Cage Fest: Xtreme Evolution took place on November 15th, 2008 in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The main event featured The Ultimate Fighter season six runner-up, Tommy Speer taking on Beau Baker, a former college wrestler who was undefeated at 5-0 coming into the bout.
Capital City Cage Wars held their debut event on November 1st in downtown Springfield, Illinois at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
The promotion is being run by Springfield native and current Philadelphia Phillies right fielder, Jayson Werth.
The event featured both professional and amateur fighters from the central Illinois area.
Former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes of Hillsboro had five of his students from the HIT Squad in Granite City on the card, including TUF veteran, Tommy Speer.