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Round 1Kennedy threatens with a pair of right hands over the top before underhooking Ricci’s right arm and shoving him against the cage. Ricci reverses to the outside, gets spun around again and lands a clinch knee to Kennedy’s midsection before disengaging. Kennedy tries to keep Ricci on the fence with more punches, but Ricci is countering well now, scoring with more knees to the gut before Kennedy closes the gap again. Midway through the round, the action has slowed as Kennedy keeps Ricci trapped on the fence. “JBC” leans over to grab Ricci’s legs but can’t work the takedown as they enter the final 90 seconds of round one. Kennedy clinches again and then separates with a right hand. Ricci circles to his left, but Kennedy catches up with him and finally scores the takedown. Ricci springs back to his feet and takes a turn holding Kennedy on the wall for the final 10 seconds.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ricci
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Ricci
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Round 2Kennedy starts round two with aggression, bombing with punches which back up Ricci to the fence once again. Kennedy slows his attack in favor of a clinch and then begins working for a takedown; Ricci is brought down to one knee in the second minute of the round, but he resists being flattened out. Ricci jumps back to his feet and is greeted by more punches and another clinch from Kennedy. Halfway through the round and the fight, the Canadians remain tangled in the clinch, Kennedy on the outside. Kennedy briefly drags Ricci to a knee, but again cannot keep him down. Ricci reverses to the outside in the clinch just before the fighters are separated by referee Yves Lavigne.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Round 3Kennedy pushes Ricci to the fence once more, throws a body-head combination and then grabs for the legs of the muay Thai stylist. Ricci defends the takedown and spins Kennedy’s back against the fence. Neither man is being particularly effective in the clinch here, though Kennedy has come close with a few takedown attempts. Kennedy succeeds in planting Ricci on his seat at the base of the fence, though Ricci slows Kennedy’s roll by catching him in a front headlock. Ricci works back to his feet, only to be taken down inside the final minute. Kennedy tries to get busy with some ground-and-pound just before the final horn.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (29-28 Kennedy)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (29-28 Kennedy)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (30-27 Kennedy)
The Official ResultJeremy Kennedy def. Alex Ricci via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00
Round 1Laprise opens with a leg kick and a jab, then gets jabbed in the face by Gouti as they move in awkward angles around the cage. Laprise connects with a counter left hook on the next exchange, then pushes Gouti against the fence with an underhook. The Canadian backpedals as Gouti advances, and it’s Laprise connecting with a massive right hand on Gouti’s jaw. Gouti slumps to the ground and wakes up from the flash knockout just as Laprise begins pouring on more punches. Gouti nearly scrambles to his feet, but the follow-up assault from Laprise is too much, and referee Kevin Dornan is forced to stop the bout.
The Official ResultChad Laprise def. Thibault Gouti via TKO (Punches) R1 1:36
Round 1Silva goes straight after the clinch and throws knees at the body of Campbell, who breaks away after a few seconds and kicks at the Brazilian’s legs. Silva attacks with wide punches, backing up Campbell to the fence. Body-head combination lands for Silva, then a left hook on the jaw sends Campbell sinking to the canvas near the fence. Silva follows up with three or four punches from the standing position before referee John McCarthy steps between the lightweights to halt the bout.
The Official ResultFelipe Silva def. Shane Campbell via TKO (Punches) R1 1:13
Round 1Di Chirico opens with a straight right hand, catches a kick from McLellan and nearly connects with another. The Italian presses McLellan against the fence and fishes for a single-leg, but McLellan uses an overhook to defend. The middleweights separate briefly and Di Chirico connects with a left hook counter before blocking a head kick attempt from the South African. McLellan charges forward to connect with an uppercut, throws a kick and has to bail as Di Chirico threatens to counter. Inside the final 90 seconds of round one, Di Chirico takes a leg kick to give McLellan another counter left hook. Di Chirico shoots for a single-leg but only winds up pushing McLellan a few steps backward. Di Chirico whirls around with a spinning elbow but gets kneed in the body by McLellan on the turn-around.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 McLellan
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 McLellan
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico
Round 2Di Chirico looks to close the gap on McLellan in the opening minute, but it’s McLellan who bursts forward and takes down the Italian in the center of the cage. Di Chirico sits out and pushes down on McLellan’s head, forcing him to the ground and sweeping into top position. In the process, Di Chirico dings McLellan with a heavy elbow strike and follow-up punches. McLellan powers back to his feet under fire, and Di Chirico pushes him to the fence. McLellan is sliced open from the ground-and-pound, but he’s still swinging hard punches in Di Chirico’s direction. With three minutes on the clock, Di Chirico digs an underhook and puts McLellan against the cage. McLellan pushes him off, but Di Chirico only backs up a few feet, then sprawls when McLellan dives on a takedown attempt. Di Chirico slides backward, catches a kick from the incoming McLellan and brings him to the floor again. McLellan shrimps underneath while Di Chirico tries to posture up and land strikes. “Soldier Boy” gets back to his feet before Di Chirico can inflict any damage, but once he’s back up, Di Chirico resumes his forward march on his fatigued opponent. McLellan tries a takedown with 40 seconds left, but Di Chirico spreads his base at the fence to defend.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico
Round 3McLellan looks to have a second wind as he attacks Di Chirico in the opening seconds of the final frame. However, as they fight into the second minute, it’s Di Chirico reversing McLellan’s momentum to score yet another takedown. Di Chirico passes to full mount, then back-mount as McLellan rolls over. McLellan postures up and escapes out the back door, leaving Di Chirico on the ground. The South African hooks a leg and muscles Di Chirico against the base of the fence, now with three minutes left to fight. Di Chirico powers back to his feet 30 seconds later and gets busy with punches, marching forward on McLellan with a cracking right straight-left hook combination. Both men look exhausted, swinging tired punches, but Di Chirico may have a bit more left in the tank, as he’s landing some clean shots on McLellan’s chin. McLellan tries a takedown on the fence, can’t get it, tries again and gets stuffed. Di Chirico breaks away and moves back to the middle, and McLellan walks out slowly to meet him. McLellan shoots a slow-motion double, switches to a single and spins Di Chirico to the canvas. Di Chirico sits up and leans to his right to throw elbows at McLellan’s body, while the tired and bloody McLellan just clings onto Di Chirico’s waist from half guard.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico (29-28 Di Chirico)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico (29-28 Di Chirico)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Di Chirico (30-27 Di Chirico)
The Official ResultAlessio Di Chirico def. Garreth McLellan via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00
Round 1Bochniak spends the first minute hopping around outside of Barzola’s reach, occasionally dipping into range with a straight right hand and then moving out of the way. Barzola begins to find his range in the second minute, knocking out Bochniak’s mouthguard with a right hand and following up with a sharp kick to the knee. Barzola scores another leg kick, whiffs on a heel kick but then catches the incoming Bostonian with a push kick to the gut. Two minutes remain in the opening frame, and it’s Barzola continuing to do work with his kicks. Bochniak catches Barzola spinning again, this time wrapping him up in a rear waistlock and dragging the Peruvian to the ground. Barzola narrowly escapes full mount and scrambles to his feet, where he takes a hard leg kick from Bochniak. The “TUF” winner shuts down Bochniak’s next takedown attempt, tries to latch onto a leg, but now Bochniak denies his shot.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Barzola
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Bochniak
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barzola
Round 2Barzola rocks Bochniak’s head with a hard lead uppercut in the opening minute of the round, but Bochniak shuts down the takedown attempt which follows. Push kick from Barzola sends Bochniak backward a few steps; the American comes right back at Barzola at counters a spinning backfist with a clean right hand. Barzola steps inside, Bochniak tries to wrap up standing head-and-arm control and Barzola foot-sweeps him to the floor. Back up comes Bochniak, still pressing forward on Barzola at the halfway point of the round and the fight. Barzola is fighting a measured fight now, finding openings for leg kicks but connecting with little in the way of punches. Bochniak lands his best left hand of the round as they hit the final minute, but Barzola circles away and doesn’t allow for any follow-up. Barzola ducks under a punch from Bochniak, wraps him up and slams him to the floor right before the horn.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Barzola
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barzola
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barzola
Round 3Bochniak moves fleetly around the edge of the cage while Barzola follows from the center. Both men bounce punches off the other’s arms, but Bochniak steps inside and connects with a jab-cross that forces Barzola to circle away. Barzola gets an underhook and spins Bochniak toward the fence, but the American escapes before Barzola can hold him in the clinch. Halfway through the round, Barzola changes levels for a double-leg takedown in the middle, but Bochniak’s posterior hardly touches the ground before he posts and stands. Barzola backs up Bochniak with a double jab and a straight right. Bochniak walks forward again and gets his head turned with a slapping left. An overhand right from Bochniak appears to sting Barzola, but there’s no follow-up attack. With 90 seconds on the clock, it’s Barzola on his back foot, looking to counter as Bochniak pushes ahead. Bochniak shoots a high double, denied by Barzola, and now Bochniak’s mouthpiece falls out again. Down to the final 30 seconds, Bochniak is trying to mount an attack, but Barzola is using evasive moves as he hops around the perimeter.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Barzola (30-27 Barzola)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barzola (29-28 Barzola)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barzola (30-27 Barzola)
The Official ResultKyle Bochniak def. Enrique Barzola via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) R3 5:00
Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey
Round 1The southpaw middleweights line up with Alvey in the center and Casey on the outside, moving in small angles while flicking out cautious jabs. Alvey loads up his left hand and steps forward, but he walks into another stiff jab from the jiu-jitsu specialist. Casey gets hold of Alvey and puts the Team Quest fighter agains the fence. Alvey tries to pull down Casey’s head in a Thai clinch, but Casey holds strong and stays upright. Casey changes levels for a quick takedown, but Alvey springs right back to his feet. The middleweights wind up back in their stalemate clinch on the fence, with Casey controlling Alvey’s posture from the outside. Alvey gets off a hard knee to the body, but he’s not able to mount much offense with his back on the wall. With seconds remaining, Alvey slashes across Casey’s face with a standing elbow strike that forces the “King” to back away.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Alvey
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Alvey
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Casey
Round 2Alvey walks into a right hand from Casey, keeps coming and scores with a body punch. Alvey keeps pushing forward, missing badly with several combinations before finally connecting with a left hook to Casey’s jaw. Casey falls to the ground at the base of the cage, blocks a few follow-up punches before Alvey backs off, motioning for Casey to stand. Casey looks to have recovered from the flash knockdown, but he’s breathing heavy as he moves around the edge of the cage. Alvey follows him from the center, still loading up his left hand but not letting it fly. With 90 seconds left, another straight left knocks Casey backward. Alvey tries to closes in and gets grabbed by Casey, but “Smile’n Sam” breaks loose and continues to stalk Casey around the outside. Inside the final minute of the round, Alvey tags Casey with a left hand on the temple. Casey hits the deck and Alvey pounces right away, posturing up in half guard to slam Casey with heavy elbows and right hands. Casey is trying to kick him away, but after Alvey lands four or five clean punches to the face, Casey goes fetal. Referee Yves Lavigne has seen enough and steps in to rescue Casey from further punishment.
The Official ResultSam Alvey def. Kevin Casey via TKO (Punches) R2 4:56
Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon
Round 1Lauzon comes forward at the start, backing up Miller to the fence, but the New Jerseyan catches Lauzon with a short left hand in the pocket. Lauzon catches a body kick and tries to trip Miller to the canvas, then opts for a heel hook attempt while dropping to guard. Both lightweights scramble back to their feet, where Lauzon reclaims his position in the center and Miller returns to the outside. Miller jabs his way back to the middle, but only for a moment, as Lauzon steps forward again with hard, straight right hands. Two minutes in, Lauzon instigates a clinch, but Miller breaks free with a knee to the body. Miller tries a spinning backfist and gets foot-swept to the canvas, leaving Lauzon on top in half guard with nearly half the round remaining. Lauzon postures up and tries to tee up Miller’s head for some grinding elbows, but Miller is defending well on the bottom. Miller pushes Lauzon back to full guard with 90 seconds remaining, then posts and escapes to his feet. Miller connects with a straight left, then a body-head combo that forces Lauzon to cover up. More punches put Lauzon on his back foot, but the Massachusetts native is able to defend Miller’s takedown attempt behind them. Miller is coming on strong in the final minute, connecting with another combination just before the horn.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miller
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Miller
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miller
Round 2Lauzon brings more pressure to start round two, but again he’s walking into counterpunches from Miller. The lightweights fight back to the center of the cage, where Miller clips Lauzon with another hard left hand. Lauzon backs up Miller with a straight right; Miller replies with left hooks as his back hits the fence. Lauzon waits for Miller to come off the fence, blocks a body shot and tags Miller with a right hand on the other side. Counter left hook lands for Lauzon, but Miller keeps throwing, and it’s Miller doing a better job of mixing up his punches. Lauzon catches a kick and again trips Miller to the ground, this time with just over 90 seconds remaining. Lauzon lands an elbow to the face before leaning right to left across Miller’s body to frame up a kimura. Miller frees the arm and pulls rubber guard, socking Lauzon with a few short punches before releasing the position. Lauzon continues to work from Miller’s half guard in the final minute, throwing short punches and knees to the body.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Lauzon
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lauzon
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lauzon
Round 3Miller blitzes Lauzon against the fence with knees to the body, standing elbows and punches. Lauzon absorbs them all and pushes back to the center of the cage, where he scores with an uppercut to Miller’s body. A straight left from the southpaw Miller backs up Lauzon, though only for a moment. Miller is breathing heavy now, wearing a cut beneath his left eye, as Lauzon steps forward and scores a quick takedown. Lauzon works to pass Miller’s half guard, but there’s not much room to work at the base of the fence. Elbows and short punches sneak through for Lauzon as he works to pin down Miller’s arm. Miller pulls the arm free and rolls to his knees, but Lauzon leans on him and keeps him trapped against the wall. The lightweights separate with 80 seconds on the clock; Lauzon comes back with a straight right hand and holds Miller against a cage post. Miller botches a throw and winds up on his knees, but he’s able to stand a few seconds later. Lauzon gets a rear waistlock and Miller tries to somersault out of it, but “J-Lau” rolls with him and winds up in top position. Lauzon passes to full mount and peels off to try a last-second armbar, but Miller is saved by the bell.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Lauzon (29-28 Lauzon)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lauzon (29-28 Lauzon)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lauzon (29-28 Lauzon)
The Official ResultJim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00
Round 1Rawlings takes the center of the cage and follows VanZant as she bounces around the outside. The Australian comes down the middle with a right hand, grabs for VanZant’s legs but comes up empty. Rawlings steps into the pocket and gets caught with a quick two-piece before VanZant spins her against the fence. The strawweights separate with 3:30 on the clock, followed by a minute with little activity. Rawlings leans forward to draw VanZant forward, then slides back to avoid the “Dancing with the Stars” contestant’s leaping kick. VanZant tries for a clinch but can’t hold the larger Rawlings, who continues to control the cage from the middle. VanZant scores with a leg kick and a two-punch combo in the last 30 seconds, her best combo of the round, though they don’t seem to faze Rawlings.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Rawlings
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Rawlings
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Rawlings
Round 2Rawlings retakes her position in the center, but this time VanZant strikes first with a leaping switch kick from the outside. It lands clean and sends Rawlings to the canvas, and VanZant gives her no time to recover. “12 Gauge” pounces with hammerfists, pounding away at the dazed Rawlings’ head until referee Dan Miragliotta stops the fight.
The Official ResultPaige VanZant def. Bec Rawlings via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) R2 0:17
Round 1Oliveira shoots immediately, pushing Pettis to the fence with a single-leg takedown attempt. Pettis keeps his balance but can’t free the leg, and “Charles do Bronx” continues to work for the takedown through the first minute of the bout. Pettis finally breaks free and returns to the center, but Oliveira lunges at him and brings the fight back to the outside with a bodylock. The Brazilian spins to take Pettis’ back and then sits down, pulling both featherweights to the floor. Oliveira has both hooks in and is using his right leg to try and trap Pettis’ right arm. Pettis rolls to his side and then flips over, leaving Oliveira on his back with “Showtime” in top position. Pettis opts to stand and allows Oliveira to do the same as they reach the midway point of round one. Oliveira shoots for another single, can’t get it and pulls guard instead. Pettis waits for him to stand and then slams Oliveira with a pair of hard body kicks. Oliveira drops to guard again; this time, Pettis stands over him and begins unloading with punches, putting Oliveira in serious trouble as referee Yves Lavigne leans in. Oliveira rolls underneath, threatening to snatch a submission and forcing Pettis to kneel down in side control. Oliveira tries to roll out, but Pettis is heavy on top. With 70 seconds left, Oliveira grabs Pettis’ back foot and uses it to sweep to top position. Pettis scurries toward the fence and almost has his back taken, but again the American escapes to leave Oliveira on the floor. More ground-and-pound lands for Pettis, first to the face and then the ribs of Oliveira, who heads back to his corner with a bloody left eye.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pettis
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pettis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pettis
Round 2Oliveira takes a left hand to the body and tries to catch Pettis in a bodylock. The featherweights tumble to the ground, where Pettis comes out on top before standing up. Oliveira blocks a left high kick, takes a right hook to the jaw and then slips throwing a kick. Pettis isn’t interested in coming down to Oliveira’s guard and motions for the Jorge Patino student to stand. Oliveira lands a slapping kick to the body, answered by Pettis with a clubbing right hand to the face. Pettis rips a left to the body, a right hook upstairs. Oliveira tries to push Pettis against the fence, can’t hold him there. Before they disengage, “Charles do Bronx” gets a rear waistlock and jumps on Pettis’ back, riding him to the floor near the fence. Oliveira secures the position with a body triangle and begins working for a rear-naked choke as they enter the final two minutes of the middle frame. Pettis defends until he finds the opening to flip over and once again put Oliveira on the bottom. The featherweights come back to their feet, where Oliveira begins to find success with body punches and a slashing elbow in the clinch. Pettis pushes him backward with a spinning back-kick to the body, catches Oliveira coming forward and lands a pair of punches up top. It’s Oliveira with the final word in the round, a last-second takedown at the wall.
Sherdog ScoresTristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Oliveira
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Oliveira
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Oliveira