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Ramirez throws out a few range finding punches as Phelia plays the
outside. Ramirez with an outside low kick followed by a left-right
combination. Ramirez with a spinning back fist off the mark, and
Phelia changes levels to complete a takedown. Ramirez threatens
with a guillotine, but nothing there. “The Ram” looks for an
armbar, but immediately switches to a triangle choke. Phelia’s arm
is inside preventing the choke from being fully locked up, but
Ramirez keeps his opponent in position against the cage. “The Ram”
gives up on the choke, and Phelia postures up to start landing some
solid punches to the head of the Michigan native. Phelia stacks up
and continues raining down punches, but Ramirez attempts a heel
hook. Phelia is defending well while trying to roll out of danger,
and with 1:00 left on the clock, Ramirez abandons the submission,
and springs to his feet. Phelia’s knee buckles and he falls to his
back. “The Ram” takes top position and begins laying down some
punches. Ramirez with an armbar attempt, but Phelia steps over, and
lands some peppering shots as the bell sounds. 10-9 Ramirez.
The bantamweights take the center, and Phelia is clearly having
some trouble with his leg with a clear limp. Ramirez completes a
takedown against the cage. The Michigan native has top position,
but seems comfortable hanging out in his opponents guard. Ramirez
drops back for a leg lock attempt, and Phelia uses the space to sit
up and take top position. Now it’s Phelia landing solid punches
from the top. Ramirez turtles up, and Phelia makes him pay with
several solid knees to Ramirez’s rib cage. With 2:00 left in the
round, Phelia lands some solid elbows to the midsection, causing
Ramirez to roll for a possible kneebar attempt. Phelia keeps his
top position and lands some short punches inside the guard of “The
Ram.” Under a minute left now, and Phelia has his man pressed
against the cage landing elbows and punches, but not much behind
them. Ramirez threatens with a straight armbar, as the bell sounds.
The final stanza begins with Phelia again limping his way back to
the cage. Ramirez ties his opponent up looking for a takedown, but
Phelia counters with a shot of his own. Ramirez sprawls and
immediately jumps guard locking up an arm in guillotine choke. It’s
tight and Phelia is left with no choice but to tap.
The Official Result
Cortez Phelia Def. Eric Ramirez Submission (Guillotine) R3
Fischer quicky takes the center. Hervey opens up with a right hand
and Fischer ties him up against the cage. Fischer lands some solid
knees to the body from the clinch as Hervey tries to get his back
off the fence. Hervey breaks the hold and counters a Fischer trip
attempt landing in the guard of “The Finisher”. Hervey stands and
begins throwing some hammerfists to the thigh of Fisher. Fischer
fires off a right high kick that finds it’s mark, and a wobbled
Hervey backs up to the fence. Fischer changes levels and completes
a single leg takedown against the fence. Fischer with some punches
to the body inside the guard. Hervey scrambles to his feet but is
quickly scooped up and slammed to the canvas. Fischer with some
elbows over the top. “The Finisher” threatens with a keylock, but
opts for a couple punches as the round comes to an end. 10-9
Fischer opens the second stanza with an outside low kick that
accidentally lands low, and referee Dan Miragliotta calls a break
in the action. The fight resumes and Fischer continues his kicking
attack. Hervey fires off a high kick, but Fischer answers with a
thudding body kick. Fischer is the aggressor here, and Hervey
catches a kick and drags his opponent to the canvas. Fischer
immediately threatens with a heel hook, and then completes a
takedown into side control. “The Finishes” moves into full mount
where he postures up to land some punches. Hervey doing his best to
defend and Fischer ends up in side control after a scramble.
Fischer again moves to mount, now looking for an arm-triangle.
Hervey defends well and regains his guard. “Lionheart” scoots his
way to the fence trying to get back to his feet, but Fischer is
keeping the pressure. With 1:00 left on the clock, “The Finisher”
again takes full mount. Fischer postures up and trains down a few
punches and elbows as the bell sounds. 10-9 Fischer.
The final round begins with Fischer clinching Hervey against the
cage. Fischer completes a trip and takes Hervey to the mat,
immediately opening up with some solid elbows and punches. Fischer
passes to side control and then full mount shortly afterwards.
Fischer with short punches and elbows on top, keeping “Lionheart”
close in order to keep his position. 2:00 left in the fight now,
and Hervey has no answer for the ground game of “The Finisher”.
Fischer begins landing some heavy blows and Hervey briefly gives up
his back, but Fischer takes side control once again. “The Finisher”
again passes into mount, and finishes the round with a series of
punches. 10-9 Fischer (30-27 Fischer)
The Official Result
Jason Fischer Def. Tony Hervey Decision (Unanimous) [30-26, 30-26,
30-26] R3 5:00
The heavyweights take the center of the cage and Henderson throws a
torrent of punches at his opponent. Johnson shooting for a
takedown, but Henderson manages to take his back in the scramble,
sinking in both hooks. Henderson with his back to the cage as he
rides his opponent’s back while threatening with a rear-naked
choke. Henderson loses a hook and Johnson turns inside towards him.
The fighters return to their feet and Johnson drives in for
takedown against the fence. Johnson fires off a combination of
punches but Henderson answers with an uppercut and an elbow over
the top. The Michigan Top Team fighter again looks for a single leg
against the cage, but nothing there. Henderson locks up a thai plum
and lands a solid knee up the center that backs Johnson up. Johnson
presses forward with a superman punch, and immediately changes
levels with a shot against the cage. Henderson is defending well,
and Dan Miragliotta separates the heavyweights with 30 seconds left
in the round. The fighters circle as the bell sounds. 10-9
Johnson opens with a flurry of hooks and “A-Train” ties him up
against the cage. Henderson locks up a double leg takedown and
takes the hometown fighter to the canvas. Johnson threatening with
a kimura from bottom, and uses it to sweep Henderson into top
position. Johnson now in side control cranking the submission, but
he doesn’t quite have the leverage. Johnson lands some hammerfists
and looks to take his opponents back. 2:00 left on the clock, and
Henderson explodes to his feet. Johnson changes levels immediately
looking for a double leg takedown, but “A-Train” defends with a
couple elbows to the temple. Johnson continues working for this
takedown against the fence, prompting Dan Mirgliotta to warn the
two heavyweights for lack of action. Another separation at the end
of the round and Henderson throws a combination as the round ends.
Johnson tries to tie his opponent up, but Henderson lands a knee up
the middle. Johnson clinches up and pushes “A-Train” to the cage
once again. Johnson with short punches and knees to the thighs on
the inside. Miraglotta separates the fighters with 3:00 on the
clock, and Henderson looks for a thai clinch. Now “A-Train” changes
levels for a takedown and completes it. Johnson rises to his feet
and pushes the visibly fatigued Henderson against the fence. The
South Carolina fighter again looks for a thai clinch, but Johnson
pushes him to the fence. Under a minute left on the clock and
Johnson seems comfortable landing short punches to the body, but
not not much behind them. Another separation by the referee, and
the heavyweights trade shots in the center. Henderson now looking
for a takedown of his own, but the final bell rings. 10-9 Henderson
The Official Result
Leroy Johnson Def. Adrian Henderson Decision (Split) [29-28, 28-29,
29-28] R3 5:00
The fighters take the center and being throwing out range finding
strikes. Vasquez opens up with a low kick, but Hernandez answers
with a right hand upstairs. Hernandez is stalking as Vasquez plays
the outside. Hernandez with a left-right combination and “The Die
Hard Kidd” returns fire with a low kick. Vasquez looks for a
takedown but Hernandez defends well, and lands a right hand
upstairs. Vasquez circling looking to counter, but Hernandez is the
aggressor here. Under 2:00 left and the Michigan native lands a
solid leg kick. The fighters exchange with flurries of punches but
nothing of note landing. Hernandez changes levels for a takedown
and completes it near the fence. Hernandez in his opponent’s half
guard, but Vasquez quickly regains full guard and Hernandez fires
off several hammerfists to the Californian’s head. Hernandez stands
a throws a diving punch, but Vasquez defends. Both fighters to
their feet and they trade shots as the round closes. 10-9
Hernandez opens with with a low kick and is looking to keep his
pace going in the second round. The Michigan native explodes
forward with a superman punch, but it’s off it’s mark. Vasquez
changes levels and Hernandez makes him pay with a right hook
upstairs. Hernandez continues to be the busier fighter throwing
combinations. The bantamweights circle each other in the center of
the cage and Hernandez fires off a left-right combination followed
by a solid left hook. Vasquez looks for a trip, and attempts a
guillotine in the scramble, but Hernandez defends and winds up in
side control. “The Die Hard Kidd” regains full guard and Hernandez
fires off several hammerfists. The fighters return to their feet
and it’s Hernandez taking the center of the cage. The Michigan
native changes levels and completes a double-leg takedown.
Hernandez closes the round by raining punches down on the
Californian. 10-9 Hernandez.
The third round starts and Hernandez throws a left-right
combination followed by an outside low kick. Vasquez briefly slips
to the canvas but regains his footing. The two bantamweights trade
in the center, and Vasquez throws a body kick that inadvertently
lands low causing referee Rob Hinds to call a break in the action.
The fight resumes and the Michigan native lands an inside low kick.
Vasquez returns the favor with an inside leg kick of his own.
Vasquez looking to circle as Hernandez pressed forward landing a
right hand. Under 2:00 on the clock now and Vasquez changes levels
but is met with a knee to the midsection for his troubles. Vasquez
lands a clinch knee which Hernandez answers with a left hook. “The
Die Hard Kidd” looks for a takedown but Hernandez defends well.
Hernandez completes a takedown of his own against the fence but
Vasquez scrambles up to his feet. The fighters exchange punches as
the final bell sounds. 10-9 Hernandez (30-27 Hernandez).
The Official Result
Mike Hernandez Def. Thomas Vasquez Decision (Unanimous) [30-27,
29-28, 29-28] R3 5:00
Homasi opens with an outside low kick and lunges forward with a
left hook. Homasi again throwing huge hooks up top and Moon briefly
threatens with a level change. Homasi presses forward and the
welterweights exchange low kicks. Moon eats another low kick and
answers with one of his own. Homasi with a winging right hand over
the top, and Moon changes levels. “The Monster” looks for a trip
against the cage by Homasi defends well. Homasi explodes forward
with a knee to the midsection and Moon ties him up against the
fence. “The Punisher” circles out and lands a leg kick which is
answers by a left hand by Moon. Slapping body kick by Homasi, and
Moon counters a takedown with a level change of his own. During a
scramble Moon nearly has his opponents back, but ends up in the
half guard of the American Top Team fighter. Homasi uses the cage
to stand up and Moon lands a knee to the shoulder. 10-9 Homasi.
The second frame begins and Homasi continues his low kick attack.
“The Monster” lunges forward with a right hand but slips. Moon
looks for a takedown against the cage and Homasi makes him pay with
a couple elbows to the temple. Moon continues to look for the the
single-leg, and Homasi quickly snatches the Michigan native’s neck
with a guillotine choke. “The Punisher” drops down to torque the
choke and Moon is forced to submit.
The Official Result
Sabah Homasi Def. Eric Moon Submission (Guillotine) R2 1:07
Hadribeaj opens the round light on his feet circling to his left.
The Albanian fires off a combination and Hamida changes levels for
a takedown landing in side control. Hadribeaj sweeps Hamida into
side control, and immediately stands up. Hadribeaj lands a solid
counter right. “The Eagle” using lateral movement, playing the
outside. Hamida shoots for a takedown and uses an outside trip to
drag his man to the canvas. Hadribeaj reverses and immediately
stands to his feet. Under 2:00 left now on the clock. Hadribeaj
lands a low kick-right hand combination as Hamida continues to
stall. Hadribeaj’s movement is giving the Grand Rapids MMA product
problems as he can’t time his takedowns. The Albanian resumes with
his lateral movement and Hamida shoots for a takedown, but is
pushed off easily. The lightweights take the center and Hamida
lands a clubbing right hand upstairs dropping “The Eagle” to the
canvas. He’s back to his feet as the round ends. 10-9 Hamida.
Hadribeaj lands a body kick and follows with an outside low kick.
Hamida explodes forward with a combination but slips, prompting the
Albanian to rain down punches to the head of the Grand Rapids
native. The lightweights are back to their feet, and it’s Hadribeaj
as the aggressor. Left-right hook combination by “The Eagle” forces
Hamida’s back to the fence. Hadribeaj using superior movement to
avoid any significant shots. Hamida changes levels and completes a
trip takedown. Hamida moves to side control and Hadribeaj gives up
his back. The Albanian manages to get to his feet, but Hamida drags
him back to the canvas with a waist lock. Hamid allows Hadribeaj to
stand and “The Eagle” lands a couple straight punches. Hamida again
looks for the waistlock, but Hadribeaj counters with a wrist lock.
As the bell sounds, Hamida hoists Hadribeaj in the air and slams
him to the canvas. 10-9 Hadribeaj.
The final round begins and Hadribeaj pushes forward. The Albanian
lands a right hands upstairs and they again return to the center.
Hadribeaj lands a few low kicks which keeps Hamida at bay. Hamida
ties up with his opponent and trips him to the mat, ending up in
half guard. The Grand Rapids native now landing solid elbows to the
head of the Albanian. Hadribeaj can’t seem to escape the position,
and Hamida moves to side control. Hamida landing elbows and knees
to his opponent, and Hadribeaj gives up his back. “The Eagle”
briefly stands but is dragged back to the canvas. Hamida moves into
full mount, but Hadribeaj regains half guard. The Albanian is
trying to work from bottom, but it’s Hamida who stacks up and rains
down several right hands as the final bell sounds.
The Official Result
Adrian Hadribeaj Def. Mike Hamida Decision (Split) [29-28, 28-29,
29-28] R3 5:00
The fighters take the center and Bagnasco opens up with a high kick
followed by a side kick. Couture explodes forward looking for tie
his man up, but a knee to the groin during the takedown causes a
break in the action. After a short break the fight resumes and
Couture again looks for a level change. The Strikeforce veteran
completes a body lock and drags his opponent to the canvas. Couture
has side control, but Bagnasco regains guard. After a scramble
Couture ends up with Bagnasco’s back. Couture with solid punches to
the head of the Michigan native. Couture moves into full mount.
Bagnasco turns to give up his back and Couture locks up a body
triangle. Several short shots upstairs and now Couture is looking
for a rear-naked choke. He sees an opening to lock up the neck of
the Michigan fighter, and Bagnasco is forced to tap.
The Official Result
Ryan Couture Def. Tom Bagnasco Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1
Rodrigues pressed forward as Davis plays the outside. Left-right
combination from Rodrigues comes up short. Davis is using lateral
movement against the a cage, and tags the Brazilian with a right
hand upstairs. Rodrigues explodes forward and Davis changes levels,
completing a takedown against the cage. Davis moves to side
control, and Rodrigues threatens with a guillotine, but nothing
there. Davis keeping shoulder pressure against his opponent as
“Nenzao” continues to hold on to the head lock position. Davis
lands a couple elbows, and Rodrigues shrimps up against the cage.
The WEC veteran is keeping top position and Rodrigues threatends
with a leck lock attempt. Davis spins out to avoid danger, and sits
up to start landing hammerfists to his opponents midsection.
Rodrigues against looks for the leg lock, and Davis makes him pay
for it with a right hand to the head. The Brazilian continues to
fish for the submission as the round ends. 10-9 Davis.
The fighters take the center and Davis begins feinting a level
change. The IFL veteran changes levels and takes the Nova Uniao
fighter to the mat. Rodrigues looking for a guillotine as Davis
sits in half guard. Davis clears his head and lands a couple short
punches to the body. Rodrigues turns his back briefly and Davis
threatens with an arm-triangle, but the Brazilian turns out. Davis
postures up to lands some punches, and the Shooto Brazil vet again
rolls for a leg lock. Davis spins out to end up in half-guard and
lands some short elbows. Davis with some hard right hands to the
head of Rodrigues. The Brazilian continues to look for submissions,
but the Missourian is thwarting his attempts. The round ends as
Davis lands some peppering left hands. 10-9 Davis.
The third and final round begins and it’s the Brazilian pressing
forward. Like clockwork, Davis changes levels and completes a
takedown. This is the story of the fight as Davis again goes to
work in half guard. A huge cut above the right eyebrow of Rodrigues
prompts Davis to hammer down a few elbows. Rodrigues regains guard,
but Davis again passes. The Brazilian turns to threaten a kimura,
but no dice. Davis keeps his top position and fires off a couple
elbows to the ribs of Rodrigues. The Brazilian has an active guard
looking for an armbar, but Davis defends well and lands a hard
right hand down the middle. Davis is controlling the head of the
Brazilian possibly looking for a brabo choke. Rodrigues manages to
get to his feet and bring Davis to the floor, but the WEC vet
springs to his feet for another takedown. The fight ends with Davis
in side control. 10-9 Davis (30-27 Davis).
The Official Result
L.C. Davis Def. Zeilton Rodrigues Decision (Unanimous) [30-27,
30-27, 30-27] R3 5:00
Anudson opens with a outside lowkick, and then immediately changes
levels looking for a single leg. McGeary stuffs the takedown and
make the wrestler pay with several hammerfists. McGeary briefly has
his opponents back, but the fighters are back to their feet.
Anudson shoots for a takedown near the fence and completes it.
“Crossface” moves into half guard as McGeary keeps a very active
guard. Anudson moves to side control, but McGeary threatens with a
keylock from the bottom. Now it’s Anudson looking for a keylock of
his own, but he abandons and moves to north south position. The
wrestler again threatens with a keylock, but gives it up and lands
a few short punches to the head of the Englishman. The American Top
Team fighter in half guard now laying down shots. McGeary throws
his legs up and grabs hold of Anudson’s arm going for another
keylock. McGeary eats several hard elbows to the head from Anudson.
In the blink of an eye, McGeary throws up his legs and locks up an
inverted triangle choke. The submission is locked up tight and
“Crossface” is left with no choice but to submit.
The Official Result
Liam McGeary Def. Kelly Anundson Submission (Inverted Triangle) R1
Beltran looks to press forward and ties Newton up against the cage.
Beltran with short punches on the inside and Newton reverses
position against the cage. Newton grabs a waistlock and drags the
challenger to the canvas. Beltran rises to his feet against the
cage again ties his opponent up. Heavy pressure against the cage
from “The Mexicutioner” as he looks to change levels for a takdown.
Newton defends well and reverses position . Now Newton looking for
the takedown. Newton locks up a rear waistlock and throws Beltran
to the canvas, but he immediately springs to his feet. Spinning
back kick upstairs from Newton. “The Hardcore Kid” now looking for
the clinch and he pushes the UFC veteran against the fence. Beltran
eats a hard left hand on the break, but Newton explodes forward
with a kick to the midsection. The champion lands a stinging right
hand up top and the fighters separate. Beltran rushes forward with
a combination and Newton lands a counter right hand. 10-9
The light heavyweights take the center and Newton lands a left body
kick. Newton trying to use lateral movement as Beltran wades
forward with wide hooks. “The Mexicutioner” clinches the champion
against the fence and Newton fires several uppercuts up the middle.
Newton lands a knee upstairs on the break. Beltran throwing a
torrent of hooks forcing the champion’s back to the cage. Newton
changes levels but Beltran pushes him off easy. The challenger
continues to push forward, pressuring Newton against the fence.
Newton explodes forward and throws a spinning back fist that is off
the mark. Beltran looking to tie his opponent up but Newton shoves
him off. Newton circling the cage and lands a solid left kick to
the midsection of the challenger. Beltran explodes forward forward
with left-right combination, but Newton shoots for a takedown and
completes it. Beltran jumps to his feet and moves forward stalking
the champion around the cage. In the final seconds, Newton clinches
against the fence to land a knee to the body. 10-9 Beltran.
The third frame begins and Beltran moves forward as Newton circles.
The light heavyweights trade body kicks and Belatran continues to
try to cut the cage off. Netwon drops his mouthpiece and referee
Rob Hinds calls a short break. The fight resumes and Newton throws
a spinning back kick that misses. Beltran presses the champ against
the fence and lands a solid body kick on the break. “The Hardcore
Kid” continues to backpedal around the cage. Beltran changes levels
for a possible takedown, but Newton opens up with several
uppercuts. “The Mexicutioner” with punching combination . Beltran
wades forward with a left-right combo, but Newton surprises him
with a perfect spinning-back fist knocking the challenger
unconscious. Beltran is face down and out. The champion defends his
belt in devastating fashion.
The Official Result
Emanuel Newton Def. Joey Beltran KO (Spinning Back Fist) R3