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Premier FC 31: Live Play-by-Play

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"

We are back at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts tonight for Premier FC 31, Karyn Wesch has rolled out a 20 fight line up including some of the best names in the sport from across the country. Highlighting the Premier FC 31 card will be a "first of it's kind" one night, eight man, Lightweight tournament, with the winner being crowned Premier FC's Lightweight Champion. Also on the card; the king of Western Mass Pat "The Gorilla Ninja" Casey (6-4) makes his return to the premier FC cage against New Jersey's Timmy Tyler (2-6). Maine's "Jamacian Shamrock" Ras "Rasquatch" Hylton (6-5) returns to meet fellow Bellator MMA veteran Domingos Barros (6-1). New Hampshire's Tim Caron (10-3) returns to New England in serious need of a win when he locks horns with former UFC fighter Marcel Fortuna (9-4). Flyweights Tim Flores (1-1) and Brandon Neiford (Pro Debut) look to make a statement in a wide open New England Flyweight division. 15 fight Maine MMA veteran Matt "Ken Doll" Denning makes his second straight appearance for Premier FC when he meets Sage Philippe at Welterweight. In the evening's co-feasture the vacant Premier FC Light-Heavyweight title is on the line when Middleweight Champion Yu Ji (3-1) jumps up to 205 pounds to challenge London' England's George Tokkos for the Light-Heavyweight strap. Follow this article, starting around 6 pm tonight and throughout the evening as this will be the place for live up to the minute, round by round results as we see it from Premier FC 31!

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D'juan Owens vs. Anthony Pike

Lightweight Quarterfinal 1 round

Results: They meet in the center and exchange, Anthony comes forward with a combination and backs Owens to the fence and gets the takedown. Owens reverses and stands but Anthony puts his back on the fence and continue to try and keep D'Juan close. Pike earns another takedown and is in a good position on top with time to work. D'Juan turns his back and Pike makes him pay with some punches but D'Juan makes it back to his feet. Pike still holds the clinch on the cage as D'Juan tries to find space with some knees to the body but Pike will not go away. D'Juan finally gets some space and senses the urgancy and looks to strike but Anthony wants no part of the stand up and goes for another takedown. Pike gets the takedown and lands some downward strikes as the fight ends. 10-9 Pike

Official Decision: Anthony Pike defeats D'Juan Owens by Unanimous Decision

Ali Zebian vs. Kody Murray

Lightweight Quarterfinal 1 round