Boehm continues winning streak at CageSport 63
Grant Clark -- a month ago
CANYONVILLE,Ore. – After losing his CageSport featherweight championship 2 1/2 years ago, Kevin Boehm promised to return to the cage better than ever.
Three matches into his comeback, he’s certainly lived up to that promise.
Boehm, looking as sharp as ever, defeated A.J. Bryant by unanimous decision in the main event of CageSport 63 at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Ore. to register his third consecutive victory on Saturday, May 7.
Boehm, who has won eight out of his last 10 fights, appeared as the 29-28, 30-27, 28-29 winner on the judge’s score cards in the146-pound contest to improve his career record to 9-4. Boehm captured the featherweight crown with a thrilling victory over Talon Hammons at CageSport 58, avenging a previous controversially loss to Hammons.
Boehm’s only other set back over the last five years came at CageSport 59 when he dropped his title to Austin Springer by decision. He has yet to be beaten since.
While Boehm has been impressive regardless of where he fights over the last half-decade, he has been even more dominant at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort where the Eugene-based fighter improved to 3-0 all-time at the Oregon venue.
In addition to Boehm’s big night, CageSport 63 also saw Rusty Hand and Adland Benson both improve to 2-0.
Hand defeated Jerome Klumb by third-round TKO in a 170-pound contest which would later receive fight of the night recognition, while Benson stopped Fernando Alvarado late in the first round by TKO in a heavyweight fight. It marked Benson’s second victory since turning pro just two weeks ago. The 6-foot-7 fighter won his pro debut in Yakima, Washington at CageSport 62 on April 23 and was a late replacement at CageSport 63, accepting the fight less than 24 hours before stepping inside the cage.
Aireon Tavarres triumphed in his pro debut, defeating Amedeo Conta by first-round rear naked choke (:59 seconds).
Rounding out the MMA portion of the card was heavyweight Luis Schwenke, who improved his record to a spotless 3-0 after dispatching Sau Tuani by first-round TKO.
Opening the event was a BJJ grappling bout, a first-ever for CageSport, which saw heavyweight Mark Hammil defeat Aaron Lopez,1-0, while 155-pounders Steven Chang and Kevin Shaughnessy battled to a draw inthe evening’s other grappling bout.
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