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Farrington counters Rodriguez with a two-punch combination at the
outset. Rodriguez responds with a low outside kick. Farrington has
a five-inch reach advantage and will want to strike on the outside.
Rodriguez closes the distance with big power punches, but
Farrington counters nicely, landing a left hand to the body.
Rodriguez continues to mix in low kicks. Farrington sticks a
one-two. Farrington with another one-two and then jabs to the body.
Rodriguez blocks a high kick. Another outside leg kick connects for
Rodriguez. Farrington keeps working behind his one-two. Rodriguez
follows his jab with a massive left hook but he can’t find the
range. That’s his bread-and-butter in terms of punches. However, he
does continue to land low kicks. They clinch with 30 seconds to go
and Rodriguez drives Farrington into the fence. Rodriguez lands a
couple knees to the midsection and then gets a takedown just before
the horn. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Farrington lands a jab and a straight left. Rodriguez tags his man
with a jab and then gets back to work with more low kicks.
Farrington throws a crisp one-two, but Rodriguez has his guard up.
Rodriguez clinches behind a massive left, but Farrington is able to
break in short order. Rodriguez looks to close the distance, then
lands a leg kick before Farrington circles away. Rodriguez with
another leg kick and then dodges a counter. Farrington presses the
action and connects with a straight left. Rodriguez is coming up
short on his power punches, but he continues to land leg kicks. A
straight left lands on the chest for Farrington. Rodriguez snaps
his foe’s head back with a left. Rodriguez shoots for a takedown in
the waning moments and gets it. The horn sounds almost as soon as
he gets Farrington to the canvas. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Farrington is the one opening the round with a leg kick this time.
Rodriguez looks to work his way in, and he connects wit a solid
left hand. Another left hand connects for Rodriguez in an exchange.
Rodriguez lands a heavy leg kick. Rodriguez moves forward behind
his jab, and they exchange near the fence. Farrington lands a clean
counter left off a Rodriguez leg kick. Rodriguez catches Farrington
getting reckless and changes levels for a takedown with a little
more than 2:00 remaining. Farrington scoots his way to the fence.
Farrington is able to scramble up and they’re standing once again.
A left to the body lands for Farrington. Rodriguez drops low and
gets Farrington down near the fence. A scramble ensues but
Rodriguez moves to full mount. He postures up and rains down
punches. Referee Jason Herzog is taking a close look, but
Farrington is saved by the horn. 10-9 Rodriguez (30-27
The Official Result
Daniel Rodriguez def. Rico Farrington via Unanimous Decision
(30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Agapova whips an inside leg kick that lands, then has a head kick
blocked shortly thereafter. A straight left lands for Agapova, and
Cortez pushes forward. Another left connects for Agapova, who has
the reach advantage. Another left tags Cortez on the chin as the
Phoenix native was walking in. Cortez forces the clinch and pushes
Agapova into the fence. They briefly separate and Cortez lands a
right before shooting a double leg. She lifts Agapova and dumps her
on the canvas. Cortez transitions to her opponent’s back, landing
several left hands to the side of the head. Cortez is able to drag
Agapova down and get her hooks in. They scramble, but Cortez
regains back control and lands more punches to the head. Agapova is
able to turn into top position and land an elbow. Cortez explodes
up and immediately drives Agapova into the cage. Agapova gets
double underhooks and turns her foe into the cage. Cortez reverses
position and lands three knees before transitioning to a double
leg. She gets a takedown late in the frame and drops one more big
elbow before the horn. 10-9 Cortez.
Cortez counters a low kick with a right hand. After blocking a high
kick, Cortez explodes for a takedown and gets Agapova down near the
fence. Agapova stands and clings to a leg. Cortez sprawls and lands
punches to the side of the head. Cortez is able to roll and
threatens to take her foe’s back before transitioning to full
mount. Cortez drops some elbows before taking her opponent’s back
once again. Cortez has a body triangle secured with 3:00 to go as
she hunts for the choke, looking to create openings with punches.
Agapova is defending the hands so far. Agapova tries to turn but
can’t due to the body triangle. Cortez punishes her with more
punches. Cortez is trying to work her right arm under the chin, but
Agapova is able to break her foe’s grip. Cortez alternates right
hands to the body and head. Agapova is stuck here, even though she
has done a good job fending off the rear-naked choke. Cortez
adjusts the choke and it’s closer, but Agapova is able to turn her
head and resist. Cortez ends the round punishing the body from back
control. Dominant round. 10-8 Cortez.
Agapova steps in with a one-two. Cortez pushes forward behind power
punches. Agapova lands a kick to the body. Agapova sprawls on a
takedown and Cortez drives her into the fence. Cortez adjusts,
traps Agapova’s left leg and gets the takedown. Cortez is on top in
north-south position against the fence, and Agapova is attempting
to push off the fence. Once again, Cortez is working to take
Agapova’s back. Cortez has both hooks in about halfway through the
period. Agapova is still trying to push off the fence, but Cortez
is in control here. Eventually, Agapova is able to turn into top
position. There’s a little more than a minute left. Cortez
scrambles up and they’re back in the center of the cage. Agapova
lands a jab, then a one-two on the feet. Cortez clinches behind a
right hand and lands a knee, then another right on the break. They
trade and then clinch with Cortez landing a knee before the horn.
10-9 Cortez (30-26 Cortez).
The Official Result
Tracy Cortez def. Mariya Agapova via Unanimous Decision (30-26,
30-26, 29-27) R3 5:00
Cruz fires out a jab immediately, but Nguyen counters a low kick
with a punch that sends Cruz to the mat. The featherweights are
wasting no time trading. A nice high kick for Cruz that’s caught
but it still partially lands. Cruz follows up with a body kick.
Nguyen lands a low kick and follows with a one-two. A hard body
kick lands for Nguyen and then he presses the action with a
punching combination. Cruz answers back with a low kick. Cruz just
misses a hook kick. A one-two lands for Nguyen. Cruz connects with
a left hook to the body. Cruz lands a body kick. Nguyen remains
aggressive, marching forward and throwing straight shots. Cruz
continues to blend a variety of kicks into his attack. Nguyen
counters a kick with a combination. A left lands for Nguyen as he
moves forward. Cruz lands a glancing cartwheel kick just before the
horn. 10-9 Cruz.
A straight right connects for Nguyen. Cruz continues to work a tool
box of kicks. A stiff jab lands for Cruz. Cruz finds a home for a
body kick. The featherweights trade jabs. Cruz with another body
kick. Cruz drops low for a single leg but Nguyen steps out of it.
Nguyen counters a Cruz kick with a combination punctuated by a
straight right hand. Nguyen pressures forward, staying busy with
punches. Cruz creates distance with a push kick and then a flying
knee appears to land flush on the chin. Nguyen eats it and appears
to be unfazed. Another body kick lands for Cruz, then a front kick.
He’s using his kicks to control the range, whether they land or
not. Nguyen looks to get inside, but Cruz shoots for a takedown.
Nguyen defends and turns his foe into the cage. Cruz changes levels
just as the horn sounds but he can’t get his man down. 10-9
Nguyen finds the range with a snapping body kick. Cruz lands a low
kick. Nguyen continues to look to close the distance, but he’s
struggling to find the range. A straight right lands for Cruz and
Nguyen shakes it off. Cruz connects with a couple solid jabs. Cruz
misses an upward elbow but follows it with a body kick. A spinning
high kick from Cruz lands on the side of Nguyen’s neck. Cruz
continues to mix up a variety of kicks, but it hasn’t prevented
Nguyen from moving forward. A short left hook lands for Nguyen.
Nguyen presses forward with a combination and Cruz circles away.
With about 30 seconds to go, Nguyen realizes he needs a sense of
urgency and forces the action. As he moves forward, Cruz times a jumping knee
perfectly, landing it directly on Nguyen’s chin. Nguyen falls
backward and his head bounces off the canvas.
He’s out, but
Cruz is able to dive in and land two more follow-up punches before
the contest is halted.
The Official Result
Aalon Cruz def. Steven Nguyen via KO (Knee) R3 4:36
Camur throws a high kick right away, but it’s blocked. Camur stalks
his foe and lands a hard low kick. Camur feints a jab and then
lands a solid right hand. Cherant answers with a powerful head kick
that’s partially blocked, but the impact still resonates. The light
heavyweights trade kicks to the body. Cherant steps in with a
one-two, but Camur takes it well. A straight right lands for Camur.
The combatants clinch after a flying knee from Camur. They separate
quickly. Camur with a right hand. Camur with a low kick. Camur with
a body kick. Both fighters swinging heavy power punches late in the
frame, but nothing connects. 10-9 Camur.
Cherant lands a big left hand and Camur is briefly staggered.
Cherant tries to capitalize, but Camur recovers quickly and takes
advantage of his reckless opponent. A flying knee from Camur lands flush sends Cherant
stumbling backward to the mat. Camur pounces for the finish.
Cherant is turtled up on the canvas, and Camur unloads with punches
. Cherant is no longer defending himself and
referee Chris Tognoni steps in to wave off the bout.
The Official Result
Aleksa Camur def. Fabio Cherant via TKO (Knee and Punches) R2