Steve F is my teachers junior class mate and my teacher liked him.
This was almost 15 years ago I can't remember the details as you decribe it but I do know he was training against a kickboxer. Why would he be warming up with stand up if not? You can tell from the talk up everyone was expecting a better showing but steve had no training against grappling or take downs. It was obviously an eye opener.
If the write up is presented in another way its wrong and one would have to go to the promoter or Igore to verify. I don't remember who the named kickboxer was.