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Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen
They fire off exchanges to start a crucial fourth round.
Jorgensen lands a nice combo in short range and Faber has to
respond. Faber throws Jorgensen to the ground for a moment but
they’re back up. Faber goes for a takedown but Jorgensen shakes it
off. They continue to trade and Faber lands a nice knee. Both land
left hands at the same time. Jorgensen with a head kick. Faber
scores a takedown as Jorgensen misses a punch. Faber quickly gets
to Jorgensen’s back and locks in a rear-naked choke. Jorgensen taps
out and Faber takes the submission win home in the night’s main
ï»¿Official Result: Urijah Faber def. Scott
Jorgensen by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round
They trade to start the round. Jorgensen lands nicely on Faber
and has Faber backing up in the Octagon. Faber with some
ducking-and-weaving in the center of the cage. They exchange
combinations and Faber lands a body punch. Faber misses with a
switch front kick. They clinch and Jorgensen lands nicely on the
break. Both land in close quarters as Faber fakes a takedown
attempt. They work against the cage and Jorgensen has Faber against
it. Jorgensen takes Faber’s back and lands some knees to the
body. They break and Jorgensen lands an elbow. Faber with a front
knee to the face and lands big off a combination. Faber goes for a
takedown but Jorgensen shakes it off. Jorgensen has Faber’s
back against the cage once again. Jorgensen lands a big elbow.
Faber lands with a nice combo but Jorgensen fires back. Faber with
a nice left hook. Jorgensen stumbles off a landed leg kick. Faber
scores a big takedown at the end of the round that may have stolen
Score: 10-9 Faber, 30-27 Faber
Faber starts with a leg kick. Faber hits Jorgensen with a kick
low as Jorgensen was rushing in. They trade leg kicks as they come
out of a break in action. Jorgensen with a kick as Faber tries to
tie-up but Jorgensen shakes it off. They continue to trade
exchanges. Jorgensen tries a takedown but Faber reverses it as the
briefly go to the ground. Back on the feet and Faber lands a front
kick. Faber with a body punch following a Jorgensen kick. They
clinch and Faber moves it against the cage. Jorgensen lands a kick
as they break. Faber with another front kick. Faber grabs a
takedown and works from top on the ground. Faber lands some body
punches on the mat. Jorgensen looking for a kimura but they
scramble to the feet. Faber lands a nice combination. Jorgensen
responds with his own. Faber lands a big overhand right and they
clinch up. Both battle for a takedown as they exchange position
against the cage. They break and the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Faber, 20-18 Faber
Here we go with five rounds in our main event. Big reaction for
Faber coming out. Jorgensen starts with a leg kick but Faber backs
him up. Jorgensen goes down in a slip and Faber gets a front
headlock. Jorgensen gets out and puts Faber against the cage. Faber
switches it and Jorgensen is against the cage. Jorgensen with a
trip takedown and he is on top of Faber. Back to the feet and
Jorgensen has the back of Faber. Faber with a unique takedown as he
picks up Jorgensen’s leg and falls back. Faber now on top and is
looking for a guillotine. They switch and Faber takes Jorgensen’s
back before they break. Faber with a body punch. Faber unloads a
combination on Jorgensen and briefly hurts him before it goes to
the ground with Faber on Jorgensen’s back. Faber looking to lock in
a rear-naked choke as he has hooks in on Jorgensen’s back. Faber
with a big elbow to Jorgensen but it gets back to the feet. It goes
back down with Faber having Jorgensen in a headlock. Faber sinks in
a guillotine and they roll as Faber tries to tighten it. Jorgensen
is able to escape though. Faber in Jorgensen’s half-guard and they
switch to Faber having his back again. Faber still looking for the
rear-naked choke as the round comes to a close.
Score: 10-9 Faber
Uriah Hall vs Kelvin Gastelum
This could decide the fight. Gastelum charges at Hall and tries
something fancy that ends with Hall accidentally landing a low
blow. Hall with a switch head kick. Hall with another head kick
that just misses. Gastelum backing Hall up around the Octagon.
Gastelum looks for a takedown and gets Hall down but Hall gets
right back up and takes Gastelum down and starts pouring on punches
but Gastelum survives. Close to a finish there by Hall. Gastelum
pushes Hall against the cage. Both men are tired. Hall tires to get
it broken and it breaks. Gastelum misses on a left hand as Hall
backs up. Hall lands a left jab. Gastelum lands a big left hand
that backs Hall up. Hall returns fire with a kick to the body.
Gastelum gets the takedown but Hall is looking for the arm.
Gastelum throws punches from the top. Big crowd eruption to end the
fight as both are swinging on the ground. The fight ends with Hall
in an advantage position. Close round.
Score: 10-9 Gastelum, 29-28 Gastelum
ï»¿Official Result: Kelvin Gastelum def.
Uriah Hall by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
They fire off to start. Hall looking calm as Gastelum tries to
be aggressive. Hall landing some punches and kicks and ends with a
spin kick. Hall backs up against the cage which gives Gastelum a
chance for a takedown, which he gets. Gastelum on top trying to
cause separation between the two. Big “Kelvin” chants going on
again. Gastelum with an elbow to Hall. Hall looking for a sweep but
Gatselum maintains composure. Hall switches it and now he is on top
with Gastelum against the cage. Hall lands knees and kicks to
Gastelum and is pouring it on. Gastelum goes for a takedown but
misses it. Gastelum with Hall against the cage. Hall trips Gastelum
up and gets the takedown. Hall with punches to Gastelum.Hall
looking to possibly set up an arm-triangle choke. Hall trying to
improve position. Hall starts to take Gastelum’s back. Hall with
knees to the body and then a huge slam. Gastelum gets right back up
and pushes Hall against the cage. Gastelum with body shots. They
end with a break off the clinch.
Score: 10-9 Hall, 19-19 even
The finals of “The Ultimate Fighter” are underway. They circle
to start off as Gastelum is looking to land a left hand while Hall
remains calm. Gastelum has Hall against the cage and lands some
knees. Gastelum working for the takedown but Hall is holding him in
position. Hall trying to push Gastelum away and they separate. Hall
with a front kick and Gastelum responds with a kick of his own.
Gastelum trying to get fancy but Hall sees it. Big “Kelvin” chant
erupts. Gastelum swings at Hall but they all miss. Gastelum hits
Hall and has him in trouble. Gastelum swinging away but Hall
recovers. Gastelum lands a big left hand and takes Hall down.
Gastelum looking to mount and reign down punches. Hall eating shots
and is having trouble getting up. Gastelum working to side control.
Hall holding on to Gastelum. Gastelum keeps Hall on his back as
Hall looks to fight from bottom. Hall trying to separate them but
Gastelum keeps postured. Hall uses the cage to get back to his feet
but Gastelum lands coming off the break. Hall with a right hand
that pushes Gastelum back. Hall with a running takedown with ten
seconds to go and the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Gastelum
Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano
Huge reaction from the crowd to start the round. Zingano with a
hard punch to start. Zingano misses a kick and goes to the ground
but gets up. Zingano with a takedown and she has Tate on her back.
Tate looking to get out of a bad position as Zingano looks to
posture up. Zingano throws some punches down on Tate. Tate tries to
hold on as both ladies are tired. Tate gets it back to the knees
but Zingano has a front headlock which forces Tate back to her
back. Zingano takes Tate’s back and is throwing punches
before getting to her side. Zingano with some big ground-and-pound
on Tate. Tate trying to survive but Zingano is pouring it on. Tate
back to the feet for a moment but eats a shot. Back to the feet and
Zingano lands some knees and knocks Tate down with a huge elbow.
Kim Winslow runs in to stop the fight giving Zingano the big win.
Tate is very unhappy about the stoppage.
Official Result: Cat Zingano def. Miesha Tate by TKO
(strikes) at 2:55 of Round 3
Big shots to ppen the round as Tate looks to score a takedown.
Tate in side control landing some elbows and small punches to the
body of Zingano. Tate in half-guard looking to move into side
control but the fence is in the way. Tate with some more hard
elbows and she starts to pound away at Zingano. Tate grabs an arm
and is looking for the armbar but Zingano is fighting it off.
Zingano escapes and Tate grabs her to keep her down. Tate starts to
unload again with ground-and-pound as she moves into side control.
Tate looking to get that arm trapped again. They roll and now
Zingano is on top as Tate has grasp of her leg. Tate looking for a
leg lock but Zingano is in a good position to fight it off. Zingano
looking to land a punch but they are stalling. Zingano with some
elbows to Tate’s leg. Tate looking for a heel hook but Zingano
shrugging it off. Zingano spins out and is now on top of Tate.
Zingano throwing some elbows and punches on Tate. Zingano hurts
Tate with more punches. Zingano throws some more but Tate is doing
a good job of covering up. Back to the feet and they trade to end
the round. Another exciting round.
Score: 10-9 Tate, 20-18 Tate
The second women’s fight in UFC history gets underway with a
clinch and Tate gets it to the ground for a moment. They are
battling for position and Tate has a front headlock. Zingano pushes
her against the cage but Tate holds on. Against the cage and now
Zingano has a front headlock and a guillotine choke locked in. Tate
separates it by dropping to her knees to break it up. They are
exchannging and Tate rocks Zingano. Tate with a takedown and into
half-guard. Zingano switches and she is on top now. Tate throws her
legs up for separation but can’t get it. Zingano breaks and it’s
back to the feet and they are throwing bombs. Tate with some hard
punches. Zingano grabs the front headlock again and lands some
knees to Tate. Zingano with a big left hand that forces Tate to
look for the takedown, which she gets. Tate looking to move from
half-guard into side control. Tate throws down some elbows. Tate
throws some more elbows which has Zingano in brief trouble. Tate
looking to set up an arm-triangle but can’t get it. Tate throws
down another set of elbows as the round concludes. Exciting
Score: 10-9 Tate
Travis Browne vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Heavyweights in action as Gonzaga quickly looks to take it down
to the ground. They’re clinched against the cage and Browne has his
back against it as Gonzaga tries to get it down. Gonzaga drops down
to try a takedown and he can’t get it. Browne a huge elbow that
drops Gonzaga and lands two more and finishes it quickly. Gonzaga
is down and out.
Official Result: Travis Browne def. Gabriel Gonzaga by KO
(elbows) at 1:11 of Round 1
Bubba McDaniel vs Gilbert Smith
Big reaction to start the round. Smith slips as he lands some
punches. McDaniel tags Smith with some punches. Smith fires back.
Smith goes for a takedown but it’s stuffed and McDaniel ends on
top. McDaniel throwing punches in half-guard. McDaniel controlling
from the top easily. Smith trying to get it back up but can’t break
the hold of McDaniel. Both men get to their knees and McDaniel
takes the back of Smith. Smith looking to roll out as McDaniel
looks to get the hooks in. McDaniel has one hook in and is trying
to find that rear-naked choke. Smith rolls out and ends on top of
McDaniel. McDaniel looking for the triangle choke and he has it.
Smith taps out and McDaniel gets the submission win.
Official Result: Bubba McDaniel def. Gilbert Smith by
submission (triangle choke) at 2:29 of Round 3
They come out to start and McDaniel lands some kicks and rocks
Smith with some punches. Smith misses on some lefts but connects
with a right hand and pushes McDaniel against the cage. Smith
looking to score a takedown as they’re tied up. They switch and
McDaniel has Smith against the cage. McDaniel has Smith’s back and
lands a knee to the thigh. Smith looking for the takedown but
McDaniel shakes it off. McDaniel with some punches to the body as
Smith tries to land the takedown. They break and Smith misses a big
right hand. McDaniel counters with leg kicks. They each land
punches. McDaniel looks for the takedown but Smith blocks it and is
looking for the guillotine. He has it tight. McDaniel is surviving
and escapes into side control. McDaniel on top and landing punches
to Smith’s head. McDaniel trying to get Smith’s back and is
throwing down punches. McDaniel has Smith’s back but Smith rolls
out and McDaniel now has side control. Smith looking very tired on
the bottom as we have a minute left in the round. McDaniel in
half-guard as a “Bubba” chant breaks out. Smith gets back to his
feet and McDaniel lands a kick as they break. McDaniel tries a
takedown but it is stuffed by Smith. McDaniel lands a big combo as
the round ends.
Score: 10-9 McDaniel, 20-18 McDaniel
They come out exchanging. Smith with a leg kick. They trade and
McDaniel pushes Smith up against the cage. Smith with a knee.
McDaniel with body punches. They separate and Smith gets it to the
ground and is looking to break guard. They battle back to the feet
but Smith gets it back down. Smith looking to break guard but
McDaniel has a good hold of him. McDaniel looking for a triangle
but Smith is peppering him with punches. McDaniel with his back
against the cage trying to get up but Smith has a good grasp.
McDaniel reigns down with punches from the top and they get back to
the feet. Smith looking to get it back down. McDaniel has a
guillotine locked in but Smith fights out of it and McDaniel ends
on top and lands some elbows. McDaniel looks at the clock as he has
side control. McDaniel continues to reign down elbows. McDaniel
takes Smith’s back and throws some pucnhes and hits a knee to the
body as the round ends.
Score: 10-9 McDaniel
Josh Samman vs Kevin Casey
They clinch up to start the round and Samman looks to land knees
but Casey counters with body shots. Samman has Casey against the
cage and is landing knees. Casey lands some short uppercuts but
can’t break the clinch. They both land body shots before Samman
lands a knee to Casey’s ribcage. They exchange knees as Samman
pushes Casey against the cage. Samman with some big knees that drop
Casey and he swarms on him. Casey survives but is still against the
cage. Samman continues to land knees. Casey is having trouble
breaking the Thai-plumb that Samman has gotten control of. Samman
lands another knee that drops Casey again and Samman finishes it
with some punches as referee Herb Dean runs in to stop the
Official Result: Josh Samman def. Kevin Casey by TKO (knee
& punches) at 2:17 of Round 2
They trade to start and Casey slips on a kick. Casey looks for a
triangle but Samman picks him up and slams him. Casey still looking
for the triangle and he has it locked it. He actually has a
triangle armbar sunk in but Samman slams him down to the ground and
breaks it up. They are moving quickly on the ground in an exciting
manner. Casey takes top position as the pace slows just a little.
Casey starts landing punches to Samman’s head on the ground. Samman
looking to create a scramble. Casey remains on top as they’re
against the Octagon cage. Casey looking for mount as Samman is
looking for a triangle of his own. Casey stays on top and is in
Samman’s guard. Casey starts to reign down more punches but Samman
grabs him. Casey with left hands on the ground and he is in
Samman’s guard. Casey with some body punches as he looks to improve
his position. Casey back to his feet and lands a knee to the body
as Samman gets up. They clinch against the cage and Casey has his
back against it. Samman lands some knees to the body and the head
as he has Casey’s head tied up. The round ends with Samman landing
Score: 10-9 Casey
Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart
They exchange to start the round as they battle for Octagon
control. The pace begins to slow. Barnatt lands a straight right
hand. Hart counters with a kick. Hart lands another leg kick. Hart
fires a combo but Barnatt lands a double jab. Barnatt really
looking to land the jab. Hart attacks Barnatt’s body and they are
against the cage. Barnatt lands a superman punch. Hart keeps
backing Barnatt up against the cage but both are landing good. Hart
attacks Barnatt and forces him against the cage. Barnatt landing
better but Hart is controlling the Octagon which could play a
difference in the decision. They are tied up and Barnatt pushes
Hart against the cage before they break. Hart goes for a takedown
but Barnatt stops it. Hart takes Barnatt’s back and gets a quick
takedown but it’s back up immediately. They fight against the cage
as both look for control before they break. Hart keeps moving
forward but Barnatt working good while backing up. They exchange as
both are looking fatigued. Hart bleeding from the nose again. Hart
looks for the takedown and they work against the cage. Hart gets a
takedown and they end with Hart on top.
Score: 10-9 Hart, 29-28 Barnatt
Official Result: Luke Barnatt def. Collin Hart by unanimous
decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
They exchange to start and Hart tags Barnatt. Barnatt lands a
standing flying knee. They are firing back-and-forth at each other.
They slow the pace for a moment as Barnatt looks to land the jab.
Hart tries a spin kick that lands a little. They fight against the
cage and Barnatt lands a big knee to the body. They separate and
both are looking to land a big punch. Hart attacks with a nice
combination that backs Barnatt up. Barnatt counters with a left
hand. Hart pushes Barnatt back to the cage. Hart looks for a
takedown but Barnatt shakes him off as the separate again. Hart
still bleeding from the nose. Barnatt lands a hard overhand right.
Hart misses on a left hook but lands a body kick followed by body
punches. They exchange leg kicks. Hart misses a right but backs
Barnatt to the cage. Hart attacking the legs of Barnatt with a
kick. Barnatt goes down for a second. They exchange and clinch back
up against the cage. Hart looks for the takedown but Barnatt rolls
out and is looking for an arm. Back to the feet but Barnatt has
Hart’s head and neck. Barnatt looking for a standing guillotine but
breaks it with a big knee. Barnatt falls to the mat and Hart rushes
in as the round ends with Hart in Barnatt’s guard.
Score: 10-9 Barnatt, 20-18 Barnatt
Hart comes out looking to take out Barnatt’s legs. They go
against the cage and Hart starts throwing punches to Barnatt’s
body. They start firing away and Hart pushes Barnatt against the
cage. They tie-up as both are looking for the takedown and Barnatt
briefly gets it. Back to the feet and they start trading punches.
Barnatt lands a few nice jabs. They separate and start exchanging.
Hart lands a combo ending with a kick to the cup of Barnatt. A
brief break in the action as Barnatt recovers. They come back out
and Hart misses on a huge left hand. Hart grabs Barnatt’s back and
is looking for a slam and gets it. Hart tries to take Barnatt’s
back and Barnatt gets to the feet with Hart on his back. Hart drops
to his feet and looks for another takedown. Barnatt turns it around
and they separate. Hart bleeding from the nose. Hart lands big on
Barnatt and they start to exchange. Barnatt eating Hart up with the
jab. Barnatt and Hart are exchanging with some hard punches. They
back up against the cage as both look for a takedown. Hart firing
away at Barnatt but Barnatt survives. Barnatt with a body punch.
Barnatt lands a standing knee and a few punches to end the
Score: 10-9 Barnatt
Dylan Andrews vs Jimmy Quinlan
They come out firing early. Quinlan looks for a takedown and
pushes Andrews against the cage. Quinlan has one leg and gets it
down for a second. Back to the feet and Quinlan has Andrews back
against the cage with a grasp of his right leg. Quinlan still
fighting for the takedown but Andrews is showing good defense.
Andrews lands some punches to Quinlan’s head. Quinlan with Andrews
planted against the cage still looking for the takedown. Quinlan
lifts Andrews up and gets him down and Quinlan is into side
control. Quinlan trying to step over for an arm choke but it gets
back to the feet. Quinlan back looking for the takedown against the
cage but Andrews is landing punches. Quinlan fighting for it but
Andrews has good defense. The referee breaks them up as not a lot
of action is taking place. They trade and Andrews drops Quinlan
with a punch and starts to throw a ton of punches on the ground.
Quinlan is taking a lot of shots and the referee finally steps in a
few seconds after he could have.
Official Result: Dylan Andrews def. Jimmy Quinlan by TKO
(punches) at 3:22 of R1
Clint Hester vs Bristol Marunde
Big reaction from the crowd to Hester to start the round.
Marunde tries a right hand but Hester counters with a left. Hester
looks to be the fresher fighter of the two. Marunde looking to land
a big punch to set-up a takedown. Hester misses a right and Marunde
tries to take it to the mat but Hester blocks it. Marunde misses a
telegraphed uppercut and Hester backs him against the cage. Hester
lands a big shot and Marunde misses a takedown. Hester making
Marunde pay against the cage with knees and punches. Marunde keeps
going for the takedown but Hester continues to block them. Hester
has a front headlock on Marunde on the ground and is landing
punches. Back to the feet and Marunde looking gassed out. Marunde
misses a head kick. Hester lands a jab and Marunde misses some
punches. Hester clinches with Marunde and lands some knees and
punches. Marunde lands a leg kick. Hester knocks Marunde down with
a hard shot and Steve Mazzagatti rushes in to stop it as Marunde
was clearly in trouble. Replay shows it was an elbow right to the
head of Marunde and he was clearly out of it.
Official Result: Clint Hester def. Bristol Marunde by TKO
(elbow) at 3:53 of Round 3
They get to the center of the Octagon quickly as Hester looks to
land his jab. Hester lands a double jab that backs Marunde up.
Marunde thought about shooting for the takedown but Hester saw it.
Hester lands a big right hand and they tie-up. Both land knees but
Hester gets a Thai-plumb and lands some big knees. They break.
Marunde with a leg kick. Hester backs him up with a left jab.
Marunde tried an overhand right but Hester saw it coming and backed
up. Hester controlling the center of the Octagon as Marunde is near
the cage. Marunde tries a head kick and slips and Hester gets
quickly on top and has Marunde’s head. Marunde tries to spin out
but Hester blocks it and starts to land body shots. Back to thge
feet and Marunde scores a takedown and Hester is on his back.
Marunde looking to posture up but Hester has a good grasp of him.
Hester looking to secure a triangle choke but Marunde fights out.
Hester lands an upkick that knocks Marunde down and Hester now has
the advantage. Back to the feet and Hester begins to unload on
Marudne with punches and knees. Marunde tries a desperation
takedown but Hester stuffs it and ends on top. Hester looking to
grab the head and get a choke in. Back to the feet and they trade
punches. Hester rocks Marunde down and goes for the takedown but
Hester stuffs it as the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Hester, 20-18 Hester
They feel each other out to start. Not much action in the first
30 seconds. Hester starts with a quick leg kick. Crowd starts to
boo quick as there is no action. Still not much action 90 seconds
in as Hester looks to be wanting to shoot for a takedown. Hester
with a leg kick and Marunde counters with a punch. They trade some
punches as Hester still seems to be looking for a takedown chance.
Marunde makes Hester eat some punches. Halfway through the round
and still not too much action. Hester connects with a straight
right hand. Marunde looked to switch levels but Hester charged
back. Hester lands a big overhand right. Hester tries to land a
front kick but Marunde catches it and takes the fight to the
ground. Marunde looking to improve position while Hester tries to
create a scramble. Hester lands an elbow from the bottom. Marunde
with a body punch. They get back and Hester drops Marunde with a
punch. Hester trying to finish but Marunde survives and gets Hester
down and is on top. Marunde trying to break Hester’s guard but
Hester is holding on. Round ends with a soft punch from
Score 10-9 Hester
Cole Miller vs Bart Palaszewski
Trade of jabs to start and Miller misses a high kick.
Palaszewski with a leg kick. Miller lunges with a left and
Palaszewski counters with a combo. Miller misses a head kick and
almost slips. Palaszewski backs up Miller while looking to land
some punches. Miller with a body kick. Palaszewski responds by
landing a left-right hand combo. They trade kicks and Palaszewski
lands some punches. Palaszewski with a leg kick. And another one.
Palaszewski lands some punches. They each miss punches. Palaszewski
lands a combo that pushes Miller back in the Octagon. Palaszewski
rocks Miller with some more punches as Miller looks to escape away.
Miller trying to land a jab but Palaszewski backs him up. Miller
now looks for the takedown and he gets it. Miller takes
Palaszewski’s back and looking to sink in a rear-naked choke.
Miller with just one hook in. Miller has his arms around
Palaszewski’s neck and locks the rear-naked choke in. Palaszewski
taps out and Miller takes the submission win.
Official Result: Cole Miller def. Bart Palaszewski by
submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:23 of Round 1
Sam Sicilia vs Maximo Blanco
Big reaction from the crowd to start the round and they come out
swinging as both are looking for a finish. They clinch against the
cage as both look for advantage before they break. Blanco with a
leg kick and a nice combo. Sicilia lands a right hand that stuns
Blanco but Blanco counters with a left hand. They exchange and
Sicilia goes for a takedown but it’s stuffed. Blanco looking for a
front choke on the ground but Sicilia escapes. Blanco lands punches
from the top but they get back to the feet. Sicilia has Blanco
against the cage but Blanco is landing short punches. Sicilia
battling for a takedown. Conditioning starting to play a factor.
Blanco turns it around and grabs Sicilia’s back and drags it to the
ground for a moment. Back up and Sicilia lands some punches. Blanco
misses a spin kick and Sicilia almost made him pay for it. Sicilia
backs Blanco up with a combo but Blanco still controls the Octagon.
Blanco with some kicks before Sicilia rushes his back to the cage
with punches. Sicilia gets a brief takedown but it is back up. On
the ground and Blanco on top looking to adjust position. Back to
the feet against the cage but Blanco drags it back down. Blanco
looking for a choke but Sicilia trying to scramble. Back to the
feet and they come out swinging to end.
Score: 10-9 Blanco, 29-28 Blanco
Official Result: Maximo Blanco def. Sam Sicilia by
unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Blanco starts with a combination and Sicilia is throwing huge
counters. Blanco with a leg kick and Sicilia lands a big punch that
stuns Blanco. Blanco goes down but gets back up and they’re
clinched against the cage. Sicilia looking for a takedown and he
gets it for a moment. Back to the feet and Sicilia has grasp of
Blanco’s back. Blanco holds the cage and is warned. Blanco with his
back against the cage now. Sicilia lands a couple of short knees.
Blanco with a body shot in the clinch. They break and Sicilia lands
a hard right. They start exchanging and Sicilia lands some hard
punches. They are swinging away with both landing big. Sicilia
lands a knee and Blanco stuns him. Blanco then scores a takedown
and is on top in half-guard. Blanco with an arm around Sicilia’s
neck as he tries to switch to mount. Both battle for position.
Sicilia rolls to his back and they get to the feet. Sicilia takes
Blanco and they clinch against the cage. They exchange hard punches
as they break. Blanco lands a jab. Sicilia counters with that
uppercut he’s been looking for. They exchange and Sicilia rocks
Blanco just a bit. Blanco with a big overhand right. They end a fun
round by feeling each other out.
Score: 10-9 Blanco, 19-19 even
Blanco starts with a head kick and slips. They start trying to
take each other down but Blanco gets the advantage by grabbing a
leg. They battle for position on the ground. Back to the feet and
Sicilia has Blanco’s arm but they separate. Blanco with a leg kick
and a jab followed by another leg kick. Sicilia with a leg kick.
Sicilia lands a nice uppercut and starts on the attack. Blanco
fires back with a combo. Blanco with a leg kick. Sicilia lands a
nice combination. Feeling each other out now as Sicilia lands a
short leg kick. They trade combinations but Sicilia landed harder.
Blanco with a leg kick followed by a front kick. Sicilia attacks
with a body kick and Blanco counters with a head kick. Sicilia
misses on an uppercut that landed earlier. Blanco with a big leg
kick. Sicilia misses on an overhand right. Blanco lands a combo.
Sicilia lands a nice overhand right and Blanco counters with a
combo followed by a head kick from Sicilia. Close round.
Score: 10-9 Sicilia
Justin Lawrence vs Daniel Pineda
We are live with tonight’s opening bout. Lawrence starts with a
head kick. Both guys circle and Pineda scores a takedown. Pineda
with some punches on the ground. Lawrence back up but Pineda
working to get him back down and does. Pineda in half-guard working
to get side control. Pineda trying to get an arm for a kimura.
Pineda still working for it and looking to step over. And he gets
it! Lawrence taps out. Pineda with a quick submission win over
Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Justin Lawrence by
submission (kimura) at 1:35 of Round 1