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They are tentative to start the fight, both pawing feel-out jabs.
Hard kick to the body by Montalvo. Hansen is stalking his foe, but
he’s not letting his hands go just yet. The sparse crowd is already
restless, not even a minute into the fight. Montalvo inadvertently
lands a kick to Hansen’s groin, which leads to a break in the
action. Hansen is ready to go after a minute or so of rest.
Montalvo tries a spinning back fist then back kick, but misses
both. Montalvo delivers another kick to the body, but Hansen
answers with a right/left hook to the head, though neither was
clean. During the ensuing exchange, Hansen kicks Montalvo in the
groin, also accidental. After the fight resumes, Montalvo throws a
low kick but eats a right hand. He drops to his back and Hansen
pounces, only to have his foe scramble back up to his feet. They
flurry, both landing decent punches. Hansen shoots in and scores
the takedown, but during the scramble Montalvo latches on an armbar
from the guard. It’s not very tight and Hansen escapes,
transitioning to side control. The round ends with Hansen in side
control. Close round but Hansen got it 10-9.
Hansen slipped by a game Montalvo.
Both cautious again to start the round. Montalvo
unfurls a hard kick to the ribs. Montalvo is starting to let his
hands go more, but his punches are a little bit off-balance as he
is lunging with them. Montalvo shoots in for a single leg, but
Hansen fends him off. They stand up, with Hansen clinching the Wand
Fight Team fighter against the cage. They separate and circle to
the center of the cage. Montalvo throws a left kick to the head,
which is blocked, but he follows that up with a crunching right
hook to the body. Hansen not as busy now as Montalvo lands a left
hook up top and then another right hook to the ribs.
Montalvo misses a Superman punch and his taken down hard by a
textbook double leg. Montalvo quickly pulls guard. Hansen throws a
few sporadic elbows but they are all blocked. The round ends with
Hansen in Montalvo’s guard. 10-9 Montalvo.
It seems apparent that whoever wins this round will likely win the
fight. Hansen lands a glancing head kick immediately into the round
and follows with a shin to the ribs. Montalvo answers with a right
hook. Montalvo charges in but eats a right hand, and then a left,
though neither was clean enough to do any real damage. They trade
blows, but Hansen quickly switches levels and shoots in for a
double. After a solid sprawl, Hansen finally brings his opponent
down. Fighting from within Montalvo’s guard, Hansen delivers a few
meager strikes. Hansen eventually gets into half guard, but
Montalvo scrambles out and back up to his feet. Hansen quickly
drags him back onto the canvas and back into Montalvo’s half guard.
A hard elbow opens up a pretty nasty gash on Montalvo’s face.
Hansen seems more desperate and lands a series of short elbows
until the horn ends the fight. 10-9 Hansen.
Official score: Sherdog sees it 29-28 for Hansen.
Official scores are 30-27 (twice) and 29-28 for Hansen.
Miree comes out in a southpaw stance and trying to use his long
reach advantage. Miree fakes a shot and tries landing a flying
knee, but it’s stuffed by Mladenov. Krasimir has Miree’s right leg
and is trying for the takedown, but the Boca Raton fighter has an
excellent sprawl. Mladenov almost takes him down, but Miree’s
balance prevents it. After about 90 seconds up against the cage,
they separate to the center of the cage. Both are sizing each up
with pawing jabs, leaving some members of the audience a bit
restless. They finally let their hands go and it’s Miree who lands
a few decent shots due to his long reach. Mladenov shoots in again
with a single, but Miree sprawls nicely. Miree lands a few meager
body shots while pressed up against the cage and a left knee to the
thigh at the horn. Very dull round with little happening, therefore
it was extremely close. It was about as close to a draw as they
come, but Miree’s scattered strikes got him the round 10-9.
Mladenov outpointed Miree on all three cards.
Hard kick to the ribs by Miree a few moments into
the round. Mladenov shoots in but it’s from too far away and
doesn’t come close to landing the takedown. Mladenov throws a few
off-balance punches, both missing, then eats a glancing left hand
in return. Miree throws a side kick and then a push kick, but
there’s nothing behind either. Mladenov charges in with a few
punches and then clinches the American, only to lose his hold,
allowing Miree to escape to the center of the cage. Once again the
Bulgarian shoots in and grabs the leg, but he is having extreme
difficulty in dragging his foe to the ground.
Finally, after a lengthy sprawl, Miree is taken onto his back where
he immediately closes a high guard with his head to the cage. Miree
has Mladenov’s left arm trapped, but he’s not opening his guard at
all to attempt anything. After a short while of non-action, referee
Kim Winslow stands them up. Miree shoots in for a single leg but
he’s stuffed. They separate and Miree chases Mladenov across the
cage, but not landing any of his strikes. Miree tries another
flying knee but it’s blocked and Mladenov takes him down right at
the horn. Very close round, but Miree’s activity won it for him
during an early exchange, Miree lands a decent knee to the face.
Mladenov backs away to regroup. Miree is stalking his opponent
relentlessly, but he’s not throwing anything. They finally engage
but neither lands anything hard, though Miree does look to be
bleeding from the mouth. Mladenov shoots in and grabs the leg, but
Miree once again sprawls nicely. They separate and size each other
up. Very little action now; neither man is going for the kill even
though the outcome is hanging in the balance. Miree shoots in with
a minute left, but Mladenov fends it off. Mladenov spins him around
and pins him along the fence. Mladenov won’t let go of Miree’s
right leg while he absorbs several hammer fists to his thighs until
the horn ends the fight. Very close, albeit dull, fight. 10-9
Official score: Sherdog.com saw it 29-28 for
Miree. Official scores are 29-28, 30-27 (twice) for Mladenov in a
fight that easily could have gone to either man. Some people in the
crowd are hissing about the decision.
The bantamweights rush each other once the fight starts; Beebe
delivers a decent leg kick. Beebe is swinging for the fences with
huge, wild hooks but they all miss. Murphy shoots in for a takedown
but Beebe sprawls and then scrambles up and snatches his back.
Murphy defends expertly and eventually reverses his position and
latches on a guillotine. Murphy drops down to lock it up, but Beebe
snakes his way free and scoots to side control. They scramble again
and land with Beebe on his quarters and Murphy in north/south.
After a brief pause, Beebe explodes to his feet but Murphy is there
to lock on the guillotine again. When he drops down, Beebe rolls
out and free, only to fall into the choke again, but this one isn’t
deep, either. Beebe breaks free and hops over to side control.
Beebe tries to pass over to mount, but Murphy latches on a very
tight arm triangle. It’s deep, but Beebe is able to fend it off and
eventually pop his head free. Very good round, but Murphy’s
continual submission attempts win it for him 10-9.
Beebe took a controversial decision.
Beebe rushes right at his foe again and lands a decent overhand
right. From there he shoots in for a double. After a short while of
defending it, Murphy is taken down; Beebe moves to side control.
Murphy bridges up and sweeps the Chicagoan, but the ensuing
scramble is fruitless; Beebe is once again in side control. Beebe
moves to north/south position. After about a minute or so, Murphy
is able to suck Beebe into his full guard but that lasts for only a
few seconds; Beebe quickly passes and moves right back to side
control. Excellent bridge and sweep by Murphy, who flips to side
control and then springs back up to his feet.
Beebe grabs a hold of the leg and takes him down again. They
scramble again and Murphy locks on an anaconda choke, but Beebe
sees it coming and defends it well. Back up to the feet, Beebe has
Murphy pressed up against the cage. They separate and Beebe shoots
in. Murphy stuffs it and falls into full mount. Beebe rolls out and
falls into a rear naked choke, but the horn saves him. Very good,
close round but Beebe’s relentless pressure and constant side
control won it for him 10-9.
Murphy lands a glancing front kick to the head seconds into the
frame. Beebe shoots in and scores another takedown and again lands
in side control. Not much happens for a while until Murphy is able
to pull guard. Beebe scrambles out while trying to pass and in said
scramble, locks on an armbar, but Murphy is able to escape. They
scramble frantically and Beebe is stuck in a deep anaconda choke.
He is wriggling free but Murphy is not letting go. It is deep and
Beebe’s face is turning dark red. He turns and spins and wriggles
free again, and then scrambles to safety. Finally back on their
feet and exhausted with 90 seconds left, they clinch along the
fence. Murphy lands a decent knee to the face with his back to the
fence. Beebe is trying to drag him down but the Huntington Beach
fighter is staying up and landing sporadic knees and elbows from
within the clinch. The round ends with both men along the cage.
After another close, excellent round, Murphy’s near submission won
it for him 10-9.
Official score: Sherdog.com saw it 29-28 for
Murphy. The official scores are 29-28 x three for Beebe and the
crowd hates the decision. Tons of boos are raining down onto the
Gunderson misses a head kick immediately into the fight. Flying
knee by Lauzon is blocked, but Gunderson drops down to grab a foot.
He misses and tries to pull guard; Lauzon backs away. They clinch
along the cage as Gunderson tries for a single leg. Lauzon defends
well. They separate and both swing for the fences with wild, loopy
hooks but each misses. Lauzon is pressing the action and lands a
hard kick to the leg. Gunderson shoots in and scores a single leg
takedown, but Lauzon immediately springs back up to his feet. Hard
straight left hand by Lauzon seems to have shaken Gunderson a
little. Lauzon misses a follow-up left hook and Gunderson slips
away to safety and regroups. Gunderson shoots in for another single
leg, but eats a left hand instead. Lauzon lets him up and stalks
him, waiting to land another hand punch. Gunderson misses another
head and then eats a glancing left hand at the horn. 10-9
Lauzon dominated Gunderson for 15 minutes.
They exchange wild punches early but nothing lands cleanly. Lauzon
is able to land a sneaky elbow from on his feet and then switches
to a takedown, but Lauzon fends it off. Lauzon is stalking his prey
relentlessly but Gunderson isn’t as wild as he was in the first
round. Lauzon scores a takedown and lands in a guillotine, but it’s
not deep at all. Eventually Lauzon shakes free and gets back up to
his feet. Hard kick to the body by Gunderson, who is bleeding from
his nose. They exchange blows, but Gunderson knees his foe in the
groin by accident. After a brief pause, they resume.
“Guns” unfurls a wild left hook/right knee/left hook combo that is
glancing at best. Lauzon keeps switching from southpaw to
conventional, but Gunderson just peppers him with leg kicks.
Gunderson backs into the cage and Lauzon digs a nasty left hook to
the liver. Gunderson winces and slips out to the center of the
cage. Gunderson deliverd another vicious kick to the body but it’s
blocked. Lauzon returns the favor with a slicing elbow to the head,
followed by another. It's a very close round, but Lauzon won it
Lauzon stalking again and he delivers two nasty elbows while
Gunderson backs into the cage, though they are mostly blocked.
Lauzon is applying a lot of pressure now and digs another left hook
to the body. Gunderson returns the fire but it’s more out of
defense than anything. Gunderson shoots in for a takedown but
Lauzon stuffs him. They exchange punches and Lauzon lands a hard
straight left hand, though it was blocked. Immediately after,
Lauzon shakes his left hand several times, possibly a signal that
he hurt it. Lauzon is chasing him down now; Gunderson is backing
away on his bicycle and not wanting to engage. A short elbow
rattles Gunderson, who stumbles away. He regroups quickly and
shoots in for a single, but Lauzon fends it off well. With less
than a minute left, it seems likely that Gunderson needs a stoppage
to win. Gunderson drops levels for another takedown but Lauzon
hammers him with a knee to the body and then two thudding right
hooks to the ribs. Gunderson scrambles up and away and blocks a
spinning back fist at the horn. 10-9 Lauzon.
Official score: Sherdog.com saw it 30-27 for
Lauzon, as do all three ringside judges.
The two featherweights feel each other out with rangy jabs. Sanders
shoots in for a double leg but smith sprawls well and grabs a hold
of the neck. He doesn’t have a deep guillotine at all and
eventually Sanders is able to scoot over and into side control.
Sanders is controlling Smith, who is trying to bridge up and sweep.
Finally Sanders backs away, but he quickly leaps back down and
lands a decent hammer fist. Smith pulls to full guard. Smith opens
his guard and is trying to sweep him but Sanders’ base is perfect.
Smith is trying to secure an arm but he can’t. Sanders breaks free
of the guard and stands back up. After a brief exchange on the
feet, Sanders shoots in again and scores the takedown. Smith pulls
guard and holds him there until the horn ends the round. 10-9
Smith was no match for Sanders.
They come out firing immediately; Sanders with a
high kick, Smith with some punches and a high kick. Smith drops
down for a single leg, but Sanders drops with him and controls his
head. Sanders has a somewhat tight arm-in guillotine, but Smith is
not worried. After very little action, Smith pops his head free,
but Sanders lands right in side control. Smith is able to pull
Sanders into half guard, but very little is happening. The crowd is
growing more and more restless. Smith sucks him into full guard,
but again, nothing is happening.
Finally Kim Winslow stands them up. Smith explodes with a huge
punch, dropping Sanders. Smith quickly latches on an anaconda, but
Sanders is clear enough to break free and scramble out and into
Smith’s guard. Close round because of the knockdown but Sanders'
control wins it for him 10-9.
Sanders shoots in after landing a glancing left hook and takes
Smith down. Smith quickly pulls guard but Sanders explodes and
passes to side control. From the side, Sanders lands a few annoying
short elbows. Smith is trying to bridge out but to no avail. A few
more elbows from Sanders, who then goes to knee on belly and then
to full mount. Smith bucks and rolls and before Sanders can lock on
the rear naked choke, Smith rolls back over and sucks him into full
guard. For a second Smith tried an armbar, but gave it up before he
even secured it. Sanders is landing an assortment of elbows and
punches, though none of them are vicious enough to do any real
damage. Winslow stands them up again. With a minute left, Smith
needs a miracle to pull this one out. Sanders again scores a
takedown and lands in side control against the cage. The fight ends
as they ride out the rest of the time. 10-9 Sanders.
Official score: Sherdog.com saw it 30-27 for
Sanders, as did all three ringside judges.
Gaethje fires a leg kick right off the bat. After a brief exchange,
Gaethje misses with a wil head kick and is quickly taken down.
Gaethje sweeps Cobb and secures side control, where he crushes Cobb
with a hard knee to the body. Cobb latches on a somewhat tight arm
triangle from his back, but Gaethje defends it well. Gaethje
springs to his feet and engages Cobb. A punch drops Cobb, but
Gaethje can’t finish his foe, who jumps back to his feet. Gaethje
stalls after a missed flying knee and is quickly taken to his back,
where Cobb is pulled into half guard. After a wild scramble, Cobb
seizes Gaethje’s back and peppers him with punches. Gaethje stands
up, but Cobb locks in the hooks. Gaethje flips him over, but Cobb
is still all over him, though he can’t sink the choke. Cobb drags
Gaethje to the canvas and secures a body triangle, but Gaethje is
defending well. Cobb is landing several punches from both sides
while trying to undo Gaethje’s tight defense. The round ends with
Gaethje turtle up with Cobb on his back and landing pesky punches.
Gaethje chopped Cobb down with low kicks.
Cobb fires a few left jabs, but then eats a wild right hand.
Gaethje throws a few wild, sloppy punches but they miss their marks
badly. Gaethje finally lands a hard right hand, which forces Cobb
into the cage. They clinch, but Cobb can’t take him down. They
engage in a wild, erratic exchange, with Gaethje getting the better
of them. Cobb clinches and presses his foe into the fence, looking
for a takedown. Gaethje reverses position. Cobb breaks free and
sneaks off to his left, but Gaethje lands a hard, albeit glancing
With two minutes left, Gaethje is swinging very wildly, gunning for
a spectacular knockout but he’s way off target. Cobb jabs and
shoots in but he is stuffed. Gaethje presses him into the cage and
lands a nice right elbow to the side of the head. Cobb fires off a
right hand, but Gaethje counters with a leg kick and right
uppercut. They separate and Cobb opens up in the center of the
cage, but Gaethje is all over him. Gaethje lands a jumping knee at
the horn; both are exhausted. 10-9 Gaethje.
They exchange immediately, but Cobb is kicked square in the groin
by accident. He’s given a while to rest and eventually continues.
Mazzagatti warns Gaethje. Gaethje lands a few stinging low kicks.
Cobb is sticking and moving relatively well, but Gaethje is landing
the harder, more telling blows when they exchange. Cobb swings
wildly with three hooks, but misses them all. Gaethje answers with
another leg kick and right hand. Gaethje is attacking Cobb’s left
leg over and over. A vicious kick staggers Cobb badly. His leg is
shot and Gaethje swamrs him. Another brutal leg kick, followed by a
left hook and Mazzagatti has seen enough. He jumps in to the stop
the assault, resulting in the first stoppage of any sort of the
entire night. The official time of the TKO came at 2:19 of the
Beerbohm fires a leg kick immediately when Volkmann drops levels.
Beerbohm engages and clinches with his foe along the cage. Volkmann
reverses position and traps Fancy Pants into the fence. They
scramble and Volkmann is reversed, though he latches onto
Beerbohm’s neck. With no guillotine to be had, Volkmann lets go and
instead hammers away at his opponent’s body. Beerbohm has control
of Volkmann’s left leg, but can’t flip Volkmann over and spring
back to his feet. Volkmann reaches down and grabs onto fancy Pants’
leg, but nothing comes of it. After a scramble, Volkmann climbs
aboard his foe’s back but can’t sink in the hooks. Finally the
hooks are dug and Volkmann tries the rear naked choke. Beerbohm is
able to spin out of it and sweep Volkmann, who then scrambles back
to his feet. Beerbohm pins him into cage and tries to take him
down, but Volkmann’s posture and base are strong. Referee Chris
Tognoni separates them with about 30 seconds left and Beerbohm
shoots in again. He’s stuffed. 10-9 Volkmann.
Volkmann cruised past Beerbohm.
Volkmann lands a meager kick to the body right
away. Beerbohm is stalking him and quickly presses him up against
the cage. Fancy Pants digs a few left hooks to the body and a knee
to the thigh. Volkmann grabs the neck, but there’s no choke there.
He drops levels to defend Beerbohm’s takedown attempt and when
nothing comes from it, they separate. Again Beerbohm presses him
into the cage. Very little action for the next minute as they
remain clinched along the fence. Volkmann against latches onto the
neck, but the guillotine isn’t tight. Beerbohm pops his head out,
but remains in Volkmann’s chest.
Thankfully Tognoni separates them with a minute left. They charge
at each other, but once again Beerbohm clinches and forces him into
the cage. Volkmann forces a separation 30 seconds later but misses
his punch and kick. The crowd is booing at the end of the round.
Beerbohm rushes in but misses the clinch. They exchange a few
clanking blows and after Beerbohm misses a shot, Volkmann slinks
around and gets his back. Volkmann digs both hooks in, but he can’t
get his arm around for the choke. Beerbohm shucks him off and
scrambles out of harm’s way, but Volkmann is quick to react,
seizing his back again. Volkmann wraps up the body triangle from
the back and gets his right arm under the neck, but Fancy pants
defends the choke well. Volkmann is relentless in his pursuit of
the rear naked choke, but Beerbohm’s defense is superb. Volkmann is
rocking him from side to side in an effort to break the defense,
but Fancy Pants is keen to every move. Volkmann peppers him with
some reach around punches, but he still cannot sink the choke. With
a minute left, Berrbohm needs to do something or else it’s unlikely
he’ll get the decision. Volkmann still has his back but simply
can’t break through the defense of Beerbohm. The round ends with
Volkmann on Beerbohm’s back. 10-9 Volkmann.
Official score: Sherdog.com scores it 29-28
Volkmann. Official: 30-27 (twice) 29-28 for Volkmann.
Carl tapped out Steele in round one.
Steele starts the fight off with a front kick, but
it misses. Steele is launching kicks from various angles but Carl
is stone-faced and undeterred. Carl unfurls a flurry of punches,
but most of them miss. Carl steps on the gas and charges at Steele,
who misses a side kick. Carl takes him down hard and immediately
seizes his back, latching on an extremely deep rear naked choke.
Carl rolls him over, strengthening the choke, forcing the tap. The
official time of the submission comes at 1:32 of round one.
Burkman needed only 41 seconds to stop Fitch.
“A rematch seven years in the making” finally is
under way. After touching gloves, Fitch misses with a sweeping leg
kick. Burkman is moving away from the charging Fitch. The former
UFC welterweight title challenger lunges in to attack, but he eats
a short right hand. The pounch staggers him back. Fitch is badly
hurt and just as he tries to regain his footing, Burkman grabs his
neck. The standing guillotine is deep! Burkman drops to guard and
locks it in. Fitch is trying to fend it off, but it’s extremely
tight. Fitch goes limp and referee Steve Mazzagatii watches as
Burkman removes himself from off him, who then raises his hands in
victory. The official time is 0:41 of the opening frame.
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