Luke Corcoran (left) Steven Heather (right)
This lightweight clash gave the much touted Luke Corcoran a chance to prove himself against a fellow unbeaten opponent.
Heather did well in the opening minutes, stuffing the judo black belts first takedown. Even when Corcoran managed to secure a takedown, the Kokoro fighter bounced up leaving Corcoran sitting on the mat.
Corcoran then displayed some real artistry with an unorthodox takedown from a sitting position. Just when the SBGi fighter got into mount position, Heather again showed great athleticism in sweeping the Japanese jiu jitsu black belt, getting top position and landing some annoying, but harmless strikes to his opponent.
Corcoran scrambled out of the defensive position and stalked his opponent across the cage. A scuffle ensued in the middle of the cage with Corcoran appearing to go for another double leg, with his opponent trying to push down Corcoran in an example of standard takedown defence.
From here, Corcoran displayed his life of martial arts experience catching Heather in what appeared to be a rolling armbar. With the submission in place, the out-classed Heather had little choice but to tap out, confirming Corcoran as a Cage Contender.
Corcoran won via submission (armbar) in round one.