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The prelims are expected to start at around 6pm ET (10pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (2am UK).
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Johny Hendricks defeats Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Tyron Woodley defeats Carlos Condit by TKO at 2.00 mins of Rd2
Myles Jury defeats Myles Jury by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Hector Lombard defeats Jake Shields by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Ovince St. Preux defeats Nikita Krylov by submission (Von Flue Choke) at 1.29mins of Rd1
Kevin Gastelum defeats Rick Story by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Wow, great fight. For the first 9 minutes+ of this fight Gastelum looked like a beast as he really brought the fight to Story on the feet. Story is used to being a pressure fighter, but a big punch from Gastelum early in the opening round left a mouse under Story’s left eye and seemed to make him think twice about wading in. Gastelum’s striking was looking very crisp, working nice combinations behind a powerful jab, stepping into it at times. The fight continued in a similar fashion with Gastelum in control until late in the second round when Story suddenly caught Gastelum with a huge left hand that rocks him. Story charges forward with more offense and Gastelum tries to respond in kind, but gets caught with more shots and another big left fells him. Story tries to finish, but the clock beats him and Gustelum survives. Great round and there was more excitement to come in the third as Gastelum started to work his way back into the fight and then rocked Story with punches. He gets Story to the mat, but the position is reversed and Story is now on top. He’s able to take Gastelum’s back and spends a considerable amount of time there, thinking about a rear-naked choke, but seeming to be cautious of losing his favorable position. With less than two minutes remaining Gastelum got on top again, then Story found a way back to his feet. The two slug it out in the final seconds of the fight and it’s a close fight to call. That’s reflected in the split decision verdict, but it’s Gastelum who gets the nod.
Jessica Andrade defeats Raquel Pennington by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
The ladies delivered again tonight with a highly entertaining battle. Andrade started strongly, taking Pennington down and controlling her for a significant portion of the opening five minutes. The rest of the fight turned out to be a stand-up battle though, and a hard-fought one at that. Andrade was often the instigator, bringing a ton of pressure onto Pennington, though to her credit Pennington was doing her best to match her offensive output with counter punches and knees of her own. She was generally being outstruck though, so a standing guillotine choke attempt from her late in the round was important for her cause, though she couldn’t finish. Much the same stand-up action continued in the first half of the final five minutes, but then Pennington started to turn the screw, scoring with a couple of takedowns and then finishing the final 10 seconds with a flurry of strikes that forced Andrade to cover up. Close fight, but it’s Andrade’s pressure fighting that earns a split decision win.
Dennis Bermudez defeats Jimy Hettes by TKO at 2.57mins of Rd3
This was just total domination from the impressive looking Bermudez. While his punches and kicks were very good, in the early rounds it was Bermudez’s ability to just rag-doll Hettes down to the mat almost at will that was really demonstrating the gulf in class between the two. In the second half of the fight it was Bermudez striking that started to take over though, dropping Hettes in the second, knocking his mouthpiece out in the process. Then in the third there was a series of knockdowns for Bermudez before he finally sealed the TKO win over the unsteady looking Hettes with a big knee. Quality stuff from Bermudez.
Alex Garcia defeats Sean Spencer by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
In the first round the striking was fairly even between these two, with Garcia looking heavier handed, but Spencer staying busier. Garcia was mixing in takedowns as well though and that was the biggest difference between them at that stage. Then all hell broke loose in the second round as the two started trading huge blows. First Spencer had Garcia rocked with a huge punch and a head kick to follow. But then Garcia responded with a punch of his own that stopped Spencer in his tracks. Both men looked like they were liable to be KO’d at any second, but somehow they both survived this epic exchange and Garcia managed to score a couple of brief takedowns which broke up the action a little. Both men staggered back to their respective corners when the bell sounded as you might imagine. The third was also competitive, though without the same level of fireworks, and Garcia’s takedowns were again key, helping him to a split decision victory. Fun fight!
Frank Trevino defeats Renee Forte by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Forte started this fight off well, getting Trevino to the mat and taking his back. He had him down again later in the round and seemed to be stamping his authority on the fight, but the tide would turn in the later rounds. In the second round the debuting Trevino looked to have settled into the fight more, while Forte was already showing signs of tiring. That lead to Trevino being the busier fighter on the feet and also being able to get back upright quickly on a couple of brief takedown attempts from his opponent. So there was all to play for in the final five minutes and both men had their moments, with Forte fighting through his tiredness with a few solid punches landing and a couple of takedowns, but Trevino was the more energetic and crisper striker of the two, and also managed to land a takedown, helping him secure a decision victory.
Justin Scoggins defeats Will Campuzano by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Complete domination for Scoggins here as he outclassed Campuzano on the feet and on the mat over the course of three rounds. His best moments came by way of head kicks early in the fight and solid ground and pound in the closing stages of the fight, showing the kind of versatility and technique at a young age that marks him out as one of watch for the future.
Sean Strickland defeats Robert McDaniel by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.33mins of Rd1
A convincing debut here by Strickland. McDaniel got him down early, but Strickland was straight back to his feet and returned the favor. He then kept McDaniel for much of the round before swiftly seizing an opportunity to take his back and then immediately apply the fight-ending choke.
Robert Whiteford defeats Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Whiteford had success on both the feet and the ground to pick up the decision victory here. In the first round takedowns helped Whiteford control the action, while in the second he landed a solid head kick that opened up a cut to Pineda’s right eye, and connected with another later in the round. In the third it was back to takedowns for the tiring Whiteford, but while he managed to land a few, Pineda did threaten with leg lock submissions at times and had a spell on top. In the end it proved to be too little, too late though and Whiteford gets his first UFC victory.