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Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen

Round 4:

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


Official Result: Urijah Faber def. Scott

Jorgensen by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round


Round 3:

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

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 3:

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

Official Result: Kelvin Gastelum def.

Uriah Hall by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 3:

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

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 3:

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

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

more knees.

Score: 10-9 Casey

Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart

Round 3:

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)

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 3:

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

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 3:

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)

Round 2:

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

Round 1:

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

Round 1:

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

Main Card

Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen

Uriah Hall vs Kelvin Gastelum

Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano

Travis Browne vs Gabriel Gonzaga

Bubba McDaniel vs Gilbert Smith

Fuel TV Prelims

Josh Samman vs Kevin Casey

Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart

Dylan Andrews vs Jimmy Quinlan

Clint Hester vs Bristol Marunde

Online Prelims

Cole Miller vs Bart Palaszewski

Sam Sicilia vs Maximo Blanco

Justin Lawrence vs Daniel Pineda