its first-ever mixed martial arts champion when Victor Bachmann defeated Stjepan Vujnovic by TKO to win the recognized Canadian welterweight championship in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Friday, Dec 28.
Bachmann needed only 49 seconds to end the fight, as he locked on a triangle choke and with Vujnovic unable to defend himself, the new champion unleashed a barrage of elbows that forced the referee to stop the bout.
The main event on the card featured former Toughman and pro boxer, Eric “Butterbean” Esch in a bout against Nick Penner in super heavyweight action.
Penner took the fight to Butterbean and at 2:28 of the first round, he stopped Esch by TKO also due to unanswered strikes.
The Fight Club promoted the event titled “TFC 1: First Blood” in the Shaw Convention Centre and drew 1,500 fans in attendance.
-Nick Penner def. Eric Esch by TKO at 2:28, R1
-Victor Bachmann def. Stjepan Vujnovic by TKO at 0:49, R1
-Chris Ade def. Adam Thomas by Submission (Armbar) at 4:58, R2
-Tim Thurston def. Curtis Demarce by KO at 0:34, R3
-Shawn Kryca def. Richard Menard by Submission (Strikes) at 1:30, R1
-Jay Jenkins def. Brad Geiger by KO at 4:18, R1
-Marcus Hicks def. Mason Hunter by TKO at 0:28, R1
-Chase Holthe def. Phil Wark by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:05, R1
-Chuck Pelc def. Lee Berger by TKO at 1:05, R1