UFC Fight Night Results: ‘Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Apr 11, 2015


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Rocky Lee vs. Taylor Lapilus

Round 1

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Lapilus outpointed Lee.
Lee shoots straight for Lapilus’ waist, moving across the cage to hug the Frenchman against the fence. Lapilus throws knees inside, landing one to Lee’s groin, and referee Lukasz Bosacki calls for a brief time out. Lee recovers and comes back to try another takedown, this time a single-leg on the fence. The southpaw Lapilus catches him with a punch on the way in and then threatens with a guillotine choke. The choke doesn’t work, so Lapilus bangs Lee’s body with a few knee strikes before releasing. Lee immediately shoots for another takedown and runs into another guillotine attempt from Lapilus. Neither maneuver leads anywhere, but Lapilus continues to score with knees and left hands after they break. Another single-leg from Lee goes by the wayside, as Lapilus limp-legs away. Down to the last two minutes of the opening round, Lapilus sticks a jab in Lee’s face and follows through with a straight left. Lapilus sniffs out another shot from Lee and catches him with a knee on the way in. After a short clinch, Lapilus double-pumps his jab in Lee’s face, shuts down another single-leg try and drills Lee with a knee on the way up. Lapilus picks at Lee from range for the final 30 seconds, jabbing the Taiwanese fighter to keep him on the outside.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lapilus
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lapilus
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lapilus

Round 2

It’s more of the same from Lapilus at the start of round two, hitting Lee with knees when he shoots for takedowns and then jabbing from the outside. More jabs bust open the nose of Lee, who takes some hard knees to the body in the clinch the next time he tries to hold Lapilus against the fence. Lee lands a grazing body kick as he steps in to close the distance, but Lapilus is too quick. Lee just keeps walking after Lapilus, trying to clinch, and he eventually gets “Double Impact” pressed against the fence. With Lee on the outside and little happening, referee Bosacki breaks up the fighters with only seconds remaining. Lapilus tacks on a few more jabs before the round expires.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lapilus
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lapilus
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lapilus

Round 3

A straight left hand stuns Lee, allowing Lapilus to charge forward and drive him to the canvas. Lee scoots backward to the fence and gets back to his feet, and now he resets in the center while Lapilus cuts angles around the outside. Lee closes the distance, digs an underhook and pins Lapilus to the fence once again. It isn’t long before referee Bosacki is calling for action again, and he breaks up the inactive featherweights wth just about half the round remaining. Lapilus hits Lee with another hard left hand, then reverses the Taiwanese fighter’s momentum and charges Lee to the ground. After some short ground-and-pound, Lapilus backs up and allows Lee to stand with 70 seconds on the clock. Lee is getting roughed up in close quarters, punches from Lapilus worsening the bleeding from his nose. Fittingly, the fight ends in the clinch, with Lee trying to hold Lapilus against the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lapilus (30-27 Lapilus)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lapilus (30-27 Lapilus)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lapilus (30-27 Lapilus)

The Official Result

Taylor Lapilus def. Rocky Lee via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Marcin Bandel vs. Steven Ray

Round 1

Ray fights from a long southpaw stance, deflecting Bandel’s first few punches with his lead hand. A straight left gets through for the Scotsman, answered by Bandel with a hard body kick. Bandel ducks under the next left hand from Ray, wraps him up and shoves him against the fence. He trips Ray to the ground, but “Braveheart” immediately pops back up and continues defending the trip with his back to the cage. Ray lands a few short left hands as Bandel clings to the waistlock, so Bandel changes levels to try a single-leg. Ray stuffs the takedown, so Bandel instead drops to the ground to attempt a heel hook. This doesn’t work either, so Bandel stands up to continue clinching. Bandel drops for another leglock attempt, this time allowing Ray to take full mount, though Ray was aided by a grab of the fence which draws a warning from referee Leon Roberts. Bandel bucks Ray out of mount, but Ray keeps top position to land a few good elbows. Bandel gets to his knees and Ray tries to take his back, so Bandel rolls over to his back again. Ray has an arm-triangle choke locked in, but he’s struggling to pass Bandel’s half guard to get the angle for the finish. Bandel is grabbing the fence from his back, drawing a warning from referee Roberts, and the Polish fighter is saved by the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ray
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ray
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Ray

Round 2

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Ray stopped Bandel with punches.
Ray tags Bandel with a straight left, sending Bandel shooting quickly for a takedown. Ray stuffs it and tries to turn the corner to take Bandel’s back, but Bandel stands up. Ray nearly catches Bandel with a standing rear-naked choke, then loses it as Bandel turns around to clinch on the fence. Bandel botches a sacrifice throw and winds up mounted by Ray, who postures up and begins unloading with punches. Bandel is a bloody mess, no longer defending himself as Ray continues to blast away with heavy shots, and referee Roberts rightly steps in to stop the fight.

The Official Result

Steven Ray def. Marcin Bandel via TKO (Punches) R2 1:35

Aleksandra Albu vs. Izabela Badurek

Round 1

Albu opens the fight with a straight right hand which reddens Badurek’s eye, stalks her around the outside for a moment and follows up with an overhand right. The strawweights clinch, Albu on the outside but Badurek controlling the position with a high body lock, trying to trip Albu to the ground. Badurek can’t get the takedown, switches to an underhook and lands a few knees, while Albu keeps busy with short left hands. Badurek drops to try a single-leg and has her posture broken by Albu, who pushes up on Polish fighter’s chin. After a protracted struggle, the 115ers separate with 90 seconds on the clock. Badurek comes back to clinch and this time succeeds in tripping Albu to the ground, though the karate fighter is back on her feet within a few seconds. Referee Grant Waterman calls for action as the women go back to the tie-up on the fence. Albu is repeatedly warned for grabbing the cage as she defends a trip takedown in the final 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Albu
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Albu
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Badurek

Round 2

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Albu tapped out Badurek.
Badurek moves right in to clinch on the fence again, but this time Albu picks her off with short counterpunches and then reverses to take the outside position. Albu is again warned for grabbing the fence, then referee Waterman calls for action. Off the fence they come, both women scoring with knees before Albu zaps Badurek with a stiff jab. Badurek reaches for Albu’s legs from a mile out and is shoved away by the Russian. Hard, straight right hands continue to land for Albu, though she’s only throwing single shots as she chases Badurek around the cage. Now a combination comes together for Albu, who denies a clinch from Badurek afterward. Badurek changes levels for a hasty double-leg takedown, and Albu goes to the ground willingly, having snared Badurek in a guillotine choke on the way down. Seconds after they hit the mat, Badurek taps out.

The Official Result

Aleksandra Albu def. Izabela Badurek via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 3:34

Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Anthony Hamilton

Round 1

Both big men come out throwing bombs, but it’s Hamilton who rushes his man against the fence and sends Omielanczuk to the ground with a big right hand. Hamilton follows the downed Polish fighter to the mat, then yanks the legs out from under Omielanczuk when he tries to sit up against the fence. Omielanczuk threatens with a guillotine, can’t secure it and switches to controlling Hamilton’s arms. Hamilton pulls an arm free and grinds on Omielanczuk’s face with his left forearm, while referee Marc Goddard warns Omielanczuk not to grab the fence with his toes. Hamilton gets some ground-and-pound going now, a few short bursts of elbows upstairs and right hands to the body. Omielanczuk keeps his guard open, trying to hook the leg of Hamilton as the American stands over him. Hamilton comes back to the ground, still in Omielanczuk’s open guard with two minutes on the clock. Referee Goddard tells the fighters to stay busy, so Hamilton goes back to the body shots. Omielanczuk is doing little from underneath, throwing some punches but not finding much space to strike as Hamilton buries his head. Omielanczuk rolls to his knees with 30 seconds left in the round, then rolls over again when Hamilton threatens to take his back. Hamilton finishes the round on top, dropping punches.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hamilton
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hamilton
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Hamilton

Round 2

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Hamilton edged Omielanczuk on the cards.
Omielanczuk catches Hamilton moving in to clinch, hitting the American with a left hook up top and a few to the body. Hamilton keeps coming, though, and drives Omielanczuk to the ground near the fence. Omielanczuk is back on his feet quickly this time, threatening with a guillotine as Hamilton drops levels to try a double-leg. Hamilton pulls his head free and switches to an underhook, pinning Omielanczuk to the fence to deliver a couple hard knees to the body. Both heavyweights land uppercuts in the clinch, and now Hamilton drops for a single-leg. Omielanczuk hits a nice switch, flipping Hamilton onto his back, but Hamilton gets right back up and continues holding Omielanczuk against the cage. Inside the two minute mark, Omielanczuk lands a knee to the body and turns Hamilton around, putting the American on his knees. Hamilton is complaining to referee Goddard, who tells the American to fight on while Omielanczuk socks him with right hands. Hamilton climbs back to his feet and is taken down by an Omielanczuk single-leg. Omielanczuk briefly jumps on the kneeling Hamilton’s back, but Hamilton stands up before the Pole can secure the position. In the final 30 seconds, Hamilton trips Omielanczuk to the ground and finishes the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Omielanczuk
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Omielanczuk
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Omielanczuk

Round 3

Hamilton shoots for a single-leg against the fence and gets turned around, then sprawled upon. The big men come back to their feet, Hamilton still pressing Omielanczuk against the cage as they trade knes to the body. Switching to a Thai plum, Hamilton takes control of the clinch battle with more body blows. Referee Goddard calls for action with 3:15 on the clock; Hamilton responds with more knees. One minute later, they’re in the same position, with Hamilton still throwing knees and Goddard still calling for action. They stay in the clinch down to the one-minute mark, Omielanczuk getting in the occasional knee or punch, but mostly just absorbing damage from Hamilton. “Freight Train” gets one last takedown with 35 seconds left and closes out the fight throwing punches from Omielanczuk’s half guard.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hamilton (29-28 Hamilton)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hamilton (29-28 Hamilton)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Hamilton (29-28 Hamilton)

The Official Result

Anthony Hamilton def. Daniel Omielanczuk via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Yaotzin Meza vs. Damian Stasiak

Round 1

The featherweights tie up in the center of the cage, and Meza pushes Stasiak to the fence, where the Polish fighter reverses and tries to trip Meza to the ground. Meza keeps his balance and takes down Stasiak instead, then fends off an armbar attempt to pass to half guard. Stasiak is active underneath, trying to isolate an arm or regain guard. When Meza gets hold of his left wrist, Stasiak rolls to his knees. Meza tries to take Stasiak’s back and throws on a rear-naked choke; Stasiak shakes him off the back and goes belly down, but Meza keeps the no-hooks RNC. It looks bad for Stasiak, but he guts out the submission attempt and turns over to take top position. Meza drives forward on a double-leg, fending off a brabo choke as the 145ers work back to their feet. They separate with 70 seconds left in the round, and Stasiak counters a Meza low kick with a blasting straight right. A spinning kick to the body sends Meza to the ground near the fence, where Stasiak jumps on his back and slaps on a short choke. Meza survives the choke but finishes the round mounted by Stasiak.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stasiak
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stasiak
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Stasiak

Round 2

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Meza took all three rounds from Stasiak.
Meza jumps guard with a guillotine when Stasiak gets into range, but Stasiak slips his head free as soon as the fighters hit the ground, then stands over Meza to try and advance position. When Stasiak comes back to the ground, Meza sweeps to top position and immediately has to defend against a Stasiak kimura attempt from underneath. Meza frees his left arm and passes to half guard, and now Stasiak goes back to the kimura. Meza gets his arm loose again with two minutes remaining in the round and postures up in Stasiak’s open guard. There’s little offense from either man on the ground, but now Meza sits up to drop one hard punch. The strike gets Stasiak to turn over, allowing Meza to try and take the back. With one hook in, Meza throws heel strikes to Stasiak’s body, trying to free up the other side. Stasiak rolls over, leaving Meza back on top in half guard, and that’s where the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Meza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meza
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Stasiak

Round 3

Meza spins Stasiak to the ground with a single-leg takedown in the opening 30 seconds of the round. Stasiak swings his legs around for an armbar, gets lifted off the ground by Meza and then dropped on his head. Meza comes back down in half guard on Stasiak’s left side and begins setting up an arm-triangle choke. With the choke locked on, Meza passes to full mount and then tries to hop off to side control in order to finish. As Meza slides off, Stasiak rolls to the other side and escapes. Meza loses the choke but quickly regains full mount and now sits up to pepper Stasiak with punches. Stasiak gives up his back again, turns to his knees and tries to stand. Meza keeps a waistlock and pulls Stasiak backward to the ground, establishing one hook before Stasiak twists around. Stasiak tries to snare Meza in a guillotine, but Meza steps over to side control and neutralizes the choke. Meza gets put back in Stasiak’s guard, passes to half guard on the right side and throws elbows to Stasiak’s legs. With one minute left, Stasiak tries a heel hook or toe hold, but Meza doesn’t let him progress very far, stacking up the Polish fighter to relieve any pressure on his leg. In the final 20 seconds, Meza climbs on Stasiak’s back. Stasiak slips out the back door, and Meza finishes the fight attacking Stasiak’s legs.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Meza (29-28 Meza)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meza (29-28 Meza)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Meza (29-28 Stasiak)

The Official Result

Yaotzin Meza def. Damian Stasiak via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Mickael Lebout vs. Sergio Moraes

Round 1

The welterweights spend the first minute circling in the center of the cage, Lebout pumping his jab while Moraes loads up with powerful right hands. Moraes throws a big overhand to try and close the distance but gets pushed away. Lebout works the jiu-jitsu stylist’s lead leg with inside kicks. Lebout throws a combination, but Moraes ducks underneath and tries to grab for a double-leg. Lebout stuffs the shot, backs out of the way of a spinning kick from Moraes. Lebout continues to throw combinations and Moraes single punches, though neither man seems to be landing cleanly with their punches. Moraes changes levels again, and Lebout backpedals away to prevent the Brazilian from grabbing his legs. Moraes sends a slapping left hand off Lebout’s chest, then rushes in to pin the Frenchman against the cage with underhooks in the final 30 seconds. Lebout gets tripped to the ground inside the 10-second mark and finishes the round throwing elbows from his back.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lebout
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lebout

Round 2

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Moraes bested Lebout at UFC Krakow.
Lebout lands a hard leg kick, sticks his jab in Moraes’ face and then slides away to dodge the Brazilian’s telegraphed overhand right. Lebout is taking control of the striking now, landing his jab and leg kicks with more consistency, cutting angles around Moraes, who seems to be growing frustrated as he’s unable to land his big right hands. More jabs score from Lebout, and now Moraes finds the mark with a left hook around the guard. Lebout stuffs a long double-leg attempt and gives Moraes another leg kick for his troubles. More jabs and nice footwork from Lebout leave Moraes swinging at air. Lebout instigates a clinch in the last 20 seconds but can’t trip up Moraes, who keeps his balance with overhooks.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lebout
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lebout
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lebout

Round 3

Moraes opens the round with a hard left hook, takes a few jabs and then touches Lebout with another nice left hand. “Serginho” fakes a shot, comes back upstairs and grazes Lebout’s face with a front kick. Lebout catches Moraes coming forward aggressively with a left hook counter. Another left hand scores for Moraes, who changes levels and brings Lebout to the ground at the base of the fence with 3:20 on the clock. Lebout tries to hold Moraes in half guard, but the BJJ black belt easily passes to full mount. Lebout puts him back in half guard, where Moraes postures up and threatens to isolate the French fighter’s left arm. Instead, Moraes moves to side control on Lebout’s right and leans across to frame up a kimura on his left arm. Lebout defends, so Moraes slides over to full mount, where Lebout gives up his back. Moraes secures back-mount with a body triangle and flattens out Lebout, belly down, to work for a rear-naked choke. Moraes releases the body triangle to trap Lebout’s right arm with his leg. Lebout fends off Moraes’ final choke attempt and turns around just before the horn to finish the fight in Moraes’ guard.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Moraes (29-28 Lebout)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Moraes (29-29 Draw)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Moraes (29-28 Lebout)

The Official Result

Sergio Moraes def. Mickael Lebout via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Bartosz Fabinski vs. Garreth McLellan

Round 1

Fabinski comes out aggressive, pushing McLellan against the fence to land a couple knees to the South African’s body. McLellan turns him around and delivers a couple knees of his own, then Fabinski reverses and drops levels to floor McLellan with a high double-leg takedown. McLellan uses butterfly guard to keep Fabinski in place, posts and stands up with his back on the fence. Fabinski keeps hold of McLellan’s legs all the while and slams him back to the canvas almost as soon as the middleweights are back on their feet. Back up comes McLellan with three minutes left in the opening round. Ten seconds later, it’s another takedown from Fabinski, and this time the Pole passes to side control on McLellan’s right. McLellan gets to his knees, allowing Fabinski to jump on his back and unload with punches. McLellan stands with his opponent on his back and gets a warning from referee Marc Goddard for grabbing the fence. Fabinski drops off McLellan’s back, and the 185ers separate with 90 seconds on the clock. McLellan catches Fabinski coming in with a right hand, but Fabinski keeps coming and lands yet another takedown. McLellan is again warned for grabbing the fence, and then Goddard tells him to fight on after McLellan apparently complained of a foul. Fabinski gets another takedown with 40 seconds left and winds up defending a loose guillotine choke from top position.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Fabinski

Round 2

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Fabinski dominated McLellan.
McLellan catches Fabinski closing the distance with an upward back-elbow, but again Fabinski eats the strike in order to grab hold of his opponent and land a takedown. McLellan is fast to get up, and now it’s the South African’s turn to work for a single-leg against the fence. Fabinski defends, so McLellan switches to a double-leg, then back to a single. McLellan abandons the takedown attempt and pops Fabinski with an uppercut as he comes back up to clinch. Midway through the round, Fabinski hits another takedown. The Polish fighter leans right to left from McLellan’s half guard and gives “Soldier Boy” some shoulder strikes to the face. Now it’s elbows from Fabinski in the final 30 seconds of the round, keeping heavy top pressure on McLellan to hold him on the canvas until the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Fabinski

Round 3

McLellan closes the gap to push Fabinski against the fence with an underhook, but he only manages a few short knees from the position before Fabinski turns him around. The middleweights continue to jockey for position, and referee Goddard issues McLellan another warning for grabbing the fence. McLellan tries to elevate Fabinski with a single-leg, but Fabinski keeps his balance and reverses to slam McLellan to the ground. McLellan gets to his knees, then his feet. Fabinski backpedals away, then shoots straight back in to floor McLellan with another double-leg takedown. McLellan stands up and gets caught in a front headlock by Fabinski, who delivers a couple knees to the head. McLellan tries to put his hand on the ground to render the knees illegal, and Goddard warns him not to play that game. It’s another takedown for Fabinski with 90 seconds left, and that could be all for McLellan, who is breathing heavily underneath. McLellan waits a few seconds, powers back to his feet and tries a guillotine from which Fabinski easily escapes. Fabinski drops and hits one final takedown to close out the fight in top position.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Fabinski (30-27 Fabinski)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fabinski (30-27 Fabinski)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Fabinski (30-27 Fabinski)

The Official Result

Bartosz Fabinski def. Garreth McLellan via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Seth Baczynski vs. Leon Edwards

Round 1

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Edwards made quick work of his foe.
The first punch from Edwards -- a straight left hand counter to a step-in knee -- sends Baczynski crashing to the ground. “Rocky” pounces on his downed opponent and knocks Baczynski senseless with a pair of left hands on the mat, prompting referee Grant Waterman to halt the fight after mere seconds.





The Official Result

Leon Edwards def. Seth Baczynski via KO (Punches) R1 0:08

Joanne Calderwood vs. Maryna Moroz

Round 1

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Moroz made a quick statement.
Moroz goes upstairs with a few left high kicks early, blocked by Calderwood, who returns fire with a short left hook that reddens Moroz’s face. Moroz presses forward and stings the Scottish fighter with a right cross before shoving her against the fence. Moroz jumps guard with an armbar attempt and gets stacked up. Calderwood is standing now, trying to pull her arm out, but it only makes the sub attempt worse. Moroz straightens out the arm, and Calderwood is forced to tap out.



The Official Result

Maryna Moroz def. Joanne Calderwood via Submission (Armbar) R1 1:30

Pawel Pawlak vs. Sheldon Westcott

Round 1

Westcott hustles Pawlak against the cage with a body lock and trips him to the ground, but Pawlak uses butterfly guard to elevate the Canadian and scramble back up. Westcott keeps him pressed on the fence, arms still wrapped around Pawlak’s upper body as they fight around the outside. Westcott drops down for a double-leg and pulls Pawlak to the mat for about five seconds before the Polish fighter stands again. Turning the corner with the waistlock still in place, Westcott tries to jump on Pawlak’s back but gets shaken off. Halfway through the round, Pawlak is still unable to free himself from the clinch, though he’s landing a few knees to Westcott’s body now. Westcott locks his hands, committing to the body lock and allowing Pawlak to sock his face with a few short left hands. Pawlak tosses Westcott over his hip and lands in top position, but Westcott scrambles back up right away. They stay in the clinch as the round ticks down to its final minute, Westcott now landing a couple knees to the body while holding Pawlak in place. Westcott goes low to try a double-leg in the final seconds, but Pawlak defends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Westcott
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Westcott
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Westcott

Round 2

Pawlak pushes Westcott backward with a high kick and then drills the Canadian with a knee that sends him to the ground momentarily. Westcott bounces back up and returns to the familiar position, wrapping up Pawlak on the fence. Westcott throws a pair of knees to the body and tries to slam Pawlak to the ground, but the welterweights land in the whizzer position and Pawlak is able to regain his footing. Referee Grant Waterman calls for action as the fighters continue to work on the fence, as they have for almost the entire seven minutes so far. Waterman splits up the fighters with 2:45 on the clock, but Westcott goes right back to the body lock. Waterman breaks them up again with 90 seconds to go, and Westcott comes forward with punches. Pawlak changes levels and brings him to the ground, then spends the final half minute of the round on top, grinding with short ground-and-pound.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pawlak
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pawlak
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pawlak

Round 3

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Pawlak soundly defeated Westcott.
Pawlak connects with a clean right hand at the start of the final round and tries to follow up with more punches, but Westcott slows his momentum with another clinch on the fence. Westcott uses an underhook and outside trip to bring Pawlak to the ground, though only for a few seconds. Pawlak turns Westcott away from the fence and reaps the leg to throw him to the ground. Pawlak passes to side control and drops a few elbows on Westcott’s face, then moves to north-south position and places his knee on Westcott’s face. Westcott rolls to his knees, grabs one of Pawlak’s legs and drives forward to stand. The 170-pounders are back in the same position, tied up on the cage with Westcott on the outside. Westcott drops to his knees to try a double-leg, but Pawlak hooks his arms and nullifies the takedown attempt. Pawlak busts ou in the final seconds and finishes the fight with a kick to the body and a left cross on Westcott’s chin.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pawlak (29-28 Pawlak)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pawlak (29-28 Pawlak)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pawlak (29-28 Pawlak)

The Official Result

Pawel Pawlak def. Sheldon Westcott via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz

Round 1

Manuwa presses forward at the start, inching toward Blachowicz and landing a few kicks inside the former KSW champ’s lead leg. As Blachowicz backs up to the fence, Manuwa puts a left hand on his body and then ties up with over-unders. The 205ers trade knees to the body and then split after referee Marc Goddard calls for action. Blachowicz blocks a high kick, sticks a jab in Manuwa’s face and comes in to clinch up. Manuwa reverses to put Blachowicz’s back against the fence, and the fighters resume trading knees. There’s not enough action for Goddard, who separates the fighters with 90 seconds on the clock. They’re soon back in the clinch, Manuwa on the outside. Blachowicz spins him around to drive a knee to the gut of the “Poster Boy,” who shoves his way out of the clinch and comes forward on Blachowicz with 30 seconds left. Blachowicz lands an uppercut and then jabs to keep Manuwa at bay. Manuwa closes out the round with a few leg kicks.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Manuwa
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Manuwa
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Manuwa

Round 2

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Manuwa took a decision over Blachowicz.
After an exchange of low kicks, Manuwa walks forward on Blachowicz and gets a finger in the right eye. Referee Goddard calls for a brief pause, but Manuwa recovers quickly and comes out to continue walking after the Polish fighter. Blachowicz sticks a jab, lands a left hook and keeps sliding backward, looking to counter. Ninety seconds in, Blachowicz instigates a clinch, but Manuwa easily walks him off the fence and toward the center of the cage. They come back to the fence, trade knees and walk back to the center, still clinching. The light heavyweights separate with two minutes left in the middle frame. Blachowicz catches Manuwa coming in and tags up with an uppercut, but Manuwa walks through it to clinch again. There’s nothing happening on the fence, so the referee restarts the fighters with one minute left. Blachowicz backs up to the fence and counters Manuwa with a step-in knee and a quick one-two. Manuwa grabs hold of Blachowicz again and holds him on the fence to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Manuwa
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Manuwa
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Blachowicz

Round 3

Manuwa is once again the aggressor, slowly stepping forward to land leg kicks on Blachowicz, who counters off his back foot with jabs. It’s another clinch on the fence from Manuwa, and another call for action from referee Goddard soon after. Blachowicz turns Manuwa and slaps his face with a left high kick on the break. Manuwa just keeps closing the gap to clinch, only now Blachowicz is able to walk him off the fence. Blachowicz escapes the clinch and shoots for the legs of Manuwa, who stands him back up and pushes forward. Blachowicz lands a counter left hand going away, drops to try a takedown of his own and can’t get it. The 205ers stand and finish the fight back on the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Manuwa (30-27 Manuwa)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 Manuwa (30-26 Manuwa)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Manuwa (29-28 Manuwa)

The Official Result

Jimi Manuwa def. Jan Blachowicz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Mirko Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Round 1

English official Leon Roberts is the referee for tonight’s heavyweight main event. The big men circle one another in the center, then Gonzaga pushes the southpaw toward the fence with a straight right hand on the nose. Filipovic circles back to the middle and dodges the next big right hand from Gonzaga as the fight hits the one-minute mark. “Cro Cop” pumps his jab but can’t find the face of Gonzaga, who covers up and then returns fire with a body kick. Gonzaga pushes forward with a pair of punches and gets countered with a jab. He repeats the sequence and this time changes levels, catching Filipovic off balance and easily dragging the striker to the ground near the fence. Gonzaga is heavy on top, smothering Filipovic from half guard on the Croatian’s right side. It’s full mount for Gonzaga with 1:40 remaining in the opening round, and now “Napao” sits up to drop punches. Filipovic bucks him off to try a heel hook, and Gonzaga counters with a straight ankle lock. Filipovic stays calm and pulls his leg free; he winds up underneath Gonzaga for the final minute of the round, but manages to hit Gonzaga with a few good elbow strikes from the bottom.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gonzaga
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Gonzaga
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gonzaga

Round 2

Round two begins the same as round one, with the heavyweights cautiously circling in the middle. Gonzaga ducks under a high kick from Filipovic, clinches up and hits Cro Cop with a knee to the cup. Referee Roberts calls time, but Filipovic wants none of it, waving Gonzaga back toward the middle of the cage to continue fighting. Gonzaga gets hold of a single-leg and runs Filipovic to the ground, once again setting up in half guard. Cro Cop again drops back to try a heel hook, then releases to hit Gonzaga with two more hard elbow strikes from underneath. Gonzaga passes to mount with 1:40 on the clock; this time, instead of sitting up to strike, Gonzaga goes heavy on top and flattens out Filipovic. When Gonzaga does posture up to throw punches, he has to come right back down as Filipovic threatens to buck him off. Gonzaga is setting up an armbar, looking to peel off to the side, but Filipovic sniffs it out and draws his arms in tight. Gonzaga slams Filipovic’s face with a few hard elbows, opening a bloody cut on the outside of the Croatian’s left eye. Gonzaga finishes the fight in mount, once again threatening with an armbar.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Gonzaga
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Gonzaga
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Gonzaga

Round 3

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Cro Cop got his revenge.
Gonzaga shoots for a takedown and Filipovic slides away to avoid as the heavyweights get off to a slow start in round three. Ninety seconds in, Gonzaga closes the gap and shoves Filipovic against the fence, but Cro Cop gets underhooks to avoid a trip takedown. Filipovic lands a right hand to the body, stifles another takedown and cracks Gonzaga with a right hand. A pair of vicious elbows to the temple stun Gonzaga, who’s on roller skates as he tries to hold Filipovic in the clinch. Filipovic keeps punching, but Gonzaga drops to the ground and wraps up Filipovic in his guard. Cro Cop slams elbows into Gonzaga’s stomach and face, then a series of hard left hands and more elbows to the Brazilian’s jaw. Gonzaga is busted open, referee Roberts looking on from inches away. Filipovic literally smells blood and pours on the punishment, and with Gonzaga no longer defending himself, Roberts steps in to stop the fight. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic gets his revenge on Gabriel Gonzaga with a stirring comeback in round three.

The Official Result

Mirko Filipovic def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Elbows and Punches) R3 3:30

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