For the first time in BTC Fight Promotions history, no main card fight at an event went to a judges’ decision. Furthermore, all three main card fights ended in the first round – another first for the organization.
On August 24 in Ottawa, Colton Boxell, Kyran Cameron, and Matt Speciale defeated Jeremiah Curtright, Kyle Blinkhorn, and Ruslan Ruslanzada, to win their BTC 7: Annihilation fights.
None of their fights lasted longer than four minutes.
Colton Boxell was the only fighter on the day not to win by KO/TKO. He submitted the debuting Jeremiah Curtright via a heel hook midway through the first round of their event-opening fight.
It’s Boxell’s first ever victory at the professional level and his first win across any MMA level since 2015. His record evens out to 1-1 as a result of the victory.
Kyran Cameron stretched his unbeaten streak to three fights after finishing Kyle Blinkhorn via KO/TKO. The Canadian unleashed a flurry of punches on his unfortunate opponent, and the referee ended the fight less than three minutes into it.
With the win, Cameron improves to 3-0 as a professional fighter and 5-0 in his last five fights (professional and amateur). He has not lost a fight at any level since April 2016. Cameron is quickly developing into one of the top Welterweight fighters in all of Canada.
Blinkhorn has now lost each of his last four fights, including two professional bouts. The 27-year-old’s last victory came at ECC 22 via decision in February 2015. His last win via submission or knockout came back in June 2013.
In the final main card event of the day, Matt Speciale also improved his record to 3-0 when he defeated the debuting Ruslan Ruslanzada via KO/TKO. After taking down his opponent with some knee strikes, the undefeated Speciale ended the bout with a sequence of ground and pound punches.
This is the second time in Speciale’s pro career he has ended a fight via KO/TKO in the first round; he bested Kris Allard in the opening round of his debut fight at BTC 4: Vendetta in November 2018.
Speciale remains undefeated across all levels of MMA competition. His only loss came in an amateur kickboxing bout in 2017, but that doesn’t officially count towards his amateur record, according to tapology.com.