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LIVE! Bellator 204 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Caldwell vs Lahat

Bellator 204: “Caldwell vs. Lahat” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 17, 2018) at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Expect a war in the Paramount Network-televised main event as dominating Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1) moves up to 145 pounds for a non-title match with Noad Lahat (12-3). In addition, South Dakota’s own Logan Storley (8-0) will look to extend his undefeated streak against elder statesman and Bellator veteran A.J. Matthews (9-7). His record does not begin to tell his story as several split decisions have not gone his way, so Storley is in for a challenge tonight.

Bellator 204’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, including the online “Prelims” undercard that starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad LahatCaldwell TKO R2.
Logan Storley vs. A.J. MatthewsStorley TKO 3:56 R2.
James Gallagher vs. Ricky BandejasBandejas KO 2:49 R1.
Tywan Claxton vs. Cris LencioniClaxton 30-27 X3 UD.
David Michaud vs. Corey DavisMichaud KO 1:42 R1.
Jason Jackson vs. Jordon LarsonJackson TKO 3:52 R1.
Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar MoralesMorales KO 0:58 R1.
DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce LoganJackson SD 28-29, 29-28, 30-27.
Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith PhathaemPhathaem UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Tyler Ray vs. Seth BassRay KO 3:30 R1.
Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead Cotton TKO 4:12 R1.
Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel TesfadeltMcKinney sub (arm triangle) 4:17 R3.
Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff NielsenNielsen TKO 2:53 R1.


Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad Lahat

Lahat is 12-3 out of Samaria, Israel. Caldwell is the Bantamweight champion and 12-1 overall fighting out of Rahway, New Jersey. Lahat has black trunks and blue gloves for our main event. Black/red trunks and red gloves for Caldwell. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran. Both men touched gloves during final instructions.

Round 1: Caldwell starts with a leg kick and a high kick. Lahat shoots, Caldwell sprawls, and he’s on top 36 seconds into the round looking to pass. Caldwell jumps over one leg and briefly has half guard but Lahat recovers. Caldwell tries to make a move again at 2:08. Lahat almost gave up side control but once again recovered back to guard. Caldwell is winning on riding time but isn’t satisfied with that and steps back at 3:10 looking to improve position. The crafty Lahat puts him right back in full guard again when he tries and even tries to trap the head. Caldwell slips out. One minute remains. Caldwell had half guard for about a second. It’s a 10-9 round for Caldwell but Lahat did a good job of stifling his offense.

Round 2: Caldwell threw a head kick but it was merely a prelude to his takedown at 0:11, getting Lahat off balance by defending the strike. Lahat tries to sit up against the fence and Caldwell grinds him back down to the mat. Lahat sits up again and Caldwell works to his back and gets one hook in. He’s thinking rear naked choke but Lahat rolls to his back to avoid it, but when he scrambles Caldwell jumps on his back and throws multiple right hands until Beltran saves a defenseless Lahat from more blows. It’s all over in Sioux Falls.

Final result: Darrion Caldwell wins by technical knockout in the second round.

Logan Storley vs. A.J. Matthews

Matthews is 9-7 out of Samar, Philippines. Storley is 8-0 out of Webster, South Dakota. Both men are sporting black trunks. Storley has the red gloves and Matthews the blue. Our referee in charge is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Both men are bouncing on their feet at the start, with Storley gradually pushing Matthews backward until he lands a leg kick, then ducking under a punch to take Matthews to the ground. Matthews tries to get back up to one knee but Storley keeps hammering away at his thighs then jumps to his back to wrestle him to the ground. Matthews gets to one knee again as the fans chant for Storley. Matthews gets up and immediately goes backward to the ground again with Storley on top in half guard. Right elbows and right hands are pounding on Matthews as he turtles up. Herzog is taking a close look. Matthews survives the first storm but a second wave is coming. Left hands are jacking him up from behind. Left elbows follow. Storley drags him back to the ground, sits on top and pours on more right hands. Herzog is giving Matthews every chance. Matthews hasn’t been finished but hasn’t had a single second of offense either.

Herzog calls time because of a left knee to the head of a grounded opponent and sends Storley to his corner. When Matthews finally gets back up there’s a big knot on the right side of his head from the knee. He tells the doctor he’s good to continue, tells Herzog he’s good to continue, and we resume action with just over a minute left. Storley takes Matthews down sinks in a rear naked choke and squeezes for all he’s worth. Matthews survives it. The crowd chants KNOCK HIM OUT as Storley rides on top for the duration. I’m honestly not sure if that’s 10-8 or 9-8. I didn’t see Herzog signal a point deduction but even if he did I’d still have had Matthews down 2 for how little he did – Storley wins R1 either way.

Round 2: Storley gets a takedown 16 seconds into R2 and drives knees to the ribs from side control. Storley works his way to Matthews back and is firing away uncontested right hands to the head of Matthews as Herzog looks on with just under half the round to go. The right elbows that Storley is landing are pretty nasty. The crowd is roaring for it. He jumps on top in half guard and delivers even more of the same. Matthews may be too tough for his own good. Finally the ref steps in and saves A.J. from the beating with slightly over a minute left.

Final result: Logan Storley wins by TKO at 3:56 of the second round.

James Gallagher vs. Ricky Bandejas

Bandejas is 10-1 and fights out of Brick, New Jersey. Gallagher is 7-0 and fights out of Strabane, Ireland. Bandejas sports black trunks and blue gloves. Gallagher has the yellow trunks and red gloves. He runs over to get in Bandejas’ face and start yelling at him and officials have to pull them apart. It happens AGAIN during the commercial break. The referee (hopefully) in charge of this contest is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Gallagher hits a few leg kicks, Bandejas trips him to the ground at 14 seconds, Gallagher pops right back up. Bandejas pushes him into the fence for a breather. Both men spend a moment on the ground. Bandejas drops him with a right hook and then rocks him again with a kick to the chin and pounds it out on the ground. IT IS ALL OVER. Replay shows us the first right hand that dropped Gallagher, the left kick to the chin that wobbled Gallagher, and the vicious onslaught that followed with multiple lefts to the head while Gallagher was down. The Sioux Falls crowd is chanting U-S-A over and over.

Final result: Ricky Bandejas finishes James Gallagher by KO at 2:49 in the first round.

Tywan Claxton vs. Cris Lencioni

Lencioni is in the black trunks and blue gloves. Claxton has black/red trunks and red gloves. Lencioni’s record is 4-1 and he fights out of Canby, Oregon. Claxton is 2-0 and he fights out of Cleveland, Ohio. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Lencioni throws a couple of head kicks early. Claxton wings out an overhand right. Claxton gets a takedown to side control off another head kick attempt and stacks Lencioni up to smash right hands. Lencioni is trying to push off the fence with his feet and simultaneously lock up an arm. Claxton drives knees to the ribs from side control. They end up North-South, Claxton pulls his leg free, then smashes home a left hook before they reset. Lencioni tries to spin his way toward Claxton. Lencioni lands a couple of leg kicks. Claxton pops two rights and a left. Lencioni throws a knee. Claxton looks like a matador as he ducks the charging bull and Lencioni crashes into the fence. Lencioni throws more head kicks. Body kick by Claxton as he circles. Lencioni answers in kind. Claxton ties up with him against the fence and Lencioni presses him with the hooks but Claxton presses back for a takedown into his guard. Claxton backs away from upkicks at 4:27 and mocks Lencioni, causing the crowd to erupt. 10-9 Claxton. Lencioni looked like he wanted to keep swinging after the bell but Beltran got between them.

Round 2: Claxton gets a takedown nine seconds into the round. Lencioni is trying to hold onto his wrists and pull on his head to keep it chest to chest. Claxton tries to posture up to no avail. Beltran is staring at them both like he’s about go warn them to get busy. Claxton backs up and throws one down the pipe then backs away from the upkicks. He goes back down again to half guard as Lencioni tries to hang on. Claxton transitions to full mount and almost takes the back as Lencioni rolls but ends up reset into the guard. Lencioni throws pitter-pat shots off his back. Claxton stands up and drops more right hands on his head before going back into the guard, where more shots follow. Lencioni is breathing hard. Claxton works the body then goes left right to the head. 40 seconds left as Claxton stands up then drops back down as Lencioni tried to spin. He was almost sitting on Lencioni’s face. Lencioni lost this entire round. 10-9 at least.

Round 3: There’s an attempt at a glove tap but I don’t think they connected. Claxton is tagging Lencioni with his hands and punctuates it with a high kick. Claxton doubles up on the simultaneous jab and leg kick. Lencioni tries a spinning backfist and Claxton takes him down immediately. Claxton stacks up his hapless foe and mauls him with the elbow until Lencioni can get him to guard. That just makes Claxton back up and drop a right hand down the pipe. This fight has become rinse, lather, repeat. Whenever Claxton needs to he backs up, whenever he does he gets back on top in guard. Off his back Lencioni can do little to stop Claxton from doing whatever he wants. Now he’s worked his way to a mounted crucifix. Lencioni gets his arm free but all he’s doing for the last 20 seconds is defending. Claxton tries hard to finish in the closing seconds but Lencioni is totally turtled up. There’s still bad blood between the two after the bell.

Final result: Tywan “Air” Claxton wins via 30-27 unanimous decision.

David Michaud vs. Corey Davis

Blue gloves and black trunks for Davis. Black trunks and red gloves for Michaud. Michaud is 12-4 and Davis is 3-0 fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska. Michaud fights out of Pine Ridge, SD. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: No glove tap. Michaud gets touched early and the two clinch up against the fence jockeying for control. Michaud pushes forward and gets a takedown but Davis quickly scrambles back to his feet. Davis lands a right hand. Davis goes for a single leg and tries to get a hook in from behind. Michaud is holding his base well as Davis tries to climb on him from behind. Michaud escapes lights him up with a right hand and pours on the kill shots as the partisan crowd at Sanford Pentagon erupts for the stoppage. The replay shows Michaud bucking Davis off by throwing his weight backward into the fence then clipping him with a right hand right behind the ear when he got free. Perfect timing.

Final result: David Michaud wins via first round knockout at 1:42.

Jason Jackson vs. Jordon Larson

Black trunks and blue gloves with a record of 7-3 out of Miami, Florida for Jackson. White trunks and red gloves for Larson out of Sioux Falls with a record of 9-4. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: No tap as Larson charges quickly to the center. Larson circles and lands a leg kick. Jackson with a leg kick. Larson shoots for a single and Jackson gets out. Jackson throws the right hand. The crowd is cornering again, this time for Larson. Larson lands a left jab and circles away then comes over the top with a right arm. Jackson keeps pressuring forward. Larson shoots again and Jackson shrugs it off. Jackson with the left jab and Larson returns fire. Jackson tags Larson. He’s trying to cut Larson off against the fence. Jackson continues to throw rights to the hand and body. Larson drops for the double and turns Jackson around but again he slips away. Larson gets rocked and Jackson pours on hammers against the fence until Beltran waves it off, stunning the home town crowd into abject silence.

Final result: Jason Jackson wins via first round technical knockout at 3:52.

Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar Morales

Nawrocki is in the red trunks and blue gloves. Morales is in the green trunks and red gloves. Nawrocki is 3-0 and he fights out of Bellevue, Nebraska. Nawrocki is 6-0 and he fights out of Miami, Florida by way of Venezuela. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Nawrocki is looping out a right hook but he gets caught by one that’s flush and a second that drops him to the canvas. This one’s over quick.

Final result: Omar Morales wins via knockout at 0:58 of round one.

DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce Logan

Black trunks and blue gloves for Jackson, black and red for Logan. Jackson is 8-2 out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Logan is 9-2 out of Doland, SD. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Glove tap starts it off. Logan lands the first leg kick. Logan with a leg jab to the face. Jackson works his jab and suddenly pushes Logan into the fence for a flurry but he weathers the storm. Logan works back to the center. Left high kick stuns Jackson. Logan comes forward but doesn’t land a kill shot. Jackson answers with a right and a knee that seems to have the same effect. Logan and Jackson tie up on the fence. They finally break at 2:33. Both men trade jabs. Jackson unloads with a flurry and Logan dances backward then tags Jackson with a hook. Logan stumbles throwing a leg kick but recovers. Left hook by Jackson as he pushes Logan to the fence. Logan with a leg kick, Jackson with big strikes, Logan with a body kick. Logan shoots for a double and misses but throws a strike on the break. Every person in the building seems to be cornering Logan tonight. 10-9 Logan.

Round 2: Jackson comes out jabbing and throws the right hook. Logan throws a kick at the knee and a jab to the body. Jackson and Logan trade hard jabs. Jackson throws a shot as Logan turns and the fans complain about a shot to the back of the head. Wombacher wasn’t going to call that — it wasn’t intentional. Body shot for Logan is answer with a jab and a leg kick. Logan is trying to keep his hands high but Jackson is getting through the defense enough to leave redness on Logan’s face. Logan lands leg kicks inside and outside to Jackson’s left leg. Jackson with hands and a knee up the middle. Jackson starts complaining about being poked in the right eye. Wombacher does nothing. Leg kick for Logan. Body kick for Logan. Jackson hammers with lefts and rights. Logan is now bleeding from the nose. His defense is dropping as well. Jackson keeps landing the left repeatedly. He stings Logan with a hard right before R2 ends. 10-9 Jackson.

Round 3: Glove tap opens R3. Jackson is immediately head hunting with his left hand. Logan is backing up toward the fence. He misses wildly with a right hook. Right hook for Jackson. Jackson is keeping the pressure on. Repeated left jabs to the chin. Logan keeps trying to force his way to the center but winds up retreating and looking to counter strike. The crowd is begging him to keep the center. That’s going to be hard to do as Jackson just single legged him to the ground with only 2:20 left. Jackson works his way to the back looking to sink in a rear naked choke. Logan spins his way to the top and the crowd explodes like he just finished the fight. He’s got 50 seconds left to work. Even if he throws a strike that misses they are so happy just to see him on top. Shame for them he wasn’t on top for the majority of the round. 10-9 Jackson.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Logan, 29-28 Jackson, 30-27 for Jackson by split decision.

Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith Phathaem

Blue gloves, record of 2-0, fighting out of Fremont, Nebraska is Peatrowsky. Red gloves, record of 0-1, fighting out of Sioux Falls is Phathaem. Jason Herzog is our referee. Black trunks for both men.

Round 1: Tap of gloves gets us underway. Phathaem lands the first leg kick. A second leads to an exchange of fists. Phathaem dances back and forth feinting with his hands. Peatrowsky charges in and eats a hard one to the chin before he resets. Peatrowsky with the jab and leg kick. Phathaem circles and looks for an opening but Peatrowsky lands a hard right. Now it’s Peatrowsky trying to shadowbox, feinting low and then firing high. Peatrowsky tries a spinning back kick. Peatrowsky tries to push Phathaem toward the fence with no success. They keep meeting back in the middle. Clean left hand for Peatrowsky. Phathaem lands a leg kick and eats a flurry in response. Peatrowsky makes him back up with a right hand flush. He paws with the left hand to get the range. Peatrowsky is getting the better of the exchanges as this round wears on. 10-9 Peatrowsky.

Round 2: Another glove tap to start R2. Peatrowsky wastes little time unloading with combos pushing Phathaem backward into the fence. Phathaem tries to turn it around into a takedown. Peatrowsky widens his stances but Phathaem keeps digging. He just can’t get him off his feet. He gets close and then Peatrowsky spins back to his feet. Jason Herzog calls time to check the tape on Peatrowsky’s left hand and then signals to continue. Phathaem lands a right and a leg kick but as usual Peatrowsky gives harder firepower in return. Peatrowsky is clearly the aggressor now. He accidentally lands a groin shot but Phathaem waves it off. Phathaem misses an overhand right and lands a push kick. Peatrowsky with a combo. Peatrowsky gets stunned by a right hand. Phathaem follows with an uppercut but inexplicably switches to leg kicks instead of going for the kill. Peatrowsky seems recovered as the clapper sounds. Spinning heel kick from Peatrowsky. I don’t think Phathaem stole the round when he froze Peatrowsky but a judge might. 10-9 either way.

Round 3: One last glove tap. Phathaem immediately goes for a right to the head and Peatrowsky fires a combo back. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem lands an uppercut going backwards as Peatrowsky pushes toward him. Jumping left hand from Peatrowsky lands hard. Body kick for Phathaem. It’s still a 2-for-1 combo as Peatrowsky gives more than he gets whenever he’s touched. Phathaem lands a clean left jab. He goes for it again and eats a combo. He lands another and may have hurt Peatrowsky a bit. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem is the aggressor at this point. Clean right hook lands. Peatrowsky looks gassed. Phathaem probably needs a to land a home run. He nearly does with a hard right hook and starts swinging for the fences but can’t drop Peatrowsky before the bell. 10-9 Phathaem.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 all for Phathaem.

Tyler Ray vs. Seth Bass

Bass is in the blue trunks and gloves. Ray is in the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran. Bass’ record is 4-2 and he fights out Omaha, Nebraska. Ray’s record is 2-1 and he fights out of Boca Raton, Florida.

Round 1: Glove tap. Ray is quickly trying to find a home for the right hand buts it’s the left that touches the chin as he follows up with kicks. Bass pushes forward but his chin keeps getting touched. Ray shoots and pushes Bass into the fence. Ray digs and gets the single leg takedown. Bass traps an arm and flips over but Ray escapes and gets side control. Now Ray may be trying to return the favor. Ray wins up in half guard but it’s a better position for him to land hands and elbows to Bass’ head. Bass moves him to full guard and Ray comes over the top with big right elbows and one more big right hand that shuts down the fight.

Final result: Tyler Ray wins by knockout at 3:30 of round one.

Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead

White trunks and blue gloves for Whitehead. Black trunks and red gloves for Cotton. Whitehead missed weight by 15 pounds (200.2 to 185.4) but both men still agreed to the bout. Whitehead is 2-2 and Cotton is 2-0. Whitehead fights out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cotton fights out of Hutchinson, Kansas. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: No glove tap. No surprise either. Whitehead takes the center and Cotton circles around him before throwing a leg kick. Cotton eventually changes the dynamic and pushes Whitehead to the outside before landing a few hands. They go into the fence and break clean. Whitehead with a low kick. Cotton shoots and easily gets a takedown, landing a left to the chin on top. Whitehead gives up side control and Cotton mashes on his face with the right hand, elbow, forearm, everything. He’s looking for a mounted crucifix. Whitehead gets him back to half guard then full. Cotton is trying to posture up and drop bombs. Whitehead is trying to hand on and survive. Cotton gets up and takes the back. Whitehead stands and slips out with just over a minute left. Cotton clips him with a right and multiple knees then drops hammers on him from behind as the ref quickly runs over to save Whitehead. Cotton is extremely pleased and starts miming celebrations to the crowd before tossing his mouthpiece into the center of the cage. The slow motion of the final 2-3 left hammerfists that Cotton landed leave little doubt in the stoppage. Whitehead was defenseless.

Final result: Romero Cotton wins via first round knockout at 4:12.

Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel Tesfadelt

McKinney is in the red gloves and Tesfadelt the blue. Tesfadelt is 2-1 in the red trunks and fights out of Sioux Falls. McKinney is in the black trunks, 7-5, and fights out of Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

Round 1: Tesfadelt comes out swinging and McKinney tries to keep him at range with a high kick and body kicks. Tesfadelt ties up after landing a big right hand and takes McKinney down. He wants to pass but McKinney keeps his knees up high. Eventually he moves to half but McKinney stands up. Tesfadelt tries to turn it into a choke but loses it and McKinney takes his back. One hook is in. Tesfadelt is trying to turn over on top. McKinney is going for the rear naked choke. Tesfadelt pushes off the cage with his feet to escape then slams McKinney to the ground. He’s on top in half. McKinney tries and fails to trap an arm. McKinney gets him back to full guard as the action stalls out. McKinney goes for an arm late but the bell sounds. 10-9 round for Tesfadelt.

Round 2: McKinney paws at Tesfadelt with low kicks. Tesfadelt throws high in response. Tesfadelt is knocked back by a body kick. McKinney lands a good right hook. Tesfadelt closes the distance, McKinney goes for a takedown and Tesfadelt traps the head. McKinney pops out and is on top. He’s in side control. Tesfadelt moves him to half guard but isn’t going much of anywhere. McKinney with right hands to the head. Tesfadelt moves him to full guard. He’s still on his back. The crowd behind press row is acting like his corner man telling him to get to the cage and wall walk. He’s trapped McKinney’s head again for a moment but once again he pops out. McKinney can’t stop him from spinning on top but McKinney sweeps him and puts his back against the fence. 10-9 McKinney.

Round 3: Tap of gloves to start our final round. Tesfadelt misses a single leg attempt. His leg kick connects. McKinney airs a spinning high kick. They clinch up and McKinney pushes Tesfadelt into the cage. Tesfadelt makes him break with a knee to the body. McKinney throws a high kick. Tesfadelt clinches but McKinney takes him down. The ref calls for more work as McKinney gets stuck trying to pass but he’s in half guard eventually throwing elbows to the ribs. Tesfadelt scoots backward trying to get to the fence. McKinney hits a hard reverse elbow to the head and takes the back as Tesfadelt tries to stand. Knees to the butt. (Seriously.) More knees from McKinney. McKinney winds up on top in half guard as Tesfadelt tries to get up. He’s got an arm triangle choke. Tesfadelt taps out!

Final result: Lloyd McKinney wins via submission (arm triangle choke) 4:17 R3.

Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff Nielsen

2-0 record for Nielsen out of Sioux Falls in the blue gloves. SD. 1-0 record for Meyer out of Wahpeton, ND in the red gloves.

Round 1: Early takedown finds Nielsen on top passing to side control and securing the position. Meyer is trying to buck him off but Nielsen moves to his back looking to grab the left arm while rabbit punching him in the head. Meyer is eating lots of right hands and trying to cover up. It’s a pretty one sided beating so far. He stands up and Nielsen puts him right back on his knees and keeps hammering away. The ref is taking a close look. Nielsen gets the right hook in and left hands finish the fight from there.

Final result: Jeff Nielsen wins by technical knockout at 2:53 of the first round.

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LIVE! RIZIN 12 Results, Streaming Updates Tonight!

RIZIN and shine, Maniacs, it’s time for some early morning hooliganism. The current kingpin of Japanese MMA returns this Sunday morning (Aug. 12, 2018) with almost a dozen mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing matches featuring some of the nation’s top fighters.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of RIZIN 12 below, starting with the FITE.TV broadcast at 2 a.m. ET.

Though not quite as star-studded as some of the promotion’s other offerings, RIZIN 12 still features a healthy dose of talent, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Kiichi Kunimoto, Hatsu Hioki, and Angela Magana. Also on the docket are local standouts Yusuke Yachi, Yuki Motoya, and “King” Reina Miura.


Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo — Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch) in Round Two
Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone — Motoya def. Sona by submission (rear naked choke) in Round Two
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura — Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke) in Round One
Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young — Young def. Miura by unanimous decision
Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto — Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks) in Round Two
Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura — Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara — Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO — KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision
Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana — Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke) in Round One
RYUKI vs. NAOYA — RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision
Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama — Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches) in Round Two
Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato — Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision


Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo

Round one: Gustavo opens with a head kick attempt. Still looking for it. Good hook and a sweeping right hand. Gustavo wading after Yachi, landing good punches. He shoots for an easy takedown. Good right hand by Gustavo. He slams Yachi near the ropes. Soccer kick two minutes in as Yachi scrambles up. Double underhooks for Yachi. he tries a fancy knee, eats one in return and they slug it out. Two minutes to go.

Low kick and knees from Yachi. Left hook from Gustavo. He tries a head kick. Straight left by Yachi with a minute to go. Another straight left stings Gustavo. He marches after Yachi with a flying knee attempt, eats another left hand. Two hard hooks land for Gustavo. Superman punch by Gustavo. Close round, slightest edge to Gustavo.

Round two: Yachi goes for an outside reap and lands in side control. One minute in. Not much ground-and-pound so far. Gustavo scrambles up, eats a knee as he does. 1-2 from Yachi. Overhand right by Gustavo. Two minutes in. 3-2 and a combination. Yachi sporting a nasty cut on the eyebrow. Ref stops the action to check it out, but lets it keep going. As soon as they resume, Gustavo blasts Yachi with a right hand that sends him face-first to the mat.

Final result: Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch)

Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone

Round one: Sone lands an uppercut on the ropes. Low kicks from Motoya. Sone with a well-timed double-leg in the corner. Motoya latches onto a guillotine and jumps guard. No dice. Motoya complaining to the ref about the ropes, so he turns them around. Overhook control for Motoya two minutes in. Hammerfist from Sone and Motoya scrambles up with another guillotine. This one’s tighter, but Sone slips through the ropes to get out. Two minutes to go.

Sone goes low-low-high with punches. Again low-high with hooks. Low kick lands. Motoya with a left hook as he retreats. One minute to go. Sone hops in with a knee and ties up with double underhooks. He tosses Motoya down, they trade, and Sone denies a takedown. Low kicks from both. Sone in the lead.

Round two: Sone pressing forward, scores another takedown. Motoya again threatening a guillotine. Sone pops his head out and sets up in guard. Motoya uses the threat of a leglock to sweep. Sona scrambles out and avoids another guillotine as he takes him down into half guard. The scramble continues and Motoya looks for a high-elbow version. Still nothing. Motoya gets on top. Two minutes to go.

Sone works his way up and separates. Low kick lands for him. Motoya shoots, can’t complete it, keeps scrambling and takes the back. He quickly works his elbow under Sone’s chin and draws the tap.

Final result: Motoya def. Sone by submission (rear naked choke)

Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura

Round one: Good low kick and 1-2 from Kunimoto followed by a knee. He shoots and takes Sumimura down into half guard. Short punches from Kunimoto. One minute in. Looking for an arm triangle. He needs to get his knee through and pass. No dice. Now he’s in side control. Sumimura regains half guard when Kunimoto tries to go to mount. Kunimura just can’t pass. Two minutes to go.

Now he gets mount with a minute to work. Kunimoto postures up for some right hands and takes the back. Kunimoto with a slick transition to the arm triangle and Sumimura goes to sleep just moments before the bell.

Final result: Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke)

Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young

Round one: Young firing her jab. Hard overhand right by Miura. She steps into the clinch, Young looking to frame her away. One minute in. Young counters a throw into top position and nearly takes the back before Miura slips out. Low kick from Young. Two minutes in. Young pressuring, lands another low kick. Head kick attempt. Another one catches Miura leaning. Hard right hands by Young. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Young. Another head kick and 1-2 after eating an overhand right. Leg kick. Counter overhand from Miura. Leg kick exchange. Right hands from Miura. She more into the clinch once again, can’t maintain a grip. Young with a solid early lead.

Round two: Low kicks from Young. They’re piling up. Body kick as well. One minute in. Straight right by Young. Low kick, right hands. Miura not offering much, eats a counter right. Young opening up, absorbs a right hand. Two minutes in. Miura catches a body kick and takes her down into half guard. Young rolls to her knees. Miura looking for her second hook. There it is, full back control. Young appears to use the ropes to pull her way up. One minute to go. Young denies an attempt to clinch and goes back to work with heavy right hands. Miura eats a 1-2, hits a double-leg. Still Young’s fight so far.

Round three: Lovely throw from Miura, but Young again rolls through and they return to their feet. One minute in. Low kicks from Young. Head kick this time. Two minutes in. Young waves her on. Head kick attempt, straight right connects. Another low kick. Miura grabs double underhooks in the corner. Two minutes to go.

Young framing well, lands a knee upstairs but gets taken down into side control. Young gets to her knees, Miura takes her back. Full body triangle. Miura looking for the choke, runs out of time. Should be a decision for Young.

Final result: Young def. Miura by unanimous decision

Kickboxing: Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto

Round one: Both open with kicks. Sneaky side kick knocks Hashimoto over. Low kicks from Hashimoto. Naito looks for a head kick. Once again. Low kick from Naito a minute in. Not even sure there’s been a punch yet. Now Naito follows a left hook with a head kick. Jumping knee glances off Hashimoto’s chin. Leg kick exchange. Hashimoto to the body. One minute to go. He takes one to the cup. Naito firing kicks, but gets caught with a right hand while throwing and hits the mat for a knockdown. He looks fine, catching Hashimoto with a left hook when they resume. Hard right straight. 10-8 Hashimoto.

Round two: Hashimoto goes low-high, has to weather a long series of combos from Naito. Naito tearing up the lead leg, catches a kick and lands while holding it. Clash of heads in the center. Hashimoto to the body, eats more leg kicks. That right leg of his is going. Naito keeps whacking at it until Hashimoto drops for a knockdown. Two more kicks and down goes Hashimoto again. He’s limping when he stands. His leg can’t support him anymore and there’s the finish.

Final result: Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks)

Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura

Round one: Asakura throwing heavy, lands a leg kick. Asakura to the body. Hioki shoots from too far out, stuffed. One minute in. Asakura body kick. Hioki shoots again, gets over-unders. Hioki goes for a sacrifice throw, winds up on the bottom in guard. Two minutes in. Hioki looks for a leg, Asakura lets him up. Two minutes to go.

Asakura digs a left downstairs, eats a body shot in return. Asakura backs him to the corner and sends him crashing down with a left high kick. Two more punches and it’s over.

Final result: Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches)

Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara

Round one: They meet in the center and just start trading punches. Martinez seemingly getting the better of it, waving him on. Body kicks from Martinez. One minute in. Uppercut lands for him, more body kicks. Elbows by Martinez. Kuwabara getting overwhelmed, eats uppercuts and hooks. Kuwabara’s still throwing back at him. Two minutes in. Kuwabara to the body, eats a long combination. Now Kuwabara’s stumbling, eats a glancing head kick. Martinez staying busy with punches, rips the body. Two minutes to go.

Hard right hand after some jabs. Kuwabara looks spent. Head kick from Martinez, heavy shots in the corner. The ref steps in as the flurry ramps up.

Final result: Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches)

Kickboxing: Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO

Round one: Trading low kicks to start. One minute in. Body kick from Ogawa, low kick from KAITO and they trade knees inside. Body kick by Ogawa. Combination from KAITO. One minute to go. Teep to the face. Ogawa catches a body kick and sweeps the leg. KAITO catches the next kick and lands a right hand. Body kick from KAITO, knocked off-balance. 10-9 Ogawa.

Round two: Another patient opening minute, both men landing low kicks. One minute in. Right hand and low kick from KAITO. Body shot. 1-2 met by a jab. Ogawa body kick. KAITO landing better now. One minute to go. He tries a jumping knee. Low kick from Ogawa. Body shot, low kick. Counter right from KAITO as Ogawa pressures. Ogawa leg kick met by a left hook. 10-9 KAITO.

Round three: Once again, they start by picking at each other’s lead legs. KAITO to the body, uppercut upstairs. Teep lands. One minute in. Hard left hook downstairs. Ogawa leg kicks, combination upstairs. Looking to pick up the pace. Combo from KAITO in return. Counter 1-2. Hard combinations from Kaito to the head and body. More shots piling up. Left hook exchange. KAITO overwhelming him with punches right now, but Ogawa firing back. 10-9 KAITO.

Final result: KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision

Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana

Round one: Both firing right hands early. Magana landing straights. Murata gets double underhooks and trips her down into side control. One minute in. Magana trying to bridge, can’t do so as Murata lands punches. Magans manages to scramble up, suplexed back to the mat. Two minutes in. Magana stuck on her knees. She nearly vies up her neck on the way up, eats a knee. Two minutes to go.

Another takedown into side control for Murata. Hard right hands. She continues to whack away, maintaining control. Murata well ahead.

Round two: Trading low kicks to start. Murata gets double underhooks in the corner. Magana manages to separate and fire her jab. Murata tries to spin. Two minutes in. Jab from Magana, body kick from Murata. Straight left by Murata, who hits an easy double-leg into side control. Murata looking for a von Flue choke. Two minutes to go.

Still looking for that choke. She passes to mount and clamps down until Magana taps.

Final result: Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke)

Kickboxing: RYUKI vs. NAOYA

Round one: Trading kicks to start. RYUKI with the harder low kicks so far. Body kick. NAOYA lands one in return, then a right hand inside. Hard 1-2 from RYUKI a minute in. Back to trading low kicks, stiff straight punches by RYUKI. NAOYA with a body kick, eats an uppercut and straight lef.t Clinch. RYUKI picking up the pace, whacking the lead leg. Body shot, uppercuts, hooks. NAOYA fires a head kick and eats a left cross. RYUKI to the body. Straight left, uppercuts. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round two: Both land left hands, then NAOYA wades in, landing a right hook. Good exchanges this round. RYUKI back on the front foot, landing jabs. Straight left met by a NAOYA high kick. Body kicks from NAOYA, who eats a knee. Clinch. One minute to go. Low kicks by RYUKI. Body kick backs NAOYA up and he follows up with a flying knee attempt. Hard straight left buzzes NAOYA and RYUKI’s on the attack. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round three: NAOYA moving forward. Knee and straight left by RYUKI, leg kick lands. Body kicks, straight left, then a nasty series of punches that NAOYA absorbs. One minute in. Clinch. Body kick from NAOYA. Knee by RYUKI met by an uppercut. Knee again, jumping switch kick. NAOYA low kick with a minute to go. Knee and straight left come back at him and again RYUKI whacks that lead leg. Straight left on the break. Again on the counter. Both land punches in the center. Uppercuts from Ryuki with his back on the ropes. 10-9 RYUKI.

Final result: RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision

Kickboxing: Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama

Round one: Matsukura sending out round kicks. Snap kick downstairs, left body kick. Again. Matsukura switching stances well. Snap kick, low kick. One minute in. Leg kick, body kick. Good right hand catches Okuyama coming in. Body kick form Okuyama. Matsukura outlanding him by a large margin, punishing the body. One minute to go. Straight left snaps Okuyama’s head back and Okuyama marches after him, throwing combinations. Suddenly, Okuyama wobbles Matsukara with a left hook and tries to put him down before the bell. 10-9 Okuyama.

Round two: Matsukura going back to the kicks. Body kick lands for him. Leg kick exchange. One minute in. 1-2 from Matsukura, body kick exchange. Short right from Okuyama. Teep downstairs. One minute to go. Matsukura steps in and levels Okuyama with a 1-2. Okuyama goes down face-first, but manages to beat the count. Matsukura keeps up the attack until another 1-2 puts him down.

Final result: Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches)

Kickboxing: Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato

Round one: Trading early low kicks. Sato tries a high kick. Good trade in the center until Sato catches a kick. Takedown by Sato. One minute in. Another clinch. Low kick from Shota, body kick by Sato. Sato counters a low kick with a straight left and Shota slips. Trading in the center, both land body kicks and Sato lands while he has Shota on one leg, then hits a throw. Shota just keeps slipping, but suddenly he’s landing heavy shots. 10-9 Sato.

Round two: Sato tries a spinning hook kick, lands a knee in the clinch. Heavy punches from both men, body kick by Sato and a side kick to the body. Another takedown. Trading knees inside, throw from Sato. Shota slips yet again, eats a front kick and a combo. Heavy exchange. Counter hook catches Shota jumping. Low kicks and knees by Shota, tries to open up on the ropes. He backs Sato to the corner and drops him hard. Shota tries to capitalize, walks into a front kick and then gets dropped after standing. Clinch. 10-9 Sato.

Round three: Shota comes out slugging, eats a kick. Clinch. Sato’s nose look busted and Shota cracks him with a knee for a called knockdown. Ref pauses the fight to look at Sato’s nose. One minute in. Back to punching, Shota tries a knee inside and gets clipped with punches. He just keeps marching forward. Knees from Shota inside. Sato body kick, jumping knee. Takedown. Shota lands a heavy left high kick and looks to pour it on. Clinches slowing things down. Shota continues to pound until the bell. 10-8 Shota.

Final result: Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision

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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” enters its season finale tonight (Tues., Aug. 7, 2018) after seven episodes chock-full of entertainment and a healthy heap of fresh Octagon talent (get all caught up here). Leading the way this week is Greg Hardy, making his second appearance on the program against Tebaris Gordon. Light Heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu will also return after an uninspiring win in Season One, while the rest of the line up includes CFFC champ Joseph Lowry and LFA standout Bobby Moffett.


Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon — Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches) at 0:17 of Round One
Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith — Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows) at 2:52 of Round One
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant — Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:48 of Round One
Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn — Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:02 of Round Two
Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran — Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:55 of Round Two


265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon

Round one: Hardy comes out slugging. He backs Gordon to the cage and continues to throw until a right hook slips around Gordon’s guard and sends him to the mat.

Final result: Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches)

155 lbs.: Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith

Round one: Early straight right by Lowry. Smith lands a leg kick. One minute in. Lowry lands another right hand over the top. Jabs upstairs. Another leg kick by Smith. 1-2 lands between the guard. Lowry goes low-high, eats a right hand. Two minutes in. Snapping jabs land for Smith. Lowry with a front kick to the body, wades in behind punches to shoot. Smith obliterates him with Browne elbows for his trouble.

Final result: Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows)

205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant

Round one: Bryant flicking out low kicks, eats a jab. Right hand by Bryant. Another nice jab by Nzechukwu, straight left. Bryant continues to pick at the leadleg. Bryant shoots under a head kick, stuffed, claims a back-of-the-head strike that Nzechukwu protests. One minute in. Bryant throwing more at the moment, not landing clean. Again Nzechukwu catches Bryant leaning with a head kick and this one drops him. Nzechukwu pounds him out with hammerfists.

Final result: Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches)

145 lbs.: Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn

Round one: Early overhand from Moffett. He catches a kick and takes him down into half guard.Moffett looking to get his knee through. One minute in. He pulls Kilburn off the fence. Now he’s looking for an arm triangle, loses it. Still looking to get his knee through. Two minutes in. Moffett continuing to work on the arm triangle, but Kilburn maintains half guard. Good shots from Moffett. Still targeting the arm triangle. Two minutes to go.

Full mount for Moffett. Short punches landing. Kilburn trying to buck without success. Moffett gets that arm triangle setup again, can’t complete it. One minute to go. Good elbows landing for him. 10-8 Moffett.

Round two: Kilburn opens the round swinging, eats shots and gets taken down during a wheel kick attempt. Moffett on top in side control. Kilburn goes to his knees, fighting off the front headlock. Moffett looking for a d’arce. It looks good. Kilburn’s forced to tap.

Final result: Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke)

145 lbs.: Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran

Round one: Trading punches in the center to start. Low kick from Coughran and a teep. Head kick attempt, left hook lands. Low kick. Counter right by Gilpin met by a left hook. One minute in. Coughran doubles up the right hand. Low kick. Gilpin with a right around the guard, eats another leg kick. Right hand knocks Gilpin back and Coughran follows up with body kicks. Coughran much, much busier so far. Gilpin lands a right hand. Coughran goes low-high with left hooks. Low kick again. Gilpin lands a body kick and eats a leg kick. Two minutes to go.

Coughran continues punishing the lead leg, lands a right hand upstairs. Cross counters by Gilpin and he’s on the attack. Coughran blasts him with a combo in return. Double right by Coughran. One minute to go. They’re trading heat and it’s Coughran landing more. Overhand right by Gilpin, who catches a body kick but can’t use it. Coughran slings hooks and absorbs a body kick. He tries to spin and gets taken down, but scrambles up. 10-9 Coughran.

Round two: Second round starts like the first, Coughran staying much busier. Back to the low kicks. Gilpin lands a pair of counter rights, Coughran connects with hooks. Hard left hook. Gilpin switching stance now. One minute in. 1-2 from Coughran, but Gilpin takes him down and denies an attempt to stand. Gilpin on top in guard. Looking to frame a d’arce choke. He gets Coughran to his side and puts in the squeeze. Coughran looks to sweep, but is forced to tap.

Final result: Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke)

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LIVE! Kovalev Vs. Alvarez Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Two of boxing’s top Light Heavyweights look to defend their titles and set the stage for a unification bout tonight (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) as Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol face Eleider Alvarez and Isaac Chilemba, respectively, inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of “Kovalev vs. Alvarez” below, starting with the HBO Boxing broadcast at 10 p.m. ET.

Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KO) is working towards once again becoming the most feared 175er in the sport after rough losses to Andre Ward. Though he picked up decent wins over Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and Igor Mikhalkin, Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO) is easily his stiffest test since the Ward debacle and should give “The Krusher” a genuine fight.

Bivol (13-0, 11 KO) has emerged as the future of the division at 27 years old, most recently dominating and stopping the ever-dangerous Sullivan Barrera. Chilemba (25-2-2, 10 KO) is tough as nails, but came up short in consecutive bouts against Alvarez, Kovalev, and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.


Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez
Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba


Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez

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Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba

Round one: Bivol moving forward early. Both men jabbing. Lead hook lands for Bivol, who opens up with a heavy combination on the ropes. Bivol digs a right hand to the body. One minute in. Chilemba firing his jab. Stiffer jab by Bivol and a left hook soon afterwards. Lead hook lands for him. Low-high 1-2 from Bivol with a minute to go, then a thudding left hook downstairs. Chilemba with a right hook to the body. Left hook connects. Left uppercut by Bivol. 10-9 Bivol.

Round two: Chilemba trying to keep Bivol at range with his jab, but a left hook knocks him back. Bivol on the attack. Chilemba comes back with a left hook. Three-piece by Bivol and a chopping right a minute in. Chilemba lands a hook around the guard, but it’s all Bivol so far. Bivol with a left hook upstairs, then another as Chilemba straightens up. One minute to go. They trade in the center after a stiff Bivol jab. Right hand by Bivol. Left hook catches Chilemba leaning. 10-9, 20-18 Bivol.

Round three: Chilemba’s jab looks alright, but that’s all he’s got so far. Bivol landing his own jab with regularity as well. Bivol backs him to the ropes, clinch. Chilemba tries a hook, eats two in return. One minute to go. Chilemba lands an uppercut that’s met by a left hook. Bivol with more left hooks. 3-2 lands. Bivol landing hard shots on the ropes, Chilemba roars back with an overhand right. 10-9, 30-27 Bivol.

Round four: Chilemba just has nothing to offer right now. Bivol is holding his own in the jabbing battle and he’s roughing Chilemba up every time they fully engage. Long left hook from Bivol a minute in. Chilemba jabs the body, eats two in return. Chilemba to the body. One minute to go. Harder jab by Bivol. Good left hook on a fading-back Chilemba. 10-9, 40-36 Bivol.

Round five: Chilemba keeping up the jab, lands a right to the body. More jabs from Bivol. One minute. Jab battle continues. Bivol continues to get the better of it whenever they trade power punches. Chilemba starting to find the mark downstairs. 10-9, 50-45 Bivol.

Round six: These descriptions are getting less thorough because we’re in a groove at this point. Chilemba can only keep up with Bivol when they’re both jabbing, an Bivol is visibly affecting Chilemba every time one of his bigger punches connect. Chilemba is admittedly landing some decent body shots, but it’s Bivol outlanding him by a fair margin. One minute to go. Left hook by Bivol, 1-2-3 after taking a body shot. Another 1-2-3. Clinch. 10-9, 60-54 Bivol.

Round seven: More jabs, right hand form Bivol. Combinations piling up for the Russian, Chilemba throwing with him. One minute in. Things slow back down. Chilemba on the front foot now. Both land jabs. Jabs from Bivol as Chilemba targets the body. One minute to go. Now Bivol opening up once again, targeting the head with combinations. 10-9, 70-63 Bivol.

Round eight: We’re at that awkward stage of a fight where it’s clear neither man can easily rock the other and the skill gap is too big to make it compelling. Chilemba is still game, still in there. Jab exchange. One minute in. Left hook by Bivol. Nice jab from Chilemba. Trading jabs in the center with a minute to go. Crowd’s getting antsy as well. Snapping jab from Bivol, who tries a 1-2-3. 10-9, 80-72 Bivol.

Round nine: I had to get up at 7:00 on a Saturday this morning and this isn’t helping. No real sense of urgency from Bivol, although he does land a left hook. One minute in. Chilemba with a combo on the ropes. This is a sparring session right now. 1-3 from Bivol. More jabs. Counter 1-2-3 from Bivol and a straight right to the body. 10-9, 90-81 Bivol.

Round ten: Chilemba finds the mark with an early 1-2. Bivol with a 1-2 on the counter. Right hand by Chilemba, who tries to open up and gets repeatedly picked off in the center. Left hook, 1-2-3 from Bivol. Chilemba answers a combo with a right to the body. 1-2 from Bivol. Low-high he goes. 10-9, 100-90 Bivol.

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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

The second season of of Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” rolls on tonight (Tues., July 24, 2018) with perhaps its biggest name yet, former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion Nick Newell, who is looking to finally earn a crack in the big show at the expense of Alex Munoz in the main event of the evening.

He, along with nine others, will look to join the likes of Maycee Barber, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Domingo Pilarte, who left the The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) gym with contracts last week. In addition to Newell, who faces undefeated Alex Munoz (4-0), the card features 7-0 Aussie Light Heavyweight Jim “The Brute” Crute, LFA Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hughes, and 18-year-old Featherweight Chase Hooper.


Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz — Munoz def. Newell by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jim Crute vs. Chris Birchler — Crute def. Birchler by TKO (punches) at 4:23 of Round One
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Mike Davis — Yusuff def. Davis by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jeff Hughes vs. Josh Appelt — Hughes def. Appelt by TKO (punches) at 4:26 of Round One
Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae — Hooper def. Kawaihae by unanimous decision (29-26 x2, 28-26)


155 lbs.: Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz

Round one: Munoz advancing early. Backfist lands for Newell. Newell goes for a flying knee and gets taken down. Munhoz cracks him with four consecutive leg kicks as he stands. One minute in. Low kick from Newell. Another. Two minutes in. Double jab lands for Newell. More low kicks. Body kick. Two minutes to go.

Munoz completes a single-leg into guard. Newell spins to his knees and stands, Munoz still attached. Munhoz drags him to a knee, lands a left hook on the break. Newell lands a pair of front kicks, lands a check hook. Low kick. Munoz lands an overhand left. 10-9 Newell.

Round two: Newell firing kicks. Wheel kick attempt. Counter left drops Newell and Munoz goes to work with elbows. One minute in. Munoz kicks his legs, then dives back in with a left hand. He takes Newell’s back on the way up, releases him. Body kick by Newell two minutes in. He pursues with jabs, stuffs a takedown. Hard left hand by Munoz. Newell slips, nearly gets illegally kicked. Munoz looks for the back. Two minutes to go.

Munoz still on top of the turtle position. Still riding. One minute to go. Good control from Munoz. Newell makes it back to his feet. 10-9 Munoz.

Round three: Newell lands another front kick. Straight left by Munoz, who catches a kick and tries to take the back. Munoz lands a nice knee on the break. One minute in. Jab lands for Munoz. Two minutes in. Munoz shoots into a guillotine, but manages to scramble into side control. Now looking for the back. They separate with two minutes to go.

Newell marching forward, walking through fire. Munhoz hits another takedown into guard. Munoz once again moves to back control, gets a hook in but winds up too high. Newell jumps on him for a hail mary RNC, can’t get it, and Munoz ends the fight in position for an arm triangle. 10-9 Munoz.

Final result: Munoz def. Newell by unanimous decision

205 lbs.: Jim Crute vs. Chris Birchler

Round one: Crute opens with a leg kick and 2-1. Good movement early, nice jab. Birchler lands a right, avoids a spin, eats a combo. Counter right from Crute. Left hand lands for him. Glancing head kick. Birchler lands a lead right. More right hands. One minute in. Uppercut catches Crute leaning. Body kick from Crute. Again. Birchler lands a right hand, eats one soon after. Another right cross from Birchler. Two minutes in. Crute to the body. Birchler goes low-high, eats a right cross. Birchler showing some good counters. Two minutes to go.

Good combination from Crute in return, then a left hook upstairs. Spinning back kick from Crute strays low. Low-high combo. One minute to go. Crute goes low-high again, lands a right hand. BIG 2-3 turns Birchler into a bobblehead and the ref steps in.

Final result: Crute def. Birchler by TKO (punches)

145 lbs.: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Mike Davis

Round one: Low kick from Yusuff and Davis ties up. They separate and Davis lands a right hand. They’re slugging. Right hands from Davis, tripped up by a calf kick. Yusuff lands a right, eats a 3-2. One minute in. More low kicks from Yusuff. Front kick to the face connects. Davis lands a leg kick of his own. Two minutes in. Yusuff continues punishing the lead leg and they trade bombs on the fence. Huge shots to the head and body from both men. Body kick from Davis. Yusuff tries a head kick, lands a leg kick. Another, this one answered by a left hook. Spinning back kick attempt from Davis. Two minutes to go.

Both land right hands and Davis stumbles back. They trade again and a left hook drops Davis. Davis shoots, stuffed. He’s still hurt. Yusuff throwing heat but gets taken down. He works his way to his feet and looks for a kimura. He transitions to a high-elbow guillotine, separates with punches. One minute to go. Davis winces from another calf kick. Left hook rattles Davis again. 2-3 from Davis, overhand right by Yusuff. 10-9 Yusuff.

Round two: They trade kicks to start. Uppercut from Davis and they trade once again. Yusuff stuffs a takedown, lands a right hand. Low kick from Yusuff. One minute in. More Yusuff leg kicks and they trade punches. Two minutes in. Davis looking to jab, eats a right hand. Another leg kick buckles him for a moment. He comes back with a right to the body. Jab exchange. Two minutes to go.

1-2 from Davis, Yusuff with an uppercut. Another leg kick lands for Yusuff, another. One minute to go. Right hand. Spinning back kick attempt from Davis. He moves into the clinch. He tries a sneaky head kick before the bell. 10-9 Yusuff.

Round three: Trading low kicks to start. Jabs. Low kick from Yusuff. One minute in. Another low kick stumbles Davis, who tries to shoot. Two minutes in. Yusuff continuing to punish Davis’ legs. Davis’ left leg is done. Overhand right clips him. Stiff jabs from Yusuff. Two minutes to go.

Head kick attempt. Side kick from Davis. Body kick lands for Yusuff. Davis body kick caught. One minute to go. Another leg kick drops Davis. Yusuff tries a head kick. 10-9 Yusuff.

Final result: Yusuff def. Davis by unanimous decision

265 lbs.: Jeff Hughes vs. Josh Appelt

Round one: Low kick from Hughes. Appelt opens up on the cage, eats a counter, lands some dirty boxing. Appelt looks for a single-leg. He loses it, fires an elbow on the break. One minute in. 1-2 from Hughes. Body kick. Hughes takes one to the nerts. They go back to trading punches when he returns. Two minutes in. They trade in the cage and Hughes scores a single-leg into half guard. Appelt works his way up and separates. Low kick from Hughes, body kick from Appelt. Brief clinch. Two minutes to go.

Hughes firing combinations. Good knee as Appelt covers up and he shoots in once again, completing the double-leg into half guard. He starts drilling Appelt with left hands.. Appelt tries to stand, continues eating blows. He makes it to his feet, but eats an uppercut that sends him to his knees.

Final result: Hughes def. Appelt by TKO (punches)

145 lbs.: Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae

Round one: Kawaihae landing solid punches. They tie up on the fence, then separate. Counter hook by Kawaihae and more punches follow. Hooper goes for a single-leg, hauling Kawaihae around the cage. Good punches from Hooper on the break. Kawaihae continues to land power punches and drops him with a straight left. He lets Hooper up, then continues pouring on the hurt. Hooper jumps guard. Kawaihae avoids a sweep and separates. Two minutes in. Kawaihae catches a kick and throws him down, then lets him up. Another clean straight left by Kawaihae. Body kick from Hooper, who gets rocked by a pair of straight lefts. Kawaihae drills him with shots until Hooper pulls guard. Two minutes to go.

He lets Hooper up. Hooper shoots in, pulls guard again. Kawaihae looks for theback after letting Hooper up again. One minute to go. Kawaihae tries a Kadowaki Special, then sweeps into top position after Hoope avoids it. Hooper goes for another takedown and has to fight off a guillotine. 10-8 Kawaihae.

Round two: Kawaihae catches a kick, lands a left hand and they tie up. Hooper landing knees to the body, lands one to the nards. They restart in the center. Body kick from Hooper, eats punches, grabs a guillotine on the fence. Kawaihae takes him down to avoid it and moves to the back. Hooper tries to spin into top position, wrangled down via headlock. Kawaihae scrambles up, eats dirty boxing on the cage. He winds up on his back and Hooper lands ground-and-pound from half guard. Hooper opening up with big shots. Looking for mount, blasts Kawaihae with elbows. The blows are piling up and Kawaihae gives up his back with two minutes to go.

Hooper continuing to land punches, gets his forearm under Kawaihae’s chin but can’t finish. Kawaihae spins into guard, fights off an omoplata. One minute to go. Hooper threatens an armbar. He retakes the back and locks up a rear naked choke, ends the round with an elbow form guard. 10-8 Hooper.

Round three: Kawaihae looks absolutely drained. Hooper marching after him, throwing assorted shenanigans. Kawaihae looks for a single-leg, gets taken down from a guillotine. Hooper transitions to an armbar, looks for the back. One minute in. Ground-and-pound from Hooper. Elbows and punches continue. Two minutes in. Hooper tries a neck crank, can’t finish it. He just keeps punching. Two minutes to go.

Hooper keeps hitting him, ultimately going for submissions at the bell. 10-7 Hooper.

Final result: Hooper def. Kawaihae by unanimous decision

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Budd vs Nogueira

Bellator 202 ‘Budd vs. Nogueira’ takes place July 13, 2018 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Join MMA Mania as we bring you all of the results televised tonight on Paramount Network!

Bellator 202 “Budd vs. Nogueira” takes place TONIGHT (July 13, 2018) at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, featuring a Featherweight title defense for reigning “Jewel” Julia Budd (11-2) and her undefeated challenger Talita Nogueira (7-0).

In addition former Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (20-5) takes his first bout since losing the belt against recent Bellator newcomer Michael “Mayday” McDonald (18-4).

Bellator 202 “Budd vs. Nogueira” will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

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BELLATOR 202 “Budd vs. Nogueira” QUICK RESULTS:

Julia Budd vs. Talita NogueiraBudd TKO 4:05 R3.
Eduardo Dantas vs. Michael McDonaldMcDonald KO 0:58 R1.
Chris Honeycutt vs. Leo LeiteHoneycutt UD 30-25 X3.
Valentin Moldavsky vs. Ernest JamesMoldavsky TKO 4:03 R2.
Jon Hill vs. Rudy SchaffrothSchaffroth TKO 0:42 R1.
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Tyler IngramIngram via sub (RNC) 4:13 R2.
Emily Ducote vs. Veta ArteagaArteaga UD 29-27, 30-27 X2.
Gerald Harris vs. Yaroslav AmasovAmasov UD 30-26, 30-27 X2.
Will Morris vs. Charles WilliamsMorris UD 30-25, 30-27, 30-26.
Nation Gibrick vs. Luis ErivesGibrick via sub (heel hook) 1:30 R1.
Aaron Webb vs. Daniel Carey — unaired online.
Steve Kozola vs. Ryan WalkerKozola TKO 1:45 R1.


Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira

The champion Budd is 11-2, fighting out of Port Moody, British Columbia. The challenger Nogueira is 7-0, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Blue gloves and black/yellow trunks for the challenger wearing a white tee. The champ Budd has on red gloves and white/blue trunks with a matching top. Nogueira is 2” taller and 5’10” but a half inch shorter in reach at 68.5”. Our referee for the main event is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Budd takes the center standing tall. Nogueira bounces and feints with her hands, leaning forward and teasing a takedown. She’s the first to throw a kick. Budd backs away after the second and resets. Another kick lands for Nogueira but this time Budd comes forward, so Nogueira throws another leg kick. Two minutes in and not much else has landed. The crowd is getting understandably impatient. Nogueira throws a body kick, Budd catches it, hoists Nogueira high in the air and SLAMS her to the mat. Budd has side control and is throwing left elbows and right hands. Budd traps an arm and then tries to go for a face crank. Nogueira tries and fails to sweep her. 10-9 Budd.

Round 2: Budd’s confidence looks to have grown after that strong finish to R1. She’s coming forward now and popped Nogueira in the face with a right, following with a left high kick and a right leg kick. Nogueira is backing up. Front face kick and leg kick for Budd. Nogueira’s response kick is a dude. Left jab for Budd. Nogueira with a good right hook. Budd with a push kick. Budd is bouncing on her feet and pawing with her left. Right hook and Budd pushes Nogueira into the fence. Knees to the legs and thighs. Budd is using underhooks and head control to keep Nogueira just where she wants her against the fence. Knee to the body. Left hands to the face. Budd lands an elbow followed by a HARD knee to the body and Nogueira crumbles to the ground. Herzog is taking a close look. 30 seconds remain. More elbows and a right hand to the chin. This is a definite 10-9 borderline 10-8 for Budd.

Round 3: Budd is anxious to start the third round. Nogueira throws kicks but is constantly backpedaling. Budd flurries and drives her into the fence at 58 seconds. Another left knee to the body at 1:12. Nogueira is pushed to the ground at 1:35. Budd stands in front of her, kicks the leg, then throws a straight right hand down the pipe before getting on top. Budd is in half guard but might as well be in full mount based on body language. Nogueira’s face is quickly becoming a bloodied and bruised up mess. Nogueira fishes for a leg and Budd just pulls out of it immediately and drops another right straight down the middle. She’s in the full guard but this isn’t good news for Nogueira. Budd backs up and forces Herzog to stand her up. She gets up VERY slowly. Left high head kick for Budd. Push kick by Nogueira. Big left hook for Budd. Hard left kick and HUGE RIGHT HAND. The fight’s over as Herzog saves Nogueira at 4:05!

Final result: “The Jewel” Julia Budd retains via TKO at 4:05 of the third round.

Eduardo Dantas vs. Michael McDonald

The former world champion Dantas is 20-5 and looking to rebound after his loss to Darrion Caldwell last year. He’s a Nova Uniao fighter out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. McDonald comes in 18-4 having picked up a win in his Bellator debut against Peter Ligier last year. He fights out of Modesto, California for Oakdale MMA. McDonald sports blue gloves and white trunks. Dantas sports red gloves and black trunks. Our referee in charge is Jacob Montalvo.

Round 1: Respectful glove tap starts us off. McDonald opens it with a leg kick. Dantas bobs and weaves coming forward. Dantas gets dropped with a right hook at 49 seconds and McDonald jumps on top to pour on left hand head shots, forcing Montalvo to make the save at under a minute in. This is OVER!

Final result: Michael “Mayday” McDonald wins via first round knockout at 0:58 R1.

Chris Honeycutt vs. Leo Leite

Leite has on the blue gloves and red/purple trunks, sporting a 10-1 record, his lone loss to date coming against “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis. Honeycutt has on the red gloves and white trunks, 10-2 (1 NC), his last loss coming against Rafael Lovato Jr. Leite fights out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Honeycutt fights out of Fresno, California. Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Gloves are tapped and the fight’s underway. Honeycutt throws a spinning leg kick. He comes forward swinging, resets and throws another leg kick. He keeps spinning his way toward Leite and making him back up. He just misses with an uppercut. Leite lands a left jab. Honeycutt with a flurry, but he slips and Leite takes his back, and he takes Honeycutt down with a trip and gets both hooks in on the back as Honeycutt stands back up. He throws elbows at Leite’s left thigh and Leite slips off, he trips Honeycutt back to the ground but can’t keep him there, and they battle for position against the cage. Honeycutt throws knees. Leite tries to turn him around after a shoulder shrug to the chin. They both throw hands and break at 4:10. Honeycutt lands a right and a knee to the chin, pushing Leite into the fence. Leite throws an overhand right that misses as Honeycutt backs up. 10-9 Honeycutt.

Round 2: Another glove tap opens R2. Honeycutt forces Leite to brings his hands up to block a head kick, but he eats plenty of leg kicks. Jumping knee appears to land as they clinch then break at 48 seconds. Right hook lands for Honeycutt. Two knees. Leite goes for a trip but Honeycutt takes his back and then throws more knees against the fence.Elbows are landing too. Honeycutt trips a leg and jumps on top in half guard to punish Leite more. He has the left arm trapped for a bit but Leite finally gets it free. Blood is streaming into Leite’s eyes. Honeycutt works the body and the head mercilessly. Leite sits up against the fence but eats more rights. Leite puts his hands down and the ref warns Honeycutt he’s a grounded opponent. Leite finally stands full up at 3:56. Honeycutt keeps him against the fence throwing knees. Valel stops it at 4:20 to give somebody a mouthpiece and it quickly resumes. Knees to the body and head for Honeycutt. Another 10-9 round.

Round 3: Honeycutt is staying busy with his hands and threw in a body kick for good measure. Leite shoots for a takedown, Honeycutt sprawls, then he spins to take Leite’s back. Left hands to the body and head as Leite tries to get to his knees and roll. Honeycutt smells it coming and winds up on top in full guard. He’s making Leite miserable by grinding the left arm into his face. Two minutes gone. Valel calls for more work threatening to stand them up. Honeycutt backs up of his own accord to force the stand up and Leite gets up VERY slowly. Leg kicks for Honeycutt. Right hook. The blood is flowing again. Leite eats an uppercut as he backpedals. Honeycutt paws with the left and keeps the right hand cocked. He pushes Leite into the fence and his corner screams “KNEE HIM! KNEE HIM IN THE HEAD!” Leite slips away at 3:45 but not for long. Here come those knees. Leite stumbles to the ground and Honeycutt pours it on. 45 seconds. Leite keeps playing the “I’m up, no I’m down, no I’m up” game so Honeycutt can’t throw knees. Leite is warned to fight back. Honeycutt’s trunks are now covered in Leite’s blood. A dominant 10-9 round for what should be a unanimous decision.

Final result: Chris Honeycutt wins via 30-25 X3 unanimous decision.

Valentin Moldavsky vs. Ernest James

7-1 to 1-0, 26 to 27, 6’1” to 6’3”, 232 to 261 and 75” to 83” reach from Moldavsky to James. Moldavsky has the red gloves and James the blue. James fights out of Fresno, California in the blue trunks. Moldavsky fights out of Stary Oskol, Russia in the red trunks. Our referee in charge is Mike Bell.

Round 1: A tap of gloves gets us underway. James lands a right leg kick. Moldavsky is moving inch by inch forward and back trying to feel the range. He connects with a right hook. Bell warns them to watch the clashing of heads. James sails over the head with a kick. James ties up in the clinch. Bell calls for work at 2:19. Moldavsky turns James around and nearly takes him down. Another call for work at 2:52. Moldavsky with a left as he breaks away. Moldavsky pushes James into the fence and throws knees to the legs. They separate at 3:48. Right and left land flush for Moldavsky. James misses with a spin kick. Big combo at 4:40. Moldavsky rocks James in the closing seconds. 10-9 round for Moldavsky.

Round 2: Another glove tap. Right hook for Moldavsky at 30 seconds. They clinch up again at the minute mark. James looks a little bloody on the close-up. Moldavsky with a sneaky uppercut as he breaks. Another combo for Moldavsky at 1:44. James drops levels but gets turned around and put against the fence, with his blood leaking onto Moldavsky’s back. Bell calls for work at 2:18. Again ten seconds later. Moldavsky breaks away at 2:36. Big right hand for Moldavsky at 3:05. James left eye is swollen to where I don’t think he can see out of it. He gets creamed again at 3:48 and again seconds later and stumbles backward. Moldavsky pours it on and Bell jumps in to save him. The left jab set up the finishing sequence but it was the right hook to the closed left eye that made him wobble and go backward for the finale.

Final result: Valentin Moldavsky wins by technical knockout at 4:03 of round two.

Jon Hill vs. Rudy Schaffroth

Hill is 12-6, 6’0”, 256 lbs. and has a 72” reach. Schaffroth is 4-0, 6’4”, 252 lbs. and has a 77” reach. Schaffroth fights out of Clackamas, Oregon in the black trunks and blue gloves. Hill is in the silver trunks and red gloves out of Oklahoma City, OK. Our referee is Jacob Montalvo.

Round 1: Schaffroth comes out throwing leather at Hill immediately and has him rocked 15 seconds into the fight. Once he goes to his knees the ground and pound from behind his back is fierce and Montalvo has finally seen enough and saves him via TKO at 42 seconds.

Final result: Rudy Schaffroth wins via technical knockout at 0:42 of the first round.

Fernando Gonzalez vs. Tyler Ingram

Gonzalez is 3-0 in the red gloves and black trunks, Ingram 1-0 is in the blue gloves and also has black trunks. Ingram has a 2” reach advantage, 73” to 71”. Ingram fights out of Wichita, Kansas while Gonzalez fights out of San Jose, California. Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Gloves are touched at center and Ingram immediately starts winging punches. Gonzalez steps in and out carefully on the outside. Ingram gets his gloves up to protect his head. Both men fire off leg kicks. Ingram momentarily backs Gonzalez up to the fence. Gonzalez is hunting for the left hook and setting it up with his right jab. Ingram tries to clinch but is unable to hold on. He tries again, pushes Gonzalez to the fence and gets a knee up the middle. Ingram hits a takedown after the fighters are warned not to grab the cage. Ingram takes the back after Gonzalez gets back up and executes a beautiful suplex. Ingram tries to pass from half guard to side control with short time left in the round but is content to pound away instead. 10-9 Ingram.

Round 2: Between rounds the replay shows us multiple kicks Ingram landed to Gonzalez’ right leg. 16 seconds into R2 Ingram has landed another. Ingram has pushed Gonzalez into the fence for some pressure and nearly throws a knee to the head – Gonzalez slips out of clinch at the last second. The leg kicks are really hurting Gonzalez – you can see the look on his face each time one lands. Ingram kicks him again at 1:40 and Gonzalez falls down. At first Ingram considers letting him up but then he gets on top passes to side, goes for a kimura and then gets full mount. He slices Gonzalez up with some NASTY elbows. Transition to side control and multiple right hands. Ingram tries to spin to the back to get hooks in and ends up sitting on his side. 3-4 hard right elbows in a row land. Valel is taking a close look right as Ingram gets his arm under for a rear naked choke and Gonzalez quickly taps.

Final result: Tyler Ingram wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:13 in round two.

Emily Ducote vs. Veta Arteaga

Ducote is 6-4, Arteaga is 3-2. Ducote is the younger at 24 to 30 but everything else is virtually identical. Arteaga has a full bodysuit and blue gloves fighting out of Boise, Idaho. Ducote sports the green top and trunks with red gloves and fights out of Oklahoma City, OK. Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Touch of gloves and we’re underway. Arteaga has Ducote backing up and circling on the outside immediately. Ducote drops levels for a possible takedown then lets go at 57 seconds. Arteaga keeps coming forward. Ducote is throwing leg kicks that connect even as Arteaga keeps coming at her. Ducote gets a takedown off a level change at 2:01 and passes to side immediately. She spins to take the back and then transitions to an armbar. Arteaga escapes and we’re back on the feet with two minutes left. Arteaga throws multiple punches and kicks but Ducote gets her to the ground again. She’s back up with 80 seconds left. Arteaga with knees to the body. Arteaga and Ducote trade simultaneous right hooks. Arteaga pushes Ducote into the cage and stomps on her feet. Ducote gets a takedown and the hooks in going for a rear naked choke twice. The second one could have worked but Arteaga was saved by the bell. 10-9 Ducote.

Round 2: Arteaga charges forward to open up R2. Arteaga is taken down again at 1:18. Ducote is in side control and jumps to the back with one hook in. Arteaga spins her way on top and is throwing elbows. Ducote is fishing for an armbar. Arteaga gets side control and then peels a leg away for left hammerfists to the head. Two minutes remain. Arteaga avoids another armbar attempt and is stacking Ducote up for some hard shots to the body and head. Valel is looking at the fight closely. Multiple left elbows and right hands. She stacks Ducote up again with 50 seconds left. Big rights and lefts with the elbows. Ducote takes knees to the body and a flurry of punches but survives. 10-8 Arteaga.

Round 3: Ducote with a head kick as Arteaga presses forward. Arteaga lands a combo that makes Ducote backpedal. Ducote tries another head kick but it grazes. Arteaga with a right hook and a leg kick. Ducote momentarily stuns Arteaga with a hook but can’t get the takedown. Arteaga responds with shots of her own. Ducote swings and misses with the right. The combo lands. Ducote gets the takedown at 2:34 but Arteaga is right back up and hits her own takedown. Ducote is trying to go for a reverse leg lock and it does enable her to get back up with just over a minute left. Arteaga is bleeding from a cut near her left eye. Ducote hits her with two more big shots to the same spot. Arteaga answers with a flurry back that bloodies Ducote’s nose. 10-9 Arteaga.

Final result: The judges score it 29-27 and 30-27 X2 all for Veta Arteaga.

Gerald Harris vs. Yaroslav Amasov

Harris is in the black trunks and red gloves for this fight. Amasov is in the red trunks and blue gloves. Harris is 25-6 and Amasov 19-0. Harris has a 77.5” reach and Amasov 76”. Amasov fights out of Kiev, Ukraine. Harris fights out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our referee in charge of this fight is Mike Bell.

Round 1: Glove tap is offered by Amasov and Harris accepts. Amasov shoots for a single leg early but can’t get it to the ground. He does get some good knees to the body though. They break at the one minute mark. Amasov dances around Harris and throws leg kicks. Harris stays on the outer circle and steps slowly side to side, winging an occasional left while pawing at the range with his right. Amasov finally gets the takedown he wanted at 2:07 and takes the back. Amasov can’t keep him from getting back up at 2:48. More push kicks and leg kicks by Amasov in the center. Amasov wings a right hook and Harris steps back. Amasov goes upstairs with a kick. Right hook by Amasov. Amasov hits two lefts and Harris hits a right as he backs up. Amasov with another single leg at 4:43. Amasov has a front headlock at the bell. 10-9 Amasov.

Round 2: Amasov with another single leg attempt early in R2 that pushes Harris to the fence. He escapes at 0:32. Front kick up the middle by Amasov. Amasov with a spinning backfist at 2:09. Body kick by Amasov. Nothing has put Harris away yet and he’s still walking toward Amasov but his offense is lacking at this point. He’s getting outpointed 5-to-1 in striking exchanges. Amasov throws a combo and a flurry and Harris one shot. Harris gets rocked by a left hand and is warned by Bell to move as he drops to his knees eating punches. He turtles up as Amasov is looking for a submission. Harris stands up at 4:13 but still looks unsteady on his feet. Head kick by Amasov. Amasov shoots for a takedown and doesn’t get it. The jumping knee does work. 10-8 Amasov.

Round 3: The doctor checks Harris over before the start of R3 and clears him to continue. The two touch gloves. Sean Grande and Chael Sonnen are speculating about whether or not Amasov injured his right foot on the late head kick in R2. Harris lands a left and has Amasov backing up. Amasov clinches in response and dumps Harris to the ground at 1:34, immediately in side control, purposefully moving to full guard to keep Harris grounded. Amasov is warned about shots to the back of the head. Harris bucks him off and gets up at 2:40 then gets warned not to grab the fence multiple times. Amasov drags him back down at 2:56. Harris gets up for a split second at 3:40 and is taken right back down. Harris gets to his knees and finally gets up again at 4:32 looking for a takedown of his own. Amasov breaks free with 15 seconds left. He should easily take a unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 all for Amasov.

Will Morris vs. Charles Williams

2-2 for Williams. 3-0 for Morris. 72” reach for Williams and 75.5” for Morris. Morris has the blue gloves with black/yellow trunks and fights out of Houston, Texas. Williams has the red gloves and trunks and fights out of Lancaster, Texas. Our referee is Jacob Montalvo.

Round 1: Morris charges to the center immediately at the opening bell. Williams throws leg kicks. Morris clinches up for a knee then resets. Face kick lands for Morris. Leg kick too. Williams is almost entirely on defense. Honestly this looks like a welterweight fighting a flyweight even though they were both lightweight for this bout. Morris has him hurt at 2:26. He keeps landing the right hooks and Williams is running away and is turning away. Montalvo didn’t stop it. Morris gets rocked with another right hook and dives for the legs looking to save himself. Morris considers a guillotine lets it go and gets on top. Williams has a defensive headlock. Montalvo warns him to get busy or it will be stood up. Morris breaks out of it with 43 seconds left. Williams puts it right back on. He breaks out again for hard elbows to end R1. 10-9 Morris.

Round 2: Leg kicks for Morris. Left hooks by Williams. Head kicks by Morris. Spinning heel kick by Williams. Hard uppercut for Morris. And another. Leg kick Williams. 1-2 combo and a head kick for Morris. The height difference is so big we can see the bald spot on top of Williams’ head when the camera is focused on him. Morris with a flurry against the fence at 2:51. Right hook by Morris. Head kicks both ways. Leg kick and head kick and right hook for Morris. Another hard right at 3:59. Outside leg kick Morris. Flurry against the fence at 4:35 for Morris. Leg kick for Williams. 10-9 Morris.

Round 3: Tap of gloves for the third and final round. Left head kick for Morris. Left jab. Stinging kick with the right leg for Morris. And another. Another makes Williams stumble at 1:01. Yet another at 1:15. One more 10 seconds later. Knee to the body by Morris. These kicks sound like drumsticks slapping together. Big right hook at 2:15. Left head kick for Morris follows. Williams gets one right hand to the head. Leg kick for Morris. Inside leg kick for Morris. Left head kick. Left hook. Right hook. Williams just keeps backing up. Right leg kick and right hook. One minute left. Another kick. Another at 4:26. Williams gets one good shot off but gets swept to the ground. 10-9 Morris.

Final result: 30-25, 30-27 and 30-26 all for Will Morris.

Nation Gibrick vs. Luis Erives

Round 1: Unaired online.

Final result: Nation Gibrick wins via submission (heel hook) at 1:30 of round one.

Aaron Webb vs. Daniel Carey

Round 1: Unaired online.

Final result: To be determined.

Steve Kozola vs. Ryan Walker

Kozola is 8-2 with a 73” reach, his opponent Walker is 7-3 with a 74” reach. Walker fights out of Las Vegas, NV with the black trunks and blue gloves. Kozola fights out of San Diego, CA in the white trunks and red gloves. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Kozola and Walker waste little time throwing stiff shots at each other. Kozola isn’t worrying much about defense – he’s more interested in throwing shots than keeping his hands up and it works as he drops Walker to his knees with a combo. The second time Herzog sees enough and waves it off after one right hand while he’s down. Considering Walker was dazed and unresponsive there’s no doubt it was the right call.

Final result: Steve Kozola wins via technical knockout at 1:45 of the first round.

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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” returns tonight (June 12, 2018) on Fight Pass, bringing another 10 mixed martial arts (MMA) hopefuls into The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) gym at 8 p.m. ET. In the main event, Alonzo Menifield returns to the program against undefeated (3-0) Dashawn Boatwright, while CES Middleweight champion Sean Lally takes on Chris Curtis in the co-feature. The real story, however, is former National Football League (NFL) star and accused domestic abuser, Greg Hardy, making his professional MMA debut against Austen Lane.


Alonzo Menifield vs. Dashawn Boatwright — Menifield def. Boatwright by TKO (punches) at 0:08 of Round One
Chris Curtis vs. Sean Lally — Curtis def. Lally by TKO (hook kick and punches) at 1:37 of Round Three
Greg Hardy vs. Austen Lane — Hardy def. Lane by KO (punches) at 0:57 of Round One — (Watch it here)
Montel Jackson vs. Rico DiSciullo — Jackson def. DiSciullo by TKO (knee and punches) at 2:15 of Round Three
Kevin Holland vs. Will Santiago — Holland def. Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)


205 lbs.: Alonzo Menifield vs. Dashawn Boatwright

Round one: Menifield counters a head kick with a right hand to drop Boatwright, following up with punches until the ref steps in. Looked a bit early to mee.

Final result: Menifield def. Boatwright by TKO (punches)

170 lbs.: Chris Curtis vs. Sean Lally

Round one: Tentative start, neither landing clean. Lally the busier so far. One minute in. Low kick lands for Lally. Good body shots from Curtis against the fence. Two minutes in. Left hands by Curtis, Lally answers with a right uppercut. Long left by Lally. Two minutes to go.

Lally still the busier of the two, not landing clean. Lead right lands for him. Head kick attempt, straight left by Curtis in return. 1-1-2 connects for Curtis, 1-2 with a minute to go. Looping left connects for Lally, then a tighter hook upstairs. Lally uppercut. 10-9 Lally on volume.

Round two: Low kick from Lally, straight left by Curtis. Counter jab catches Lally moving in. Low kick by Lally again. Curtis slips some shots, shakes his head, lands a straight left. One minute in. Uppercut and hook by Lally. Curtis catches Lally with a hard 1-2 on the fence, then another and a knee behind it. Two minutes in. Curtis straight left met by an uppercut. Check hook by Curtis, straight left. Curtis pops him with a left, eats a jab, goes to the body. Two minutes to go.

Curtis again lands the straight left. 1-2 on the fence. One minute to go. Hard right hand catches Curtis leaning in. Southpaw jabs from Curtis. Yet more. Good left to the body, more jabs upstairs. 10-9 Curtis.

Round three: Lally coming out aggressively, pushing Curtis back. Hard body kick by Lally, straight left downstairs by Curtis. Upstairs this time, another body blow by Curtis. One minute in. Suddenly, a hook kick drops Lally hard. Curtis clubs him with right hands until the ref steps in.

Final result: Curtis def. Lally by TKO (hook kick and punches)

265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Austen Lane

Round one: Early right hand from Hardy and they start trading. Lane takes a finger in the eye. 1-1-2 by Lane. Good right hand by Hardy, then a right cross that knocks Lane 99% out. Lane pops back up on reflex, then gets slept by a left.

Final result: Hardy def. Lane by KO (punches)

135 lbs.: Montel Jackson vs. Rico DiSciullo

Round one: DiSciullo opens with a leg kick, tries a Superman punch. Wheel kick falls short. One minute in. Not much from Jackson so far while DiSciullo tries a grab-bag of strikes. Leg kick by DiSciullo. Jackson fires a body kick, eats one in return. DiSciullo tries an elbow and avoids a knee. 1-2 by Jackson appears to ding DiSciullo’s eye. Jackson on the attack, firing knees and punches. 1-2 drops DiSciullo and Jackson goes to work with punches and hammerfists. DiSciullo gets to his knees, trying to stand. Jackson fires an elbow to the back of the head. Herb Dean takes a point. Two minutes to go.

DiSciullo fires low kicks, then a jumping spin kick. Leg kick connects. Jackson fires a knee and his foot connects with DiSciullo’s groin. One minute to go. Back to the action. Counter right by DiSciullo. Jackson comes back with a 1-2. DiSciullo shoots, stuffed. Leg kick lands. 9-9.

Round two: Low kick by DiSciullo. Jackson fires a head kick, eats another low kick. Jackson catches DiSciullo spinning and grabs a rear waist lock. DiSciullo scrambling well so far, eats punches against the fence. DiSciullo on his knees two minutes in. Hard knee to the body by Jackson, who avoids a kimura attempt and slams him into side control. DiSciullo gets out the crucifix, eats right hands. He rolls and Jackson looks to set up a front choke. Two minutes to go.

Good shots by Jackson. DiSciullo back to his knees, working his way up. He rolls for a kneebar with a minute to go. Jackson easily avoids it and stays heavy. Some knees to the body by Jackson. 10-9 Jackson.

Round three: Jackson fires a head kick, avoids punches. Knee and left hand by Jackson, who eats a right hand in return. Stiff jab knocks DiSciullo back, he answers with a left hook. Chopping left catches DiSciullo swinging. One minute in. DiSciullo takes a finger in the eye. Another point from Jackson. DiSciullo staying aggressive. Hard knee catches DiSciullo leaning and Jackson tears into him with punches to the head and body. Two minutes in. Dean stops it on the feet.

Final result: Jackson def. DiSciullo by TKO (knee and punches)

185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Will Santiago

Round one: Holland tries an early wheel kick. Leg kick connects. Combo falls short. Counter left hook appears to ring Holland’s bell, prompting a shot. Santiago stuffs it, but Holland continues to drive and gets him down against the cage. Santiago works his way up and lands a left hook as Holland rushes. Side kick and a hard knee by Holland. 1-2 connects. Another left hook by Santiago as Holland presses forward; looks to be his weapon of choice. Leg kick from Holland, then he tries some standing hammerfists. Holland avoids a flurry, lands some Judo Chop-looking strikes. Two-piece lands for him. One minute to go. Glancing flying knee by Holland, eats another check hook. Leg kick by Holland and a right cross at the bell. 10-9 Holland.

Round two: Holland trying some long-range blitzes and spinning strikes. Santiago ducks a head kick and fires a right hand a minute in. Lots a jab feints, combination by Holland. Two minutes in. Winging right hook connects for Santiago, who denies a takedown. More taunting by Holland. Side kick lands, right cross briefly drops Santiago. Holland tries some knees, lands a body kick. Front kick and right hand. Two minutes to go.

Santiago looks for a check hook. Holland sending out kicks and jabs. Flying knee attempt. One minute to go. Low kick. Santiago tries body shots, lands a left hok that draws a nod. Low kicks from Holland. 10-9 Holland.

Round three: Holland sends out kicks, gets clipped and dropped by a left hook. Santiago gets overeager and nearly gets his back taken as Holland comes back at him. Santiago starting to throw with urgency. One minute in. More taunting by Holland, including some Stockton Slaps. Two minutes in. Jabs from Holland, right hand downstairs. Santiago falls short with punches. Holland leisurely walking after him, trying some swatting punches. Santiago still struggling to reach his head. Two minutes to go.

3-2 from Holland connects. Right hand off a fake flying knee. Front kick and right cross. Holland looking to land around the guard. Santiago hits an easy double-leg, lands an uppercut on the way up, and shoots in again. They separate. Holland tries a flying guard pull, then an upkick. 10-9 Holland.

Final result: Holland def. Santiago by unanimous decision

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Bellator 200 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Gegard Mousasi

Bellator 200: “Carvalho vs. Mousasi” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., May 25, 2018) at SSE Arena in London, England, featuring the latest title defense for dominant Bellator Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-1) against the vastly more experienced multi-time world champion Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2).

This international card is packed with flavor. The undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (12-0) stares down popular “Caveman” David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC) and former Light Heavyweight champion “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis (18-4, 1 NC) will face two-time No. 1 contender Linton Vassell (18-6, 1 NC), among other exciting main card bouts.

Bellator 200’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator 200 card, including the “Prelims” undercard action from earlier today.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 200) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!


Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi —
Michael Page vs. David Rickels — in progress.
Phil Davis vs. Linton VassellDavis KO 1:05 R3.
Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash GriffithsChalmers technical sub (guillotine) 1:54 R1.
Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate JacksonJackson UD 30-26 X2, 29-27.
Mike Shipman vs. Carl NoonShipman TKO 0:11 R1.
Anatoly Tokov vs. Vladimir FilipovicTokov sub (guillotine) 0:56 R1.
Daniel Crawford vs. Pedro CarvalhoCarvalho SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Charlie Ward vs. Martin HudsonWard TKO 2:23 R1.
Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van SteenisVan Steenis TKO 1:27 R1.
Charlie Leary vs. Tom GreenLeary TKO 4:58 R2.
Kent Kauppinen vs. Walter GahadzaGahadza sub (RNC) 2:04 R2.
Jahreau Shepherd vs. Marcin ZywicaShepherd TKO (doctor) 5:00 R1.
Mike Ekundayo vs. Tom MearnsEkundayo TKO (injury) 1:02 R2.
Amir Albazi vs. Iurie BejenariAlbazi sub (RNC) 3:21 R1.


Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi

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Michael Page vs. David Rickels

Rickels comes in 19-4 (2 NC) for our co-main event. The undefeated local hero Michael “Venom” Page comes in a perfect 12-0.

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Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell

Vassell is out first with the black trunks and blue gloves. His career record coming into the night is 18-6, 1 NC. Davis has his signature pink trunks and sports red gloves, a career record of 18-4, 1 NC for tonight’s opening fight for the main card of Bellator 200. Vassell fights out of Milton Keynes, England and Davis fights out of San Diego, California. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: No glove tap from these two at the start. Vassell takes the center and Davis circles with his right hand cocked high. Vassell throws a leg kick and jabs with his left. Davis throws a hard leg kick and Vassell nearly upends him by “swarming” on him. The next kick Vassell grabs his foot then throws a hard slapping kick to Davis’ left leg. Davis paws with the left and throws a right cross as he circles. Vassell eats a hard leg kick and a left jab. Vassell catches a kick and throws an overhand right. Davis gets a takedown and Vassell pops back up, but Davis goes right after it again. Vassell breaks free as we pass the half point of R1. Leg kicks from Vassell. One in kind from Davis. Both men tag each other but Vassell is the one who ends up momentarily off balance. He also lands an overhand right. He lands a right and a knee and Vassell has backed up to the fence, who seems a little flat footed. He charges forward to end R1 but that’s a 10-9 to Davis.

Round 2: Vassell opens with leg kicks as Davis dances and jabs. Vassell is warned not to keep his fingers outstretched. Davis throws to the body and takes a right on the chin. Vassell charges forward but doesn’t land a big shot. Leg kick and overhand right for Davis. Another kick for Davis, and another, and now it’s Davis’ turn to catch a kick and take Vassell down, looking to take his back on the ground. Davis lands some right hands and tries to go North-South but Vassell gets back up and throws a knee up the middle. Davis goes for the muay thai clinch and the two spin around in the war of underhooks. Roberts warns them to keep fingers out of the cage and the knees clean. They break at 3:30 and Roberts puts the mouth guard that Vassell lost earlier back in. Vassell shoots for a takedown and muscles Davis to the ground, but Davis does a back door escape and he has Vassell’s back. Vassell tries to sweep and double and Davis rolls with him back to his feet. Right head kick by Davis. 10-9 again for Davis.

Round 3: Vassell is pawing with jabs to open R3 as both men are warned to tuck their fingers. Davis checks a low kick and circles. Looping overhand right misses for Vassell and Davis follows up with a kill shot right head kick, walking around the cage and bowing to the crowd after his fourth career KO!

Final result: Phil Davis wins by knockout at 1:05 of the third round.

Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths

Georgie Shore reality TV star Chalmers comes into the night 3-0 sporting red gloves and black trunks fighting out of Newcastle, England, while his more experienced opponent Griffiths doesn’t have a exemplary record as he comes in 4-6 out of Harpole, England wearing the blue gloves and black trunks. Our referee is Rob Hinds and the Georgie Shore cast are watching at ringside.

Round 1: Chalmers bounces back and forth on his feet until Griffiths shoots for a takedown and gets it, but he pops right back up immediately. Griffiths keeps trying to get him back down against the fence as he switches from a single to a double leg. He gets that takedown but Chalmers seems unconcerned by a potentially illegal knee Griffiths threw as he stands back up at 1:35. Chalmers tags Griffiths with a hard right hand that wobbles him, then he stands up with his stunned foe and leans back hard for the guillotine choke – Ash Griffiths goes out without tapping!

Final result: Aaron Chalmers wins via guillotine choke at 1:54 of the first round.

Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson

Yankova is 5-0 in the red gloves with gray trunks and matching top, fighting out of Moscow, Russia. Jackson is 9-3-1 in the blue gloves with red/green trunks and black shirt with no sleeves, fighting out of Cornwall, England. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: An immediate quick exchange by both women leads to Jackson pushing Yankova into the fence throwing knees. Yankova takes her down in response but Jackson sweeps to the top against the fence and takes full mount in surprisingly quick fashion. Jackson throws lefts as Roberts warns her about shots to the back of the head.Jackson sinks the right arm under Yankova’s neck but Yankova spins and turns on top. Jackson reverses and puts Yankova against the fence, landing hard left hands as she works to take the back again. Roberts warns Jackson to target the strikes carefully. Yankova eats multiple left hands as she fends off the right arm from going under her chin. This has been a very one sided beating, far more so than anyone could have imagined. Yankova is going to be lucky to survive. Now Jackson is pummeling her with elbows as she looks to take side control or another mount. Hammer fists to end the round. 10-8 Jackson.

Round 2: Jackson wastes no time pushing Yankova into the fence and throwing multiple knees. Yankova tries to post off the fence with her left foot to no avail. Now the knee strikes hit the legs and the thighs before Jackson drops levels on the high crotch. Yankova tries to counter the takedown but Jackson still manages to come out on top — literally. Yankova eats grind right elbows to the head before Jackson backs off, avoids upkicks, and goes for a guillotine as Yankova stands up. She lets it go when it’s not there and puts Yankova back on the fence. Yankova tries to widen her stance as Jackson looks for another takedown. Roberts senses a stalemate and calls for more work, also asking them to watch the headbutts. Jackson rolls a leg submission but lets Yankova on top in the process, where she lands some solid left hands and a few elbows. Still a 10-9 round for Jackson.

Round 3: It only takes 14 seconds for Jackson to push Yankova into the fence again. Jackson takes the back and Yankova gets a warning not to grab the cage. Jackson moves to the other side and looks for a leg trip or a high crotch single. Jackson throws hands and Yankova gets off a knee. Roberts warns them about headbutts again. Jackson throws a left to the chin and drops levels as Roberts says “Make it work or I’m gonna break you up.” She tries and ends up letting Yankova on top in the process. There’s not much mustard on Yankova’s left hands, but she spins to side control and starts looking for a crucifix or a possible armbar. Jackson escapes and now she’s on top in side control with under a minute left. Full mount at 4:26. Yankova rolls to no avail. Jackson unloads with elbows to cement a 10-9 R3.

Final result: Kate Jackson wins a unanimous decision 30-26 X2 and 29-27.

Mike Shipman vs. Carl Noon

Noon is 7-2 and had the black trunks with blue gloves for this fight. “Seabass” Shipman sports the blue trunks and red gloves as he makes his way to the cage, 11-1 with a 11 fight win streak coming into the bout tonight. Noon fights out of Lancashire, England. Shipman fights out of London, England as a former BAMMA champion. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both men rush to the center, SHIPMAN NAILS NOON with a right hand, pours on hammerfists on the ground and Miragliotta waves it off!

Final result: Mike Shipman wins by TKO 11 seconds into the first round!

Anatoly Tokov vs. Vladimir Filipovic

Tokov is 25-3 in the red gloves and navy blue trunks, fighting out of Stary Oskol, Russia. Filipovic is 10-2 in the blue gloves and black skull trunks. He fights out of Odzaci, Serbia. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Double glove tap to open the fight. Filipovic immediately tries a flying knee and Tokov backs off. Tokov pressures forward and throws a right hand as Filipovic dives for the legs. Tokov stuffs it and appears to have a guillotine as Filipovic is pressing him into the fence, and he blinks in and out of consciousness as Miner stops the fight.

Final result: Anatoly Tokov wins via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:56 in round one.

Daniel Crawford vs. Pedro Carvalho

Crawford is 10-1 in the red gloves and red accented trunks. Pedro Carvalho is 7-3 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Carvalho fights out of Dublin by way of Portugal. Crawford fights out of Croydon, England. Our referee is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Glove tap. Carvalho immediately backs Crawford up and looks for a head kick, then blasting him with a left hand. He goes for the head kick again and Crawford takes him down off it. Crawford looks to improve from half guard as Carvalho squirms underneath him. Crawford gets the hooks in and takes the back for a body triangle at 1:40. He gets a warning for a shot to the back of the head. Some blood streams down Crawford’s face from the strikes earlier. Carvalho escapes and takes the back as they stand and when he turns around Carvalho unloads with strikes. Crawford lands a couple of hard elbows before they separate. Carvalho throws body kicks and an overhand right. Crawford gets a single leg takedown. Crawford goes for the back at 3:38. Carvalho gets out at 4:17 and has the back again. Crawford recovers the position as they go to the fence. Carvalho slips out and Crawford has him pushed into the fence at the bell. 10-9 Crawford.

Round 2: Carvalho works body kicks to open R2. Crawford gets a single leg takedown at 15 seconds. Carvalho briefly escapes, rolls to escape a second time looking for a leg lock, Crawford escapes and Carvalho slams him down with Crawford cranking for a guillotine. Carvalho is out and in side control. He takes Crawford’s back but Crawford is able to stand up and shake him off to get on top in half guard. Crawford looks to take the back but Carvalho crawls on his knees toward the fence. Crawford gets one hook in but can’t secure the second. Crawford lands an elbow to the head and goes for side control. Carvalho gives up his back to stand up. Crawford pulls him down to one knee before Carvalho gets back up and makes him break with a right hand. Carvalho keeps throwing rights and lands kicks to the body. He throws a hard left hook before the bell. Carvalho’s striking late seems like it stole the round. 10-9 Carvalho.

Round 3: Carvalho tries to press the action but eats a few rights as he does so. He keeps coming forward and throws a spinning backfist until Crawford pushes him into the fence. Carvalho lands uppercuts from chest to chest. Crawford misses with the left elbow but connects with the right shoulder. They break at 1:13. Carvalho comes forward with strikes and Crawford pushes him into the cage again. Carvalho gets clear at 1:40. Carvalho throws a right uppercut and Crawford a jump knee. Left hook by Carvalho. Double leg dive by Crawford. Carvalho fends it off by spreading his stance. Carvalho turns him around and takes the back with two minutes left. Crawford is thrown to the ground but he gets right back up. Carvalho with a takedown to side control at 3:39. Carvalho works Crawford over from the top until the bell. 10-9 Carvalho but I suspect a split decision is coming.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Crawford, 29-28 Carvalho, 29-28 Carvalho by split decision.

Charlie Ward vs. Martin Hudson

Ward is 4-3 in the red gloves and black trunks fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. Hudson is 4-4 in the blue gloves and black trunks, fighting out of High Wycombe, England. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Hudson is pressing early and pawing with his left hand. They meet at the center for an exchange and then Ward pushes him into the fence. Hudson gets a takedown and gets full mount to the back. Miragliotta warns Hudson about shots to the back of the head as he tries to flatten Ward out for a RNC. Ward escapes and reverses to half guard on top. Ward throws heavy left hands and Hudson is getting hurt. Ward stands up to rain down lefts and rights and Miragliotta waves it off at 2:23.

Final result: Charlie Ward wins via technical knockout at 2:23 of round one.

Jeremy Petley vs. Saul Rogers

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Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van Steenis

Fryer is 6-2 in the red gloves and trunks, Van Steenis is 9-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Van Steenis fights out of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Fryer fights out of Blackpool, England. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: No gloves tap as Van Steenis immediately opens up with leg kicks and gets a double leg takedown at 22 seconds. Fryer gets right back up so Van Steenis hoists him high in the air and slams him down. Fryer tries to keep an arm around his neck to no avail. Van Steenis is trying to work from half guard to full mount, has it at 1:11, transitions to the back and pounds away with hard left hands to the head. Miner waves it off at 1:27.

Final result: Costello Van Steenis wins via technical knockout at 1:27 of the first round.

Charlie Leary vs. Tom Green

Leary is 14-9-1 in the red gloves and green trunks out of Watford, England. Green is 12-2 in the blue gloves and black/red trunks, fighting out of Brighton, England. Our referee is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Green offers a glove tap but Leary doesn’t seem that interested. They clinch and go to the fence where Green gets multiple warnings for grabbing the cage. They spin around a bit, changing positions multiple times, no man gaining a clear advantage to the 90 second mark. Green is getting a few knees to the body when he gets Leary’s back against the cage but Leary responds with hard right uppercuts and Green is in big trouble. Leary dives in top in full guard looking to posture up. Green goes for an ankle lock but he’s eating big right hands to the face before Leary escapes. Green is wobbly on his feet as he’s stood back up, and as both men exchange they seem to each be rocked momentarily. We push into the fence again with Leary in the dominant spot and Green trying to fight out with his back to the cage. They swing at each other again and spin around, Leary blocks a takedown attempt, we get more fisticuffs and a spinning back elbow, then a late takedown by Leary. 10-9 Leary.

Round 2: Green starts R2 with a leg kick and looks to push Leary into the cage. Leary turns and gets free at 27 seconds then hits a trip takedown to half guard. Leary backs out at 58 seconds and makes Green stand back up. Leary pushes him into the fence and throws a knee but Green turns him and drops levels for a double leg attempt. Leary momentarily looks for a headlock and Green backs off. They both start swinging wild and Green pushes Leary into the cage. They break at 2:13 and go back to center. Leary throws Green down and lets him stand up. Green lands a right hand as he’s pushed into the fence. Green turns him breaks and throws an overhand right. Leary throws a right uppercut and a left. A right cross by Leary lands. Leary peels Green off a rush into the fence with one hand then throws a punch with the other. Leary drops Green to his knees with a shot, lands a knee to the body, unloads with ground and pound and Green gives up his back and turtles as Leary pours it on. 30 seconds left as Leary continues to blast away. Green gets stacked up on his head eating unchecked shots and it’s waved off right before the bell ends the round.

Final result: Charlie Leary wins via technical knockout at 4:58 of the second round.

Kent Kauppinen vs. Walter Gahadza

Kauppinen is 10-3 in the red gloves and black trunks, fighting out of Melksham, England. Gahadza is 16-3 in the blue gloves and black trunks, fighting out of Southend, England. Our referee is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Tap to start. Both men move forward and back trying to get the range. Gahadza trips Kauppinen to the ground and lets him back up. Both men exchange leg kicks. Gahadza keeps feeling the range with his right hand and palm outstretched. Gahadza throws a flying head kick and Kauppinen blocks it as Gahadza falls down and gets back up. Hinds finally warns Gahadza about his fingers – multiple times. Right uppercut swings wide by Gahadza. Gahadza misses with a spinning backfist. Takedown by Gahadza with under 90 seconds left in R1. Left elbows on top. Side control at 4:40. Kauppinen tries to get back up and is pressed into the fence. 10-9 Gahadza.

Round 2: Gahadza with an inside low kick to start R2. He circles on the outside as Kauppinen walks forward. Both men stop and stare at each other at 44 seconds, tap gloves, and then both start throwing down. Kauppinen tries a leaping “thunder kick” and it doesn’t benefit him as Gahadza winds up on top on the ground. Gahadza is landing some nice lefts to the chin from behind and potentially looking to take the back as the stream starts to buffer and freeze up. By the time we return Gahadza has gotten the back, gotten a rear naked choke, and tapped Kauppinen out with only one hook in.

Final result: Walter Gahadza via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:04 of the second round.

Jahreau Shepherd vs. Marcin Zywica

Round 1: Unaired online.

Final result: Shepherd wins via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) 5:00 of the first round.

Mike Ekundayo vs. Tom Mearns

Ekundayo is 5-0 in the red gloves and trunks, Mearns is 6-0 in the blue gloves and trunks. Mearns fights out of Milton Keynes, England. Ekundayo fights out of Brixton, England. Bryan Miner is our referee.

Round 1: We’re underway with a glove tap at center. Ekundayo clinches after a quick exchange but Mearns gets the underhooks and puts Ekundayo on the fence. Ekundayo muscles his way to a leg trip takedown and the stream from London freezes. I hit refresh and it froze and started buffering at the very same point. Once I finally get it unstuck Ekundayo is going for a leg lock but Mearns escapes with ten seconds left and sits up against the fence. Since Ekundayo got a takedown earlier and was trying to get a finish late I’m going to cautiously suggest that was a 10-9 Ekundayo.

Round 2: Round two opens with immediate fisticuffs. Ekundayo tries for a clinch, Mearns throws uppercuts and pushes Ekundayo into the fence, where he nearly gets a judo throw but Mearns uses his overhook to avoid the takedown. The second attempt works – and Mearns dislocated his arm at the elbow trying to post as Ekundayo hit it so Miner immediately stops the fight. This will be a medical TKO.

Final result: Mike Ekundayo wins by TKO (injury) at 1:02 of the second round.

Amir Albazi vs. Iurie Bejenari

Albazi in the red gloves and black trunks, Bejenari in the blue gloves and black trunks. The stream flaked out during the introductions so I can’t tell you anything else right now.

Round 1: A tap gets the fight underway and Albazi is the aggressor early, landing lots of strikes and a left head kick. Bejenari ends up on top as the two grapple for a takedown and the stream immediately bites it again. It comes back 2:04 into the round… and goes away again seconds later. This is maddening. Albazi apparently hurt Bejenari with an uppercut and now he’s taken the back looking for a rear naked choke. Albazi gets the tap.

Final result: Albazi wins via submission (RNC) at 3:21 of the first round.

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LIVE! Wilder Vs. Ortiz Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faces his toughest test to date this evening (Sat., March 3, 2018) when he takes on Cuban bruiser Luis Ortiz inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

MMAmania.com will have LIVE coverage of “Wilder vs. Ortiz, starting with the Showtime broadcast at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Wilder (39-0, 38 KO) was actually booked to face Ortiz (28-0, 24 KO) last year, but another failed drug test by “King Kong” cost him his shot at the title, leaving Wilder to obliterate Bermane Stiverne in one round. WBC accepted Ortiz’s explanation that he had accidentally ingested tainted meat, however, and so here we are again.

The co-feature might have even more bad blood. Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO) and Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO) were in the middle of a competitive fight last June when Uzcategui knocked Dirrell out with a shot after the bell, resulting in a DQ victory for the latter. To make things worse, Dirrell’s uncle and trainer, Leon Lawson, sucker-punched Uzcategui afterwards and fled from law enforcement.

Let’s hope for a little less of that this time.

“Wilder Vs. Ortiz” Quick Results:

Heavyweight: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
Super Middleweight: Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

“Wilder Vs. Ortiz” Play-By-Play Results:

Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz

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Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

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Round six: Aight, guess we’ll start the round-by-round here now that the 222 Prelims are over with.

Uzcategui opens with body shots. Dirrell firing his jab. Uzcategui backs him to the corner, looks for the body as he exits. Jab exchange. One minute in. Uzcategui with a hook upstairs. Dirrell pops him with a straight left, more jabs. Hook upstairs by Uzcategui, more lancing rights from Dirrell. One minute to go. Dirrell uppercut inside. Dirrell lands a good combo. Uzcategui finds the mark with a right, eats a body shot. Dirrell round.

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LIVE! Bellator 195 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates TONIGHT

Caldwell vs Higo

Bellator 195: “Caldwell vs. Higo” takes place TONIGHT (March 2, 2018) at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., featuring a Bantamweight championship match with Darrion Caldwell (11-1) making his first title defense against Leandro Higo (18-3) atop the mixed martial arts (MMA) marquee. Coincidentally, two of Caldwell’s opponents will square off in the co-main event as multiple-time world champion Joe Warren (15-6) battles the only man to beat Caldwell, Joe Taimanglo (23-8-1).

Bellator 195’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, with “Prelims” undercard coverage beginning below around 7 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 195) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!


Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo —
Joe Warren vs. Joe Taimanglo —
Kristina Williams vs. Emily Ducote — in progress.
William Joplin vs. Juan ArchuletaArchuleta 30-26, 30-24, 30-23 UD.
Romero Cotton vs. Justin ReeserCotton sub (RNC) 4:35 R2.
Ky Bennett vs. Morgan SolisBennett sub (americana) 3:37 R2.
Teagan Dooley vs. Kevin HollandHolland sub (triangle) 2:59 R1.
Thomas Lopez vs. Aaron WebbWebb KO 3:11 R1.
Brian Grinnell vs. Justin PattersonPatterson TKO 4:49 R1.
Armando Servin vs. Fernando GonzalezGonzalez sub (armbar) 2:24 R1 .
Daniel Carey vs. Cris WilliamsCarey UD 29-28 X3.


Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo

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Joe Warren vs. Joe Taimanglo

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Kristina Williams vs. Emily Ducote

Ducote is 6-3 in the white trunks with red gloves and Williams is 1-0 in the black trunks and top with blue gloves. Williams hails from Edmond, Oklahoma and Ducote from Oklahoma City. Our referee for this contest is Jacob Montalvo.

Round 1: A glove tap opens the round. Williams looks to use her height, reach and muay thai experience right away. Ducote is keeping her hands up high and throwing leg kicks. Williams throws a right elbow at Ducote’s head. A right hand gets through the defense. Ducote catches a kick but Williams snatches it back and stays standing. Williams throws a flurry and continues to nail the lead left leg of Ducote with a right kick. Ducote occasionally changes her stance going backward but invariably resets to her left. Spinning push kick by Williams. Combo by Williams. Ducote’s left eye has been blackened. 90 seconds left. Ducote’s takedown attempt is blocked. Head kick and spin kick by Williams. Right hook and kick for Williams both land but Ducote finally gets a takedown off catching a kick and sweeping the leg. It’s the final minute of the round though and Ducote doesn’t do enough on top to win it back. 10-9 Williams.

Round 2: Williams continues to strike aggressively as R2 gets underway. Even if Ducote engages Williams gets the better of the exchange. Good leg kick for Ducote. Williams throws a nasty head kick that’s partially checked. Williams blocks a takedown attempt and continues to punish Ducote standing who now has a cut above her eye. Ducote may have thought staying at range was the strategy but she didn’t stay far enough away if that was the plan. She gets staggered by a left kick to the head but quickly recovers. Ducote throws a flush left kick to the head of her own. Ducote’s whole face is quickly turning shades of black, blue and purple. 90 seconds left in R2. Ducote connects with the right kick to the head but eats 2-3 shots right back. Williams’ right hook has opened up Ducote’s nose. The left jab continues to feel out the range. Swing and miss on a spin kick for Williams. Williams goes for broke with elbows to finish R2 but Ducote did land a stinger in response. 10-9 Williams.

Round 3: Ducote’s corner has done their best with the Enswell but she still looks like a mess. Williams just continues to pummel Ducote with the right hands and kicks. Williams looks like she’s been in a sparring session and Ducote looks like she’s been in a bar brawl. It’s not as bad as what Williams did to Heather Hardy but it’s not pretty either. 2:30 gone. Ducote lands a right and eats a right. If she can still see out of her left eye I’d be amazed. Leg kick for Williams. Ducote with a leg trip takedown at 3:39. Ducote tries to pass to side but Williams recovered to butterfly guard. One minute remains. Ducote gets side control at 4:23 then gains a full mount with short time left. Ducote goes for an armbar but Williams was able to block and hang on to the bell. 10-9 Ducote but Williams will win the day.

Final result:

William Joplin vs. Juan Archuleta

Archuleta is 18-1, Joplin is 17-14. Archuleta 30, Joplin 39. Archuleta and Joplin both have a 69” reach. Joplin has the blue gloves, silver trunks, and he fights out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Archuleta has the red trunks and gloves, fighting out of Venice Beach, California. Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Archuleta circles on the outside as both men trade leg kicks. Archuleta tags Joplin with a right hook and starts coming forward, rocking Joplin with a lead uppercut and punishing him with shots to the body against the fence. Archuleta takes him down at 53 seconds and winds up in full guard. Joplin pulls down on his head so Archuleta throws rights to the body and unloads with left elbows when he gets that arm free. He gets the right arm out and throws a few more then right hooks to the head as Joplin gets back to his knees. Joplin stands at 1:57 so Archuleta tries a flying knee then resets. Joplin wings out an overhand right and shoots for a single leg but can’t get it. More lefts to the head from Archuleta. Archuleta hits a double leg takedown at 3:06. Joplin is trying to get back up at 4:08 so Archuleta unloads with knees to the legs and ribs, and another to the head. Valel stops the action for a potential low blow but Joplin says he wants to continue so Archuleta takes him right back down with 15 seconds left to go. 10-8 Archuleta.

Round 2: Archuleta throws Joplin to the ground 16 seconds into R2 and nails him with a kick once he gets back to his feet. Archuleta looks to take the back against the fence and throws lefts to the head and knees to the left leg Joplin is trying to stand back up with. He does get back up at 1:09. Archuleta tries a cartwheel head kick and Joplin tries one of his own. Archuleta misses with a spinning backfist and Joplin does too. Archuleta shoots and completes a double at 2:01. Joplin closes the guard and Archuleta throws hands to the body, but Valel warns him to get busy or he’ll be stood up. Joplin wants exactly that. 90 seconds remain in R2. More rights to the body by Archuleta as Valel gives another warning for activity. Right elbow to the chin. Valel stands them up at 4:24. Archuleta immediately lands a 1-2 combo and spins Joplin around in a circle before slamming him down. 10-9 Archuleta.

Round 3: Swing and a miss on Archuleta’s first takedown attempt of R3. Left body kick by Archuleta lands flush. Archuleta goes body head and throws more 1-2 combinations. Archuleta dances side to side and pops the jab as a mouse swells under Joplin’s left eye. Archuleta slams Joplin down again at 1:51. Valel warns both men to “stop talking and keep fighting.” Archuleta is looking for a choke but Joplin is trying to insist to Valel he’s okay — it appears he is. Less than two minutes to go. Joplin starts to get back up with 90 seconds left and Archuleta makes him pay with knees to the body and leg. Joplin gets fully upright at 3:58 but he’s pinned against the fence eating nasty blows and a reverse elbow. Archuleta tries two more jumping knees. Both men decide to let it all hang out for the last ten seconds, swinging away wildly, then hugging at the final bell. 10-9 Archuleta.

Final result: Juan Archuleta wins via unanimous decision 30-26, 30-24 and 30-23.

Romero Cotton vs. Justin Reeser

Black trunks and blue gloves, 1-1 for Reeser, fighting out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Black trunks and red gloves, 1-0 for Cotton, fighting out of Hutchinson, Kansas. Our referee for this fight is Kerry Hatley.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway with Reeser taking the center and Cotton circling outside. Cotton drops for a takedown and gets side control, looking to posture up against the fence, then retaking side control as Reeser hangs on trying to avoid heavy left hands. Reeser was looking for an inverted triangle but couldn’t lock it on. Cotton looks for a mounted crucifix and continues to pour on the damage. Reeser is trying to push off the fence with his feet. Cotton responds with some reverse elbows. Reeser finally pushes off and sweeps to a stand up. Cotton immediately shoots again and Reeser spreads his legs to no avail as Cotton sits him down against the fence, pummeling the body and taking the back. Cotton throws lefts to the head and rights under the chin. Cotton gets hooks in with short time left and Reeser survives. 10-9 Cotton.

Round 2: Reeser unloads a few leg kicks to start R2 and presses Cotton into the fence at 40 seconds. Reeser hurts him with a couple of rights but Cotton gets a takedown to save himself. Cotton tags the chin with a left from closed guard. More left hooks to the chin and elbows as Hatley looks on, warning Cotton about shots to the back of the head. Cotton almost pinned the right arm with a knee but Reeser snatched it back. Some hammerfist rights by Cotton. Cotton tries to posture up a little but gets pulled back down. He finally stands up at 4:08 for a few good blows. Reeser gives up his back and Cotton quickly gets the rear naked choke with under a half minute left.

Final result: Romero Cotton wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:35 of round two.

Ky Bennett vs. Morgan Solis

Round 1: Unaired before Paramount Network.

Final result: Ky Bennett wins via submission (americana) at 3:37 of round two.

Teagan Dooley vs. Kevin Holland

Holland is 11-3 in the silver trunks and blue gloves and fights out of Fort Worth, Texas. Dooley is 6-2 in the black trunks and red gloves and fights out of Spanaway, Washington. Holland has a 7” reach advantage, 79.5” in reach. Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Tap of gloves starts R1. Dooley goes for a takedown immediately and gets it. Holland tries to trap the head off his back, sweeps at 44 seconds, and Dooley gets warned not to grab the shorts (which read Jim Ross in bright white print). Dooley sweeps his way back on top but he’s wincing as Holland keeps pulling on his beck. Holland sweeps on top again at 1:52. Holland drives shoulders to the head from side control, throws some hammerfists as Dooley starts to stand up, Dooley shoots for a takedown and ends up in the guard with Holland wrapping his legs around Dooley’s head then pulling Dooley’s head down to force the tap.

Final result: Triangle choke at 2:59 of round one for Kevin Holland.

Thomas Lopez vs. Aaron Webb

Red trunks and blue gloves for Lopez, 1-3, fighting out of Sherman, Texas. Black trunks with gold trim and red gloves for Webb, 1-0, fighting out of Joliet, Illinois. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Webb gives chase right away at the opening bell and both men are trading leather. Webb shoots for the single leg and elevates Lopez high in the air but he doesn’t get the takedown and they reset at 45 seconds. Lopez lands a leg kick and a few hooks to the chin. His left jab and right hook are finding a home repeatedly. Webb comes charging right back at 1:30 and ties up with Lopez as his corner calls for knees. Lopez pushes him toward the fence and both men engage in some dirty boxing. Webb drops looking for the single leg again and Lopez keeps his stance wide. Lopez finally pushes Webb away at 2:53 and starts pumping shots. Webb responds with rights and lefts and he hurts Lopez in the flurry, forcing Herzog to step in and wave off the fight when Lopez stops defending himself.

Final result: Aaron Webb wins via knockout at 3:11 of round one.

Brian Grinnell vs. Justin Patterson

Red trunks with red gloves for Patterson, 9-4, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas. Black trunks and blue gloves for Grinnell, 10-7, fighting out of Ada, Oklahoma. “Everything else is virtually identical.” Our referee is Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Glove tap gets R1 underway. Grinnell shoots immediately, gets Patterson to the ground, tries to go for a key lock but can’t get it. He ends up in side control anyway 45 seconds into the fight. Grinnell goes North-South and then back to side control. He tries to take the back but Patterson gets a reversal to the top in closed guard. Grinnell sweeps and slips off the back putting Patterson right back on top. Grinnell is going for an arm from the bottom and reverses his way back on top again with half of R1 gone. He’s in half guard now trying to crank on arm again. Patterson gives up his back and then manages to get Grinnell back to half guard. Patterson flips Grinnell over but Grinnell lets him as he’s going for an arm choke. Patterson gets out at 4:14 and then sweeps back on top into the closed guard. Patterson backs out when he senses a triangle attempt coming and he starts pouring on damage with a hard right knee to the body that causes Grinnell to stop defending and turn away. Valel waves off the fight and Grinnell falls to his knees. He stays down for quite a while but eventually gets back up.

Final result: Justin Patterson wins via technical knockout at 4:49 of the first round.

Armando Servin vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Black trunks and red gloves, 2-0 for Gonzalez, fighting out of San Jose, California. 4-5, long black trunks and blue gloves for Servin, fighting out of Dallas Texas. Gonzalez is 30, Servin is 39. Our referee is Jacob Montalvo.

Round 1: Servin circles on the outside looking to throw leg kicks. Gonzalez just stands and waits for an opportunity to throw a shot. Servin shoots in and throws a knee to the body but doesn’t get him to the ground in the exchange. Servin resets and goes back to circling on the outside and both men trade head shots. Gonzalez opened up a cut on Servin with the left hook. Servin hurts him with a right and gives chase, throwing combos, dropping him with a left. Servin gets on top. Gonzalez recovers on the ground, traps an arm with his legs, and cinches up an armbar for a verbal tapout.

Final result: Fernando Gonzalez via submission (armbar) at 2:24 of round one.

Daniel Carey vs. Cris Williams

Williams is undefeated at 4-0. Carey is 3-2. Williams has the red gloves, Carey the blue. Carey fights out of Ada, Oklahoma wearing the purple trunks. Williams fights out of Portland, Oregon in the silver trunks. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Williams and Carey trade kicks early. Care puts a left on Williams. He circles on the outside and Williams throws a spin kick and a left toward the chin as he clinches with Carey and moves to the fence. Williams throws elbows at the ribs as they fight at close range. Carey breaks free and hits a left and an uppercut, then Williams pulls guard and lets Carey on top. Williams gets his legs around Carey’s neck and Carey tries to slam his way out of danger. Williams hangs on until 2:49 when Carey pulls out. Carey keeps moving his head in and out trying to not give Williams any more potential submissions. Williams keeps squirming on his back, a constant flurry of motion, trying to find any opening. Carey finally backs up at 4:45 avoiding the upkick, Williams scoots at him on his butt, the bell ends R1. 10-9 Carey.

Round 2: Carey catches a kick and takes Williams down, then Carey pulls out of a potential submission 20 seconds in and they return to standing and exchanging. They wind up clinched against the fence with Williams scissoring a leg but he winds up pulling Carey on top of him. Carey backs free at 1:38, standing and throwing a wild right that misses. Carey unloads with kicks and Williams briefly stumbles on his right leg. He clinches with Carey again. Carey gets a warning for grabbing the cage from Herzog, who stops the fight, resets both men, and Williams gets the takedown but Carey gets up to his knees. Williams finally forces him back down and gets one hook in with two minutes left, getting the second hook briefly but Carey spins on top at 3:43. Carey backs away at 4:00 and signals to Williams to stand back up. Carey continues to throw the left kick and left hook. Williams tries a spinning fist and misses. Superman punch for Carey. 10-9 Carey.

Round 3: Carey pumps the left hook two times right away, Carey gets the takedown 15 seconds in, Williams fishes for a submission and Carey stands right back up. Williams goes for a double and puts Carey on his butt, looking to yank the legs out, then taking Carey’s back instead and getting a hook in. Carey gets back up at 1:16. Williams with two right kicks to the body and a left to the chin. Williams shoots and we’ve got another clinch. Carey reverses it standing and presses Williams into the fence. Williams breaks at 2:25. Williams and Carey miss each other with kicks. Carey connects with a right. Williams shoots but Carey has his back to the fence again. Carey has the right shoulder trapped and is able to use the trapped arm to briefly stand up. Carey gets up again at 3:50, taking a knee to the body and coming forward throwing hooks. Williams shoots and Carey is on top again at 4:11. Williams squirms around on his back and Carey backs off with 10 seconds left, not giving him any opportunity for a sub, landing one more right to the chin standing before the bell. 10-9 Carey.

Final result: The judges score this contest 29-28 X3 for Daniel Carey.

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