Round 1 is in the books :
MITCH CLARKE VS. ANTON KUIVANEN
Round 1 - Crowd in Calgary gets behind Clarke, its first Canadian fighter of the night. Josh Rosenthal mans the center for our first bout. Kuivanen opens with a couple leg kicks. Clarke tries to tie things up and looks for a single-leg takedown. He gets Kuivanen to the canvas along the fence as Kuivanen works to defend early to keep from getting put on his back. But Clarke keeps working for it, looking to keep Kuivanen pinned, now with both legs. Kuivanen looks to switch to escape and is able to wall-walk. Clarke, though, is able to get a good takedown. But not long after, Kuivanen gets a nice reversal and gets a takedown of his own. He gets to side control, but loses the position and has to settle for half guard. Clarke is able to get back to full guard and he starts to look for potential in Kuivanen's arms. And he gets one after eating a few punches. It looks tight, but as Kuivanen grimaces, Clarke has to let it go. Clarke takes Kuivanen's back, and begins to look for a kimura. With 45 seconds left, he may have time. But Kuivanen scrambles to his back and settles into guard. It's a nice first round for Clarke, who gets it 10-9 on the MMAjunkie.com card.