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Carla Esparza defeats Rose Namajunas by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.26mins of Rd3
Charles Oliveira defeats Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons ends as no contest (eye poke) at 0.25mins of Rd2
Yancy Medeiros defeats Joe Proctor by submission (guillotine choke) at 4.37mins of Rd1
Jessica Penne defeats Randa Markos by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Felice Herrig defeats Lisa Ellis by submission (armbar) at 3.05mins of Rd2
Fun grappling battle with plenty of scrambles and submission attempts. Herrig survived a standing guillotine choke early in the fight and then started to get the edge in the action on the mat before finally finding an opportunity to take out Ellis in the second round by throwing up an armbar attempt from her back that produced the tap.
Heather Jo Clark defeats Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Clark got the better of the battle with her TUF 20 final rival Rawlings tonight, with clinch and mat work being the key to her victory. Rawlings had her moments in the stand-up, particularly in the third round where she was landing well with solid combinations punctuated with uppercuts, but it was Clark’s sustained periods of control in the earlier rounds that would prove to be the deciding factor here.
Joanne Calderwood defeats Seo Hee Ham by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
A solid win for TUF 20 no.2 seed Calderwood here against the undersized Hee Ham. Calderwood used her range fairly well, but also showed off her offensive clinch game too to good effect. Like Torres before her, Calderwood picked up the pace late and in the final round connected with a big front kick to the face then took Ham down and threatened with an arm triangle choke submission and ground and pound to cap off her Octagon debut. Credit where it’s due to Ham though as she did manage to find a home for her punches at times and bloodied Calderwood’s nose and lip.
Tecia Torres defeats Angela Magana by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Dominating striking performance tonight from Torres who steadily turned up the pressure over the course of the three rounds and was firing on all cylinders by the time the final bell sounded. Side kicks to the body were Torres most effective weapon, but her speed, accuracy and crisp punches also caused Magana problems as she tried to work without much success on the counter.
Aisling Daly defeats Alex Chambers by submission (armbar) at 4.53mins of Rd1
Daly’s ground game proved too much for Chambers here, controlling the action for much of the round while working hard for an armbar attempt, then switching to some ground and pound before finally going back to the armbar to force a tap with just seconds of the round remaining.
Angela Hill defeats Emily Kagan by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Hill really gave Kagan a beating here, repeatedly stuffing her takedown attempts and then punishing her with nasty knees to the face that left her opponent busted up and bleeding. To her credit Kagan never gave up, but this was pretty much one-way traffic as Hill demonstrated that while still very young in her MMA career she’s got real potential.