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The preliminary action is set to get underway at around 12pm ET (5pm UK) with the main card beginning at 3pm ET (8pm UK).
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Renan Barao defeats Michael McDonald by submission (arm triangle) at 3.57mins of Rd4
Cub Swanson defeats Dustin Poirier by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Jimi Manuwa defeats Cyrille Diabate by TKO (Doctor’s stoppage) at 5.00mins of Rd1
Gunnar Nelson defeats Jorge Santiago by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
James Te-Huna defeats Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 x2)
Matthew Riddle defeats Che MIlls by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Renee Forte defeats Terry Etim by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Impressive performance by Forte here to claim a relatively comfortable win over Etim. Etim looked to utilize his reach advantage in the opening round with kicks from range, but Forte was frequently catching them and throwing him off-balance. That, coupled with constant pressure from Forte seemed to unsettle Etim who never quite got into his stride. Forte on the other hand was finding a home for his punches, and had Etim rocked in the second round with a flurry of strikes that sent the Brit to the canvas. Forte landed some good ground and pound and moved to mount before the end of the round, but couldn’t find the finish. In the third Etim was on the defensive again, with Forte able to take him down and keep him there for the remainder of the fight.
Danny Castillo defeats Paul Sass by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Sass is known for his dangerous submissions, but that didn’t stop Castillo from taking him down early and often in this fight. In the first round in particular Sass chained submission attempts, looking for his signature triangle choke and leg locks in equal measure, but each time Castillo was able to shut him down and control him on top. He continued to do so in the two rounds that followed and Sass’s sub attempts became less frequent as he was effectively shut down by Castillo.
Andy Ogle defeats Josh Grispi by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Grispi started this fight very strongly, pressing forward with punches and then getting Ogle to the mat, immeidately looking for a submission. First a triangle choke, quickly switching to an omaplata, and then again to the triangle choke, and this time he seemed to have it locked in. Ogle had him pressed up against the cage though and it was preventing him from finishing the move. Grispi persisted, but Ogle appeared to be comfortable in the awkward position and was able to land some punches on his opponent before finally breaking free from it and ending the round on top. In the second round Ogle was able to get Grispi to the floor and secure top position, putting in workman-like ground and pound to claim the round in his favor. In the third Ogle landed a hard body kick that hurt Grispi and was followed up soon after by a big takedown, allowing Ogle to take control on top once again and cruise to victory.
Tom Watson defeats Stanislav Nedkov by TKO at 4.42mins of Rd2
After a quiet start to the event things really got going with this 185lb scrap. From the opening bell Watson was enjoying large periods of domination using the thai clinch to fire off knees to the body and elbows to the head of his opponent. To his credit Nedkov withstood this punishment for much of the first round before starting to fire back himself late in the round. he managed to get Watson to the mat and turned the fight on it’s head by raining down vicious ground and pound strikes, and with ‘Kong’ not doing the best job of defending himself he’d have been relieved that there wasn’t more time left in the round. Nedkov tried to continue to keep his momentum going early in the second and stiffened Watson’s legs early with a hard punch followed up by a further barrage of blows. As the round continued Nedkov began to slow down though and Watson returned to the clinch that had served him so well earlier in the fight. This time ‘Kong’ was working his knees to the head of Nedkov more often while really leveraging power into his elbows and it was taking it’s toll on his opponent who was now sporting a big cut above his left eye. Watson continued his assauly and Nedkov was clearly wilting, finally dropping to the mat after another combination. A short flurry of punches on the ground followed and the referee called an end to an enjoyable fight.
Vaughan Lee defeats Motonobu Tezuka by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Another snoozer here to tell the truth. Tezuka repeatedly looked for the takedown in this fight, but credit to Lee who showed excellent takedown defense for the most part. That resulted in the fight stalling against the cage with Tezuka trying in vain to get Lee down, while getting peppered with strikes. Only in the second round did Tezuka get the action on the mat and chained together some nice submission attempts, but Lee was equal to them and fended him off. With Tezuka not having offered much else in the fight the judges awarded the victory to Lee.
Phil Harris defeats Ulysses Gomez by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
This was a fairly cautious stand-up fight, that never fully broke into life. in the opening round Gomez appeared to be getting the better of it with frequent leg kicks, but as the bout progressed Harris worked his way into it by landing the better of the punching exchanges. Overall it wasn’t an exciting fight, but it was certainly closer than the two 30-27 scorecards suggested. Hopefully that’s not a sign of dodgy decisions to come later this evening.