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Zak Bucia vs.
Steel Round 1
Bucia scores a quick takedown on the heels of a striking exchange.
He locks on a guillotine from the top and forces a tapout just 35
seconds in. Steel of San Jose loses in his pro debut.
Cacdac vs. Jose
Palacios Round 1
Palacios fights off takedowns while keep his striking distance. He
reverses momentum and gets the takedown before moving to knee on
belly. He stands back up, quickly catching a leg and sweeping
Cacdac’s leg from under him. Straight right catches Palacios. Jab
is finding its mark on the Cung Le trained-fighter. Cacdac remains
persistent on the takedown after missed kick by Palacios but the
Fremont-fighter defends until he secures top position. He works
from side-mount and in guard with small blows to end the round.
Cacdac aggressive with counters. Palacios throwing powerful leg
kicks and sprawling. Suffering through elbows while trying to
secure the takedown, Cacdac powers through and finds himself in a
triangle. He finds his way out and the fighters battle to their
feet. Palacos misfires on a Greco takedown and ends up on bottom.
Cacdac pins him against the cage and forces him to scramble, taking
his back and securing a rear-naked choke with no hooks for the
Royster vs. Darren
Uyenoyama Round 1
Short leg kick by Royster starts. Uyenoyama responds and they begin
the feeling out process. Uyenoyama tries a takedown and finds
himself in a guillotione attempt. He escapes and scrambles, taking
Royster’s back and punishing him with strikes to open up the rear
naked choke. Uyenoyama gets a warning for striking to the back the
head from referee Herb Dean. The fights are back in the standing
position and Royster’s aggression finds him mounted. Uyenoyama
works for a topside guillotione, rolls into guard and Royster pops
his head out during the switch. Uyenoyama finds himself working
from his back, avoiding ground and pound with rubber guard and
upkicks to finish the round. 10-9 Uyenoyama.
Uyenoyama gets takedown to open round. He struggles to find offense
from inside the guard while setting up a pass into half-guard then
full mount. Royster gives up his back and starts to take blows
again. Uyenoyama rides him high before getting better position and
moving back into full mount. Royster creates space but can’t win
the position battle. With Uyenoyama standing over him, Royster
misses an upkick that finds him scrambling and on the losing end of
full mount again. Uyenoyama reigns down blows and omplattass.
Royster has a graceful escape and ends the round standing over
Uyenoyama. 10-9 Uyenoyama.
Leg kick by Uyenoyama ends timid opening. Royster tries flying knee
then lands a low leg kick after resetting. Royster working
combinations, finishing with leg kicks. Uyenoyama avoiding most
damage and scores a late takedown, finding full mount. Strikes
bloodied up Royster profusely, who was battered to the end. 10-9
Uyenoyama. The official judges see the bout 30-27 for
Theotikos vs. Luke
Rockhold Round 1
Theotikos quickly pulls guard with a guillotine. The choke is free
of an inside arm and deep, but Rockhold pulls his head free and
begins to work punches to the head from his opponent’s guard.
Rockhold moves to Theotikos’ back after a scramble, where he
applies a body-triangle. He sinks his arm under the chin of
Theotikos and forces a tapout at 3:06 of the opening round.
Joe Riggs vs.
Stewart Round 1
“Big” John McCarthy is the referee. Stewart clinches and trips
Riggs to the canvas. Riggs gets to his feet and fights off a
single-leg attempt from Stewart. Riggs takes a knee to the
midsection and answers with a hard right hand. Stewart drops levels
for another single and he gets it. Riggs locks on a guillotine, but
Stewart shakes it off. Stewart passes guard and moves to the
north-south position and then side-control. Riggs gets to
half-guard and briefly the mount.
Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Stewart
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stewart
Stewart goes back to the clinch and gets taken down by Riggs. From
the top position in guard, Riggs lands a right hand. Riggs opens up
and starts to tee off with punches. Stewart rolls over to avoid
punishment and is blasted by a series of lefts and a hard right
hand. “Big” John steps in to save Stewart at 2:05 of the
Kvokov Round 1
Couture jumps all over Kvokov at the bell with wild punches and
knees. Kvokov is taking a beating against the cage but she shows
heart. Couture pushes her opponent out of the clinch and commences
to throw haymakers. Kvokov, while standing, turns her back as she
continues to eat leather. Referee Jon Schorle steps in to halt the
bout at the 1:44 mark of round one.
Ludwig Round 1
Edwards sets up a shot with a right hand and gets a takedown. From
half-guard, Edwards looks to pass. He gets to side-control briefly
before being put back in half-guard. The pace slows to a crawl as
Ludwig gets butterfly guard. Edwards fends off a triangle attempt
and lands a left and a right to the head. The crowd showers the
cage with boos as time expires with little action.
Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Edwards
Strikes fly as round two starts. Edwards throws a flurry of punches
and a flying knee, but nothing lands clean. Edwards gets a
single-leg but he can not hold Ludwig down. Ludwig lands a clean
knee to the body that makes Edwards wince. Hurt from the strike,
Edwards slows his pace and gets a single-leg. Edwards passes to
half-guard, but does little with the position. Ludwig stands and
takes Edwards down. Edwards gets to his feet and trips Ludwig to
the floor. Ludwig closes his guard and stalls, asking referee Josh
Rosenthal to stand the fighters. Ludwig stays patient and finally
gets to his feet. The fighters trade knees to the body from the
clinch in the final 15 seconds of the round.
Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Ludwig
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ludwig
Ludwig goes to Edwards’ body with a kick and a left hand. Edwards
fires back with a left-legged kick to the ribs. Edwards drops
levels for a takedown, but showing good defense, Ludwig stuffs it
as muscles Edwards to his back. Ludwig works from the top in guard
with short punches and elbows. “Bang” switches it up and throws
left elbows to the liver and head. Ludwig gets his right hand
involved as five punches glance the head of Edwards. Yves stands
and goes to the clinch along the fencing. Edwards gets a
high-single before the horn sounds.
Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Ludwig
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ludwig
All three official judges see the contest 29-28 for Duane
Southworth vs. Renato "Babalu"
Sobral Round 1
Sobral exchanges a brief flurry of punches before dropping for a
takedown. Southworth blocks the attempt and trips the Brazilian to
the canvas. Southworth passes to side-control; which gives Sobral
the opening he needed to stand. With the crowd booing already, the
fighters clinch along the fence. Sobral knees the right thigh of
the champion. Southworth complains of a low blow, but referee “Big”
John McCarthy has none of it. McCarthy separates the fighters after
they stall against the cage. Southworth lands a knee to the body
and eats a standing elbow that opens up a large cut above the right
eye. The cut is severe, but action is resumed. Southworth gets a
takedown before the round ends.
Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Sobral
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Southworth
Between rounds, the fight is wisely stopped due to the laceration.
The cut is long, deep and jagged. “Babalu” takes the win via
Martin Round 1
Smith paws out a jab to keep Martin at a favorable range. Martin
cuts the cage off and steps forward to throw. A counter right hand
by Smith knocks him out face first. The official time is just 0:24
of the first. Referee Herb Dean did not need to step in, as Smith
knew the contest was over on impact.
Davis vs. Brian
Schwartz Round 1
Davis charges forward after initial strike exchange and Schwartz, a
huge local favorite, backing away off his jab. Clinched against the
cage, he fights off a takedown attempt. Big hit sends Schwartz to
the ground after his confidence boosts with a stiff shot of his
own. Davis lets him stand back up. Clinched back against the cage,
Davis controls but is taking the only shots offered. The two enter
the center and Schwartz lands with a side kick to the body. 10-9
Schwartz controlling stand-up in center of Octagon. Davis clinches
up and Schwartz starts landing against the cage. He hits Davis in
the back of the had, losing a point at the hands of referee Herb
Dean. Davis responds angrily with strikes, forcing Schwartz against
the cage. After more stand-up, Schwartz lands a big punch that puts
Davis down. A foul occurred during the flurry, where a kick hit the
downed opponent. The ringside physican consults Davis. Schwartz is
the aggressor again to end the round. 9-9 round.
Fighters exchange one-handed-handshake-hug in center of cage to
start round. Schwartz hurts Davis immediately and Davis backs into
the cage, where he initates a clinch. They separate and Schwartz
begins landing again. Body punches wear down Davis. Schwartz hits
with a big counter right that knocks out Davis at 2:22 of the
Osiander vs. Josh
Neal Round 1
Osiander throws leg kick, shoots, stuffed, under fire by Neal. The
two exchange all around the cage before clinching, where Osiander
gets the leg trip takedown. Neal fights his way up, He battles off
the fence and throws a superman punch. Osiander connects standing
and follows him to the ground, finishing off the stunned fighter.
It was a left-right combo that finished the fight at 2:16 of the
first by way of McCarthy's stoppage.
Johnson vs. Eric
Lawson Round 1
Lawson counters a kick and powers through a takedown. He can’t
score it, taking the center of the cage, he knocks down Johnson
with a burtual punch. He attempts to finish, but Johnson scrambles
to his feet dazed. He gives up a rear-naked choke. Lawson falls
back with no hooks in, forcing Johnson to tap.
Padilha Round 1
Stack is aggressive, and lands a right hook that resonates in the
crowd and quickly clinches up. Stack gets takedown and starts
ground and pound before allowing Padilha to stand up. They exchange
leg kicks. The right hand connects again, sending Padilha reeling,
and suffering through ground and pound. Stack allows him to stand
again after the action stalls. The process repeats again. 10-8 for
They exchange, both connecting, Padilha tries a takedown and ends
up on bottom. Stack walks him over to the cage slowly. Stack slips
punches and defends a takedown when they return to their feet.
Padilha gets the takedown and stays inside guard until the round
ends. 10-9 for Padilha
Quick exchanges and Stack gets the better of it using angles and
head movement. He tries a takedown and gets his back taken before
ending up on top again. Back to their feet, Stack eats a punch and
falls back to the cage, initiating a clinch. He lands two shots on
the inside and fights off the takedown to end the round. Padilha
The official judges see the contest 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for