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Dana White Awards The Contracts To: Joby Sanchez & Benito Lopez
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Anton Berzin by split decision (29-27, 28-29, 29-27)
Benito Lopez def. Steven Peterson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joby Sanchez def. JP Buys by TKO via strikes (2:28, R2)
Mike Santiago def. Mark Cherico by KO via strikes (2:59, R1) (Quick Result)
Jordan Espinoza def. Nick Urso by submission via d’arce choke (1:23, R1)
Round By Round Recap
Nick Urso vs. Jordan Espinoza
Round One: The round begins with Espinoza attempting a high kick against Urso, Uroso nails Espinoza with his head kick and then he puts him against the cage wall. Urso goes for the takedown and Espinoza cracks him with a right, Espinoza drops Urso with a knee strike and he locks in the d’arce choke and Urso goes out cold.
Official Result: Jordan Espinoza def. Nick Urso by submission via d’arce choke (1:23, R1)
Joby Sanchez vs. JP Buys
Round One: The round begins with Buys scoring a quick takedown on Sanchez and he gets back control, Sanchez sweeps Buys and he manages to get top control. Buys wall walks to his feet and Sanchez holds him against the cage wall, Sanchez scores a takedown on Buys and he gets the half guard. Sanchez starts attacking Buys with some ground and pound, Buys scrambles to his feet and he holds Sanchez against the cage wall. Buys scores another takedown on Sanchez and he gets back control, Sanchez stands up and Buys stays on his back. Buys causes Sanchez to fall to the ground after landing elbow strikes, Sanchez scrambles to get top position as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Buys
Round Two: The round begins with Buys cracking Sanchez with a kick to the midsection, Buys goes for the takedown and Sanchez winds up getting back control. Sanchez transitions to the half guard on Buys while landing ground and pound, Sanchez gets back control and attacks Buys with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Joby Sanchez def. JP Buys by TKO via strikes (2:28, R2)
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