Fury FC comes to San Antonio

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer

An action-filled night was guaranteed with over 20 MMA fights booked for Fury FC 73 held at Cowboys Dancehall. There were several fights that stood out among the dozens, like the main event ending with a spectacular TKO comeback by Josh Walker in the final round via rear flying knee into a swift assault of punches.

The TKO by Walker was not the only ending that had the crowd on their feet. Amateur fighter Joe Perez who fired back from being struck with a killer head kick that quickly led to his decisive victory over Drew Lopez, a highlight that could be career-defining. Perez should be a name to look out for in future fights with his strong striking ability and grit; he is sure to be an exciting fighter to keep in mind

The co-main event followed in a similar fashion to the main event, with Anthony Ivy submitting Austin Jones via rear naked choke in the third round to break a five-fight losing streak. Ivy came into this fight as the underdog, yet proved that he could defeat higher-ranked opponents like Jones in a true test of his skill. This event also marked the third MMA win for rising lightweight Kody Steele, via a dominant decision over Sam Kilmer. 

This event was televised and promoted on the UFC fight pass, and UFC president Dana White has said that he is looking to promote more MMA events in Texas in the future. The success of Fury FC 73 in San Antonio could open all of Texas to the potential increase in MMA events.