During the NBYFC qualifies Tom faced Pat in the first round and ended it quickly by knocking Pat out in about 30 seconds via flying knees to the head.Tom came running out and was to fast for Pat to evade and Tom got through the blocks.
The second round Tom fought Drew, in which he out striked and ended with a flurry of punches and kicks winning via TKO less than half way through the first round.
The next fight, Tom faced Nick, which many said would declare the middleweight champ. In the first round Tom and Nick went punch for punch and kick for kick. In the second round Nick scored a takedown and kept Tom from landing any hits. Tom wiggled out and they traded blows again, till Nick was caught with a nasty leg kick crippling him and letting Tom in who won with a mix of punches and kicks.