Saturday night the Mid-Hudson Civic Center played host to another AKBF mixed card of MMA and sundry other combat sports with the main event consisting of local MMA standout Gregy Styles taking on Diogo Machado for the inaugural AKBF 185 lb. title belt.
Saturday's New York Fight Exchange installment was a momentous one. The fight team fielded by Long Island MMA was almost unstoppable, with five out of six of their fighters coming away with wins; champs at bantamweight, middleweight and welterweight were crowned; and, Hugh McKenna - a dark horse who eschewed all media requests leading up to the event - handed the seemingly invincible Jerome "The Bull" Mickle his first loss ever. It was a thrilling night of fights, and an event that proved to be NYFE's best one yet.