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Jose Aldo defeats Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeats Rashad Evans by decision (29-28 x3)
Antonio Silva defeats Alistair Overeem by TKO at 0.25mins of Rd3
Demian Maia defeats Jon Fitch by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Joseph Benavidez defeats Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Evan Dunham defeats Gleison Tibau by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Tibau looked good in the opening round, trading hard shots and catching Dunham in a guillotine choke and looking to roll on top with it, but Dunham defended well. In the second round Tibau’s offense started to slow though and Dunham began to take control of the stand-up with an effective jab being his best weapon. By the third round Dunham was settled into a groove, being able to steer clear of Tibau’s power punches and repeatedly land his own shots, before really stepping it up in the final minute of the round by landing several hard knees to his opponents face and that was enough to help him seal a split decision victory.
Tyron Woodley defeats Jay Hieron by KO at 0.36mins of Rd1
Wow, this one ended quickly as Woodley charged in with a big right hook that essentially knocked Heiron clean of his feet. Woodley then rained down some powerful punches from top position that produced the quick KO.
Bobby Green defeats Jacob Volkmann by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.25mins of Rd3
A good win for Green here, but there was a couple of strange moments in this fight. In the first it looked like being a typical Volkmann fight as he dominated the action on the mat. In round two Green was determined not to be taken down and landed some effective strikes before initiating a takedown himself. Volkmann looked far less confident from his back and Green went to work on him with good ground and pound elbows. At this point the first strange moment in the fight took place as the referee Kim Winslow somehow thought it was a good idea to stand them up despite Green being in a dominant position doing damage. The crowd booed their disapproval. Meanwhile Volkmann must have been thrilled, and he took advantage of his good fortune by taking down Green to end the round strongly. In the third Volkmann looked tired and started to fail with his takedown attempts. Green landed one of his own, but Volkmann was upright before long. Green landed some nice kicks to the body, but Volkmann catches one and looks for the takedown. Green manages to roll with it and ends up on top, but Volkmann scrambles and looks for his opponent’s back, pulling him to the floor. Then comes the second strange moment of the fight as Joe Rogan practically coaches Green on what to do next from cage-side, excitedly shouting loudly several tmes for him to raise his leg over to obtain mount. Green does exactly that and sure enough ends in the mount. He rains down punches and a wilting Volkmann turns his back. Green then sinks in the choke and forces the tap.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Yves Edwards by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
This was a pretty close fight with both men having their moments in the first round stand-up action, while Edwards appeared to get the better of the second after securing a takedown and taking Vallie-Flagg’s back. In the third Vallie-Flagg came on strong while Edwards appeared to be running out of gas and got the better of the exchanges on the feet which helped him eek out a split decision victory.
Dustin Kimura defeats Chico Camus by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.50mins of Rd3
On the feet where much of this bout was fought Camus was consistently getting the better of Kimura, but living up to his surname, when Kimura was on the mat he looked a real threat with submissions. It’s puzzling then that at times in this fight Camus was the one initiating takedowns as it was leading to him getting put in some dangerous and completely unneccessary spots. By the end of the second round he was caught in a tight looking triangle choke and armbar, but survived to the bell. Not learning his lesson, in the third round he opted for the takedown again and was immediately punished as Kimura managed to land in full mount, then took his back, flattened him out and produced the tap by rear-naked choke.
Francisco Rivera defeats Edwin Figueroa by TKO at 4.20mins of Rd2
In the opening round it was Figueroa who was in the ascendancy here, rocking Rivera couple of times with strikes, though Rivera did rally with a couple of solid takedowns later in the round. Early in the second Figueroa got the fight to the floor and landed some ground and pound, but Rivera got back upright and that’s when the tables started to turn. Figueroa was starting to look tired and Rivera sensed it, stepping up his own offensive work. In the final minute of the round he stepped up a gear and dropped Figueroa with a hook to the temple. Figueroa got straight back up only to be met with more hard shots to the head. Figueroa tried to dash out of danger but Rivera followed behind him, landing another shot that wobbled Figueroa followed by another shot, and the referee had seen enough to bring an end to the fight.