It was billed as a fight for a father to avenge his son's loss. But on Saturday night at NEF MMA XVIII: "Made in America" in Lewiston, Maine, it was Pat Kelly who got his arm raised.
The 51-year old Kelly scored a first-round TKO victory over Dr. Steve Bang, who was attempting to avenge his son, Steve Bang Jr, who lost to Kelly back in November. MMA Fighting did a story leading up to the amateur fight, which was contested at 160 pounds at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée.
The 45-year old Bang Sr. -- who turned 46 on Tuesday, and works as a bariatric surgeon by day -- had hoped to even the score with Kelly, whom he said he felt he "already had a loss against." Yet he lasted just 31 seconds against Kelly, getting hit with a barrage early, and finally dropped with a big left hand that signaled the end.
Here is the video of the fight: