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Rafael dos Anjos defeats Ben Henderson by KO at 2.31mins of Rd1
Jordan Mein defeats Mike Pyle by TKO at 1.12mins of Rd1
Thales Leites defeats Francis Carmont by KO at 0.20mins of Rd2
Max Holloway defeats Clay Collard by TKO at 3.47mins of Rd3
really fun fight here. All credit to Collard who showed no Octagon jitters despite coming in on extremely short notice to make his debut. He pushed the pace whenever possible, was always eager to exchange and put together some very nice combinations of kicks and punches. Unfortunately for him he was also facing another talented kid in Hollaway who was able to match him offense wise with kicks, punches, spinning attacks and knees, but was also a little slicker, more accurate and better on the counter. Collard noticeably started to tire in the second half of the bout, but the fight never went out of him. However, Holloway was still fresh and to cap off a strong performance he showed off his ground skills in the third round, getting mount, taking Collard’s back and flattening him out before landing repeated blows that lead to the stoppage. Good job from both guys and Collard definitely did enough to stick around for another fight in the UFC, and hopefully he’ll have more time to prepare next time.
James Vick defeats Walmir Lazaro by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
This fight was sloppy at times, but nonetheless relatively entertaining bout. Vick got the better of the many stand-up exchanges between them over the course of 15 minutes despite some holes in his defense, with the straight right being his most potent weapon. Between that, some effective knees and occasional head kick he put Lazaro on unsteady legs several times, but Lazaro showed good powers of recovery and managed to keep things competitive throughout. Vick rightly gets the nod from all three judges though.
Chas Skelly defeats Tom Niinimaki by submission (Rear-naked choke) at 2.35mins of Rd1
Nice win for Skelly here, easing himself out of an early guillotine choke from Niinimaki on the mat, then moving straight into full mount before transitioning to the back to sink in the rear-naked choke finish.
Neil Magny defeats Alex Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Beneil Dariush defeats Tony Martin by submission (arm triangle) at 3.38mins of Rd2
Matt Hobar defeats Aaron Phillips by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ben Saunders defeats Chris Heatherly by submission (omaplata) at 2.18mins of Rd1
Wilson Reis defeats Joby Sanchez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)