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Opetaia wins main event

Alton Schwenter, right, takes a blow to the head from eventual winner Preston Endo Lie in the first fight of the night. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Preson Endo Lie knocks out Alton Schwenter. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Antonio Lechuga celebrates his split-decision win. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Jim Patton, left, talks with Jason Birmingham after the fighter's loss. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
LaVaughn Oliver helps Nathaniel Alex wrap his hands. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Promoter Jim Patton, right, stands for the national anthem. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Antonio Lechuga pushes in his match against Juan Chavez. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Juan Chavez thaws a punch against Antionio Lechuga. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Nick Deveny celebrates his win over Jason Birmingham. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
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Alton Schwenter gets back to his feet as the referee counts in his match against Preston Endo Lie. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jason Birmingham, left, watches introductions before his fight with Nick Deveny begins. The scene is captured by a crew member for a reality TV show. Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Thursday Night at the Fights featured seven matches at the Egan Center and promoter Jim Patton said a production crew filmed a pilot episode of a reality show. Patton said he expects at least 12 episodes will air in the series about grudge matches at Thursday Night at the Fights. Patton said he won't divulge which network will air the show, which is being called Alaskan Brawlers, at least for the time being. It will begin airing in October, he said.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News

Anatelea Opetaia won the main event at Thursday Night at The Fights at the Egan Center, knocking out Steven Waalks in the first round. Weighing in at 320 pounds, Laumiua Leso won the heavyweight fight, defeating Will Platzek (280) by a third-round decision.

Thursday Night at The Fights

Preston Endo Lie, 225 pounds, d. Alton Schwenter, 200, third-round TKO; Nick Deveny, 160, d. Jason Birmingham, 183, third-round TKO; Antonio Lechuga, 160, d. Juan Chavez, 167, third-round decision; Joseph Wingate, 220, d. Nathaniel Alex, 190, third-round decision; Josh Tidwell, 275, d. Rick Noggle, 250, third-round decision; Laumiua Leso, 320, d. Will Platzek, 280, third-round decision. Main event -- Anatelea Opetaia, 250, d. Steven Waalks, 225, first-round KO.

Photos: Thursday Night at the Fights

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