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Benoit starts things off with a front kick as both fighters are
tentative to engage early. Benoit moves forward and lands a hard
body kick. Moments later, the American connects with an inside low
kick. A straight left backs up Alateng. The bantamweights clinch in
the center of the Octagon and Alateng pushes Benoit into the fence.
They break quickly and Alateng whiffs on a right hook. Benoit
follows a straight left with a hard left liver kick. Benoit attacks
the body again with a kick and Alateng briefly grimaces and drops
his elbow. Benoit presses forward and lands a superman punch.
Alateng picks up the pace but can’t find the range on a
combination. Benoit responds with a hook to the body. A high kick
by Benoit is blocked. A straight right by Alateng snaps Benoit’s
head bck. Benoit steps in with a short right hook and then goes
back to the well and lands another left body kick. Late in the
frame, Alateng buckles Benoit with a right hand. Alateng stuffs a
takedown before time expires but eats a left at the horn. 10-9
Benoit lands a one-two and goes right back to landing a body kick.
The American keeps the pressure on, landing a straight left as he
stalks Alateng. A right hand over the top connects for Benoit.
Alateng fires back with a straight right of his own. Benoit
continues to land his left body kick effectively. Benoit goes
upstairs with a high kick and briefly pressures forward with a
punching flurry. Alateng fires back and backs Benoit up before
landing a body kick. A left jab lands clean for Benoit and Alateng
backs up. Alateng lands an inside low kick. Both fighters land at
the same time during an exchange, but it’s Alateng who lands a
right with more authority. Benoit eats another right hand and his
bleeding from the bridge of his nose. Alateng is the aggressor, as
he lands with a combination. Benoit goes back to the body kick and
lands again. Alateng with a straight right to the body and follows
up with a one-two. Benoit gets overaggressive and Alateng lands a
nice counter before stepping off at an angle. In the final 10
seconds, Alateng lands a solid straight right. Benoit stumbles back
toward the cage in a daze, but Alateng can’t follow up with more
offense before the frame ends. 10-9 Alateng.
Benoit comes out moving forward, so Alateng changes levels and gets
an early takedown. Alateng sets up in his opponent’s full guard,
where he works some moderate punches to the ribs. Benoit scrambles
up but Alateng maintains a body lock. Benoit frees himself and
they’re back in the center of the cage. Alateng shoots for a
takedown and ensnares Benoit in a body lock. He picks up Benoit and
dumps him on the canvas near the fence. Benoit stands but can’t
shake Alateng, who has adopted a different approach in this frame.
Alateng quickly tries for a single leg and eventually trips Benoit
to the mat. Benoit stays active from his back before hustling to
his feet. Alateng clings to a single leg but Benoit scrambles up
again and snaps a jab in his foe’s face. Benoit follows another jab
with a left hook and then he fends off a takedown attempt. Benoit
has a high kick blocked and stuffs a takedown, landing a knee
before the break. They trade in the pocket and Benoit lands a
couple hard shots in the exchange. Alateng drops for a single and
eats some punches to the head as Benoit maintains his balance in
the final seconds. 10-9 Alateng (29-28 Alateng).
The Official Result
Heili Alateng def. Ryan Benoit via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28
29-28) R3 5:00
Granger lands a right hand during an initial exchange. Lemos
attacks the legs with a pair of low kicks, and Grange forces a
tie-up. However, it’s Lemos who has a body lock and trips her foe
to the mat. Lemos is in half guard near the fence. Granger is
active with her guard, but Lemos stays heavy from above and unloads
about three right hands. Granger appears to be framing an armbar,
but she eats some hard punches to the head and body for her
efforts. Lemos stands as Granger tries to attack for an ankle lock.
Lemos grabs the fence and gets a warning before dropping a
hammerfist to the head. Lemos lands a couple more hard punches to
the face as Granger clings to a leg against the cage. Lemos assumes
top control and locks in a modified rear-naked choke. Lemos is off to one side instead of in full back
control, but the squeeze is tight nonetheless. Granger goes out in
a matter of seconds and this strawweight fight is over
The Official Result
Amanda Lemos def. Miranda Granger via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
Barcelos comes forward throwing massive rights hands over the top
and Nurmagomedov counters with a spinning elbow that misses.
Nurmagomedov follows a low kick with a spinning back fist that does
connect. Nurmagomedov is threatening with plenty of flashy strikes
in the early going. Barcelos lands a hard low kick. Nurmagomedov
has bloodied Barcelos’ mouth with his jab. Barcelos counters a low
kick with a body kick. Barcelos spins his foe around with a low
kick. Nurmagomedov goes back to the drop. They trade heavy shots in
close quarters for a moment. Barcelos secures a rear waistlock with
about 1:00 remaining. Nurmagomedov is able to break free and he
lands a glancing spinning back fist. They clinch just before the
bell. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Barcelos pumps his jab and follows with a low kick. A spinning back
fist lands clean for Nurmagomedov. The bantamweights trade jabs.
Nurmagomedov lands a spinning back kick to the body. Barcelos,
meanwhile, forces Nurmagomedov to switch stances with hard low
kick. They clinch briefly and Barcelos lands a body kick on the
break. A right hand over the top connects for the Brazilian.
Nurmagomedov finds the range on a body kick. The combatants trade
low kicks before Barcelos fires an overhand right, but it doesn’t
land clean. Barcelos goes back tot he low kick and he spins
Nurmagomedov around again. Barcelos has a body lock as he attempts
to drag his opponent to the canvas. Nurmagomedov posts his hands in
an effort to remain upright. Nurmagomedov lands a couple short back
elbows from this position, and Barcelos responds with a series of
punches to the face. Barcelos continues to cling to the body lock
with less than a minute to go. The Brazilian lands some more rights
to the side of the head before jumping on Nurmagomedov’s back with
both hooks in. Nurmagomedov stands with less than 30 seconds
remaining. Nurmagomedov will end the frame carrying Barcelos weight
on his back. 10-9 Barcelos.
Barcelos pressures and ducks under another spinning attack from
Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov counters a low kick with a spinning back
fists. The Brazilian blocks a spinning high kick moments later.
Barcelos lands a snapping straight right. Barcelos forces a clinch
after ducking under a spinning back fist. Barcelos lands a knee and
an some elbows in close. They separate and both fighters swing big
before returning to the center of the Octagon. Barcelos counters a
jab with a low kick. Nurmagomedov lands a solid overhand right.
Barcelos catches a leg on a spinning back kick and takes
Nurmagomedov down. Barcelos ties up his opponent’s leg in half
guard with about 1:30 left. Barcelos stays busy, landing punches to
the body and head. Nurmagomedov answers with offense from his back.
Barcelos frames an arm triangle choke near the fence before
transitioning to Nurmagomedov’s back in a scramble. Nurmagomedov
explodes to his feet in the waning seconds and spends the end of
the round unsuccessfully hunting for a takedown against the cage.
10-9 Barcelos (29-28 Barcelos).
The Official Result
Raoni Barcelos def. Said Nurmagomedov (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3
Pantoja immediately tags Schnell with a jab. They trade furiously
and Schnell is buckled. They keep swinging wildly before Schnell
shoots for a takedown. Pantoja defends and now they’re back in the
center of the cage. Pantoja comes forward with a right hand that
connects. The Brazilian is swinging with a purpose against his
former “TUF 24” castmate. A hard low kick lands for the Brazilian.
Schnell counters with a combination and then wobbles Pantoja
briefely in an exchange. Pantoja executes a body-lock takedown and
sets up in full guard. Schnell stays busy with punches and elbows
from his back. Schnell scrambles up and the flyweights trade more
heavy shots. Schnell counters an overhand with a combination.
Pantoja catches a low kick and puts Schnell on his back, dropping a
heavy punch from above. Pantoja clears his foe’s legs and moves to
side control before Schnell recovers half guard. Schnell scrambles
up with about 1:00 to go. The flyweights continue to trade
liberally in the pocket, and it’s Pantoja who catches Schnell rushing forward with a right hand
over the top.
Schnell falls face first to the canvas and
Pantoja needs to land only one more follow-up shot before referee
Marc Goddard intervenes to call a halt to the flyweight contest.
The Official Result
Alexandre Pantoja def. Matt Schnell via KO (Punch) R1 4:17
It’s a raucous reception for Ma at the outset of this lightweight
contest. Morales goes upstairs with a high kick, but Ma is able to
block the attack. A heavy right hand lands for Morales. Morales
catches a kick and puts Ma on his back. Morales dives into top
position and drops an elbow. Ma recovers full guard and Morales
lands a punch to the body. Ma is working to frame a kimura from his
back, and the action has stalled somewhat from this position as
Morales defends. Ma lets go of his foe’s wrist and Morales remains
on top. Ma looks for the kimura again, and Morales defends while
landing a few punches to the ribs. Ma relinquishes the hold and
Morales stands in full guard before diving back in with heavy
ground-and-pound. Morales ends the period in top position. 10-9
Ma blocks a body kick by Morales. Ma lands a low kick. Ma comes
with a hard straight left and Morales counters with a combination.
Another right hand lands for Ma. Morales checks a low kick and
returns fire with a body kick and a yell. A side kick to the
midsection lands for Morales. It’s been a very measured pace this
round, with both fighters hesitant to commit to much in the way of
offense. Morales steps in with a one-two and eats a counter right
hook. Ma pressures and lands a left to the body. A counter right
cross from Morales is blocked. A straight right gets through for
Morales and he just misses on a follow-up high kick. Morales lands
a body kick with time winding down before leaping forward with a
jumping knee that Ma is able to block. 10-10.
Ma counters a kick with a straight left. Morales fires off a
combination and misses with a high kick at the conclusion of the
attack. Morales drops Ma with a spectacular spinning heel kick to
the face. Morales follows his foe to the mat and rains down
hammerfists. Ma looks to control his foe and regain his senses.
Morales escapes a guillotine and stays heavy from above. Ma is
still on his back utilizing a full guard with 1:00 remaining.
Morales stands and drops some heavy hammerfists as Ma attempts to
create space with his legs. Morales is back in top position as Ma
threatens with a kimura. Morales moves to the back with 15 seconds
left. Ma escapes and stands with 10 seconds left. The South Korean
fighter can’t mount a last second salvo before the horn. 10-9
Morales (30-28 Morales).
The Official Result
Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer def. Dong Hyun Ma via Unanimous
Decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28) R3 5:00
Mokhtarian opens up with a big right hand over the top after a Choi
kick. Choi counters a leg kick with a two-punch combination. Choi
backs up Mokhtarian with a combination and a front kick to the
chin. Choi is pressuring nicely, and he lands a high kick that has
Mokhtarian stumbling away. They clinch and Choi is unloading with
elbows in tight before the Korean pushes his man into the fence.
Choi lands some knees to the gut, much to the delight of the crowd.
Choi picks up the pace, landing a knee to the face in between a
rapid-fire series of knees to the body. Referee Greg Kleynjans
pauses the action and takes a point from Choi after two prior
warnings for grabbing the fence. Choi also loses the position and
the action is restarted. Mokhtarian fires a right over the top.
Choi pressures with kicks and punching combinations near the fence.
Choi just misses a head kick. Mokhtarian forces a tie-up and pushes
his foe into the cage. Choi gets an underhook, turns his foe around
and lands an elbow on the break. 9-9.
Choi immediately applies pressure, perhaps realizing the deduction
cost him the previous round. Mokhtarian with an inside low kick.
Choi lands a two punch combination, then follows up with a kick.
Choi flurries against the fence as Mokhtarian covers up. Mokhtarian
circles away and Choi continues to tee off. Mokhtarian goes down
and hunts for an ankle lock as Choi attempts to attack from top
position. Choi is able to flatten out his opponent and land some
punches and elbows from above. Time is called so Mokhtarian can
have his mouthguard, and the action is restarted with Choi on top.
Choi creates space and busts Mokhtarian open with a barrage of
short elbows. Choi stands and lets Mokhtarian return to his feet.
Choi counters a kick with a combination. A right hand lands for
Mokhtarian. Choi with a hard body kick, but he can’t land a flying
knee before the horn. 10-8 Choi.
The combatants trade kicks early. Choi backs his foe up with a
solid straight right. Another combination lands for the South
Korean. Mokhtarian counters a low kick with a right hand. Choi
keeps the pressure on, landing another quick combination.
Mokhtarian accidentally pokes Choi in the eye and the fight is
paused. Choi is given the OK by a doctor and Mokhtarian presses the
action with some wide shots. Choi is back on the attack, but it’s
Mokhtarian who briefly puts his foe on wobbly legs. Mokhtarian
looks to capitalize but is reversed on a takedown, as Choi winds up
in side control. Mokhtarian recovers half guard as Choi works to
stay busy. He finds room for some short punches and elbows. Choi
picks up the pace, dropping more elbows from above. Mokhtarian
looks resigned to this position with 30 seconds to go. Choi drops
more elbows as Mokhtarian covers up. Choi ends the round landing
more effective elbows and punches from above. 10-9 Choi (29-26
The Official Result
Seung Woo Choi def. Suman Mokhtarian via Unanimous Decision (29-26,
29-26, 29-25) R3 5:00
Boser fires off a low kick at the outset. Gane is moving well,
switching stances occasionally. Gane lands a front kick to the
midsection as Boser moves on the outside. Boser catches a kick but
Gane eludes the counter. A right cross connects for Gane. Gane
lands a body kick and then a job. Gane lands again in an exchange
as Boser is caught off balance while throwing a kick. An overhand
right from Boser lands on the back of the head as Gane moves in.
Gane steps in and lands a glancing right hook. Gane follows a jab
with a nice uppercut down the pipe. Gane grabs the clinch following
a lead right hook, lands a knee and then separates. They clinch
briefly before Boser shoves Gane away at the bell. 10-9 Gane.
Boser with a solid low kick. Gane changes levels as Boser charges
forward, but the Canadian defends the takedown. Gane lands a solid
left hand. Boser appears to be bleeding from his right eye. Gane
connects with a body kick. The Frenchman counters Boser with a
right hook, but Boser briefly buckles his man with a low kick. Gane
responds with a hard body kick. Gane lands a front kick to the
midesction and then blocks an overhand right. Gane rocks Boser with
a punch and stalks patiently. Gane pressures forward and lands
another hard body kick. Boser answers with an inside low kick. Gane
lands a one two, and Boser counters with a left hook to the body.
Gane lands a knee to the body during a brief tie-up. A counter left
connects for Gane in a close quarters exchange. Gane backs up Boser
with a jab, then keeps him on the retreat with a powerful left
hand. 10-9 Gane.
Boser charges forward with a combination but is stopped in his
tracks by a right hand by Gane. Gane steps in with a knee to the
gut and dodges a counter offering. Boser catches a kick, but Gane
leaps in and frees his leg before he can be taken down. A hard
front kick backs Boser up. A right uppercut left hook combo lands
for Gane. Gane lands a couple solid jabs as he continues to apply
pressure. Boser attempts to work his way in but his punches miss
the mark, and Gane answers with a crisp jab. Gane connects with a
multi-punch combination near the fence. Boser circles away and Gane
steps in with a knee to the midsection. Gane lands a jab and then
follows up with a switch knee to the head. Gane remains in pursuit,
tagging his man with a left jab and a right uppercut. Boser is on
his bicycle as time winds down. Gane closes the fight with a knee
to the gut and an uppercut. 10-9 Gane (30-27 Gane).
The Official Result
Ciryl Gane def. Tanner Boser via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26,
30-26) R3 5:00
Liu fires off a hard low kick to his foe’s lead leg. Kang
beautifully times a level change and puts Liu on his back in the
center of the cage. Liu is doing a solid job of neutralizing Kang
from his back thus far. Liu with a slashing elbow from his back.
Kang remains heavy on top, though he isn’t able to land a lot of
offense so far. Liu briefly looks to frame a guillotine but Kang
escapes. The crowd is firmly behind Kang the fighters slide toward
the fends. Liu scrambles to his feet but is tripped back to the
canvas almost immediately. Liu is doing a decent job of landing
some elbows from his back as we enter the final minute of the
round. Kang drops a few punches and elbows before the horn. 10-9
Kang counters a low kick with a head kick that has Liu backing up
instantly. Moments later, Kang lands a beautiful takedown less than
30 seconds into the round. Once again, Liu is fairly active from
his back, landing elbows and working to escape. Liu is bleeding
near his left eye, but he continues to throw elbows from his back.
Kang is content to maintain a methodical approach from top
position. Liiu attempts to push off the fence with his legs, but
Kang is still inside his full guard. Liu attempts to push Kang off
him, but the Busan native is smothering. Liu is now seated against
the fence, but Kang is able to drag his hips away and settle back
into full guard. Liu again scoots toward the fence, but Kang drives
his head into his foe’s chin while landing some shots to the face.
The round ends with Liu holding on to a choke. Kang gives a quick
thumbs up and the bell sounds. 10-9 Kang.
Kang with a front kick to the midsection and Liu presses forward
with a punching combination followed by a low kick. Kang lands a
thudding low kick. Liu leaps in with a knee and Kang attempts to
change levels for a takedown. Liu is able to separate from the
clinch. Liu lands a one two, stuffs a takedown attempt and lands
another right. Liu stuffs a takedown and spins around to the side
of Kang, where he lands some hard knees before the combatants
stand. Liu stumbles backward and falls to the mat, and Kang
capitalizes by assuming top position. Kang is back where he’s been
most of the fight with 2:00 remaining in the fight. Kang stands and
Liu has busted his foe wide open with his elbows from the bottom.
Kang is bleeding profusely while working from top position. Kang is
throwing with more urgency from top position as the round ends.
10-9 Liu (29-28 Kang).
The Official Result
Kyung Ho Kang def. Pingyuan Liu via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28,
30-27) R3 5:00
Barriault steps in with a right hand. Park punctuates a combination
with an uppercut that gets through his opponent’s guard. Park lands
a couple low kicks to Barriault’s lead leg. The Canadian connects
with a body kick and then the middleweights trade low kicks. An eye
poke from Barriault brings a halt to the bout. The action resumes
and Barriault steps in with an overhand right but is countered by a
left hook. Park aggressively attacks with a pair of combinations
before changing levels for a takedown. Park secures a front
headlock on the floor. He circles to the back as Barriault stands,
but the Canadian is able to break free. A left jab gets through for
Park. Park lands a few nicely timed counter uppercuts, then answers
a level change with a knee to the midsection. Barriault lands a
one-two but is answered with a low kick. A counter right lands for
Park in another exchange. 10-9 Park.
Park continues to counter well when Barriault attacks. Park throws
a head kick followed by a knee against the fence before taking his
opponent down. Barriault stands quickly as Park looks to take the
back. Park maintains a body lock against the fence. Park drags
Barriault back down to the floor briefly. Barriault doesn’t stay
down long, and he eventually breaks Park’s grip with 2:00 to go.
The fighters trade low kicks. Another low kick by Barriault makes
Park stumble forward. Park lands a couple jabs and an uppercut, but
Barriault defends the ensuing takedown. Barriault walks down Park,
but he has several overhands blocked. Park sticks a jab before the
horn. 10-9 Park.
Barriault charges out of his corner and lands a right hand early.
Park times a level change and drives Barriault into the fence. Park
has a rear body lock, but they separate quickly. Barriault is
marching forward throwing power shots, but he isn’t connecting.
They tie up and Park lands some uppercuts in close. Barriault finds
the range on a pair of low kicks. The Canadian remains in pursuit
of his foe as Park continues to circle away. Barriault shoots
against the fence but Park defends and grabs his foe’s neck. Park
gives up on the choke and backs away. Another couple solid low
kicks land for Barriault. Barriault has the proper urgency in the
waning moments, but he’s not landing enough behind his pressure.
Park sticks Barriault with a few jabs late in the round. 10-9
Barriault (29-28 Park).
The Official Result
Jung Yong Park def. Marc-Andre Barriault via Unanimous Decision
(30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Rodriguez begins working a variety of kicks in the early going
before a quick straight right connects for Jung. Moments later,
another straight right from Jung lands clean and Rodriguez crumbles
to the canvas, and the South Korean dives in with more punches on
his dazed foe. The second punch from Jung puts Rodriguez out, and
the Korean Top Team member lands a couple more blows before referee
Marc Goddard can halt the contest.
The Official Result
Da Un Jung def. Mike Rodriguez via KO (Punches) R1 1:04
Choi stalks his foe right away and he fires off a one-two. The
featherweights clinch and Jourdain lands some body shots before
they separate. Choi lands a powerful uppercut to the body. Choi
steps in with a knee and Jourdain responds with a jump knee which
the South Korean avoids. They clinch after a Jourdain leaping knee,
and Jourdain digs to the body again. Choi wobbles Jourdain with a
counter left hook, but Jourdain seems to have recovered. A low kick
from Choi makes his man stumble, and “The Korean Super Boy” drops
his opponent with a punch. Choi follows his opponent to the canvas.
He stands and looks to land some ground-and-pound. Choi clears the
legs and works to take Jourdain’s back. They separate and Choi
follows a front kick with a spinning back fist. Choi continues to
pressure and absorbs a body kick. Jourdain with a jumping knee, but
Choi eats it with no problem. Choi forces a tie up but misses a
punch on the break. They clinch again and Jourdain lands a knee.
Jourdain drops Choi late in the frame. Choi hangs on until the horn
sounds. 10-9 Choi.
Choi again comes with the forward pressure and absorbs a body kick
and a jab to the body from Jourdain. The featherweights both land
right hands. Jourdain goes back to the body kick and then follows
up with an overhand left. Choi lands a couple solid rights in an
exchange. Choi marches forward with another straight right followed
by an uppercut. Jourdain circles away and then attacks with an
effectively combination. Choi is unsuccessful on a flying knee.
Choi catches Jourdain coming forward with a short right. A quick
left jab connects for Choi. Jourdain pressures and lands a glancing
uppercut, while Choi counters with a spinning back fist. A straight
left from Jourdain lands directly on the chin and buckles Choi’s
legs. A follow-up right hook to the side of the head sends “Korean
Super Boy” to the canvas, and Jourdain punctuates his victory with
a few follow-up punches on the mat.
The Official Result
Charles Jourdain def. Doo Ho Choi via TKO (Punches) R2 4:32
Rakic comes out with power punches immediately before transitioning
to a guillotine. He puts on the squeeze for a few seconds before
Oezdemir escapes. They continue to jockey for position against the
fence. Both men swing wildly on the break. A hard body kick lands
for Rakic, but Oezdemir pressures, swinging heavy leather. Nothing
connects. A short left lands for Oezdemir. Oezdemir moves in but he
is countered by Rakic. Rakic goes low for a single leg, dodges a
punch and trips the Swiss fighter to the canvas. Rakic maintains a
body lock as Oezdemir returns to his feet. Rakic presses Oezdmir
into the fence and absorbs some elbows to the side of the head.
Oezdemir lands a knee and they separate with heavy punches. Rakic
lands an uppercut-left hook combination. The light heavyweights
trade low kicks. A right from Rakic counters an Oezdemir flying
knee and the round ends. 10-9 Rakic.
Oezdemir with a hard low kick to begin. Rakic answers with one of
his own. A right hand snaps Oezdemir’s head back. Rakic has some
unusual swelling below the knee on his left leg as a result of the
low kicks. Rakic throws a left high kick that lands on the chest of
his opponent. Raick with a glancing right hand and then he tries
for a single leg, attacking with punches as Oezdemir attempts to
escape. Rakic presses Oezdemir into the fence and Oezdemir lands
some elbows to the side of the head. Rakic lands a short right hook
on the break. Rakic catches a low kick, but he can’t do anything
with it as Oezdemir demonstrates good balance. Rakic jabs and
avoids the follow-up offering from Oezdemir. Oezdemir kicks at the
leg of Rakic again. Rakic with an inside leg kick. Oezdemir steps
in with a punch to the body. Oezdemir taunts Rakic with hands open,
but Rakic doesn’t engage in a brawl at the end of the frame. 10-9
Rakic lands an uppercut in an exchange. Rakic counters with his
back to the fence and then secures a body lock. The Austrian
presses Oezdemir into the cage. The light heavyweights trade big
punches on the break. Another low kick from Oezdemir. Rakic lands a
left jab. A right uppercut momentarily backs up Oezdemir. Rakic
tries for a takedown but Oezdemir shrugs him off. A short left hook
is clean for Rakic. Rakic jabs to the body and then throws a right
hand. Oezdemir ties up his foe and lands an uppercut and knee in
close. Rakic lands a right and Oezdemir nods him on. Rakic blocks a
high kick. Rakic changes levels but Oezdemir defends the takedown,
landing elbows with his back to the fence. Rakic hangs on as time
winds dow. Oezdemir lands some more short elbows and they separate
before the horn. 10-9 Rakic (30-27 Rakic).
The Official Result
Volkan Oezdemir def. Aleksandar Rakic via Split Decision (28-29,
29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Edgar begins with a low kick, as he moves in and out. Jung stuffs a
takedown but absorbs a low kick. Jung stuns Edgar with a short left
hook in an exchange and “The Answer” is already on wobbly legs.
Jung stays patient until he finds an opening, and he sends Edgar
tumbling back to his seat with another left hook. Jung flurries
with ground-and-pound before taking the former champ’s back. He
flattens out Edgar and unloads with punches to the side of the
head. Marc Goddard urges Edgar to work as Jung maintains a dominant
position, attacking with more punches. Edgar backs his way to the
fence and works his way to his knees. “The Korean Zombie” is still
attached to his back and Edgar is bleeding. Edgar finally escapes
and gets to his feet only to absorbs more shots. Jung lands an
uppercut, a left hook and a right hand to rock the New Jersey
native. Edgar falls forward to the mat and Jung lands a few mroe
follow-up punches until Goddard has finally seen enough. Massive
win for “The Korean Zombie” in front of his home fans.
The Official Result
Chan Sung Jung def. Frankie Edgar via TKO (Punches) R1 3:18