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Alistair Overeem defeats Brock Lesnar by TKO at 2.26mins of Rd1
Nate Diaz defeats Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Johny Hendricks defeats Jon Fitch by KO at 0.12 seconds of Rd1
Alexander Gustafsson defeats Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO at 2.13mins of Rd1
Jim Hettes defeats Nam Phan by unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-26)
Ross Pearson defeats Junior Assuncao by decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Pearson edged Assuncao in this fight with his more aggressive, offensive style. He struggled in the early stages to find his range against the elusive Brazilian. As the fight wore on he began to hunt him down though and had a strong second round, tagging him on several occasions with his punches to the body and knee strikes in particular proving to be effective. The third round was closer with Assuncao managing to get him down, but Pearson had more left in the tank and was able to work his way back up and push the pace for the remaining minutes to ensure the fight was going to go in his favor.
Danny Castillo defeats Anthony Njokuani by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
This was a relatively close fight, but Castillo’s wrestling was the key to his victory, allowing him to secure multiple takedowns and dictate much of the action on the mat. Njokuani looked dangerous on his feet though and had a good spell in the second round, using the thai clinch to land some powerful knees to the body and a solid elbow to the head of his opponent and also caught him soon after with a big right hand that momentarily dropped Castillo to one knee. While those were the fight’s most notable moments Castillo’s workman-like grappling scored more points overall over the course of 15 minutes of action.
Dong Hyun Kim defeats Sean Pierson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Kim controlled this fight pretty comfortably through all three rounds. For the most part the bout was fought standing and Kim did a good job of dictating the range with his lengthy jab and solid kicks. His best moment came late in the second round when he landed a flying front kick that connected with Pierson’s jaw and had him out on his feet. Another punch or two would more than likely have finished him, but the bell saved the Canadian and he did a good job recovering in-between rounds. He couldn’t mount a serious comeback in the final five minutes however and Kim Cruised to victory.
Jacob Volkmann defeats Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Volkmann controlled virtually the whole fight here thanks to his superior grappling abilities. It wasn’t particularly exciting to watch, but he was able to completely control Escudero on the floor while staying just busy enough to keep the referee from standing them up. He had to survive a late scare though when Escudero locked in tight guillotine choke in the final 90 seconds of the fight, but despite taking several attempts at it he couldn’t tap Volkmann.
Diego Nunes defeats Manny Gamburyan by uanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This was a competitive fight to get the evening underway. Nunes kicks were the difference here, particularly in the third round when he was able to chop away at the inside of Gamburyan’s lead leg repeatedly while also varying things up with kicks to the body and head too. Gamburyan also had his moments, most notably in the second round when a thundering overhand right landed hard followed up a little later with some ground and pound on the floor. He just couldn’t quite get to grips with Nunes rangey attacks during the prolonged spells on the feet though and as a result missed out on getting the nod from the judges.
Matthew Riddle vs. Luis Ramos
This preliminary encounter was canceled at the last minute as Riddle was too sick to fight.