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Round 1
The bell rings and both men circle. Brown shoots for a takedown. Reese rolls into front headlock position. After a bit of stalling, Brown gets to his feet. Both men are clinched along the cage with Reese in the over-under position. The two separate. Reese attempts a straight left and is countered by Brown. Brown Throws a high kick and receives a straight right, sending him to the mat for his trouble. Reese is now in Brown’s guard. Brown strikes from the bottom and attempts a triangle, but Reese easily shucks it. The round closes with Reese landing close shots from the guard.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Reese
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Reese
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Reese

Round 2
Brown comes out aggressively and looks to shoot off of a low kick from Reese. Reese stuffs the takedown and finds himself in control against the cage where he moves to Brown’s back. After a huge slam from the American Top Team product, Brown find himself on his back with Reese standing in his guard. Reese, unable to work from this position, drops into his guard, stacks Brown and looks to pass. “Trey” Brown retains guard. Reese looks for an arm-triangle as Brown defends and kicks to the liver a la B.J. Penn. The ATT product rains down blows as the round comes to an end.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Reese
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Reese
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Reese

Round 3
Both men come out tentative in the final frame. Reese looks for a body clinch in the center of the cage and trips "Trey", pushing him against the cage. After some time in the guard, Reese raises his hips, and moves to take Brown’s back. Brown controls the wrists and attempts to turn into his guard. Reese turns brown attempts to flatten him out. Brown escapes and regains guard. Reese works the body. The round closes with Reese on top. Dominant performance by the ATT product.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Reese (30-27 Reese)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Reese (30-27 Reese)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Reese (30-27 Reese)

Official result: Judges Hector Gomez, Rich Green, and Barry Luxenberg all score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, J.P. Reese.

Round 1
Both men circle, Kelly throws a leg kick. Kelly throws a switch Superman-style leg kick. Souza and Kelly continue to exchange leg kicks sporadically. Souza fins himself close to the cage and Kelly attempts a wild spinning back fist, misses, but gets into the clinch position. The two separate and continue to exchange kicks. A firefight breaks out against the cage with Kelly getting the better of the exchanges Kelly scoops and slams Cristiano, who quickly gets to his feet and grabs a Thai plum. Kelly punches his way out and causes Souza to slip. The round ends with both men exchanging.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kelly
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Kelly
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Souza

Round 2

Keith Mills


Souza bested Kelly.

Both men come out firing in the second frame they trade simultaneous leg kicks, with Souza landing harder and forcing Kelly to slip. Souza then connects with a big right dropping Kelly. Kelly gets to his feet quickly, however. After some circling, Souza connects with a left hook which staggers Kelly, who manages to keep his composure. The men circle for a while, punching sporadically. Kelly appears to be bleeding from the nose. Kelly throws a leg hick and eats a stiff left as a result. Souza continues to sit in the pocket and counter Kelly. The Miami native attempts to clinch, but finds himself against the cage. The two separate and the bell rings with both men in the center of the cage.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Souza
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Souza
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Souza

Round 3
The third frame begins with more of the same as both men trade leg kicks, Souza attempts a massive overhand right but hits nothing but air. Both men land jabs to the face. Kelly attempts a jab but is countered by Souza who again looks to follow with a big right hand. Kelly shoots and lands on Souza’s back. Souza quickly gets to his feet and staggers Kelly with a series of hard punches. Kelly regains his footing as Souza surprisingly stops attacking. Kelly shoots again, but Souza grabs underhooks and turns Kelly into the cage where he works him over with knees to the body. Kelly turns and looks to take Souza to the ground one more, but finds himself trapped in front headlock position. Souza dumps Kelly who lands in turtle position. Souza opens fire and unleashes as series of shot on Kelly, who cages walks and is met with a series of wildly brutal punches from Souza. Kelly shoots out of separation and takes Souza down. The bout ends with Kelly in Souza’s guard.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Souza (29-28 Souza)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Souza (29-28 Souza)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Souza (30-27 Souza)

Official result: Judges Hector Gomez, Rich Green, and Barry Luxenberg all score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Cristiano Souza.

K. Mills


Barbosa tapped out Keenan.

Round 1
The two men open the bout with an exchange of body kicks. Keenan shoots, Barbosa stuffs his takedown but smoothly pulls guard and quickly transitions to the back of Keenan. Keenan looks to defend the choke, but Barbosa rips away with heavy punches, while riding his back It’s only a matter of time before Barbosa sinks it in. The choke comes under his chin, and Keenan taps at 1:55 of the first frame.

Round 1
Both men circle as the bout begins. Martinez is trying to gauge the distance. Rad goes straight to the body and follows with an uppercut as van Hoven backs up. The action breaks. Van Hoven throws some haymakers to close the distance and attempts a shot, he is easily shucked by Rad. Van Hoven connects and Martinez feigns a shot. They circle and Martinez shoots on van Hoven. Using cage bounce to his advantage, he lifts Van Hoven and slams him to canvas. Rad attempts to stand in his guard but is held down by van Hoven. The bell rings with Martinez in van Hoven’s guard.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Martinez

Round 2

K. Mills


Martinez outpointed van Hoven.

Martinez comes out more aggressive in the second frame, throwing some punches at head of van Hoven. Rad connects and drops the Woodbridge, Va., native. Martinez sits in the guard attempting to work, but is controlled by van Hoven. Martinez pushes van Hoven against the fence and lifts him for a slam as he tries to wall walk up. Martinez lands a short elbow against the cage as van Hoven tries to stand. Van Hoven continues to try and stand, and is repeatedly pushed down by Martinez. He finally gets to his feet, the two men circle and exchange. Martinez shoots and is trapped in a guillotine as the bell brings an end to the second frame.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Martinez

Round 3
Both fighters come out aggressive in the closing round. Van Hoven drops Martinez, who rolls over on the mat and recovers well, grabbing a hold of the Virginian and once again slamming him to the mat. Van Hoven puts in his butterfly hooks and controls Martinez. Rad pushes him against the cage and lands a few short elbows. Van Hoven is attempting to stand. Van Hoven gets to his feet, Martinez wants no part of the stand up and shoots for a takedown, Van Hoven once again finds himself on his back as the fight comes to a close.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)

Official result: Judges Hector Gomez, Barry Luxenberg and John Rupert all score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Rad Martinez.

Round 1

The bout opens with Araujo catching a leg kick from Cooper and pushing him into the cage. Cooper regains his footing and pushes Araujo into cage. Both men exchange position along the fence. Araujo trips Cooper, who scrambles and gets caught in front headlock position. Cooper gets to his feet and the two clinch. Both men exchange, Cooper connects and sends Araujo crumbling to the mat, Cooper swarms but is forced to ease his attack when caught in an armbar. He stands but and lets Araujo get to his feet. Both fighters exchanger, with Araujo connecting with the cleaner, harder shots. Cooper shoots and pushes Araujo against the cage. Araujo pushes off and separates, swings hard at Cooper but is countered for his recklessness. The bell sounds with both men at the center of the cage, where Cooper has a hold of Araujo’s leg.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Cooper
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-10
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Cooper

Round 2

K. Mills


Cooper stopped Araujo with punches.

Cooper comes out aggressive in the second and misses a hard right, Araujo counters and circles to his left. Cooper attempts a leg kick, but has it caught and eats a stiff shot to face, sending him hopping to the fence. Both men battle for control along the cage. Cooper landing some knees. Cooper separates and back pedals immediately with the Brazilian chasing him. Cooper eats some leather and drops to floor after a hard right. Araujo is unable to capitalize, cooper makes it back to his feet and both men are once again clinched along the cage. Cooper scores a takedown, Araujo scrambles up and pushes him toward the cage, looking for his own takedown. Cooper switches and finds himself in Araujo’s guard. After a few shots, the native of Bahia attempts an arm bar, Cooper escapes and
rains down shots as the round comes to an close.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Araujo
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Araujo
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Cooper

Round 3
The Brazilian is huffing for air at the opening bell. Both fighters exchange with Cooper getting the better of it, dropping Araujo . Araujo is on his heels, looking like a strong wind would tip him over. He tries firing back, but Cooper begins throwing bombs on Araujo, connects with an uppercut and right cross to sent the Brazilian to the mat one last time. Cooper rains down punishment from the top causing referee Troy Waugh to call a halt to the action at 35 seconds of the third round. Extremely entertaining bout.

Round 1
The two fighters touch gloves, and Alvey comes out feinting with the jab. Alvey throws a kick-hook combo which does not land. Alvey is intent on working his jab and continues to throw it out there. The two stalk each other and throw strikes at distance. Alvey lands a body kick to the left side of Vianna. The Brazilian has yet to really throw a strike almost a minute in a half into the fight. A straight left lands for Alvey. A running combo by the American and a left hand stumbles his foe for a moment. Vianna finally throws a leg kick that lands. A head kick follows and is partially blocked. A chopping leg kick is thrown to the lead leg of Alvey. Alvey continues to feint as his foe shoots a double-leg and clinches against the cage. The Brazilian works his dirty boxing game as the bell tolls.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Alvey
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Vianna
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Alvey

Round 2

K. Mills


Vianna slipped by Alvey.

Alvey begins the bout again pawing at the jab. He throws a weak leg kick that lands on the lead leg of his opponent. A quick jab is countered with a left right combo from Alvey. His straight left hand gets through and backs up the Brazilian. Vianna clinches against the cage but Alvey responds with two knees. Alvey continues to punish with knees as Vianna works for his takedown. He drags Alvey off the cage and is immediately in side control. Alvey explodes to his feet and Vianna rides is back for a moment but falls off. Vianna gets a body lock on his opponent and tries to get behind him for a throw. The two break and Alvey lands a short left hook for his troubles.

A straight left hand lands on the chin for Alvey and Vianna responds with a combination followed by a violent throw. Alvey gets up but the Brazilian jumps on his back and grabs for the neck, however, the bell sounds before he can sink in the choke.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vianna
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Vianna
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Vianna

Round 3
Alvey is working his jab again to begin the round but his opponent is staying at distance. Vianna shoots but Alvey stuffs it and is clinched against the cage. Vianna works for a single-leg which turns into a body lock against the cage. He gives up his attempt and the move to the center of the cage. Alvey stalks his prey and Vianna is bleeding from the nose. Vianna drops for a single-leg that is stuffed again and he moves to a body lock and drags him to the canvas. Right back to his feet is Alvey and the two meet again at the center of the cage. As Alvey is backed against the cage, he lands a left and Vianna comes back with a left that lands flush. Vianna shoots again and grinds Alvey against the fence. He pushes him away and lands a leg kick. Alvey is swinging for the fences as the bell rings.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vianna (29-28 Vianna)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Vianna (30-27 Vianna)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Alvey (29-28 Alvey)

Official result: Rich Green sees it 29-28 for Vianna, while John Rupert has it 29-28 Alvey. Hector Gomez has it 29-28 for the winner by split decision and advancing to the Bellator middleweight tournament semifinals, Vitor Vianna.

K. Mills


Shlemenko submitted Galesic.

Round 1
The former Eastern Bloc middleweights immediately clinch and Shlemenko throws his foe to the floor. He postures up and throws strikes and Galesic turtles. Back into full guard is Storm and then they return to the standing position. A straight right lands from Galesic and Shlemenko clinches against the cage. He gets double underhooks and lifts for a throw but can't get it. He grabs the neck for a standing guillotine and wrenches it. The Croatian taps out after a few moments, giving the Russian a surprise first-round submission win at 1:55 of the first round.

Round 1

K. Mills


Rogers took it to O'Donnell.

Rogers comes out throwing a kick and his opponent bull rushes him into the cage but Rogers reverses it and pushes him against the cage. "The Predator" has double underhooks and is bringing his kicks to the knees. The two break and meet in the center again. O'Donnell lands a big left hook flush and the two begin brawling, throwing powerful hooks and uppercuts. Rogers throws his foe against the cage and lands a head kick and a left hand and O'Donnell drops in pain. Rogers swarms on his opponent and lands four hammerfists. Troy Waugh dives in for the stop, angering O'Donnell who believed he was still defending himself. The stoppage comes at 1:56 of the first round.

Round 1
Both men come out aggressively, but neither seems to connect. Hess shoots, Baker tries to fight him off but eventually he finds himself on his back. Baker moves to dogfight position to escape, but Hess takes his back. Hess works for the rear naked choke, but The Beast manages to escape the body lock. Hess then attempts to transition to the "Kadowaki Special," but Baker escapes. Hess shoots and finds himself in a front headlock. Both men working to improve position, Baker slaps on a tight guillotine. Hess escapes and gets to side control. They scramble to the feet, Hess takes the back of "The Beast." Baker shakes him, initiating another scramble. He frees himself, and Hess shoots, but Baker counters by sinking his arm under his neck. Hess suddenly finds himself in a another deep brabo choke. He holds out for eight seconds and the bell rings, effectively saving Hess. Great round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Baker
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Baker
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Baker

Round 2

K. Mills


Baker pounded on Hess.

The second opens with both men on the feet. Baker feigns a jab and kicks to the head, Hess blocks and shoots. Baker is front headlock position, but Hess finishes the takedown. Baker sits up and turtles. Baker regains guard and attempts an omoplata. Hess escapes in another great submission exchange. Baker has a rear waistlock on Hess and hops on his back, bringing him down. Hess raises his hips but he can’t shake "The Beast," who is looking to pound in favor of submission. Baker releases his hooks and continues attacking. Hess stands, Baker continues to control his back. Both men separate, Hess shoots but walks into an uppercut. Hess winds up turtled under Baker who closes the round with shots to Hess’ head.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Baker
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Baker
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Baker

Round 3
Both men come out aggressive in the third. Baker connects on Hess, and seems to stagger him, Hess shoots, but Baker takes control and again secures the rear waistlock and trips Baker. The Beast once again mounts the back and puts a hook in and attacks the head. Baker secures both hooks and flattens out Hess. Hess continues to squirm just enough to stay in the fight. Baker pounds away as Hess attempts to turn. Baker keeps pounding on Hess, forcing referee Jorge Alonso to bring a halt to the bout at 2:52 of the third round. Impressive performance by Bryan Baker.

K. Mills


Goncalves easily tapped Navarro.

Round 1
Both men feel each other out. Navarro cracks Goncalves and forces him to shoot. Goncalves gets the takedown, and Navarro immediately attempts a triangle choke. Goncalves tosses his legs aside and easily passes guard. Goncalves has designs on an armbar, and the outmatched Navarro is helpless to stop him. Goncalves swings for the armlock and sinks it in. Navarro is forced to tap at 2:01 of the first round.

Round 1
De Matta stalks down Bobonis, who is circling in different directions. Bobonis connects and drops "Parrumpa." Bobonis follows him to the ground, but da Matta recovers and gets underhooks on Bobonis, using it to stand. Both men push along the fence. Parrumpa takes down Bobonis and works for an armbar. It’s in deep, but Bobonis manages to escape. Bobonis attempts a flying front kick and misses. Both men circle, Parrumpa clinches, but Bobona escapes. He tries to shoot, but Parrumpa transitions to his back and works for a choke. Bobonis escapes again and gains position on da Matta. Bobonis lands a volley of knees to the sternum. He tries again only to have his knee caught and have da Matta hit a switch as the 10-second warning sounds. The frame closes with Bobonis escaping.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 da Matta

Round 2
Da Matta gets a waist lock on Bobonis, who easily shakes the Brazilian. Both men circle and Bobonis connects with a straight right. Parrumpa shoots and gets the takedown. He easily slices through the guard and attempts an arm-triangle choke from mount. Bobonis escapes and gets to his feet. Parrumpa shoots again, Bobonis sprawls and connects on hammer fists to the side of the head. Da Matta completes the takedown and easily moves to the back of his opponent. Bobonis controls the wrists and defends the choke. The round comes to an end with Da Matta still on Bobonis’ back.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 da Matta

Round 3
Bobonis connects to the body early in the round. Da Matta, not liking what he felt, shoots but is easily shucked off. Bobonis connects on a hard shot while Parrumpa is on his knees. Bobonis continues to bomb on da Matta as he continues to shoot for takedowns. Bobonis is on top, just hammering the Brazilian. Parrumpa gets to his feet and attempts another shot, but it’s easily stuffed and met with shots to the head. Bobonis lets him stand. Da Matta stalks and Bobonis shoots a straight right through the guard of the Brazilian, sending him crashing to the mat face down. Referee Jorge Alonso immediately calls the bout at 2:04 of the third round for Bobonis, a fantastic come-from-behind win.

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