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(Note: Rankings are compiled by Fightful’s David Tees.)
Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)
Eduardo Dantas def. Leandro Higo by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
#3 Daniel Weichel def. #5 John Teixeira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#2 Lena Ovchynnikova def. Helen Harper by TKO via corner stoppage (5:00, R2)
Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R1)
Round By Round Recap
Adam Borics vs. Anthony Taylor
Round One: The round begins with Borics attacking Taylor with some leg kicks, Borics backs up Taylor with a two punch combination. Taylor scores a takedown and Borics scrambles right back to his feet, the fighters have a striking exchange in the center of the cage. Taylor comes forward and just swings wildly against Borics, Borics continues his leg kick attacks against Taylor. Taylor responds by cracking Borics with a three punch combination, Taylor comes forward while just swinging at Borics. Borics accidentally kicks Taylor low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Borics dropping a charging Taylor with a counter left. Taylor continues charging at Borics while throwing wild combinations, Borics jumps on the back of a swinging Taylor. Borics locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R1)
#2 Lena Ovchynikova vs. Helen Harper
Round One: The round begins with Ovchynikova attacking Harper with some leg kicks, Harper comes forward while throwing combinations. Harper scores a takedown on Ovchynikova and she gets the half guard, Harper advances to the full mount on Ovchynikova. Harper starts attacking Ovchynikova with some ground and pound, Harper goes for the key lock and Ovchynikova sweep s her to get top position. Harper rolls for the arm bar and transitions into a triangle choke, Ovchynikova power bombs Harper to break free and get the fight standing again. Ovchynikova starts peppering Harper with some jabs, Ovchynikova looks for some counter strikes. Ovchynikova scores a takedown on Harper as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harper
Round Two: The round begins with Ovchynikova attacking Harper with some leg kicks, the fighters also just start swinging away at each other. Harper continues coming forward while throwing combinations, Ovchynikova nails a kicking Harper with a counter left hook. Harper scores a takedown on Ovchynikova and she gets side control, Ovchynikova powers her way to her feet before a knee strike exchange takes place. Ovchynikova catches a kicking Harper with a straight left, Harper grabs Ovchynikova and she holds her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Ovchynikova nails Harper with a knee strike to the midsection, Ovchynikova backs Harper into the cage wall while throwing strikes. Ovchynikova starts crushing Harper with a series of knee strikes to the midsection, Ovchynikova scores a takedown on Harper as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ovchynikova (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
In between rounds, it was deemed by her corner that Harper couldn’t continue and the referee stopped the fight.
Official Result: #2 Lena Ovchynnikova def. Helen Harper by TKO via corner stoppage (5:00, R2)
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