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Dana White Awards The Contracts To: Dwight Grant, Ryan Spann, Anthony Hernandez & Matt Sayles
Matt Sayles def. Yazan Hajeh by TKO via strikes (1:57, R1)
Anthony Hernandez def. Jordan Wright by KO via strikes (0:40, R1)
Austin Springer def. Giga Chikadze by submission via rear naked choke (4:10, R3)
Ryan Spann def. Emiliano Sordi by submission via guillotine choke (0:26, R1)
Dwight Grant def. Tyler Hill by KO via punches (2:08, R2)
Dwight Grant vs. Tyler Hill
Round One: The round begins with Grant attacking Hill with an overhand right, Hill goes after Grant with some leg kicks. Hill hits a kicking Grant with a counter right, Grant also starts nailing Hill with some leg kicks of his own. Grant then pops a swinging Hill with a counter left cross, Grant backs up Hill by landing a three punch combination. Hill continues coming forward and swinging away at Grant, Grant continues nailing a swinging Hill with counter strike combinations. Grant gets Hill against the cage wall for a short time while landing a few strikes, Grant cracks a swinging Hill with a counter left hook to the midsection. Grant backs up Hill with a two punch combination, Hill looks for a takedown as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grant
Round Two: The round begins with Hill and Grant throwing a few kicks at each other, Grant looks to catch a swinging Hill with counter strikes. Hill steps forward and he pops Grant with a straight right, Grant rocks a kicking Hill with a counter right. Grant follows that up by attacking Hill with looping rights and lefts, Grant destroys Hill with a three punch combination and Hill goes out cold.
Official Result: Dwight Grant def. Tyler Hill by KO via punches (2:08, R2)
Ryan Spann vs. Emiliano Sordi
Round One: The round begins with Spann nailing Sordi with a two punch combination, Spann drops Sordi with a right and Sordi scrambles to his feet. Spann catches Sordi in a standing guillotine choke and Sordi taps out.
Official Result: Ryan Spann def. Emiliano Sordi by submission via guillotine choke (0:26, R1)
Giga Chikadze vs. Austin Springer
Round One: The round begins with Chikadze attacking Springer with a front kick, Chikadze then nails Springer with a kick to the midsection. Springer looks for a takedown after Chikadze barely connects with a high kick, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Chikadze rocks an incoming Springer with a left, Springer scores a takedown and Chikadze rolls for an arm bar. Springer avoids the submission to gain top position against Chikadze, Springer starts attacking Chikadze with some ground and pound. Springer postures up and Chikadze pops him with an up kick, Springer postures up and Chikadze gets up as well. Springer scores another takedown on Chikadze, Chikadze scrambles and lands a few strikes as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chikadze
Round Two: The round begins with Chikadze attempting a question mark kick against Springer, Chikadze then nails Springer with a kick to the midsection. Springer charges forward and has a striking exchange with Chikadze, Springer gets Chikadze against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Springer pops Chikadze with a short left hook, Springer scores a takedown on Chikadze and he gets side control. Springer transitions to the half guard against Chikadze, Chikadze scrambles to his feet and Springer pops him with a left hook. Chikadze goes for a cartwheel kick as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chikadze (Overall Score: 20-18 for Chikadze)
Round Three: The round begins with Springer coming forward and swinging away at Chikadze, Chikadze catches Springer with a kick to the midsection. Chikadze and Springer start exchanging leg kicks, Chikadze cracks a swinging Springer with a counter right. Chikadze trips up a kicking Springer and Springer gets right back up, Springer gets Chikadze against the cage wall after blocking a few kicks. The fighters separate and Springer scores a takedown on a kicking Chikadze, Springer transitions to the full mount against Chikadze. Springer attacks Chikadze with ground and pound before gaining back control, Springer locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Austin Springer def. Giga Chikadze by submission via rear naked choke (4:10, R3)
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