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Townsend gets job done against Derik Byrd

By Curtis Carden

Correspondent

Adam Townsend’s rise to the top continues to build.

Carter County’s native brought the thunder in the main event against Derik Byrd with a first-round technical knockout to wrap up a busy stretch of Pro-Am MMA action during the inaugural Evolution Combat Series hosted at Evolution Sports Gym in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night in Elizabethton.

“All my fans, anybody that bought a ticket to come out and watch me fight, it means a lot,” Townsend, who extended his professional to 8-3 overall, said. “It is my hometown and it is always nice to walk out and have the whole crowd cheer for you. I just want to say thank you to all my coaches, my homeboy Dustin Long, my friends, my family, my son, Peyton, especially.”