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Oses catches Ahlquist early with a straight punch to the jaw, Oses
follows up with a double-leg takedown. Ahlquist begins searching
for an armbar in defense, but Oses slams his way out of it. Oses
re-enters the guard of Ahlquist, picking his shots wisely. When he
does throw, they are big powerful punches. Ahlquist staying quite
active off of his back, attacking the limbs of oses at any
opportunity. Oses stands but doesn’t allow his opponent to stand,
again he re-enters the guard of Ahlquist, this time stepping over
into side mount. Oses’ left hand is nullified by Ahlquist, but he
is making up for this with right hands. Oses explodes, gains full
mount but this quickly changes into taking the back of Ahlquist.
Oses briefly looks for a rear-naked choke as the round expires.
Left high kick from Ahlquist to open the second round. Ahlquist
follows up with a rushing punching combination. Oses not throwing
much here, Ahlquist playing the role of aggressor. Ahlquist hits a
big kick to the body of Oses that seems to take the wind out of the
22-year-old, but almost out of instinct, Oses shoots and scores his
second takedown of the fight. As Ahlquist did in the first round,
he continues attacking off his back with the armbar. Oses doing his
best to maintain his position and stay busy enough to keep the
fight on the floor. Oses postures up and drops two punches that
land, Oses then passes guard and takes the back of Ahlquist,
immediately locking in both underhooks. Ahlquist reverses, ending
up in top position. Ahlquist starts his offense with left elbows to
the scalp of Oses but the round comes to a close. 10-9
Ahlquist’s body frame is doing him no favors in the cardio
department at this stage in the fight. In between rounds, a bucket
is spilled, giving Ahlquist a bit of extra time to get his breath.
Ahlquist runs himself right into a jab to open the final round,
Oses wastes no time scoring a third takedown, but Ahlquist reverses
again and stands up. Oses shoots a fourth time and is successful.
Oses takes the back again, this time throwing strikes instead of
looking for a submission. Oses flattens Ahlquist out, alternating
between right and left punches to the side of the head. Ahlquist
turns over, Oses gains full mount from the movement. Ahlquist uses
a hip escape and kicks Oses away, but the young fighter immediately
pounces to stay on top. The remainder of the fight sees Oses
throwing sporadic shots, all while working to pass the guard of
Ahlquist. A dominant third round that should definitively earn Oses
the win. 10-9 Oses (29-28 Oses).
The Official Result
Nathan Oses def. Wayne Ahlquist via Decision (Unanimous) [30-27,
30-26, 30-27] 5:00 R3
Santos coming out quickly and often with the leg kick. Campbell
checking the shots, getting a feel for the cage. Campbell narrowly
misses with a head kick, then eats a two-punch combination for his
efforts. Santos scores with a switch kick, now landing a straight
right hand. Santos throws another kick but slips, Campbell tries to
hold Santos down but is unable to do so. Santos shoots with a
double-leg takedown, Campbell plays defense with a guillotine.
Santos sense danger and stands back up. High frequency of kicks
being thrown by both men, but Santos is landing more often.
Campbell attempts a flying-knee to end the round, but it misses.
Campbell attempting to cut off the movement of Santos in the
second. He times this well, grabbing ahold of Santos, lifting him
up and slamming him to the mat for his first takedown of the fight.
Campbell buries his head in the sternum of Santos, throwing small
punches to the body of Santos. Campbell sustaining his output, but
not putting Santos in any danger on his back. “Cupcake” is in
control, but it isn’t the most exciting thing to watch. Campbell
isn’t taking any chances of giving up his position. The round ends
this way. 10-9 Campbell.
Campbell scores a takedown that doesn’t last long. Santos looks for
a submission, but Campbell backs out and stands up. Back on the
feet the two men are really trading here. Campbell doesn’t feel as
comfortable on the feet it seems and shoots for the takedown again
successfully. Santos attempts a keylock from the bottom, as
Campbell implores the same strategy as he did in the second, we
will see if the judges give him the benefit of the doubt with his
offense. 10-9 Campbell. (29-28 Campbell).
The Official Result
John Santos def. Johnny Campbell via Decision (Unanimous) [No
Scores Read] 5:00 R3
Steve Rita will be the third man inside the cage. As soon as the
fight starts, Harrison takes a kick to the stomach but manages to
grab the leg that was used and throws Neveu to the mat. Neveu
working a reverse armlock to slow the pace of Harrison, meanwhile,
Rita asks both men to work. The fight makes its way up against the
cage, not leaving much room for any strikes from Harrison. Neveu
doing a magnificent job of neutralizing any offense from his
opponent. Harrison postures up but Neveu pulls him right back down
into his guard. Rita breaks both men up for the final 10 seconds,
but Harrison takes the fight right back down as the bell sounds.
Neveu comes out with a superman punch, backing Harrison up against
the cage. Neveu changes levels and uses his weight to stall the
fight against the mesh. Harrison pushes Neveu away with a push
kick, Neveu comes right back with a second superman punch. Harrison
shoots with a double-leg takedown but runs out of room against the
cage. Harrison waits a moment then pulls Neveu’s legs out from
under him and scores a takedown. Rita stands up the fighters with
90 seconds left in the round. Spinning back kick from Neveu
backfires as he slips and Harrison enters into a Darce Choke
submission. Neveu doesn’t seem to be in danger, but Harrison
remains in control as he has been all fight. 10-9 Harrison.
Dirty boxing to open the final round, Harrison seems uncomfortable
in this scenario, so he pulls the legs out from underneath his
opponent and winds up on top. Neveu using the cage to stand up, but
Harrison uses the body lock he has in place to take the fight right
back down to the floor. Neveu gets opened up with an elbow, the
gash is situated under the right eye. Blood is pouring out, it
seems to light a fire underneath Neveu, who stands up immediately.
Neveu goes for an arm throw, but it fails and Harrison ends up in
side mount. Instead of throwing elbows or getting offensive,
Harrison remains content just staying on top as the fight ends.
10-9 Harrison (30-27 Harrison).
The Official Result
Andre Harrison def. Aaron Neveu via Decision (Unanimous) [30-26,
30-27, 30-27] 5:00 R3
Honstein scores a double-leg takedown right off the bat. Santos
trying to prevent the pass from Honstein, Santos stands and slams
Honstein to the mat. Honstein immediately puts his rubber guard
into effect, nullifying the offense of Santos. In a beautiful
jiu-jistu move, Santos manages to get out of the rubber guard and
enters the half guard of Honstein. Santos ups his aggression in the
final minute of the round, dropping elbows and throwing punches
with his right hand, which is out of the grasp of Honstein. 10-9
Honstein again opens the round by taking the fight to the mat.
Santos doesn’t go down all the way, but Honstein has one hook in
and eventually successfully winds up on top. Once they reach this
point, there is a period of calm before Santos sweeps Honstein and
ends up in the rubber guard of Honstein. Making use of his elbows
while on his back, Honstein staying active, but Santos remains on
top. Santos passes into half guard much like the first round,
postures up and drops powerful strikes with his right hand.
Honstein in a bit of danger here, but reaches out and grabs ahold
in an effort to survive. Santos looks for a head and arm choke, but
Honstein defends it well by grabbing onto his leg in an effort to
allow the blood to continue flowing to his brain. 10-9 Santos.
Just like the first two rounds, Honstein takes the fight to the
floor. Santos bides his time and again flips the script and winds
up on top. Santos opens up with the offense, dropping leather from
full mount. Again Honstein reaches out to try and weather the
storm, but Santos is finding enough space to land these shots
flush. Vicious shots from Santos here, Honstein just moving, trying
to avoid damage, not doing anything to fight back. Honstein is
finally opened up here, but Santos isn’t going full-bore for a
finish. As dominant as he’s been, Santos is quite tired. 10-9
Santos (30-27 Santos).
The Official Result
Iliarde Santos def. Nick Honstein via Decision (Unanimous) [30-26,
30-26, 30-26] 5:00 R3
Quinn comes out firing, winning the standup exchange and rocking
Zerjal in the process. Quinn decides to try for the takedown, but
is unsuccessful. The two battle for position along the cage, Quinn
doing most of the controlling but Zerjal scores with some knees to
the gut. The two come to the center of the cage, Zerjal absolutely
rocks Quinn with a head kick, he then lands a pinpoint right hand
that crumples Quinn to the mat. Zerjal looks for the finish,
throwing tons of hammerfists hoping for a stoppage. Quinn grabbing
on in desperation, but seems to have cleared the cobwebs and
survived the finish. Quinn and Zerjal jostle for position along the
cage, with Zerjal using his weight to keep Quinn’s back against the
cage. 10-9 Zerjal.
Quinn putting the pressure on again to open the five minute round.
The fight stalls along the cage, Quinn looking for a takedown but
Zerjal using the guillotine to even the score. Quinn secures a body
lock and throws his Serbian foe to the floor. Zerjal has Quinn in a
headlock, putting pressure on the neck of his foe. Quinn slowly but
surely makes his way to his feet. This doesn’t last too long, as
the fight again hits the mat. Zerjal imploring his gameplan of
keeping Quinn within range grinding him out. Zerjal loses his
mouthpiece, but the referee doesn’t stop the action. The two fight
in the clinch to end the second round. 10-9 Zerjal.
Third and final round in this lightweight clash. Both men trading
kicks, Zerjal slips and Quinn pounces. Zerjal writhes around,
giving up his back for a moment before muscling out and getting top
position. Quinn again makes his way back to his feet, but faces
relentless pressure from Zerjal, who just constantly looks for the
takedown. Level change from Zerjal but it’s sprawled by Quinn. The
American Top Team member throws three nice shots but then comes too
close and winds up on his back. Zerjal locks in both underhooks and
looks for the rear-naked choke. Quinn fights it, but there is too
much time on the clock and Quinn is forced to tap out.
The Official Result
Milan Zerjal def. Ryan Quinn via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 4:34
Hawn pawing at Prater with his jab early. Prater tries to enter the
clinch but Hawn punches his way out of it. Prater comes back with a
flurry of jabs, which opens Hawn up with a cut. Two right hands
from Hawn send Prater to the mat, more of a slip than anything.
Prater throws a leg kick, Hawn throws an overhand right that sends
Prater to the canvas. Head kick attempt from Hawn narrowly misses,
Prater ties the Olympian up and looks to press Hawn against the
cage. The two circle one another in the center of the cage, looking
to draw the other into a conundrum. The round comes to a close with
Prater walking Hawn down, but not throwing. 10-9 Hawn.
Prater lands a hard jab to start the second round. Hawn answers
with a stiff leg kick. Hawn throws a shot and Prater wags his
finger at him as if to say “not so fast.” Prater seeming to grow in
confidence as this fight progresses. Ax kick attempt from Hawn
misses, Hawn bleeding more from the head. Hawn kicks the leg of
Prater again, trying to enter a rhythm and string together some
shots. The crowd growing a bit restless with the lack of viable
action, but Hawn continues to pepper the outside leg of Prater. The
intensity picks up in the final 20 seconds, Prater lands a good
right hand that wobbles Hawn, who is saved by the bell. 10-9
Both fighters need to come out and lay claim to this victory in
this third and final round. Hawn looks hesitant to throw, that shot
he ate at the end of the second has made him a bit shy. Hawn
catches Prater with a right hook to the chin. Hawn stutter steps
and throws a lunging jab. Spinning back-fist from Prater narrowly
misses its mark. Both me staying cautious, neither going for broke.
Final minute of the fight -- Hawn catches Prater with a good right
hand that will resonate with the judges. The scrap ends with both
men not doing enough to lay claim to the bout, tough one to call.
10-9 Hawn (29-28 Hawn).
The Official Result
Rick Hawn def. Carlo Prater via Decision (Unanimous) [30-27, 30-27,
30-27] 5:00 R3
Siler throws the first strike in the bout, a head kick. Green
bumrushes Siler and emphatically throws him to the mat. Siler
keeping Green close, then sweeps Green and winds up in mount. Green
stands back up, enters the clinch and throws a knee on the way out.
The fight hits the mat again and Siler attacks with a gogoplata but
Green breaks free. Intense grappling battle on the mat, but Green
manages to hold on. 10-9 Siler.
Siler throws a kick that lands below the belt. Green immediately
bends over feigning injury, but the replay doesn’t seem to be show
too bad of a blow. On the restart the two shake hands and after
separating Green scores another takedown. Siler throws Green off
and makes his way to his feet. Siler lands knees to the body on the
way out. When they re-engage, Green takes another low blow, this
time the shot brings him to his knees. The replay shows that the
shot did land solidly in the groin area. Green lands three lunging
punches that score. The featherweights clinch, they fall to the mat
and roll out right back up to their feet. Siler lands a big knee to
the gut, but Green brushes it off. The round ends with Green
briefly taking the fight to the floor. 10-9 Green.
Green wildly swings at Siler to start the third. After a moment’s
pause, Green throws again. The shots miss but open a window of
opportunity for Green to grab a body lock and look for the
takedown. He isn’t successful, but does have control of Siler and
begins slamming his knee into the thigh of his opponent. They
separate, Siler attempts an uppercut but it doesn’t connect. Wild
overhand right from Green misses, but he scores a takedown. Siler
looks for an armbar but Green holds on as the round comes to a
close. 10-9 Green.
We enter the championship rounds, Siler throwing lunging body shots
that Green is able to avoid. Slapping leg kick from Siler makes a
resounding sound through the arena. The two clinch, Green throws a
right hand on the way out. Green goes right back for the body lock,
taking Siler to the mat. “Super” works his way back up again,
showing great resilience but not doing much to mount any offense.
Green has the body lock and is just slamming the thigh of Siler
with knees. This time around, Siler on the wrong side of a knee to
the cup. This one is bad, Siler will definitely need some time.
Siler looks at the clock as soon as they restart, he ups his
striking, Green just focusing on staying out of range. Right before
the round ends, Siler catches Green below the belt with a third low
blow. A point is immediately taken. 10-8 Green.
Green takes Siler down to start the fifth and final round. No
strikes being thrown by Green as he is well aware he’s ahead on the
scorecards and just needs to maintain control to be a champion.
They are stood up, Siler should be going for broke here, but isn’t
able to stay out of the grasp of Green’s body lock. 90 seconds
remaining, Green circling along the outskirts of the hexagon, Siler
frustratingly showing no sense of urgency. The fight coming to a
close with Green smothering Siler, but now Siler eats another low
blow. Siler collapses to the mat, showing pain. They restart with
30 seconds left, Siler throws six punches over the span and one
kick, they all miss. 10-9 Green. (49-45 Green).
The Official Result
Desmond Green def. Steven Siler via Decision (Unanimous) [48-45,
48-45, 48-45] 5:00 R5