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Buckley pumps his jab and is countered by de Jesus. Buckley punches
forward but de Jesus dodges every offering and fires a head kick at
his opponent. Buckley takes de Jesus down after a body kick but
jumps right back to his feet. Buckley lands a solid straight left
hand. De Jesus charges forward with a combination and Buckley
circles out of danger. De Jesus falls backward after landing a knee
up the middle but he is able to get right back up. De Jesus blocks
a high kick from Buckley. A right hand from Buckley grazes the chin
of De Jesus. Buckley lands a straight left upstairs and then goes
to the body. De Jesus is keeping his hands low, relying on head
movement. De Jesus times a Buckley punch and secures a takedown
with about a minute to go. De Jesus is in Buckley’s half guard, and
his foe hunts for a kimura from the bottom. De Jesus lands a couple
left hands and stands, then lands an axe kick that connects with
the ribs. Buckley’s mouthpiece flies out and De Jesus ends the
frame in full mount, raining down punches. 10-9 De Jesus.
De Jesus lands an outside low kick. Buckley answers with a straight
left hand. Buckley catches De Jesus on the chin with a left.
Buckley changes levels, picks up De Jesus and slams him down near
the fence. Buckley looks to posture up in guard and land punches
and elbows. De Jesus creates space with his guard and explodes to
his feet. Buckley is right back on him, driving his foe into the
fence and landing a couple knees. They separate and return to the
center of the cage. Buckley grazes De Jesus with a head kick and
the Brazilian answers with a combination. Buckley is able to change
levels and take his man down again. Now it’s De Jesus fishing for a
kimura from his back. De Jesus cranks the hold and rolls belly
down, transitioning to an armbar. Buckley escapes and moves back
into top position. Buckley lands some drumming punches on the chest
of his opponent, but none are especially powerful. De Jesus returns
to his feet and takes Buckley down with 20 seconds remaining. De
Jesus ends the round on top. 10-9 Buckley.
Buckley lands an inside leg kick. De Jesus catches a body kick and
takes his foe down. Buckley is able to return to his feet and
they’re standing again. De Jesus pops Buckley with a couple of
jabs, then attacks in close quarters with a two-punch combination
and a knee. De Jesus ducks under a Buckley punch and gets a
takedown with about 2:50 to go. The Brazilian attempts to pass and
eventually moves to side control. He has Buckley’s back for only a
second but Buckley escapes and returns to his feet. Buckley throws
a lazy left hand and de Jesus drives his adversary into the fence.
Buckley defends and lands a knee on the break. Buckley lands a
counter right hook. De Jesus is preening as the frame reaches the
final minute. The Brazilian goes low for a takedown. Buckley
sprawls and lands some punches to the ribs. They’re back up and de
Jesus connects with another knee. Buckley blocks a head kick.
Buckley lands a takedown on a De Jesus high kick but wins up in a
triangle. As time ticks down, Buckley slams his foe down to the
mat. 10-9 de Jesus (29-28 de Jesus).
The Official Result
Joaquin Buckley def. Vinicius de Jesus via Split Decision (29-28,
28-29, 29-28) R3 5:00
Van Steenis takes the center of the cage and attacks with low
kicks. Skrzat lands a low kick of his own and Van Steenis falls to
his back. Skrzat follow his foe to the ground and sets up in full
guard. Skrzat clears some space and alternates left hands and
elbows from above. Van Steenis wraps Skrzat up in full guard in
hopes of forcing a standup. Van Steenis tries to set up an armbar
and Skrzat escapes, falling back for a leg lock. In a scramble, Van
Steenis traps his foe in a modified triangle. From there, the
Netherlands based fighter batters his foe with elbows. Skrzat can’t
go anywhere, and he is bleeding profusely as Van Steenis continues
to unload. Finally, Skrzat is forced to tap due to his foe’s
The Official Result
Costello Van Steenis def. Steve Skrzat via TKO (Submission to
Elbows) R1 2:52
Hooben is attacking with low kicks early. Young answers with an
inside low kick of his own. Hooben tries for a takedown but Young
shrugs it off with ease. Hooben lands a right hand in a
combination. Hooben changes levels again and Young latches on to a
guillotine with his back to the fence. Hooben pulls his head free,
goes behind Young and takes him down. Young transitions to a
kneebar and then secures a triangle from his back in a scramble.
Young lands some short right hands to the head with the choke
locked in. Hooben is doing his best to scoot out of danger.
However, Young adjusts the submission and Hooben is forced to tap
The Official Result
Jordan Young def. Alec Hooben via Submission (Triangle Choke) R1
Shainis lands a combination, attacking both the body and the head.
They tie up and Shainis is able to trip his foe to the canvas.
Shainis sets up in his opponent’s guard near the fence. Denning
scrambles his way up only to be slammed back down tot he mat.
Denning is active with his guard, but Shainis does a good job
avoiding any submissions and getting back into top position.
Shainis lands some short punches to the ribs. Shainis keeps the
pressure on, landing periodic flurries of punches. Denning works
his legs up, but Shainis is able to transition to side control for
a moment. Denning recovers closed guard, where he eats more
ground-and-pound. Shainis passes to full mount and Denning gives up
his back. Shainis continues to pummel his opponent with short
punches and hammerfists. Dan Miragliotta is taking a closer look,
and Denning escapes momentarily. Shainis quickly regains a dominant
position and goes back to pounding his foe. Finally, Miragliotta
has seen enough.
The Official Result
Don Shainis def. Matthew Denning via TKO (Punches) R1 4:50
A big hook lands for Sforza in an initial exchange. Sforza changes
levels and takes Clay down against the fence. Sforza attempts to
work his way to his foe’s back as Clay stands. Sforza connects with
some short left hands to the face. Sforza is fighting for a
takedown and he picks Clay up. Clay gets away with a fence grab
before being dumped to the mat. Sforza briefly takes the back but
only has one hook in before he slips off. Sforza continues to push
his man into the fence, and Clay lands a couple good knees with his
back to the cage. Sforza attacks for a single leg and Clay hunts
for a guillotine. They go to they canvas and Clay is clinging to a
guillotine from half guard. Sforza frees himself and pins Clay
against the cage with about a minute left. Sforza lands a couple
slashing elbows upstairs. They separate with less than 30 seconds
to go. Clay lands a kick but Sforza catches it and dumps his
opponent to the mat. Clay is unable to lock in an armbar before
time runs out. 10-9 Sforza.
Sforza punches his way into range and hunts for a takedown. He
lifts Clay near the fence and dumps him down. Clay hangs on to a
crucifix and eventually gets top position. Sforza won’t give up the
leg as he stands and drives Clay to the fence. This time, however,
Clay has the guillotine locked in and he sits near the cage without
resisting the takedown. Moments later, with Clay’s choke locked in,
Sforza asks out of the fight.
The Official Result
Vovka Clay def. Frank Sforza via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2
Carrier lands a spinning back kick to the midsection. The rangy
Carrier throws a high kick and Perez ducks under it. Perez is on
the outside, trying to figure out a way to get inside his foe’s
reach. Carrier tags Perez with a straight punch. Carrier clips
Perez with a wide left hook, but Perez seems no worse for wear.
Carrier connects with a right hand in an exchange, then pops him
with a short jab. Carrier is stalking Perez, and he lands a right
uppercut. A mouse has formed under Perez’s right eye. Perez briefly
backs up Carrier with a combo. Carrier lands a straight left down
the middle. Perez moves forward with a combination but can’t find
the range. Carrier tries for a takedown but Perez defends well.
Perez comes out firing but again is short on his punches. Perez
catches a low kick and lets it go. Carrier lands a body kick and a
follow-up right hand. Carrier is putting together combinations
nicely. Perez tries to answer but can connect cleanly. Perez lands
a left hook to the body but misses a right hand over the top.
Carrier lands a couple jabs and a left hook. A straight right
catches Perez and briefly stuns him. A right hook from Carrier
lands on the cup and Perez gets a few moments to recover. Perez
lands a left hook-overhand right combo. Perez tries to wade through
danger but he can’t find any offense. Carrier lands a left to the
body followed by a low kick. Both men miss punches before the bell.
Carrier deliberately moves forward, then dodges a Perez
combination. Perez lands a nice two-piece combo to the body and
head. Perez is starting to find his range now, working the body
nicely. Perez lands a kick to the body of Carrier. Perez with
another left hand to the body. Carrie’s output has waned as Perez
has been the aggressor thus far. Carrier counters with a left to
the body. Carrier changes levels and gets Perez down with a little
more than 1:30 to go. Carrier remains in top position, landing some
short punches to the body. Carrier lands a couple slashing elbows
from above as he passes to half guard. Carrier picks up the
intensity of his ground-and-pound as time runs out to seal his
victory. 10-9 Carrier (30-27 Carrier).
The Official Result
Kevin Carrier def. Jose Antonio Perez via Unanimous Decision
(30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00
Julaton begins things with a couple low kicks. Blaine goes upstairs
with a kick. Both fighters are throwing plenty of kicks in the
early going, but not a lot is landing. Julaton lands a low kick and
follows up with a spinning back kick, but it’s blocked. Julaton
misses a spinning high kick. Neither flyweight has moved into close
range at this point. Julaton throws a hook kick up high and Blaine
catches hit, shoving her opponent into the fence. They jockey for
position along the cage. It’s largely a stalemate in this position,
and referee Bryan Miner urges the combatants to work. Just like
that, Blaine lands an outside trip and moves to side control.
Julaton lands some elbows to the body from her back, and Blaine
responds with a couple short elbows to the head. Julaton stands and
Blaine hangs on to a guillotine as she is pushed into the fence.
Julaton is defending well, but Blaine won’t let go. Both fighers
land short punches to the body as the period ends. 10-9 Blaine.
Julaton comes out throwing kicks from the center of the cage.
Julaton catches a kick from Blaine and backs her into the fence.
Julaton hangs onto the leg and Blaine grabs the guillotine. Julaton
frees herself and they’re battling for position against the cage
again. Blaine maintains control against the fence, but not much is
happening. The combatants are ordered to break. Julaton lands a
spinning back kick to the body near the fence. A Julaton high kick
is blocked. They tie up against the fence, and Blaine is able to
take Julaton down with a trip. Blaine lands some hammerfists before
Julaton scrambles into top position. Blaine keeps Julaton tight in
her guard, so the former boxing champ lands a couple knees to the
rear. The round ends with Julaton on top. 10-10.
Julaton lands a quick kick to the body. Blaine goes with a high
kick-spinning back kick combo, and the second offering connects.
Blaine gets a takedown with just less than 4:00 remaining. Blaine
is in her opponent’s half guard. Julaton attempts to land some
elbows form her back, while Blaine occasionally lands punches to
the ribs. Blaine lands several short elbows from above. Blaine is
staying busy enough to keep top position this time. Julaton
continues to try to land offense from her back. Julaton creates
some space with her guard and is warned against landing an illegal
upkick on her grounded foe. Blaine stands and allows Julaton back
up with a little more than 30 seconds to go. Blaine forces a tie-up
and the fighters tried punches in close quarters. The round ends in
the clinch. 10-9 Blaine (30-28 Blaine).
The Official Result
Lisa Blaine def. Ana Julaton via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29,
29-28) R3 5:00
Quinn closes the distance with a left hand and clinches with Surin.
They jockey for position before breaking apart. A left jab for
Surin connects before Quinn forces the clinch again. Quinn drops
down for a takedown and grabs a leg. Quinn rolls backward and ends
up in Surin’s half guard. Quinn tries to take the back but Surin
rolls out of danger. Quinn maintains control, but Surin powers back
to his feet. Quinn drags him down from a waistlock and gets his
foe’s back. This time he has a body triangle in place. Surin
defends his neck, and Quinn doesn’t quite have his arm under the
neck. Surin is able to turn out of danger. Quinn keeps the pressure
on and lands a knee from the headlock position. Surin turns Quinn,
lands some shots to the body and executes a head and arm throw.
Quinn gets up quickly and the round ends in the clinch. 10-9
The lightweights tie up quickly and Quinn pushes his man into the
fence. Surin lands a short elbow on the break. Quinn moves forward
behind and overhand right and ties up Surin again. The American Top
Team product changes levels and gets a hard-earned takedown. Quinn
looks to take the back and Surin tries to stand. Quinn drags him
back down and gets both hooks in. Surin is able to escape and
attempts to stand. Quinn drops for a double-leg and dumps Surin to
the mat again at the halfway point of the round. Surin is back up
and they battle for position against the fence. Quinn wrestles
Surin down and is close to taking the back. Surin stands briefly
before being powered back down to the canvas. Quinn keeps the
pressure on with a body lock as Surin stands. Surin lands a few
short elbows to the side of the head. Quinn continues to grind away
against the cage as the frame ends. 10-9 Quinn.
Quinn opens with an outside leg kick. Quinn changes levels for a
takedown but Surin counters with a front headlock. He lets it go
and they exchange in the center of the cage. A right hand lands for
Surin but Quinn changes levels and pushes his adversary into the
fence. Surin sprawls on the takedown and ends up in top position.
Surin stands in Quinn’s guard and attempts to pass to side control.
He can’t clear his opponent’s legs and Quinn is able to stand.
Surin keeps the pressure on and moves to Quinn’s back for a rear
waistlock. Surin is hunting for the rear-naked choke but he’s too
high and he lets it go. Quinn transitions to an anaconda choke but
he gives it up with less than 2:00 left. Surin takes top position
in a scramble and moves to side control, where he lands a couple
elbows. Quinn recovers guard and scrambles up, but Surin looks for
a guillotine on his seated foe. He lets that go and follows up with
an uppercut and a knee to the body. Quinn reverses position and
ends the round with a body lock on his foe against the fence. 10-9
Surin (29-28 Quinn).
The Official Result
Ryan Quinn def. Marcus Surin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28,
29-28) R3 5:00
Williams opens with a spinning back kick. Hard marches forward and
eats some punches and an elbow. Hardy lands a right hand and dodges
some kicks. Williams and Hardy slug it out against the fence and
then separate. Williams controlling the range with kicks. Hardy
counters a kick with a right hand as the pace slows somewhat. Hardy
goes with a jab to the head and a right to the body. Williams
continues to throw a variety of kicks. Hardy moves foward and lands
a jab. They trade in close quarters and Williams lands a pair of
short elbows as Hardy swings wildly. Hardy punches into range and
then absorbs a right head kick as she moves away. Hardy throws a
right ot the body and Williams counters with a right to the face.
Williams rocks Hardy with two more short elbows and a kick to the
body. Hardy is bleeding from her nose now. Williams punctuates a
punching combination with a kick as time winds down. 10-9
Williams lands a spinning back kick to the chest early. They trade
willingly early, and blood quickly begins to seep from Hardy’s
nose. Hardy pumps her jab, then goes to the body. Williams counters
a Hardy kick with a right hand. Williams throws a high kick that’s
partially blocked by Hardy. Moments later, Williams catches Hardy
ducking the wrong way and lands a kick directly to the face,
connecting cleanly with the shin. Hardy’s nose is gushing blood
now, as it appears Williams may have broken the boxer’s nose with
the kick. Blood is dripping everywhere and referee Todd Anderson
calls time. The cageside doctor waves off the contest instantly,
giving Williams her first professional MMA victory.
The Official Result
Kristina Williams def. Heather Hardy via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) R2
Bucia comes out in a low stance, likely to combat Gracie’s
takedowns. Gracie looks to close distance, and Bucia avoids
Gracie’s first takedown try. Gracie is persistent and he pushes
Bucia into the fence on his re-entry and he quickly take’s Bucia’s
back. Gracie has his opponent’s back with nearly four minutes
remaining. The Brazilian hunts for the choke as Bucia attempts to
control his opponent’s wrists. Gracie lands a couple slashing
elbows to the side of the head. Gracie is staying patient, changing
up the choke attempts and not expending too much energy. Bucia
tries to turn but he can’t completely move into top position due to
Gracie’s body triangle. Finally Bucia turns and Gracie goes from an
omaplata to a heel hook. Gracies rolls for the heel hook again
during a scramble and Bucia throws some punches to disrupt the
hold. Bucia will survive the round. 10-8 Gracie.
Bucia opens with a body kick. Gracie has a head kick blocked. The
Brazilian punches his way into range and drops for a takedown.
Bucia defends against the fence. Gracies connects his hands and
gets his man down. Bucia stands and Gracie is gradually working his
way to his opponent’s back. Gracie quickly gets both hooks in and
goes back to hunting for the rear-naked choke. Bucia lands a few
backward punches, and Gracie attempts to snake his left arm
underneath the chin. Bucia turns his head, and it almost looks like
more of a neck crank as the arm stays on the chin. He cranks it to
the right and Bucia is forced to tap out in a matter of
The Official Result
Neiman Gracie def. Zak Bucia via Submission (Neck Crank) R2
Shlemenko misses an overhand and Mousasi drives him back with a
front kick. Shlemenko comes up short on a spinning back fist.
Shlemenko comes forward aggressively with his back against the
fence and Mousasi shoots for a takedown. The Russian briefly tries
for a guillotine but Mousasi escapes. The former Strikeforce champ
lands some ground-and-pound near the fence and muscles his foe to
the mat when Shlemenko stands. Mousasi latches himself onto
Shlemenko’s back and secures a neck crank. It looks tight but
Mousasi lets it go. Meanwhile, Mousasi’s right eye appears to be
swollen shut already. Mousasi remains attached to his foe’s back,
and he drops some elbows to the side of Shlemenko’s head. Mousasi
slides his right arm under the chin and leans back. Shlemenko is
able to break the grip and stay in the fight. Mousasi has a body
triangle locked in, but he can’t quite get his arm under the chin.
Shlemenko reverses, stands and comes out firing. Mousasi changes
levels and dives for a takedown from the outside. Shlemenko defends
briefly but is taken down near the fence. Mousasi briefly has full
mount before “Storm” stands. Mousasi gets Shlemenko’s back, but the
Russian escapes, only to find himself in a triangle. Shlemenko
frees himself and defends another Mousasi takedown with a
guillotine attempt as time expires. 10-9 Mousasi.
Mousasi will be fighting will one eye from here on out. The doctor
enters the cage to check out Mousasi’s eye before the start of the
frame and allows the Netherlands fighter to continue. Mousasi
avoids a spinning back fist but can’t take his opponent’s back.
Shlemenko lands a kick to the body. Shlemenko catches a kick and
Mousasi falls to his back. Shlemenko wants Mousasi to get up.
Mousasi sidesteps another spinning back fist. Mousasi shoots and is
denied. The Russian lands a spinning back kick to the gut. Mousasi
jabs as Shlemenko stands with his back to the fence. The Russian
advances and Mousasi ducks under a huge left. Another spinning back
kick to the body lands, and then the Russian follows up with a
punching combination. Mousasi shoots for a takedown and pushes
Shlemenko against the fence. They separate and Shlemenko comes out
with a pair of spinning attacks. Mousasi counters with another
takedown try, but it’s the Russian who gets Mousasi down. However,
Mousasi tries to step around and take Shlemenko’s back. Rather than
allow that, Shlemenko drops to his back, and Mousasi takes side
control, where he drops a couple elbows. Mousasi is able to take
his foe’s back with less than a minute remaining. Mousasi briefly
appears to have a tight rear-naked choke, but Shlemenko is able to
escape. Mousasi ends the round on his opponent’s back, with
Shlemenko giving the thumbs up. 10-9 Shlemenko.
Shlemenko lands a kick to the body and follows up with a two-punch
combo upstairs. Mousasi avoids a spinning back kick. Mousasi ducks
a couple massive overhands from the Russian. Mousasi lands a knee
and stuffs a takedown try. A body kick lands for the former
Bellator champ and then a spinning back fist connects. Mousasi
ducks under a Shlemenko overhand and lands a short right. Mousasi
attacks Shlemenko’s lead leg and the Russian answers with a liver
kick. Mousasi pushes Shlemenko against the fence for a takedown.
We’re at the halfway point of the round, and Shlemenko is able to
land a throw. Mousasi gets up quickly and lands a right hand.
Shlemenko catches Mousasi with a hard left hand. Shlemenko attacks
and fends off a Mousasi takedown. Mousasi falls to his back and
Shlemenko looks like he wants to try and land some ground-and-pound
from the standing position. He clears Mousasi’s guard and lands a
knee to the ribs before moving to north-south position. They stand
again and Shlemenko buckles Mousasi briefly with a three punch
combination. 10-9 Shlemenko (29-28 Shlemenko).
The Official Result
Gegard Mousasi def. Alexander Shlemenko via Unanimous Decision
(29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00