Bellator 112 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Mar 14, 2014


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Erick Correa vs. Daniel James

Round 1

Referee Gary Copeland starts the heavyweights, and the much larger James takes center cage. Correa just misses with a right hand down the pipe, but James clinches with him and drives several hard knees into the smaller man’s bread basket before powering the undefeated pro to the mat. Correa is thinking about a hip sweep from guard, but James passes to side control and then north-south. James gives Correa some space as he tries to punch, and Correa takes advantage of the opening, exploding to his feet. Correa clinches his foe and then catches a knee to the body, running the pipe on a single-leg and taking James to the canvas. Correa passes guard and grabs a headlock, rotating into a north-south choke attempt. He gives up on the hold and returns to side control but can land nothing of meaning before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Correa
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Correa
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Correa

Round 2

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James tapped Correa with strikes.
Correa lands a crisp right, but James grinds him up against the cage. The heavyweight separate, and James clubs him with a blunt left from close quarters before driving more knees into Correa’s body and thighs. Correa tries to pivot away from his larger foe, but James’ size is paying dividends in the clinch battle. Copeland separates them, and James lands a kick to the body and swarms with more short hooks. James clinches him again and continues to attack with short punches and knees. James uses an underhook to toss Correa to the canvas, mounting his fatigued opponent and pounding away with an elbow.

James turns away from the punishment and eats one more hard punch before tapping to the strikes.

The Official Result

Daniel James def. Erick Correa via Submission (Punches) R2 4:30

Jason Guida vs. Anthony Gomez

Round 1

Rob Madrigal is the referee for this 215-pound catchweight bout. Guida moves straight across the cage to clinch and gets turned around by Gomez, who changes levels to look for a double-leg, then a single. Guida defends by grabbing underhooks, and the fighters trade short punches in close quarters as they pummel for position. Knees to the thighs score for Gomez, countered by an uppercut from Guida. More uppercuts, this time from Gomez, score inside. Guida is looking for the Thai plum and hits Gomez with a short elbow. Gomez sends some hard knees up the center before Guida shoves him away to the other side of the cage. Guida takes the outside position momentarily, reversed by Gomez, who drills Guida with a hard standing elbow. Referee Madrigal warns the fighters to mind their heads in the clinch, which is where they finish the round. Guida throws a punch after the bell, but no point is deducted.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Gomez
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Gomez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gomez

Round 2

Guida lands a pair of leg kicks and an uppercut which sends Gomez shooting for a single-leg. Guida defends the shot and tries to take the back, but Gomez stands and shoves Guida against the fence. They separate and Gomez lands a left before going way low for a double-leg. Guida sits down on the shot but gets taken down nonetheless, then rolls to his knees. Gomez is landing punches, some straying to the back of Guida’s head, which draws a warning from referee Madrigal. The shots are cleaner now, landing to the side of the head, causing Guida to move his head and allowing Gomez to try for a rear-naked choke. Guida defends two RNC attempts, so Gomez goes back to punching from back mount with 90 seconds remaining in the round. Guida isn’t offering much of anything in return but manages to survive Gomez’s ground-and-pound to see round three.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Gomez
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Gomez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gomez

Round 3

Both guys are looking slow as the final round begins, staying on the feet to exchange sporadic punches. Gomez lands a right but eats a cracking hook from Guida in return, though it doesn’t seem to faze him. Gomez keeps walking forward, picking his punches and dodging Guida’s. Now he makes Guida come forward, looking to counter, but there’s not much to counter at this late stage in the fight. Gomez changes momentum to hit Guida with punches to the body, but it’s Guida hitting a takedown with 45 seconds on the clock. Gomez nearly has his back taken but instead slips out and reverses to spend the final 30 seconds on top.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Gomez (30-27 Gomez)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Gomez (30-27 Gomez)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gomez (30-27 Gomez)

The Official Result

Anthony Gomez def. Jason Guida via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) R3 5:00

Derek Loffer vs. Bobby Reardanz

Round 1

Rob Hinds is the referee for this welterweight fight. Reardanz immediately puts Loffer on the fence with an underhook and works for an outside trip, trying to grapevine Loffer’s leg. Loffer defends well and turns Reardanz around before separating from the clinch. Reardanz is trying all manner of flashy strikes, pushing off the fence for a Superman punch, spinning and kicking while avoiding Loffer’s offense by standing way out. Loffer catches a kick and shoves Reardanz to the ground, then allows him back up. Reardanz is still picking and running, hitting Loffer with a kick and then circling out. Loffer begins to show his frustration in the last 90 seconds, raising his hands and waving Reardanz forward. Loffer lands a counter right hook and a hard leg kick inside. Reardanz answers with another outside leg kick. Loffer finally closes the gap and grabs hold of Reardanz against the fence just as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Loffer
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Loffer
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loffer

Round 2

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Loffer cruised to decision Reardanz.
Reardanz slips to the ground but is able to pick Loffer’s ankle and take top position. Loffer tries to get out from underneath, pushing off the cage with his feet, but Reardanz winds up in side control. Reardanz tries to take the back as Loffer stands, then switches to an armbar from which Loffer escapes. Back on the feet, both men are throwing wide punches, Reardanz mixing in a leg kick before Loffer shoves him to the ground. Loffer wants him back up; once on his feet, Reardanz goes shooting and has to defend a guillotine attempt. Reardanz throws a sloppy Superman punch and eats a right-handed counter.

Loffer is marching forward with confidence on the now bloody Reardanz, stringing together combinations in between jabs and sprawling on a long double-leg shot. Loffer sticks some more punches in Reardanz’s face, stuffs another shot and kicks Reardanz in the ribs while he’s down. Loffer pulls a guillotine just as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Loffer
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Loffer
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loffer

Round 3

Reardanz leaps at Loffer with a flying knee and takes an index finger in the eye from Loffer’s outstretched left hand. Referee Madrigal wants Reardanz to be looked at by the cageside physician, who clears the fighter to continue. Reardanz is still going all-in on his spinning attacks, though they’re not finding much success. In contrast, Loffer is doing well and landing at a high volume with his straightforward boxing. Reardanz comes over the top with a right hand, pushes Loffer away with a front kick. Loffer catches the next kick, can’t capitalize and has to dodge yet another spinning back fist. Loffer sprawls on a shot with three minutes left in the bout; Reardanz wants to stay on the ground, but Loffer allows him back up. Loffer stuffs another shot, this time punishing Reardanz with a knee before letting him back to his feet.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Loffer (30-27 Loffer)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Loffer (30-27 Loffer)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loffer (30-27 Loffer)

The Official Result

Derek Loffer def. Bobby Reardanz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Darrion Caldwell vs. Lance Surma

Round 1

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Caldwell quickly submitted Surma.
Caldwell fakes a shot early, doesn’t get Surma to bite and stands back up to land a hard leg kick inside. A leaping knee lands for Caldwell, who snares Surma in a deep guillotine as Surma tries to catch the leg and score a takedown. The featherweights scramble up, Caldwell still holding the guillotine, and after a moment of adjusting, Surma taps out. Caldwell holds the choke for an extra second as referee Gary Copeland tries to peel him off, but the fighters hug afterward.

The Official Result

Darrion Caldwell def. Lance Surma via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 0:50

A.J. Matthews vs. Belal Muhammad

Round 1

Matthews takes 45 seconds to wade inside and grab hold of a single-leg, which Muhammad defends with his back to the fence, making Matthews pay with short punches. Matthews gives up on the takedown and resumes stalking Muhammad around the outside. Muhammad gets off a good outside leg kick, tries to go up top and gets blocked. He shuts down another shot from Matthews, and the welterweights trade thumping kicks to the body. Muhammad evades a wide punch from Matthews and dips out, though he can’t land a clean counter on the way. Matthews is slowed momentarily by a kick to the groin but tells referee Gary Copeland that he’s goo to continue. Now it’s Muhammad looking for a takedown, wrapping up Matthews from behind and dumping him to the canvas. Matthews is back on his feet immediately but can’t separate himself from Muhammad, and the welterweights jockey for position on the fence. They break with 35 second on the clock. Matthews walks straight at Muhammad, clinches and tosses him to the ground to finish the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Muhammad
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Muhammad
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Muhammad

Round 2

Muhammad resumes circling with his back to the fence, with Matthews following him around, staying just a foot away. There’s lots of busy work from Muhammad, scoring with a single kick and then changing directions to do the same again. He catches a kick from Matthews and sticks a right hand down the middle, then circles off to the left and puts a pair of kicks on Matthews’ body. A leg kick lands for Matthews, so Muhammad comes off the fence briefly to punch. A left hand sneaks through for Muhammad, followed up by a pair of low kicks. The welterweights tie up on the cage and Muhammad nearly completes a double-leg, thwarted by Matthews with the switch at the last moment. Muhammad gives Matthews some space and then hits one last takedown. Matthews is back on his feet by the bell, held against the cage by Muhammad.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Muhammad
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Muhammad
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Muhammad

Round 3

Matthews comes out a little more aggressively to start the final frame, attacking with low kicks and keeping his hands in Muhammad’s face. After a minute, however, Muhammad slows Matthews’ roll with a strong double-leg takedown. Again, Matthews is quick to stand and separate, and the welterweights reset with three minutes left in the fight. Matthews comes forward swinging punches and stuffs Muhammad’s next takedown attempt. Another double-leg from Muhammad is sprawled on, but Matthews seems too tired to make Muhammad pay. Ninety seconds remaining and Muhammad shoves Matthews against the fence, twice changing levels for a takedown which doesn’t materialize. Matthews shuts down one last shot and shoves Muhammad to the ground, taking top position with 20 seconds to go. Matthews tries to pound him out but runs out of time.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Matthews (29-28 Matthews)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Matthews (29-28 Matthews)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Matthews (29-28 Matthews)

The Official Result

Belal Muhammad def. A.J. Matthews via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Nathan Coy vs. Paul Bradley

Round 1

Both welterweights come out swinging, though Coy looks ready to clinch up behind his punches. Bradley swings him away, resets and charges forward, straight into a straight punch. Bradley is knocked down but pops back up to eat a couple more punches. A kick from Coy grazes the cup of Bradley, who’s quick to recover. The welterweights get back to slugging; this time it’s Coy who hits the deck, though this one is off a slip. From southpaw, Coy bloodies Bradley with a pair of stiff left hands down the middle. Both men are bleeding now, Bradley from his nose and the outside corner of his left eye, and Coy with a smaller one on the outside of his left eye. Down the stretch in the opening round, Coy is still finding success with his left hand. When Bradley catches a kick, it’s Coy slugging away with punches while on one leg.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Coy
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Coy
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Coy

Round 2

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Coy was too much for Bradley to handle.
Coy throws punches down the center while rushes Bradley against the fence, changing levels to try a takedown after catching a kick. Bradley defends and circles out, still looking to counter Coy’s punches with straight shots. The problem is that Coy has the length advantage and is able to touch Bradley with punches and then escape before the counters. Bradley ties up briefly in the middle of the cage, can’t find an advantage and releases. He zaps Coy with a wide right hook, eats a jab and a left in return. Coy sends another hard shot down the middle, lands a couple outside leg kicks and gets grazed by a Bradley right.

Bradley stings with a left, so Coy comes back with a right cross, a double jab and a right hook. Left hook scores for Coy as he steps inside and takes a short counter hook. With 30 seconds to go, Coy shoots a single against the fence, lifts Bradley and dumps him to the ground, though Bradley jumps right back up.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Coy
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Coy
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Coy

Round 3

Bradley works from the center of the cage early in the final round, moving with Coy and throwing right-hand counters. Coy hits the ground after one punch, though it seems to be a partial slip as he’s immediately back on his feet. Bradley is throwing big punches with bad intent, and a few right hands slam through, but Coy is still getting the better of the striking with his cleaner jabs and hooks. Coy goes back to the straight left-right hook pairing which has been working throughout the fight. He rocks Bradley’s head with a left uppercut. The welterweights clash heads as they duck inside with 90 seconds to go. Bradley eats a left, rips off a two-piece combo in the pocket. Coy lands another straight left and then goes to the body with a right hook. Thirty-five seconds remaining and Coy hits one final takedown at the base of the fence. Bradley goes for a last-second kimura just before the final bell.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Coy (30-27 Coy)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Coy (30-27 Coy)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Coy (30-27 Coy)

The Official Result

Nathan Coy def. Paul Bradley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Jesse Juarez vs. Adam McDonough

Round 1

The welterweights feel one another out in the opening minute, probing with punches before McDonough scores with a few down the center and Juarez shoots on his legs. Juarez goes from a single- to a double-leg, then tries to take out McDonough’s ankle while absorbing hammer fists. Juarez finally puts McDonough on his back, McDonough tries to sweep out of danger but can’t and winds up in an arm-triangle choke. McDonough is helped by the cage, which blocks Juarez from getting the angle to finish the choke, and McDonough escapes to his feet after a scary minute. Juarez gets a rear waistlock against the cage with two minutes left in the round and throws knees at McDonough’s legs. It looks like Juarez will get his takedown with a trip at the one-minute mark, but McDonough stuffs him underneath and steps right into full mount. McDonough doesn’t have much room to strike, keeping close to Juarez. When he does throw punches, ref Rob Hinds tells McDonough to watch the back of Juarez’s head. Juarez rolls over and gives up his back as the round expires.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Juarez
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Juarez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Juarez

Round 2

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McDonough edged Juarez on the cards.
McDonough takes out Juarez’s lead leg with a kick counter to a right hand, then hits him with a couple good punches as Juarez kneels in the middle of the cage. McDonough follows him down and throws shots to the body from north-south position, keeping Juarez in place with a headlock. McDonough knocks Juarez backward, and Juarez tries rubber guard before McDonough presses his way to half-guard. Two minutes into the round and McDonough passes to side control on Juarez’s left, begins dropping knees on the shoulder. Juarez bumps and rolls, escaping to his feet midway through the round.

McDonough hits a spinning back kick to the legs of an off-balance Juarez, who briefly hits the ground. Juarez is pressing forward with punches and knees but has to back up under return fire. McDonough gets caught throwing a spinning kick and has to defend against another ankle pick against the fence. Inside the last 40 seconds, McDonough pulls his leg free and drops right hands on the head of Juarez, who’s still clinging to a single-leg when the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 McDonough
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 McDonough
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 McDonough

Round 3

McDonough kicks out Juarez’s lead leg and pounces on his kneeling opponent in the middle of the cage. With one hook in, McDonough rolls Juarez over and sits up to sink the other hook. Juarez is punching consistently over his shoulder, but McDonough takes further control by locking up a body triangle and rolling toward the fence. Juarez’s punches slow as McDonough works wrist control. Juarez powers back to his feet halfway through the round and shoots on McDonough against the cage. McDonough goes to his knees but powers back up before Juarez can get his hooks in. Juarez gets another takedown with 90 seconds on the clock, and now he’s got one hook in, dropping hard punches and forcing McDonough to fend off a rear-naked choke. Juarez drops back to guard with a guillotine but McDonough pops his head loose and gets busy with punches to Juarez’s body and head in the last 20 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 McDonough (29-28 McDonough)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 McDonough (29-28 McDonough)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 McDonough (29-28 McDonough)

The Official Result

Adam McDonough def. Jesse Juarez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Cristiano Souza vs. Sam Oropeza

Round 1

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Oropeza blasted Souza on the temple.
Souza circles the outside, planting a hand and trying to sweep Oropeza’s legs out from underneath. Oropeza thwarts it and clinches with the Brazilian on the fence, throwing some knees inside before being spun around. Oropeza shakes off Souza’s underhooks and breaks away. Souza kicks away the oncoming Oropeza with a teep kick, but Oropeza keeps coming and stuffs a trip attempt to land in Souza’s guard. Souza gets to his knees, his right side facing the fence, and Oropeza roughs him up with hands and knees before Souza scrambles up. Oropeza circles out of Souza’s clinch and whips a hard left kick to the ribs.

Souza backs up and Oropeza clubs him with a sweeping right hook on the jaw. Souza’s legs buckle underneath him, and the standing Oropeza finishes off his dazed opponent with three or four left hands that force referee Rob Madrigal to intervene.

The Official Result

Sam Oropeza def. Cristiano Souza via TKO (Punches) R1 3:07

Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Nah-Shon Burrell

Round 1

Burrell stays light on his feet, checking the oncoming Koreshkov with outside leg kicks near the fence before circling out. Koreshkov follows and catches Burrell off balance with a kick to the body; Koreshkov’s knee clips the chin, too. Burrell hits the deck and chases him down, clubbing the Strikeforce veteran with three rights and a left which finally puts Burrell down. Referee Rob Hinds steps in to save the face-down Burrell.

The Official Result

Andrey Koreshkov def. Nah-Shon Burrell via KO (Knee and Punches) R1 0:41

Bellator Featherweight Championship:
Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran

Round 1

Referee Gary Copeland is the third man in the cage for tonight’s 145-pound title fight. Straus gets off first with a reaching left hand, blocked by Curran’s high guard. Curran comes back with a right hook around the outside, also deflected. Straus slips on a kick, pops up and comes charging at Curran, who defends with a knee and reverses the champ against the cage. Curran looks for a trip and gets it 90 seconds into the round, coming down into Straus’ open guard. Curran postures up and looks to pass to the side, getting snared in a loose inverted triangle. Straus loses the choke and now he’s on his knees, leaning forward to keep tight and fend off a Curran guillotine. Curran keeps hold of the headlock and knees Straus in the shoulder before the featherweights stand up. Curran still has control, pressing Straus against the cage with 90 seconds left. Straus does well to defend Curran’s trip attempts, then slaps on a modified guillotine choke when Curran shoots on his legs. Curran goes to the ground and rolls to loosen Straus’ grip, but still finishes the round on his knees.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Curran
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Curran
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Curran

Round 2

Straus connects with a pair of lefts and a hard kick in the opening 30 seconds of round two. Curran kicks low and rotates around slowly, gets caught with a hard left hook. Curran hits the ground and Straus tries to pound him out, but “Paddy Mike” hangs on and escapes to his feet, now sporting some serious damage around the outside of his right eye. Curran slaps hands with Straus, having apparently recovered from the knockdown. Straus rocks Curran’s head with a stiff jab, and Curran comes alive, forcing Straus to cover up with a barrage of punches against the fence. They move back to the center and Straus finishes a combo with a loud kick to the body. Curran comes inside to clinch and gets pushed back out when he’s clipped by a huge left from Straus. The counter left is scoring for Straus now, waiting for Curran when he moves in to throw. Straus counters a Curran right with a counter left but misses lunging forward with a jump knee.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Straus
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Straus
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Straus

Round 3

Curran taps Straus with a leg kick and has to back out quickly as Straus swings a big overhand left. Catching Straus near the fence, Curran pulls the Thai plum and throws knees up the middle. Straus shrugs it off and delivers a few knees of his own. The featherweights trade leg kicks and Straus sends Curran hopping backward with a stiff, straight left. Straus lands another nice left-handed counter but comes in slow on a double-leg and gets stood up against the cage. Curran is hugging Straus on the fence, working for a trip as referee Copeland calls for action. It’s Straus who gets the takedown and is nearly reversed as Curran tries to hit the switch. Straus catches Curran on his knees, but Curran stands and resumes holding the champ against the fence. Straus keeps busy with short punches until the 50-second mark, when he breaks loose. Curran hits the canvas after another hard left from Straus catches him off balance. Straus comes down on top and is wrapped up in Curran’s half guard for the final 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Straus
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Straus
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Straus

Round 4

Straus blitzes Curran with heavy lefts and winds up clinched against the fence again. They work for position and Curran winds up on the outside, throwing slow knees to the body. Referee Copeland asks to see “something effective” if the fighters want to stay on the fence. Nothing much comes, and he splits them up with 3:20 on the clock. Straus goes up top with a high kick that turns into a knee. The fighters throw low kicks at the same time and Curran’s kick grazes Straus’ cup. Straus is eager to get back to business and comes jumping at Curran with a knee. More effective are the right and left hooks that come behind it and force Curran to put up his guard. Straus splits his glove with a left straight. Curran threatens to come forward but doesn’t let his hands go. He’s knocked to the ground momentarily when Straus catches a kick and knocks out his base. Curran gets his head pushed back with a nice jab counter to a right hook. Curran scores with a couple right hooks in the pocket but it’s Straus with the last word of the round, a left hand and a body kick.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Straus
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Straus
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Straus

Round 5

Straus shoots a double-leg and gets stood up by Curran, who keeps a wide base with his back to the fence. They stay on the cage with over-unders, then Curran takes the outside position with underhooks and taps Straus with a couple knees to the body. Referee Copeland breaks up the fighters to wipe some excess Vaseline from Curran’s eye, then restarts them in the center. Straus is scoring with leg kicks but eating some hard punches from Curran, who’s suddenly finding a home for his right hand. Half a round remains and Curran tags Straus with another short right hook, then blocks a high kick. Good work from Curran in the pocket now, but Straus is standing firm, firing back mostly with kicks. Curran shoots a single-leg against the cage, goes to his knees and switches to a double which puts Straus down. Straus goes to his knees and Curran leaps on his back, sinking in both hooks and slapping on a rear-naked choke. Straus goes to his left side and tucks his chin, giving referee Copeland a thumbs up. Curran is desperately trying to sink the choke, and with 20 seconds left, he gets under the chin. Straus taps with only seconds to go in the fight.

The Official Result

Pat Curran def. Daniel Straus via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R5 4:46

Lloyd Carter vs. Diego Marlon

Round 1

Marlon starts the bout with a high kick and a scramble ensues. Both fighters trade looping hooks, with Marlon being the aggressor and pushing the action. Mid-way through the round, Marlon slams Carter to the canvas and takes half guard. Carter sweeps Marlon and ends up inside his closed guard. Marlon threatens with a high guard and attempts to isolate carters arm for a submission. Marlon tries for a triangle and carter escapes finding a way to stand up. The round ends with probing jabs from both fighters.

Round 2

Marlon again begins aggressively and catches carter with some minor punches. The damage done from round one is evident on Marlon’s face, although it has not made him gun shy. Carter takes Marlon down and lands a few punches. Marlon cinches a triangle choke from the guard and hangs on slowly while tightening it. Eventually, Marlon is able to secure the victory as Carter is finally forced to tap out.

Diego Marlon Def. Lloyd Carter Submission (Triangle Choke) R3 3:10

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