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The prelims are set to get started at aprox 4pm ET (9pm UK) with the main card going live at 8pm ET (1am UK).
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Benson Henderson defeats Gilbert Melendez by split decision (48-47 x2, 47-48)
Daniel Cormier defeats Frank Mir by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Josh Thomson defeats Nate Diaz by TKO at 3.44mins of Rd2
Matt Brown defeats Jordan Mein by TKO at 1min of Rd2
Chad Mendes defeats Darren Elkins by TKO at 1.08mins of Rd1
Mendes made short work of Elkins in the final prelim of the night. A big right hand early in the fight hurt Elkins and he wasn’t given time to recover as Mendes proceeded to land another right to the temple that sent Elkins to the canvas. A few short shots from Mendes followed for the TKO finish.
Francis Carmont defeats Lorenz Larkin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This wasn’t the most exciting fight we’ve seen tonight. For the first two rounds the fight was fought entirely on the feet – largely due to the fact that Larkin was doing an excellent job of resisting Carmont’s takedowns even though at times he was bouncing around on one leg with his other being raised above his shoulder. Striking wise there wasn’t a whole lot going on, but while Carmont was pressing forward more often, it was actually Larkin who seemed to have more offensive output with leg kicks in particular. In the third round Carmont finally landed the solid takedown he’d been looking for all night, hoisting up Larkin’s leg yet again, but this time sweeping his other leg to drop him to the mat. He didn’t do a whole lot with the position offensively and in the end had to go on the defensive as Larkin threatened with submissions and then used a kimura to sweep him before both men got back to their feet. Carmont gets the nod from the judges in the end, but this wasn’t a great performance.
Myles Jury defeats Ramsey Nijem by KO at 1.02mins of Rd2
The first round of this one was a very technical ground battle as both men battled to get on top and stay there. It was hard to pick between them at this stage, but there was to be no doubt in the second round. After the grappling based action of the first round the second was all about the stand-up and Nijem paid a heavy price for charging forward and over-extending with his punches as Jury clocked him with a big overhand right that had felled him like a tree.
Joseph Benavidez defeats Darren Uyenoyama by TKO at 4.52mins of Rd2
This fight was pretty much one way traffic for Benavidez. He clearly had a very significant advantage in the stand-up battle, while in the first round he was also having some success with takedowns as Uyenoyama failed to get his ground game going. In the second Benavidez continued to gradually wear down Uyenoyama with punches and kicks while nothing of any substance was coming back in reply. Then as the round drew to a close Benavidez landed a hard kick to the liver and Uyenoyama was clearly hurt, though he did his best to hide it. Benavidez had spotted it though and dug in a hard body shot that folded up his opponent on the mat wincing in pain and the fight was over.
Jorge Masvidal defeats Tim Means by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This proved to be a really interesting fight. In the opening round Means got off to a good start as he immediately found his range and started tagging Masvidal, but as the round wore on Masvidal was landing too, and he managed to secure a takedown too. That spurred him on to several more takedowns in the second round and worked some elbow strikes, though Means was doing an excellent job of staying aggressive from his back with vicious elbows of his own, opening up a nasty cut on Masvidal’s hairline and landed an upkick too. Masvidal took Means down again in the third and endured more elbows from the bottom as he looked to get his own offense off. Masvidal was on top for the majority of the round, but Means did produce a nice kimura sweep in the final minute and ended the round strongly with ground and pound. It wasn’t enough to get the win, but he can hold his head high after this performance.
T.J. Dillashaw defeats Hugo Viana by TKO at 4.22mins of Rd1
Viana looked dangerous in the striking early in this fight and Dillashaw wisely opted to take him down. He couldn’t keep him down though and so he had to instead meet him half-way in the stand-up battle instead as the round progressed. And that worked out better than expected as Dillashaw caught Viana flush with a right hand, dropping him to one knee momentarily. Viana got right back up, but Dillashaw continued to pressure him and a three strike combination again buckled him to the mat for a split second. Up again Viana stumbled backwards amidst more strikes and fell for a third time up against the cage. Dillashaw waded in with more punches and this time the referee had seen enough. Three fights down, three great finishes!
Anthony Njokuani defeats Roger Bowling by TKO at 2.52mins of Rd2
Njokuani started off this fight slowly and navigated his way through Bowling’s early pressure before starting to turn up the heat just a little late in the first round after getting up from a takedown. In the second Bowling was starting to slow down a little and Njokuani was still fighting calm and composed. That paid dividends mid-way through the round as Bowling attempted to burst forward and was caught with a perfectly timed left hook to the jaw that dropped him hard, and with it being clearly evident that his opponent was finished for the night Njokuani didn’t even attempt to follow up on it.
Yoel Romero defeats Clifford Starks by KO at 1.32mins of Rd1
Ooft, what a finish! After a brief feeling out process on the feet Romero suddenly sprung forward with a perfectly placed flying knee to the head of Starks, sending him reeling backwards to the canvas. Starks was barely conscious at this stage and just a couple of strikes on the ground from Romero were enough to secure the KO finish.