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Rashad Evans defeats Tito Ortiz by TKO at 4.48mins of Rd2
Vitor Belfort defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama by KO at 1.52mins of Rd1
Brian Ebersole defeats Dennis Hallman by TKO at 4.28mins of Rd1
Constantinos Philippou defeats Jorge Rivera by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rory MacDonald defeats Mike Pyle by TKO at 3.54mins of Rd1
Alexander Gustafsson defeats Matt Hamill by TKO at 3.34mins of Rd2
– After a fairly uneventful fight for the first round a half this one suddenly burst into life when Gustafsson put pressure on Hamill and backed him up with a front kick followed by a eft hand that hurt him. He followed that up with a flurry of strikes with two uppercuts in particular getting through which sent Hamill falling to the floor. Gustafsson then dropped down repeated blows until the stoppage. Good win for Gustafsson but a poor performance all-around from Hamill.
Chad Mendes defeats Rani Yahya by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
A comfortable win for Mendes here as he showed off his improving stand-up in the early rounds before reverting back to his wrestling base to secure the third round in his favor as well with Yahya unable to get anything going from his back.
Ivan Menjivar defeats Nick Pace by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Another closer fight here and the final decision could really have gone either way. Menjivar’s stand-up looked better than Pace’s for long spells during the fight, but Pace had the bigger moments in each round. In the first he was able to climb onto Menjivar’s back and almost secured a choke from the position, while in the second he got him to the floor and landed some ground and pound. He left the best until last when he landed a flush knee on Menjivar which left him wincing in pain and hitting reverse gear until the end of the round. It wasn’t enough though overall for the judges and they gave the nod to Menjivar instead.
Johny Hendricks defeats Mike Pierce by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
– Close fight between two relatively evenly matched fighters, but hendricks striking proved to be the difference between the two as he mixed things up nicely with punches, kicks, knees and brief but effective use of the muay thai clinch. His offense slowed a little in the final round, but he still did enough to get the nod from two of the three judges.
Mike Brown defeats Nam Phan by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 x2)
– Big first round for Brown, taking Phan down early and punishing him for the majority of the five minute spell with punches, and later a few elbows, to the face. Phan then did well to bounce back in round two, stopping Brown’s takedowns and getting the better of him on the feet with his combinations and body-punching. He couldn’t keep it going in the third however as Brown started to match his striking while at times making him work up against the cage, allowing him to take the round and the decision on the scorecards to get his first UFC victory at last.
Rafael Natal defeats Paul Bradley by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
– Comfortable win for Natal here as he used his reach advantage to keep Bradley at range with straight punches and repeated leg kicks for much of the 15 minutes. Bradley never quite got his own game going apart from a brief spell early in the second when he clipped Natal with a left during an exchange which appeared to daze him and lead to a takedown which he was unable to capitalize on.