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Ricky Palacios def. Chris Avila by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Kyra Batara def. Vanessa Rico by submission via arm bar (3:46, R2)

Marcelo Rojo def. Billy Molina by TKO via strikes (4:50, R1)

Alberto Montes def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ozzie Alvarez def. Anderson Melo by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Joey Ruquet def. Vinney Panteleon by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Irwin Rivera def. Chino Duran by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

Irwin Rivera vs. Chino Duran

Round One: The round begins with Rivera attacking Duran with some leg kicks, Duran grabs Rivera and he holds him against the cage wall. Duran scores a takedown on Rivera and he gets the full guard, Rivera scrambles and Duran winds up getting back control. Rivera scrambles to his feet and Duran grabs a hold of him, Rivera lands a knee strike followed by a right as they separate. Rivera scores a takedown on Duran and he gets side control, Rivera starts attacking Duran with a plethora of elbow strikes. Rivera transitions to back control against Duran, Rivera advances to the full mount on Duran while landing a few strikes. Rivera goes back to attacking Duran with ground and pound, Rivera gains back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rivera

Round Two: The round begins with Duran attacking Rivera with some leg kicks, Rivera backs up Duran by attacking him with a punching combination. Duran comes forward and he attacks Rivera with a two punch combination, Rivera recovers and cracks Duran with a two punch combination. Rivera starts catching Duran with a few uppercuts, Rivera accidentally kicks Duran low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Duran kicking Rivera in the midsection, Rivera briefly drops Duran with a pair of kicks to the midsection. The fighters continue exchanging blows as Rivera scores a takedown on Duran, Rivera gets up and he allows Duran to stand as well. Duran comes forward and swings away at Rivera, Rivera attacks a swinging Duran with a counter strike combination. Rivera scores another takedown on Duran as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Duran attacking Rivera with leg kicks, Rivera then pops Duran with a left hook. Rivera starts catching Duran with a few lefts, Rivera then backs up Duran with a kick to the midsection. Rivera follows that up by nailing Duran with a right hook to the rib cage, Rivera also attacks Duran with a flying knee strike. Rivera scores a takedown on Duran and he gets the half guard, Rivera transitions to the full mount against Duran. Rivera transitions to the side control position against Duran as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Irwin Rivera def. Chino Duran by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Joey Ruquet vs. Vinney Panteleon

Round One: The round begins with Panteleon charging at Ruquet while throwing a punching combination, Panteleon charges at Ruquet again while landing a few strikes. Panteleon grabs Ruquet and he holds him against the cage wall, Ruquet rocks a swinging Panteleon with a pair of counter rights. Panteleon scores a takedown on Ruquet and Ruquet scrambles back to his feet, Panteleon grabs Ruquet and he holds him against the cage wall again. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Panteleon nails Ruquet with a two punch combination. Panteleon grabs Ruquest again and he holds him against the cage wall again, the fighters separate after Ruquest lands a few knee strikes. Ruquet clobbers Panteleon with a knee strike after eating a right, Panteleon scores a takedown on Ruquet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Panteleon

Round Two: The round begins with Ruquet attacking Panteleon with some leg kicks, Panteleon nails Ruquet with a punching combination before scoring a takedown. Ruquet pops right back up to his feet and Panteleon gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Ruquet scores a takedown on Panteleon and he immediately postures u while landing strikes, Ruquet transitions to the half guard against Panteleon. Both fighters roll for submission on the lower half of the body, Ruquet nails a scrambling Panteleon with a knee strike to the head. Ruquet gains the half guard while landing strikes against Panteleon, Panteleon goes for the arm bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Panteleon attacking Ruquet with a three punch combination, Ruquet responds by attemting a flying knee strike against Panteleon. Panteleon grabs Ruquet and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and just swing wildly at each other. Panteleon grabs Ruquet again and he holds him against the cage wall, Ruquet rocks Panteleon with a series of knee strikes to the head before landing a punching combination. Panteleon grabs Ruquet and he holds him against the cage wall again, Ruquet rocks Panteleon with some more knee strikes. Ruquet drops Panteleon and he pounces on him with strikes, Ruquet gets the full mount against Panteleon. Ruquet attacks Panteleon with a plethora of strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joey Ruquet def. Vinney Panteleon by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ozzie Alvarez vs. Anderson Melo

Round One: The round begins with Alvarez scores a takedown on Melo, Melo scrambles and hunts for heel hooks against Alvarez. Alvarez eventually escapes to gain the top position, Melo rolls for another heel hook and Alvarez breaks free to maintain top position. Alvarez starts attacking Melo with some ground and pound, Alvarez also catches Melo with a few elbow strikes to the head. Alvarez nails Melo with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvarez

Round Two: The round begins with Melo attacking Alvarez with a variety of kicks, Alvarez scores a takedown on Melo and he gets the full guard. Alvarez starts attacking Melo with some ground and pound, Melo eventually gets Alvarez off of him to get the fight standing. Alvarez scores another takedown on Melo and he gets the full guard, Alvarez attacks Melo with a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Alvarez taking a few swings at Melo, Melo occasionally swings at Alvarez as well. Alvarez looks for the takedown and Melo nails him with a left, Alvarez accidentally nails Melo low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Melo cracking Alvarez with a flying knee strike, Alvarez recovers and nails Melo with a right. Alvarez scores a takedown on Melo and he gets the full guard, Alvarez starts attacking Melo with some ground and pound. Melo sweeps Alvarez and he gets the top position, Melo gets the full mount against Alvarez as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ozzie Alvarez def. Anderson Melo by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Alberto Montes vs. Jonathan Quiroz

Round One: The round begins with Montes attacking Quiroz with leg kicks, Montes cracks Quiroz with a knee strike before holding him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Montes catches a kicking Quiroz with a counter right. Montes scores a takedown on Quiroz and he postures up right away, Montes kicks away at the legs of a downed Quiroz. Montes settles in the full guard of Quiroz, Quiroz scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Quiroz grabs Montes and he holds him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Montes

Round Two: The round begins with Montes attacking Quiroz with a jumping high kick, Quiroz grabs Montes and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Montes starts attacking Quiroz with some leg kicks, Montes attempts a super kick against Quiroz. Quiroz grabs Montes again and he holds him against the cage wall again. Montes spins Quiroz into the cage wall as they continue grappling, Montes scores a takedown and Quiroz gets back to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Quiroz rocking a backing Montes with a left hook, Quiroz drags Montes to the ground while controlling his head. Montes scrambles and he catches Quiroz in a d’arce choke and Quiroz escapes after a long struggle, Montes gets the north/south position against Quiroz. Montes advances to the side control position against Quiroz, Montes starts attacking Quiroz with some ground and pound. Montes postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Quiroz, Quiroz scrambles to his feet and swings away at Montes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alberto Montes def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyra Batara vs. Vanessa Rico

Round One: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Rico briefly drops a swinging Batara with a counter left hook. Rico drops Batara again with a multiple punch combination, Batara gets up and Rico holds her against the cage wall. Batara spins Rico into the cage wall after eating a knee strike, Rico scores a takedown on Batara and Batara gets right back up. The fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Rico cracking Batara with a few rights followed by a knee strike, Batara scores a takedown on Rico as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rico

Round Two: The round begins with Batara scoring a takedown on Rico and she gets the half guard, Batara transitions to the full mount against Rico. Batara attacks Rico with ground and pound, Batara goes for the arm bar and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Kyra Batara def. Vanessa Rico by submission via arm bar (3:46, R2)

Marcelo Rojo vs. Billy Molina

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging leg kicks, Rojo also attacking Molina with a high kick that gets blocked. Rojo attacks Molina with a knee strike just before Molina holds him against the cage wall, Molina then cracks Rojo with a knee strike to the midsection. Rojo comes forward and he attacks Molina with some uppercuts, Rojo scores a takedown on Molina and he gets the open guard. Molina uses an arm bar attempt to get the fight standing again, Molina comes forward and he swings away against Rojo. Rojo scores another takedown on Molina and he gets the full guard, Rojo attacks Molina with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Marcelo Rojo def. Billy Molina by TKO via strikes (4:50, R1)

Ricky Palacios vs. Chris Avila

Round One: The round begins with Palacios attacking Avila with some leg kicks, Avila then nails a swinging Palacios with a counter right. Palacios attacks a kicking Avila with a two punch combination, Avila grabs Palacios and he catches him with a knee strike. Palacios recovers and he catches Avila with a left hook, Avila grabs Palacios and he holds him against the cage wall. Avila comes forward and cracks Palacios with a few rights, Avila scores a takedown on Palacios and he immediately attacks him with strikes. Palacios gets up and Avila attacks him with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Avila

Round Two: The round begins with Palacios attacking Avila with some leg kicks, Avila scores a takedown on Palacios and Palacios gets right back up. Palacios then cracks Avila with a two punch combination, Palacios follows that up by catching Avila with a right. Palacios then cracks Avila with an uppercut followed by a blow to the midsection, Palacios again cracks Avila with rights. Avila scores a takedown on Palacios and Palacios gets back up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Palacios attacking Avila with some leg kicks, Avila comes forward and swings away at Palacios. Palacios attacks Avila with some punching combinations of his own, Avila also catches Palacios with some overhand rights. Palacios and Avila get into a brief striking exchange, Avila then hits Palacios with a left hook before eating a combination. Palacios catches a backing Avila with an overhand right, Avila grabs Palacios and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and the fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ricky Palacios def. Chris Avila by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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