Evans drops fight in Canada (Mixed Martial Arts)

June 12, 2011
Doug Evans

Anchorage’s Doug Evans and Canadian Antonio Carvalho delivered a dynamic show last night in Ontario as part of a 10-fight MMA card on the new TV network The Score.

Unfortunately, Evans dropped a unanimous decision in the 145-pound weight class, losing 30-27 in all three rounds.

A former UFC fighter out of the AK Wolfpack camp, the 30-year-old fell to 13-9 for his five-year pro career.

The pride of the Alaska Fighting Championship competed in Canada’s The Score Fighting Series in October when he beat Tristan Johnson by submission, using a rear naked choke hold.

He wouldn’t have the same success this around.

Calvalho, who is rumored to be on his way to the UFC, was the more consistent fighter in a battle of warriors.

“Carvalho showed why he deserves to be in the most prestigious promotion in the world. There is ample evidence that he is a complete fighter and is ready to shine on the brightest stage,” Andrew Dobbs wrote on The Bleacher Report.

“Evans also fared well, but was the less aggressive man who allowed the pace to be dictated. Although Doug also clearly demonstrated that he is a well-rounded fighter with a solid game, he just is not quite at Carvalho’s level.”

Carvalho and Evans exchange.