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Dana White Awards The Contracts To: Geoffrey Neal & Karl Roberson
Karl Roberson def. Ryan Spann by KO via elbow strikes (0:15, R1)
Kyle Stewart def. Jason Jackson by TKO via injury (0:21, R2)
Geoffrey Neal def. Chase Waldon by TKO via strikes (1:56, R1)
Alonzo Menifield def. Daniel Jolly by TKO via injury (5:00, R1)
Dan Ige def. Luis Gomez by submission via rear naked choke (3:23, R3)
Round By Round Recap
Dan Ige vs. Luis Gomez
Round One: The round begins with Gomez attacking Ige with some leg kicks, Gomez cracks a kicking Ige with a counter right. Ige scores a takedown and Gomez gets right back up, Ige scores another takedown on Gomez and he gets back control. Gomez eats a few strikes as he scrambles to his feet, Ige holds Gomez against the cage wall for a short time. Gomez starts peppering Ige with some two punch combinations, Ige drops a swinging Gomez with a counter right. Gomez gets to his feet and Ige drags him back to the ground while gaining back control, Gomez scrambles free ad he gets back to his feet. Ige cracks Gomez with an uppercut as he follows him around the cage, Gomez scores a takedown on Ige and he gets the open guard. Ige gets back to his feet and he separates from Gomez, Ige rocks a backing Gomez with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ige
Round Two: The round begins with Ige charging at Gomez while throwing a combination, Ige then pops an incoming Gomez with a short right. Ige follows that up by cracking Gomez with a right hook, Ige scores a takedown on Gomez and he gets back control. Gomez scrambles free to get the fight standing again, Ige then cracks Gomez with a straight right. Gomez scores a takedown on Ige and he gets side control, Ige eats a few strikes as he traps Gomez in his full guard. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Ige attacking Gomez with a spinning back fist. Gomez scores another takedown as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gomez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Gomez quickly popping Ige with a right, Ige then pops Gomez with a step in left. Gomez starts hunting for the takedown against Ige, Gomez scores a takedown on Ige and Ige gets right back up with Gomez holding onto him. The fighters separate and Gomez scores a takedown on Ige and he gets the open guard, Ige scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Gomez goes for a takedown and Ige winds up getting back control on him, Ige starts attacking Gomez with a lot of ground and pound. Ige locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Dan Ige def. Luis Gomez by submission via rear naked choke (3:23, R3)
Daniel Jolly vs. Alonzo Menifield
Round One: The round begins with Menifield attacking Jolly with a punching combination, Menifield grabs Jolly and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Menifield attacks Jolly with leg kicks, Jolly accidentally nails Menifield low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Jolly catching a swinging Menifield with a counter right, Menifield just comes forward and swings away at Jolly. Jolly scores a takedown onMenifield and Menifield wall walks back to his feet, Jolly scores another takedown on Menifield and he gets the half guard. Menifield quickly traps Jolly in his full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity and the action resumes with Jolly cracking Menifield with an overhand right. Menifield cracks Jolly with a knee strike to the midsection as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jolly
In between rounds, the doctor says Jolly cannot continue due to an eye injury and the fight is over.
Official Result: Alonzo Menifield def. Daniel Jolly by TKO via injury (5:00, R1)
Chase Waldon vs. Geoffrey Neal
Round One: The round begins with Waldon attacking Neal with some leg kicks, Waldon grabs Neal and he holds him against the cage wall. Neal defends the takedown by attacking Waldon with some knee strikes, Waldon scores a takedown on Neal and he gets him in the seated position. Neal scrambles to his feet and the fighters separate, Neal drops Waldon with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Geoffrey Neal def. Chase Waldon by TKO via strikes (1:56, R1)
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