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Cade opens up with a right low kick and Seyler responds with a
right upstairs. Seyler changes levels looking for a takedown
against the cage. Seyler completes the trip, but Cade springs back
to his feet immediately. The fighters remain against the fence as
Seylet goes to work. “The Pennsylvania native completes a
double-leg takedown and take Cade to the canvas. Seyler looks to
pass into half guard, and Cade briefly gets to his feet. Seyler
again trips his man to the canvas and quickly takes the back of the
Arkansas native. Seyler locks in both hooks and snags a rear-naked
choke. Cade is left with no choice but to submit midway through the
The Official Result
Brandon Seyler Def. Demario Cade Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1
Kerry Hatley will officiate this lightweight bout. Gary quickly
takes the center of the cage and Cottrell opens up with a pair of
low kicks. Cottrell lands a right hand upstairs and Gary retorts
with a couple low kicks. “Junk Yard Dog” using lateral movement
while hammering Cottrell with low kicks. Cottrell is pressing
forward but continues to eat low kicks as his lead leg noticeably
reddens. Midway through the round and Cottrell seems to have no
answer for Gary’s leg kick attack. Cottrell tries to get inside but
Gary is scoring with these low kicks, keeping his man at bay. The
lightweights again take the center and Gary throws a left-right
combination upstairs. Cottrell scores with a solid low kick of his
own as the round ends. 10-9 Gary.
Cottrell quickly presses forward but Gary immediately continues his
kicking attack. Cottrell moves forward with a combination, but the
composed Gary keeps it up. Contrell stings Gary with a left hand
that drops the “Junk Yard Dog” to the mat. Gary jumps to his feet
but Cottrell is all over him. Cottrell brings to the fight to the
mat and locks in a hook while peppering his opponent with punches.
Cottrell finds his second hook and looks to flatten Gary out while
landing shots to the ears. Cottrell threatening with a rear-naked
choke as he continues punishing his bloodied opponent. Gary doing
his best to stand and Cottrell looks for a guillotine from the
headlock position. Gary briefly rolls out of the submission, but
Cottrell stands to reset his position. Cottrell again locks up the
guillotine and this time Gary is forced to tap.
The Official Result
Johnny Cottrell Def. Jonathan Gary Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2
Teixeira opens with a left-right combination and Cleve quickly
changes levels to complete a takedown. Teixeira immediately works
his way back to his feet. Cleve scores with a left hook upstairs
and Teixeira answers with a right hand. The featherweights return
to the center and Cleve throws out a jab-straight combination.
Teixeira lands a solid low kick followed by a left hook. Cleve
doing his best to stay out of the pocket, throwing punches and
resetting his position. Teixeira closes distance near the fence and
Cleve drops for a double-leg takedown, taking the Brazilian to the
canvas. Teixeira threatens with an omoplata and tries to his the
space to stand. After a brief moment “Macapa” is back his feet and
wading forward with looping punches. Teixeira scored with a solid
right hand upstairs that wobbles the Colorado Springs native. Cleve
looks to change levels but Teixeira pushes him off. Teixeira
presses forward as the round ends. 10-9 Teixeira.
Teixeira starts quickly with a series of hooks upstairs, prompting
Cleve to change levels. Teixeira circles out to take Cleves back,
but the fighters stand shortly afterwards. Teixeira lands another
solid right hand up top. The Brazilian is starting to get his
timing down as his punches start landing at a higher frequency.
Teixeira scores with an inside low kick. Cleve wades forward with a
combination and Teixeira answers with a pair of hooks to the
midsection. Cleve lands a right hand but Teixeira seems shakes it
off, answering with a combination “Macapa” clips his man with a
hard right hand. Cleve’s right eye is bloodied up. Teixeira lands a
sharp uppercut that appears to wobble his opponent. Cleve moves
forward with several jabs as the round closes. 10-9 Teixeira.
The final round beings with Teixeira throwing wild hooks upstairs.
Cleve looks for a takedown but it’s well defended. Cleve moves
forward with a combination but catches an eye poke, prompting Kerry
Hatley to call a quick break in the action. The fight resumes and
Teixeira lands a right uppercut followed by a high kick. Cleve now
looking for desperation takedowns, but the Brazilian easily
defends. Cleve catches a low kick and takes Teixeira to the mat but
the the Brazilian stands up quickly. Teixeira scored with a
thudding right uppercut to the body. 2:00 on the clock now and the
featherweights exchange in the center of the cage. Cleve looks for
a takedown but nothing there. Teixeira circles the cage as Cleve
advances with straight punches. Cleve lands a solid left-right hook
combination as the Brazilian swings wildly. Cleve’s punches are
really starting to find their mark as the Brazilians left eye is
bloodied up. Cleve pushes forward with left and right hooks as the
final bell sounds. 10-9 Cleve.
The Official Result
John Teixeira Def. Scott Cleve Decision (Split) R3 5:00
Banaszak opens with a low kick that drops Sanchez to the canvas.
Banaszak immediately pounces, but Sanchez manages to take his back
during a scramble. Banaszak rolls out of the position and Sanchez
stands to his feet, allowing Banaszak to do the same. The
featherweights take the center and Banaszak is moving forward with
kicks. Banaszak throws a spinning kick and pushes Sanchez to the
cage. “El Matador” gets his opponents back in the body lock
position and lands several knees to the legs. Banaszak looks for a
hip toss, but Sanchez defends and ends up with back mount. The
Roufusport fighter locks in both hooks and begins fishing for a
rear-naked choke. Sanchez’s arm is not fully under the chin but he
continues torquing the submission, prompting Banaszak to
The Official Result
Emmanuel Sanchez Def. Stephen Banaszak Submission (Rear-Naked
Choke) 2:18 R1
Butcher quicky takes the center and presses forward with punches.
Michailidis looking to counter as Butches wades forward.
Michailidis throwing wild hooks and Butcher drops him to the mat
right a right hook. Michailidis springs back up to his feet and
continues moving foward with hook combinations. The fight hits the
mat and Butcher threatens with a triangle. Butcher threatens with a
leglock attempt and Michailidis uses the space to move into side
control. Butcher regains half guard as the Greek works from top
position. Michailidis trying to pass the guard of the Cincinnati
native, but Butcher is very active from the bottom. Michailidis
lands some ground and pound and then stands to throw down a few
looping punches. Butcher looking for a kimura from bottom but
Michailidis defends and keeps his top position. Butcher uses a
kimura to sweep Michailidis into full mount. The round ends with
Butcher landing several hard elbows from mount, which slice open
the left eyebrow of Michailidis. 10-9 Butcher.
Butcher moves forward with punches, pressuring his opponent against
the cage. Michailidis looks for a spinning kick, but Butcher shoves
him to the canvas and begins landing solid ground and pound.
Referee Jason Herzog warns Michailidis to fight back, but Butcher
continues his attack, forcing a halt to the contest.
The Official Result
Jason Butcher Def. Andreas Michailidis TKO (Punches) R2 0:28
John McCarthy will officiate this welterweight bout. Florentino
opens up with a couple lunging jabs and Coleman answers with a
right hand upstairs. Florentino scores with a right outside
lowkick. Coleman drops the lanky welterweight with a left hand.
Florentino jumps to his feet but Coleman continues his attack
against the cage, throwing several uppercuts up the middle.
Florentino reverses position but continues to eat punches.
Florentino circles out and the welterweights take the center.
Florentino lands an outside low kick and “The Crazy Cowboy” answers
with a left hook-uppercut combination. Florentino using his jab
well, but Coleman quickly closes distance and ties his opponent up
against the fence. Coleman using a body lock trying to drag his man
to the canvas. The Oklahoma native briefly takes Florentino down,
but the welterweights are back to their feet. Coleman lands several
hard uppercuts against the cage. Florentino reverses position but
Coleman continues his inside attack as the round ends. 10-9
Coleman staying light on his feet as he plays the outside of the
cage. Florentino pushes forward with low kicks, trying to use his
jab. Florentino steps in with a left hand. Coleman with a
left-right hook combination. Florentino trying to use his range
with low kicks. Coleman lands a right hand over the top that backs
“Furious” up to the fence. Half way through the round Coleman
scores with a left hook upstairs. Florentino lands an inadvertent
low blow and referee John McCarthy calls for a break in the action.
After a short break the fight resumes, and Coleman wades forward
with a hook combination. Florentino answers with a couple punches
of his own and the fight again takes the center. Florentino lands a
straight right followed by a flush left high kick. Coleman moves
forward and clocks Florentino with a right hook that drops the
Texan to the mat. Coleman does not follow his man to the floor and
allows Florentino to stand. Coleman changes levels and completes a
double-leg takedown as the bell sounds.10-9 Coleman.
The final stanza begins with Florentino flicking out a couple jabs
followed by an outside low kick. Coleman is using his patience here
in the third round, circling the outside of the cage. Florentino
scores with another low kick and Coleman answers with a couple wild
hooks. Coleman changes levels but settles for a body lock, forcing
Florentino against the cage. With 3:00 left on the clock, Coleman
completes the takedown and goes to work in Florentino’s guard.
“Furious” is staying active off his back and briefly threatens with
a guillotine. Coleman keeps the pressure and moves into half guard.
Short elbows from the top by Coleman followed by a pair of left
hands to the ribs. Coleman lands some short punches as Florentino
tries to sit up. Coleman scores with a left elbow that opens up a
cut on the forehead of the Texas native. Coleman continues to work
from top position, landing several punches as the final bell
sounds. 10-9 Coleman.
The Official Result
Cortez Coleman Def. Will Florentino Decision (Unanimous) [30-27,
29-28, 29-28] R3 5:00
Jason Herzog will oversee our first televised bout of the evening.
Sordi opens up with an outside low kick followed by a right hand
over the top. McDaniel changes levels and looks for a takedown.
Sordi defends as McDaniel looks for a sweep. McDaniel takes top
position and Sordi locks up a guillotine choke. The Argentinian
doesn’t quite have the angle but switches to full guard, allowing
him to increase the pressure on the neck of McDaniel. Sordi
continues cranking the submission and McDaniel is forced to tap
only 58 seconds into the first round.
The Official Result
Emiliano Sordi Def. Bubba McDaniel Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1
Cochrane staying light on his feet playing the outside of the cage.
Sarnavskiy leaps forward with a flying knee and Cochran answers
with knees up the center. Sarnavskiy scores with a spinning back
fist and Cochrane looks to change levels. Sarnavskiy defends and
moves forward landing several straight punches. Cochrane again
looks for the takedown against the cage. The Russian is defending
and lands a couple knees up the center. The fighters separate and
Cochrane lands a couple punches upstairs. Sarnavskiy rocks the
Nebraska native’s head back with left jab and then follows with a
flying knee that finds its mark. Cochrane drops to the canvas and
Sarnavskiy immediately takes his back, locking up a rear-naked
choke. The submission is tight and Cochrane is left with no choice
but to tap.
The Official Result
Alexander Sarnavskiy Def. Dakota Cochrane Submission (Guillotine)
Jason Herzog is the third man in the cage for this welterweight
contest. Page takes the center with a sideways stance keeping his
lands low. Burrell backs the Englishman up to the cage, but Page
circles out. Burrell secures underhooks and again ties Page up
against the fence. Page circles out and the fighters take the
center. Burrell lands a right hand over the top and then rushes
forward, clinching up with the striking phenom. Burrell changes
levels and looks for a double-leg takedown, but Page hits a switch
and escapes to the center. Page keeps his lands low and feints a
front kick followed by a left-right combination upstairs. The UFC
veteran continues to slow the Page down by pressing him against the
fence. With under 1:00 left on the clock the fighters remain
against the cage as Burrell lands short knees to the thigh of his
opponent. Page fires off a tornado kick that misses it’s mark. Page
throws a spinning-back kick. Burrell rushes forward and Page
briefly has top position. The fighters stand against the cage as
the round ends. 10-9 Burrell.
Page opens with an axe kick but Burrell again manages to tie him up
against the fence. “Venom” circles out and again takes the center.
Burrell misses with a spinning-back fist and Page rushes in.
Burrell ties him up from the body lock position, possibly looking
for an outside trip against the fence. “The Rock-N-Rolla” is
keeping pressure on the Englishman. Page escapes the position and
changes levels for a takedown, but quickly abandons it. Burrell
wades forward and nearly eats a high kick. Page misses with a
spinning-back fist and Burrell pushes him against the cage. “Venom”
reverses the position and the fighters separate. More of the name
now as the fighters grappled for position aginst the cage. With
under a minute left Page completes a trip, but Burrell is back to
his feet immediately. The fighters trade spinning kicks but nothing
lands. The round ends with Burrell securing underhooks near the
fence. 10-9 Page.
The final round begins and Page stalks forward. Page lands a left
body kick and then charges in. Burrell moves forward and eats an
uppercut from Page, but forces his opponent against the fence. Page
reverses to grab the body lock and looks for a trip. “Venom”
separates and takes the center. The Englishman begins taunting
Burrell and again fires off a spinning kick, but it doesn’t land.
Midway through the round Page is pressing forward with his hands
low. Burrell ties Page up against the fence, landing short knees up
the middle. The fighters separate and Burrell eats a short
uppercut. Page tries to follow up with a spinning kick, but it’s
caught by Burrell who drags his opponent to the canvas. Burrell
keeping the pressure from top position as Page attempts to use the
cage to stand. With under 30 seconds left on the clock, Page is
back to his feet. The Englishman whiffs on a spinning-back fist and
the final bell sounds. 10-9 Page (29-28 Page).
The Official Result
Michael Page Def. Nah-Shot Burrell Decision (Unanimous) [30-27,
30-27, 30-27] R3 5:00
John McCarthy will officiate this bantamweight title unification
bout. Warren immediately changes levels looking for a takedown. He
ties Dantas up against the cage but the Brazilian is defending well
thus far. Warren lands a couple short knees as the referee calls
for action. Dantas is keeping a wide base while defending the
takedown. With 3:00 left on the clock Warren again drops for a
double-leg but Dantas circles out. Warren lands a step in knee
followed by a cartwheel kick. Dantas rushes forward with a left
hook-uppercut combination and the fighters again tie up against the
fence. Dantas scores with a solid elbow over the top and the
bantamweights again take the center. Warren throwing wild strikes
to close distance and completes a body lock takedown. The Colorado
native looks to take Dantas’ back, but “Dudu” shakes him off.
Warren again in the body lock position as his pushes the Brazilian
against the cage. Dantas threatens with a standing kimura as the
bell sounds. 10-9 Warren.
Warren circles the outside and launches a right hand upstairs.
Dantas fires off a step-in knee and Warren rushes forward,
completing a takedown. The Brazilian springs to his feet and Warren
tries to take his back, but they separate shortly after. Warren
changes levels and Dantas defends well, pushing the American
against the fence. Dantas uses a foot sweep to take Warren to the
canvas and steps into full mount right against the cage. Warren is
trying to use the fence to stand as Dantas lands a several short
punches to the head. Warren powers out of the position and
immediately drops for a takedown of his own. Warren abandons the
takedown and lands a knee up the center. Warren again ties his man
up but Dantas escapes, landing a spinning-back fist in the process.
With 1:00 left on the clock Warren continues to clinch against the
cage. Dantas lands a solid counter knee upstairs that backs Warren
up. Warren again looks for a takedown but Dantas defends nicely,
nearly taking his back as the round ends. 10-9 Dantas.
Dantas takes the center of the cage and lunges forward with a
combination, rocking Warren’s head with an uppercut. Dantas is
pressing forward with punches. Warren drops for a takedown and
drives the Brazilian to the mat. Dantas threatening with a triangle
from bottom before switching to an armbar. Warren defends and lands
some solid ground and pound from top position. The champion scoots
to the cage and rises to his feet, using a standing kimura to
circle out. Dantas lands a clean right body kick and then follows
with a partially blocked spinning-back fist. Warren closes distance
and takes his man down with a body lock. Warren looking to move
into full mount but Dantas regains half guard. With 1:00 left on
the clock, Warren is going to work with short punches. Dantas sits
up looking for a sweep but Warren holds position. The round ends
with Warren in Dantas’ full guard. 10-9 Warren.
The bantamweights measure each other in the center of the cage.
Warren leaps forward with a knee. Warren charges forward looking
for a takedown and completes it against the cage. Warren has his
opponent’s back, but Dantas’ sweeps out of position and the
fighters are back to their feet. Dantas is accidentally poked in
the eye and referee John McCarthy calls for a break in action.
After a short break the fight resumes and Warren dives forward
looking for a takedown against the fence. Midway through the round
Dantas circles out and wades forward with a left-right combination.
Warren again changes levels, securing a body lock against the cage.
Dantas completes a trip, but Warren scrambles out. Warren looking
for another takedown against the cage and the Brazilian defends
well. Dantas lands a solid flying knee that appears to have Warren
stunned as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Dantas.
The final round begins and it’s Warren pushing forward. Dantas
scores with a right hand upstairs. “Dudu” lauches a flying knee
that appears to land, but Warren drags him to the canvas. Dantas
threatening with a possible triangle but Warren escapes to land
some solid ground and pound. Danta again threatens with a triangle.
The fighters are in an awkward position against the fence and
Warren fires off an illegal kick to his grounded opponent. The kick
opens up a cut near Dantas’ right eye. Referee John McCarthy calls
a short break in the action to warn Warren, and the fight resumes.
Warren changes levels for a takedown and completes it near the
cage. Warren takes the back of the Nova Uniao fighter, but Dantas
manages to shake him off. Dantas now will back mount but Warren
escapes. With 1:30 left on the clock the bantamweights are again
standing. Warren lands a solid clinch knee and looks for another
double-leg takedown. Dantas defends but Warren completes a trip,
briefly taking the Brazilian’s back. Dantas springs to his feet,
and Warren looks for a takedown against the fence as the final bell
sounds. 10-9 Warren (48-47 Warren).
The Official Result
Joe Warren Def. Eduardo Dantas Decision (Unanimous) [48-47, 48-47,
48-47] R3 5:00