Bellator 239 Results: Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov Headlines, Plus Myles Jury & Timothy Johnson

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Yaroslav Amosov def. Ed Ruth by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Myles Jury def. Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Timothy Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune by KO via punch (2:35, R1)

Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., DAZN)

Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R1)

Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox by TKO via strikes (3:37, R3)

Solo Hatley Jr. def. Gaston Bolanos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Post-Lims (11pm EST., DAZN)

Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Chris Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Davion Franklin def. JW Kiser by TKO via strikes (1:40, R1)

Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell by submission via anaconda choke (2:58, R1)


Christian Edwards vs. Marco Hutch

Round One: The round begins with Hutch scoring a takedown on Edwards after avoiding a front kick, Hutch moves into the half guard of Edwards. Hutch attacks Edwards with a few strikes while in top control, Edwards eventually gets Hutch in his full guard. Edwards catches Hutch in a triangle choke and Hutch escapes to regain the half guard, Edwards scrambles to his feet and he attacks Hutch with a jumping knee strike. Edwards starts attacking Hutch with some punching combinations, Hutch starts attacking Edwards with some leg kicks. The fighters exchange some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round Two: The round begins with Edwards attacking Hutch with a left cross, Hutch goes back to attacking Edwards with leg kicks. Edwards and Hutch also exchange a few rights, Edwards backs Hutch into the cage wall after throwing a knee strike. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Edwards rocks Hutch with some knee strikes and a left. Edwards gets Hutch against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, the fighters separate and Edwards attacks Hutch with a multiple strike combination. Edwards backs Hutch into the cage wall again after eating a right, Edwards drags Hutch to the ground and he gets back control. Edwards attacks Hutch with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards (Overall Score: 20-18 for Edwards)

Round Three: The round begins with Edwards backing Hutch up while taking some swings at him, Edwards keeps Hutch on the cage wall while landing a plethora of strikes. Edwards scores a takedown on Hutch and he gets the half guard, Edwards attacks Hutch with some ground and pound. Edwards gains back control and he nails Hutch with a bunch more strikes, Hutch gets up and Edwards attacks him with more strikes. Edwards nails Hutch with some knee strikes to the head, Edwards continues drilling Hutch with unanswered knee strikes. Edwards scores another takedown on Hutch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards (Final Score: 30-27 for Edwards)

Official Result: Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Shawn Bunch vs. Keith Lee

Round One: The round begins with Lee attacking Bunch with some leg kicks, Bunch responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Bunch goes for a head kick and Lee blocks it, Lee looks for a takedown and Bunch attacks him with an elbow strike. Bunch cracks a swinging Lee with a pair of right hooks, Bunch comes forward and he gets Lee against the cage wall after eating a left. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Lee goes for a high kick as Bunch looks for a takedown. Lee throws another kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Lee attacking Bunch with some jabs, Lee and Bunch also exchange a few kicks. Lee scores a takedown on Bunch after landing a flying knee strike, Lee gains back control and he attacks Bunch with a plethora of strikes. Bunch tries scrambling while Lee attacks him with more strikes, Bunch scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Bunch grabs Lee and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Bunch cracks Lee with a right. Lee goes for another flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Lee (Overall Score: 20-17 for Lee)

Round Three: The round begins with Lee peppering Bunch with a few jabs, Bunch and Lee exchange a few leg kicks. Bunch grabs a kicking Lee and he gets him against the cage wall, Lee lands a few knee strikes before separating from Bunch. Lee stays at a distance while taking some swings against Bunch, Bunch comes forward and he attacks Lee with a few rights. Lee starts looking for a counter left hook against a swinging Bunch, Lee also attempts a few high kicks and Bunch blocks them all. Lee nails Bunch with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Lee scores a takedown on Bunch and Bunch scrambles to his feet. Bunch and Lee swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee (Final Score: 30-26 for Lee)

Official Result: Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Gabriel Varga vs. Teejay Britton

Round One: The round begins with Varga attacking Britton with some leg kicks, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton lands a few strikes on Varga while in the clinch, Britton scores a takedown on Varga and he gets the full guard. Britton attacks Varga with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga grabbing Britton and getting him against the cage wall, Varga hits Britton with a few strikes while in the clinch and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Britton

Round Two: The round begins with Varga attacking Britton with leg kicks and a high kick, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga attacking Britton with more leg kicks, Varga grabs Britton and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton scores a takedown on Varga and he gets the half guard, Varga gets Britton in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Britton lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Britton (Overall Score: 20-18 for Britton)

Round Three: The round begins with Britton attacking Varga with a few jabs, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton looks for a takedown and Varga defends against it, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. Varga separates and Britton gets him right back against the cage wall, Varga scores a takedown and Britton gets right back up. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga scoring a takedown. Britton gets up and Varga swings away at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Varga (Final Score: 29-28 for Britton)

Official Result: Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Denise Kielholtz vs. Kristina Williams

Round One: The round begins with Kielholtz and Williams getting into a striking exchange, Kielholtz looks for the punches while Williams looks for the kicks. Kielholtz starts attacking Williams with some leg kicks, Kielholtz and Williams exchange a few counter rights. Kielholtz then cracks Williams with a right hook, Kielholtz scores a takedown on Williams and she gets back control. Kielholtz locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R1)

Gaston Bolanos vs. Solo Hatley Jr.

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Hatley Jr scores a takedown on Bolanos and Bolanos gets right back up. Hatley Jr grabs Bolanos and he keeps him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hatley Jr cracks Bolanos with a right. Bolanos responds by hitting Hatley Jr with an overhand right, Hatley Jr scores another takedown on Bolanos and Bolanos gets back up. Hatley Jr scores another takedown and Bolanos gets back up before getting taken down again, Bolanos wall walks to his feet and Hatley Jr keeps him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bolanos throws a few strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hatley Jr.

Round Two: The round begins with Bolanos attacking Hatley Jr with a few kicks, Hatley Jr attacks Bolanos with a combination. Hatley Jr grabs Bolanos and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hatley Jr scores another takedown on Bolanos. Hatley Jr transitions to the half guard against Bolanos, Hatley Jr postures up and Bolanos rocks him with an up kick. Hatley Jr transitions to the side control position against Bolanos before gaining the full mount, Hatley Jr postures up again and Bolanos nails him with another up kick. Hatley Jr settles in the half guard against Bolanos, Hatley Jr attacks Bolanos with some ground and pound. Bolanos scrambles to his feet and he goes for a spinning elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hatley Jr. (Overall Score: 20-18 for Hatley Jr.)

Round Three: The round begins with Bolanos attacking Hatley Jr with some leg kicks, Bolanos briefly drops Hatley Jr with a front kick to the midsection. Bolanos then hits Hatley Jr with a two punch combo followed by a few front kick attempts, Hatley Jr grabs Bolanos and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Hatley Jr gets Bolanos back against the cage wall a short time later, the fighters separate and Bolanos swings away at Hatley Jr. Hatley Jr gets Bolanos back against the cage wall after eating a few knee strikes, the fighters separate again and Hatley Jr gets Bolanos back against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bolanos (Final Score: 29-28 for Hatley Jr)

Official Result: Solo Hatley Jr. def. Gaston Bolanos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Hill vs. Vinicius Zani

Round One: The round begins with Hill attacking Zani with some leg kicks, Zani throws some kicks of his own against Hill. Hill scores a takedown on a kicking Zani and he gets the full guard, Hill attacks Zani with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Zani attacking Hill with some leg kicks. Hill scores another takedown on Zani and he gets the full guard, Hill postures up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill

Round Two: The round begins with Hill attacking Zani with a front kick, Hill also attacks Zani with some leg kicks. Zani attacks Hill with a kick to the upper body, Hill attacks a swinging Zani with a knee strike to the head. Zani then nails Hill with a right to the midsection, Hill almost lands a counter right hook against a swinging Zani. Zani and Hill also get into a few striking exchanges, Hill briefly drops Zani after landing a leg kick. Hill scores a takedown on a leaping Zani as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill (Overall Score: 20-18 for Hill)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Hill barely lands a jumping knee strike against Zani. Hill scores a takedown on Zani and he gets the full guard, Hill attacks Zani with some ground and pound. Zani scrambles to his feet and he nails Hill with a knee strike to the midsection, Zani and Hill get into a few striking exchanges. Hill looks for a jump knee strike against an incoming Zani, Hill grabs Zani and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill (Final Score: 30-27 for Hill)

Official Result: Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Grant Neal vs. Claude Wilcox

Round One: The round begins with Neal nailing Wilcox with a two punch combination, Wilcox attacks Neal with some leg kicks. Wilcox throws a leg kick before eating a lead left, Neal scores a takedown on Wilcox and he gets him in a seated position. Wilcox gets up and Neal drags him right back to the ground, Neal attacks Wilcox with some ground and pound. Neal gains the full mount against Wilcox, Wilcox kicks off the cage wall to get the fight standing again. Neal grabs Wilcox and he gets him back against the cage wall, Neal scores another takedown on Wilcox and he gets side control. Wilcox eats some strikes while getting Neal in his full guard, Neal lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Neal attacking Wilcox with some leg kicks, Neal backs up Wilcox after landing a combination. Neal also nails Wilcox with a kick to the midsection, Neal comes forward and he cracks Wilcox with a right before scoring a takedown. Neal gains the half guard while attacking Wilcox with some ground and pound, Neal moves to side control while landing more strikes. Neal gains the half guard while attacking Wilcox with more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal (Overall Score: 20-18 for Neal)

Round Three: The round begins with Neal and Wilcox exchanging a few strikes, Neal starts nailing Wilcox with a few combinations. Neal scores a takedown on Wilcox and he gets side control, Neal moves to the half guard while hitting Wilcox with more strikes. Neal attacks Wilcox with a lot of unanswered ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox by TKO via strikes (3:37, R3)

Javy Ayala vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Round One: The round begins with Moldavsky grabs Ayala and he gets him against the cage wall, Moldavsky scores a takedown on Ayala and he gets side control. Ayala scrambles to his feet while eating a few strikes, Moldavsky drags Ayala back to the ground and he applies an arm triangle choke and Ayala scrambles to his feet to get free. Moldavsky gets Ayala back down and he gets back control, Moldavsky attacks Ayala with some ground and pound. Ayala scrambles to his feet and Moldavsky scores another takedown takedown on him, Moldavsky attacks Ayala with more ground and pound. Ayala scrambles back to his feet and Moldavsky gets him down again, Moldavsky attacks Ayala with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moldavsky

Round Two: The round begins with Moldavsky grabbing a swinging Ayala and he gets him against the cage wall, Moldavsky scores a takedown on Ayala and Ayala gets right back up. Moldavsky scores another takedown on Ayala and he gets side control, Moldavsky attacks Ayala with some ground and pound. Ayala gets back up and Moldavsky drags him back to the ground again, Ayala gets back up and Moldavsky gets him back down again. Moldavsky lands some more strikes on Ayala as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moldavsky (Overall Score: 20-18 for Moldavsky)

Round Three: The round begins with Moldavsky grabbing Ayala and getting him against the cage wall, Moldavsky scores a takedown on Ayala and he gets the half guard. Moldavsky attacks Ayala with some ground and pound, Ayala scrambles to his feet and Moldavsky drags him right back down. Ayala gets up again and Moldavsky gets him right back down again, Ayala gets back up after eating some strikes from Moldavsky and the round comes to an end.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moldavsky (Final Score: 30-27 for Moldavsky)

Official Result: Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Timothy Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Johnson taking a few swings at Fortune, Johnson also hits Fortune with a few leg kicks. Fortune fires back and he nails Johnson with a straight right, Johnson continuously charges at Fortune while swinging away at him. Fortune continues looking for the counter right on a swinging Johnson, Fortune nails Johnson with a few knee strikes to the midsection. Johnson hits a swinging Fortune with a counter right uppercut, Johnson levels Fortune with a right hook and Fortune goes out cold.

Official Result: Timothy Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune by KO via punch (2:35, R1)

Brandon Girtz vs. Myles Jury

Round One: The round begins with Girtz charging at Fury while throwing some strikes, Girtz then kicks Jury in the midsection. Girtz rocks Jury after throwing a multiple punch combination, Jury goes for a high kick and Girtz blocks it. Jury nails a swinging Girtz with a counter knee strike, Girtz grabs the leg of Jury while swinging wildly at him. Girtz grabs Jury and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Jury takes a few swings at Girtz. Girtz continues taking some wild swings against Jury, Girtz charges forward and he pops Jury with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz

Round Two: The round begins with Girtz swinging wildly at Jury before getting him up against the cage wall, Girtz scores a takedown on Jury and he gets the open guard. Jury rolls for an arm bar and Girtz defends against it, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Jury accidentally poking Girtz in the eye to halt the fight, the action resumes with Girtz taking some swings at Jury before eating a counter right. Jury grabs Girtz and he gets him up against the cage wall, Jury jumps on the back of a standing Girtz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz (Overall Score: 20-18 for Girtz)

Round Three: The round begins with Girtz and Jury taking some swings at each other, Jury uses some kicks to keep Girtz at a distance. Jury cracks a swinging Girtz with a counter right hook, Girtz nails Jury with a left to the midsection after eating a kick. Girtz grabs Jury and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Girtz gets Jury back against the cage wall after eating a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and Girtz continues to swing wildly at Jury, Girtz nails Jury with a left to the midsection. Jury scores a takedown on Girtz and Girtz gets back up a short time later, Jury jumps on the back of a standing Girtz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz (Final Score: 30-27 for Girtz)

Official Result: Myles Jury def. Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov

Round One: The round begins with Ruth attacking Amosov with some leg kicks, Amosov peppers Ruth with a few jabs. Amosov clinches with Ruth and he lands a knee strike to the midsection, Amosov scores a takedown on Ruth and he gets the half guard. Ruth scrambles to his feet and Amosov attempts a high kick, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange knee strikes. Amosov and Ruth stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other, Ruth cracks a swinging Amosov with a two punch combination. Ruth grabs Amosov and he gets him against the cage wall, Amosov goes for a takedown and he swings away at Ruth as they get up. Amosov goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov

Round Two: The round begins with Ruth attacking Amosov with a variety of kicks, Amosov goes after Ruth by throwing a right. Amosov backs Ruth into the cage wall after landing a few lefts, the fighters separate and Ruth goes for a knee strike. Ruth nails a swinging Amosov with a counter left, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Amosov attempts a high kick, Ruth avoids a front kick before nailing Amosov with a left. Amosov scores a takedown on Ruth and Ruth scrambles to get back control, Amosov gets up with Ruth holding onto him. The fighters separate and Amosov backs Ruth into the cage wall, Amosov scores another takedown on Ruth and he keeps top control until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Amosov)

Round Three: The round begins with Amosov cracking a swinging Ruth with a counter strike combination, Ruth and Amosov exchange a few rights. Amosov and Ruth also exchange a few leg kicks, Ruth starts popping Amosov with some counter strikes. Amosov backs up Ruth while swinging away at him, Ruth cracks a swinging Amosov with a counter right hook. Amosov goes for a takedown and Ruth winds up getting back control after a scramble, Amosov shakes Ruth off of his back as he scrambles to his feet. Amosov continues charging at Ruth while swinging away at him, Amosov and Ruth swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov (Final Score: 30-27 for Amosov)

Official Result: Yaroslav Amosov def. Ed Ruth by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kyle Crutchmer vs. Scott Futrell

Round One: The round begins with Crutchmer scoring a takedown on Futrell and he gets the open guard, Crutchmer attacks Futrell with some ground and pound. Crutchmer transitions to the half guard against Futrell, Futrell scrambles to his feet and Crutchmer catches him in an anaconda choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell by submission via anaconda choke (2:58, R1)

Cris Lencioni vs. Salim Mukhidinov

Round One: The round begins with Mukhidinov attacking Lencioni with a high kick, Lencioni starts hunting for takedowns on Mukhidinov. Mukhidinov then nails Lencioni with a kick to the midsection, Lencioni grabs Mukhidinov and he gets him against the cage wall. Lencioni separates from Mukhidinov and Mukhidinov trips him up, Lencioni scores a takedown on Mukhidinov and Mukhidinov sweeps him to get top control. Mukhidinov attacks Lencioni with some ground and pound, Mukhidinov gains side control against Lencioni. Lencioni scrambles and he gets Mukhidinov back in his full guard, Mukhidinov regains side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mukhidinov

Round Two: The round begins with Mukhidinov and Lencioni exchanging a few kicks, Lencioni gets a leaping Mukhidinov up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lencioni starts hunting for takedowns on Mukhidinov, Mukhidinov comes forward and he takes some swings at Lencioni. Lencioni looks for a takedown and Mukhidinov defends by landing elbow strikes, Lencioni jumps on the back of Mukhidinov and Mukhidinov shakes him off to get top control on the ground. Mukhidinov transitions to side control against Lencioni, Mukhidinov keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mukhidinov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Mukhidinov)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Mukhidinov cracks Lencioni with a multiple strike combination. Mukhidinov follows Lencioni around the cage while swinging away at him, Lencioni jumps on the back of Mukhidinov and he drags him to the ground. Mukhidinov scrambles to his feet and Lencioni stays on his back until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lencioni (Final Score: 29-28 for Mukhidinov)

Official Result: Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Adil Benjilany vs. Kevin Croom

Round One: The round begins with Benjilany cracking Croom with a right cross, Croom grabs Benjilany and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Croom charges at Benjilany while swinging wildly at him, Benjilany scores a takedown on Croom and he gets the full guard. Benjilany attacks Croom with some ground and pound, Benjilany keeps top control and he lands more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benjilany

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Benjilany nails Croom with a flying knee strike. Croom scores a takedown on Benjilany and he gets the half guard, Benjilany eventually gets Croom in his full guard. Benjilany scrambles to his feet and Croom drags him back to the ground while gaining back control, Croom scrambles and he gets the half guard against Benjilany. Croom regains back control against Benjilany, Croom then advances to the full mount against Benjilany. Benjilany sweeps Croom and he gets top control while landing ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Croom (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Benjilany goes for a high kick and Croom blocks it. Benjilany briefly attempts a standing guillotine choke against Croom, Croom grabs Benjilany and he gets him up against the cage wall. Croom scores a takedown on Benjilany and he gets the half guard, Croom keeps top control while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Croom (Final Score: 29-28 for Croom)

Official Result: Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Chris Gonzalez vs. Aaron McKenzie

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, McKenzie starts attacking Gonzalez with some leg kicks. Gonzalez goes after McKenzie while throwing a variety of kicks, Gonzalez then cracks McKenzie with a straight left. Gonzalez fires back and he lands some leg kicks of his own, Gonzalez grabs McKenzie and gets him up against the cage wall. Gonzalez nails McKenzie with a few strikes before separating, Gonzalez scores a takedown on McKenzie after eating a knee strike to the face. Gonzalez lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez

Round Two: The round begins with McKenzie attacking Gonzalez with a variety of kicks, McKenzie backs up Gonzalez while throwing a combination. Gonzalez scores a takedown on McKenzie and he gets side control, McKenzie scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. McKenzie and Gonzalez exchange a few combinations, McKenzie comes forward and he nails Gonzalez with a right uppercut. Gonzalez recovers and he drops McKenzie with a multiple strike combination, Gonzalez lands some ground and pound until the round ends. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez (Overall Score: 20-18 for Gonzalez)

Round Three: The round begins with McKenzie backing up Gonzalez while taking some swings at him, Gonzalez scores a takedown on a kicking McKenzie and he gets the full guard. Gonzalez attacks McKenzie with some ground and pound, McKenzie scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. McKenzie starts attacking Gonzalez with some leg kicks, Gonzalez scores another takedown on McKenzie and he gets the full guard. Gonzalez attacks McKenzie with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez (Final Score: 30-27 for Gonzalez)

Official Result: Chris Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

JW Kiser vs. Davion Franklin

Round Three: The round begins with Kiser and Franklin exchanging some leg kicks, Franklin attacks Kiser with a head kick that gets blocked. Franklin scores a takedown on a swinging Kiser and he attacks him with a lot of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Davion Franklin def. JW Kiser by TKO via strikes (1:40, R1)

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