Buffalo native Chris Kwiatkowski lost a unanimous decision to Kevin Ross in their five-round bout on the nationally televised (AXS-TV) Lion Fight 8 kick boxing card on Friday at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ross had a successful return after a year-long layoff after knee surgery. He was able to outpoint Kwiatkowski for five rounds using solid boxing and leg kicks. Despite being out struck, Kwiatkowski hung tough until the final bell.

In the main event Yodsanklai Fairtect knocked out Gregory Choplin at 2:40 of the third round and in the co-feature Tiffany VanSoest knocked out Alexis Rufus at 0:25 of the fourth round.