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Parr fires off a leg kick to open things up and avoids a hook kick
from his opponent. Holzken misses a jumping downward elbow, but
connects with a leg kick. Holzken jabs to the body of Parr. Parr
sticks a straight right to the face. Parr lands a a jab-jab-cross
combination. Holzken pressures Parr into the fence and drops Parr
with a spectacular spinning hook kick. Parr is up and they resume
the fight. Parr flurries on the body of his foe with punches.
Holzken sticks a jab and makes Parr rock backward with a straight
right hand. The round ends with Parr pressing foward and landing a
Parr opens up working kicks to the legs and body of his opponent.
Parr mixes up his strikes nicely early, blending in punches with
his kicks. Holzken answers with a jab, then a jab to overhand right
that lands with impact. Moments later, Holzken drops Parr with a
punch. The Aussie pops up and the action resumes. They exchange in
in the center of the cage until Holzken finds the home for a high kick. It lands
shin-to-head, and Parr is on the deck once again.
Olivier Coste rushes in and waves this one off after the second
knockdown of the frame.
The Official Result
Nieky Holzken def. John Wayne Parr via KO (Head Kick) R2 1:23
They trade early and Sawada changes levels for a takedown only to
find him self thrown into the cage. Sawada pops right back up and
drives Miao into the fence. He gets Miao down briefly, then has
another try thwarted by a fence grab. Sawada maintains the
approach, landing a two-punch combination before changing levels
against the fence. Sawada gets a takedown, but Miao forces a
scramble and they’re in the clinch. Sawada lands a knee to the body
with Miao seated against the fence before the Chinese fighter
returns to his feet. Sawada follows punches with a level change,
but Miao reverses the attempt and ends up on top of his opponent in
guard. Miao escapes an armbar attempt and then passes to side
control. Sawada scrambles up, lands a knee from the clinch and then
drops down for a takedown. He switches to a body lock and wrestles
Miao down, then takes his man’s back during yet another scramble
late in the round. Miao is able to reverse into top position in the
final 10 seconds of the period.
Miao lands a left hook and Sawada answers with a straight right.
Miao backs up his foe with a right hand. The Chinese fighter
sprawls on a Sawada takedown and reverses into top position. Miao
is in Sawada’s guard and he takes the back when Sawada scrambles,
landing a few hard punches to the head in the process. Miao makes
Sawada carry his weight, but an ill-advised rear-naked choke
attempt allows the Tokyo native to escape. Sawada releases a front
headlock and they’re standing. Sawada eats a right hand from Miao.
Another solid right lands in an exchange for Miao, as the pace has
slowed from Round 1. Miao is gaining confidence as his right hand
continues to find a home. Miao backs up Sawada with a left hook.
Miao stuffs a couple takedowns just before the bell.
Sawada opens up with some one-two combinations before shooting for
a takedown. Miao sprawls successfully, but on the second attempt
Zawada shoves his back into the fence. Sawada is relentless, but
Miao is able to free his legs and return to the center of the cage.
Sawada lands a nice jab-cross combination. Miao sprawls on a
takedown again. A right hand from MIao snaps Sawada’s head back,
and moments later he powers his foe backward to the canvas. Miao is
inside Sawada’s guard, and he finds space to land a slashing elbow.
There’s 2:00 remaining as Miao continues to work from top position.
Another elbow to the jaw lands for Miao. Miao passes to half guard
and lands some left hands to the face. Sawada gives up his back.
Miao doesn’t fully take the back but he keeps makes Sawada carry
his weight while keeping his hands locked across the Japanese
strawweight’s torso. The round ends with Miao in control.
The Official Result
Li Tao Miao def. Ryuto Sawada via Unanimous Decision R3 5:00
Gafurov lands a body kick, but Ok responds with an outside low kick
that takes the Dagestani’s legs out from under him. Ok continues to
attack with low kicks before Gafurov shoots for a double leg. Ok
defends against the fence. Gafurov muscles the South Korean down as
Ok utilizes a whizzer. Gafurov hammers away with right hands and
then jumps on Ok’s back. Gafurov continues to tee off with right
hands to the head as Ok carries him. Gafurov is warned not to
strike the back of the head of his opponent. With the body triangle
locke in, Gafurov works diligently to find an opening to slide his
arm under the chin. Ok resists, so Gafurov fires off some more
right hands to the head. Ok answers with some backward elbows that
land to his opponent’s face. Ok is still carrying Gafurov, who
continues to land rights to the head. Gafurov relinquishes back
control just before the end of the round but still lands some more
punches to the head.
OK pressures forward and flurries with punches against the fence.
The South Korean appears to land a knee as Gafurov changes levels,
but the former One featherweight champion is unfazed as he presses
his man into the fence. Gafurov drops down and Ok lands elbows to
the side of the head as he defends the takedown. Gafurov won’t
relent on the takedown attempt, however. More elbows to the side of
the head come from Ok. Gafurov is still unable to finish the
double-leg takedown. Gafurov switches to a single leg and gets Ok
down. Ok looks to frame a triangle from his back. He briefly has
the arm trapped and lands some hammerfists to Gafurov’s head.
Gafurov breaks free and is now in full guard. Ok is very active
from his back, and he’s threatning with another triangle. In the
meantime, he stays busy landing hammerfists to Gafurov’s face.
Gafurov again is in Ok’s full guard, and he lands some moderate
ground-and-pound before the end of the period.
Ok jumps in and lands a right hand. He backs Gafurov into the fence
and lands a low kick. Gaufurov blocks a high kick. Ok easily avoids
a takedown attempt from the Dagestani, and he answers with a solid
left hook. A jab from Ok finds its way through Gafurov’s guard. A
counter right also connects for Ok, as Gafurov appears to be
fading. Ok stalks his foe, lands a right hand and then initially
defends a single leg. Gafurov attempts a back take, but Ok puts his
back to the fence to resist. Now Gafurov is back to hunting for the
takedown as he looks ot pull Ok away from the cage. Ok continues to
defend well, landing some short punches to the head and body as
well. Gafurov is struggling to keep Ok down even when he is
successful with his takedowns, but he’s grinding against the cage
with less than a minute to go. With about 35 seconds to go, Gafurov
jumps on Ok’s back, but he can’t stay there. Ok sneaks out the back
and Gafurov frames a kimura from his back in the fight’s final
scramble before time runs out.
The Official Result
Rae Yoon Ok def. Marat Gafurov via Unanimous Decision R3 5:00
Wakamatsu lands an outside leg kick at the outset. Wakamatsu
pressures with a heavy combination, but McLaren avoids the attack.
Wakamatsu defends McLaren’s first takedown attempt, drawing a smile
from the Aussie. They tie up in the center of the cage, and
Wakamatsu trips his man down. McLaren is immediately threatening
submissions from his back. Wakamatsu avoids an armbar and drops a
heavy right hand from above. Wakamatsu passes to half guard for a
moment, then elects to stand. Wakamatsu lands a looping uppercut
before tieing up with his opponent and shoving him into the fence.
McLaren turns his foe around and lands a knee to the midsection.
McLaren drops for a takedown but Wakamatsu defends, shoving his
foe’s head down. Wakamatsu turns McLaren around as they continue to
jockey for position in close quarters. McLaren takes control, and
then is able to execute a takedown. Wakamatsu scrambles into top
position, only to be swept by McLaren, who unloads with elbows and
punches from full mount. McLaren transitions to the back and hunts
for a rear-naked choke as time expires in the round.
McLaren lands a glancing high kick. McLaren answers an inside low
kick from Wakamatsu with a body kick. McLaren shoots for a takedown
and looks to take the back in an ensuing scramble. McLaren then
transitions to an armbar and eats several standing to ground
punches from Wakamatsu for his troubles. They’re standing again,
and Wakamatsu connects with a nice two-piece combo. They tie up
again, and the combatants battle for position against the fence.
McLaren is able to pull Wakamatsu off the fence to the canvas and
take his opponent’s back. Wakamatsu turns into top position.
McLaren can’t quite sweep into top position and the flyweights
scramble back up. Wakamatsu lands a lead right hand and sprawls on
a takedown attempt moments later. They’re in the clinch once more,
and Wakamatsu presses McLaren into the fence. An elbow nearly
dislodges McLaren’s mouthpiece. They tie up in the center of the
cage and Wakamatsu shoves his foe into the fence, and that’s how
the round will end.
A solid straight right lands for Wakamatsu as they trade in the
early going of the frame. Wakamatsu lands about three right hands
during a spirited exchange before McLaren switches gears to a
double leg. Wakamatsu defends well against the cage. Wakamatsu
lands a knee to the head as they break. A low kick thuds against
McLaren’s lead leg. Wakamatsu follows an outside leg kick with a
clean jab. McLaren looks for a single-leg. Wakamatsu hops on one
leg while landing some hammerfists to the head of his foe. The
Japanese fighter frees his leg, then stuffs another takedown.
McLaren keeps Wakamatsu pressed against the fence, and Wakamatsu
shoves his head down as he’s done all fight long. McLaren adjusts
to a single leg, but it’s nothing doing. Wakamatsu lands some short
punches to the head as he defends. They separate with 40 seconds to
go. Wakamatsu sprawls on yet another takedown. He lands a pair of
knees from the front headlock position, then spins around to the
back and lands some punches to the side of the head. They stand,
and Wakamatsu attemps to land one more furious salvo before the
bell, but McLaren is able to avoid any serious damage.
The Official Result
Yuya Wakamatsu def. Reece McLaren via Unanimous Decision R3
Lineker immediately begins walking his man down. Worthen attacks
with a body kick as Lineker flurries with body punches. The
Brazilian backs his man into the fence and pounds the body with
both hands. Moments later, a low blow to Worthen prompts a pause in
the action. Worthen lands an inside leg kick when the action
resumes. Lienker stalks his man and continues to swing heavy hooks.
Worthen connects wtih a body kick, only to eat another flurry of
punches. A left hook to the head finds the range for “Hands of
Stone.” Another inside low kick lands for Worthen. Undeterred,
Lineker marches forward and continues to attack with heavy hooks.
Lineker backs up the American with two more body blows. Lineker
goes body-head and continues to walk Worthen down. An overhand
right and a left to the body lands for Lineker, who stuffs an
ensuing double leg and connects with another body shot. A straight
right to the body lands for Lineker. The Brazilian counters Worthen
with a right hook to the chin. Worthen attempts to advance forward,
and he runs into a right hand from Lineker that puts
him down on his back immediately. The UFC veteran then dives in and
lands one more follow-up punch to make sure Worthen is out
before referee Mohamad Sulaiman steps in to wave this one off.
Lineker is now 3-0 under the One Championship banner with a pair of
finishes to his credit.
The Official Result
John Lineker def. Troy Worthen via KO (Punches) R1 4:35