Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell followed up an exciting featherweight bout with a slower paced, but more heavy hitting light heavyweight bout. Van Buren looked great in the first round, but he slowly started fading as each minute passed.
Sean O’Connell took a serious beating in the form of body strikes in the opening round and it looked like Van Buren was on this way to a stoppage victory. Van Buren left himself susceptible to counter strikes, however, and they started to build up for O’Connell in round two. Counter strikes mixed with a fading gas tank started to put Van Buren in bad shape in the final round where he took too many shots and the referee stepped in to wave it off!
Sean O’Connell def. Matt Van Buren by way of TKO (Strikes) 2:11 of Round 3