Fallon Fox (top) moved to 3-0. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Fox proved to be the aggressor early in the contest, continually moving forward and firing off leg kicks and right hands. Jones held her own, however, as she backpedaled and tried to counter with jabs to the midsection and left hooks upstairs. Fox took the fight to the floor in all three rounds, working with punches and elbows from the guard before shucking off an armbar attempt in the final stanza and passing to side control. From there, “The Queen of Swords” applied the finishing hold, cutting off Jones’ blood supply on one side with a north-south headlock while pinching the other artery with her shin bone.
Fox started slow but finished Jones.
“I noticed [Jones] just tried to get away from me a lot. It was hard to catch up to her, but I did in the end, so that was pretty awesome,” Fox said. “It’s going to be an awesome match. Ashlee Smith is actually a little bit bigger than me. It’s going to be a hard challenge, but we’re going to rock and win this $20,000.”
Kyle and Wiuff previously met more than two years ago under the King of the Cage banner, with “MAK” initially earning a technical knockout win.
However, that result was later changed to a no contest once it was determined that Kyle had struck Wiuff after the bell to end round two.
The CFA 11 headliner would last just a fraction as long as that bout, as Kyle quickly clipped Wiuff with a wide left hook behind the ear that disrupted the Bellator MMA veteran’s equilibrium and dropped him to the floor. Kyle hesitated to pounce on his foe, first looking to referee James Warring to stop the contest. When Warring allowed the fight to continue, Kyle dropped a pair of coffin-nail hammerfists on his prone opponent, causing him to briefly go limp before clutching his head in pain. Wiuff remained on his back for several minutes before eventually being helped to his stool and then standing under his own power to congratulate Kyle.
Kyle melted Wiuff with leather.
Ex-Bellator talent Luis Palomino violently knocked out Robert Washington just 3:26 into their lightweight showdown. Though the bout’s opening minutes provided little in the way of action, “Baboon” soon electrified the crowd with a lunging one-two, the second half of which snapped Washington’s head around and sent him crashing to the canvas. Palomino nearly followed up on his badly dazed foe but thought better of it, instead raising his hands high as referee Troy Waugh waved off the contest to save Washington from further punishment.
The undefeated 23-year-old came out aggressive from the get-go, popping Brito with combinations and planting him on the canvas often. The fight became a bloodbath in the third period, where Soriano used a knee to break Brito’s nose -- an injury that would spew blood for the remainder of the contest as Brito did his best to slow down his relentless foe from the guard.
Vila returned to his wrestling roots.
In the main card opener, Ed Gordon picked up the sixth triumph of his professional career by finishing Oscar Delgado with a second-round rear-naked choke. After a steady first round that saw both men score in the standup, “Truck” elected to take his foe to the mat in round two, slamming him to the canvas with a powerful double-leg takedown.
A flurry of ground-and-pound followed, forcing Delgado to expose his neck and subsequently tap out at 1:32 of the second period.
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