Submission Fighting Open 1: September 6, 1997 in Griffin, GA – This was the opening round of a four man heavyweight tournament. This fight doesn’t last long. After a brief exchange of strikes on the feet, Eubanks catches a kick from Hinton and takes him down into side mount.
Hinton reguards Eubanks and they stay there for about a minute and half when Eubanks falls back and taps Hinton with a reverse heel hook. Eubanks takes on Byron Stone in the finals.