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Caron goes with a kick to the body. Williams blocks it and rushes
forward with a flurry of punches and pushes Caron into the fence.
Caron reverses it and throws a knee but slips and Williams shoves
him to the mat. Williams takes top position, dropping punches from
inside Caron’s guard. Williams remains active, working to pass
guard as he lands some short punches to the ribs. Caron isolates an
arm from his back, looking for a kimura. He gives it up shortly
thereafter and Williams passes to half guard. The middleweights
have gradually moved toward the fence. Caron looks to sweep from
half guard, but Williams postures up and drops some elbows.
Williams does well to stay on top, and he briefly frames a kimura
of his own before letting it go. Williams backs Caron against the
fence and lands more ground-and-pound with less than a minute
remaining. Williams picks up the pace, dropping a series of elbows
before Caron is finally able to scramble to his feet. Caron lands a
right elbow as the break the clinch. Williams gets a late takedown
and unloads with more ground and pound as the bell sounds. 10-9
Caron attempts to clinch and Williams shoves him away. Williams
tags Caron with a combination, and his opponent backs off. Williams
keeps the pressure on and lands another combination before
clinching with Caron. Moments later, Williams gets a takedown and
sets up in top position inside Caron’s guard. Williams moves Caron
toward the fence, as he remains heavy on top. Williams lands a few
punches to the ribs as we reach the halfway point of the round.
Williams frames an arm triangle choke, but he’s too close to the
fence to execute the submission. Williams has passed to half guard,
and he lands a series of elbows to the body. Caron appears to be
resigned to this position with a minute remaining, and Williams
alternates punches and elbows to the head and body. The round ends
with Williams on top, and it looks like Caron is going to need a
finish in the final stanza. 10-8 Williams.
Caron opens with a low kick and is countered by a hard left by
Williams, who follows up with a crisp combination. Williams applies
pressure and tags Caron with punches near the fence. Williams is
really finding a groove, as he lands a clean left and shoves Caron
away. Williams lands another combination before Caron ties him up.
Moments later, Williams plants Caron on his back once again.
Williams lands a series of rights to the ribs. Caron is doing his
best to tie up Williams, but this method hasn’t been effective.
Williams is content to punish Caron with punches to the head and
body from inside his opponent’s guard. Caron attempts to set up a
kimura from his back, but Williams steps over his own arm to defend
the submission. Williams completely escapes the grip by passing to
side control. Williams drops a couple left elbows to the head, and
suddenly Herb Dean has seen enough, as he steps in to save a
defenseless Caron from more punishment.
Jordan Williams def. Tim Caron via TKO (Elbows) R3 3:37
Emmers comes out hands low, bouncing in and out. A body kick lands
for Emmers, and Erosa counters. Both fighters have their hands low,
but neither is throwing much in the first minute. Erosa lands a
counter right in a brief exchange and Emmers answers with a body
kick. A spinning kick from Emmers misses and Erosa tries to get the
clinch, but Emmers is able to break free. Erosa is utilizing push
kicks to keep the distance. A right hand counter lands for Emmers.
Erosa slips a punch and connects with a left. Emmers closes the
distance and lands some punches at short range. A left lands for
Erosa and Emmers answers with a side kick. A one-two combination
lands flush for Emmers, but Erosa is unfazed. A solid right lands
for Emmers. Erosa lands a push kick and then a knee as Emmers
attempts to close distance with punches. Erosa moves forward and
lands a knee to Emmers’ chin. Both featherweights swinging wildly
but a shot from Emmers sends Erosa to his back. Emmers ends the
round in top position. 10-9 Emmers.
An inside leg kick lands for Erosa, who moves forward on the
attack. However, it’s Emmers who is landing clean counter shots.
They continue to exchange, and Emmers is getting the better of this
brawl. They slow it down for a moment and Erosa lands a body kick.
Erosa moves into range and throws a beautiful left high kick that
is blocked but still lands hard enough to drop Emmers near the
fence. Erosa rushes in and lands about three punches before referee
Chris Tognoni steps in to wave off the bout.
Julian Erosa def. Jamall Emmers via KO (Kick and Punches) R2
Parisian begins the fight by throwing a number of kicks, including
a spinning back kick that connects. Parisian is able to clinch
against the fence after Rebello ducks under his spinning back
elbow. They clinch briefly and on the break, a spinning back kick
lands to the midsection for Parisian. Parisian continues to be the
aggressor in the early going, and he goes back to the well with yet
another spinning attack. This time, a spinning back fist connects
on the chin and Rebello crumples to the floor. Parisian polishes
off his win with a few follow up ground-and-pound shots. Parisian
gets the stoppage after taking the fight with Rebello on just four
Josh Parisian def. Greg Rebello via TKO (Spinning Back Fist and
Punches) R1 1:31
Tweedy lands a solid leg kick early. They lightweights size each
other up, and then out of nowhere, Edwards knocks Tweedy
unconscious with a right hand over the top that finds his
opponent’s chin. There’s no need for any follow-up, and Edwards
knows it’s over as soon as he connects, raising his arms in
triumph. With an impressive victory in hand, Edwards mimes signing
a UFC contract after the stoppage. The MMA Lab product has finished
his last five opponents via first-round KO/TKO.
Te’Jovan Edwards def. Austin Tweedy via KO (Punch) R1 0:28
Nievera feints a takedown early, they exchange and then Shevchenko
sidesteps another shot as Nievera stumbles to the floor. Nievera
lands a low kick and drops for a single leg. Shevchenko defends and
they clinch. Shevchenko lands several knees to the midsection from
the Thai clinch. Nievera goes for another takedown and transitions
to an armbar, but Shevchenko is able to escape and roll into top
position. The older sister of UFC flyweight contender Valentina
Shevchenko creates some space and lands some big elbows. Shevchenko
stands, and Nievera hands for a leglock. Shevchenko drops more
ground-and-pound and dives back into guard. Shevchenko continues
landing ground-and-pound before Nievera scrambles to her feet.
Nievera is trapped in the clinch, however, and Shevchenko lands
knees to the body and face. Nievera eats the punishment and drops
for a takedown. Shevchenko defends it and shoves Nievera to the
floor, teeing off with more punches. There’s a big cut open on
Nievera’s head, and it’s bleeding profusely. Referee Herb Dean
orders the cageside doctor to examine it, ad the action resumes
once she’s cleared. Shevchenko rifles off a crisp combination
before clinching again. More knees land before Nievera finally gets
Shevchenko on her back with 15 seconds remaining. 10-8
A right hand lands for Shevchenko early in the frame. Shevchenko
backs Nievera into the fence with a push kick. Shevchenko moves
forward and lands a left hand. Nievera is getting the worst of
virtually every exchange here. Shevchenko counters a front kick
with a stiff jab. They clinch but separate quickly. The cut on
Nievera’s head has reopened. A straight right for Shevchenko lands.
Nievera answers with a kick to the body. Nievera changes levels for
a takedown but Shevchenko defends. They’re back in the clinch, and
Shevchenko lands a pair of hard knees before disengaging.
Shevchenko tags her foe with a combination. A body kick and
straight left connect for Shevchenko. Shevchenko sprawls on a
takedown attempt near the fence and then unloads with a series of
knees near the fence. Herb Dean is taking a close look as
Shevchenko continues to punish her opponent with knees. Finally,
the veteran official has seen enough, and Shevchenko improves to
6-0 in her MMA career with a technical knockout victory.
Antonina Shevchenko def. Jaimee Nievera via TKO (Knees) R2