The two hulking heavyweights approach each other as the bell rings and touch gloves. Wessel works behind a jab, trying to close in on the taller Hale. Wessel is hit with a flurry of strikes at range, gets stunned and is struck with even more punches. He dives for a desperation take down and Hale takes him back, flattens him out and rains down strikes. Ref warns Wessel to fight back and he does not, the fight is stopped.
Official Result: Richard Hale wins by TKO in 1:19 of Round 1