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Dana White Awards The Contract(s) To: Bobby Moffett, Kennedy Nzechukwu & Devonte Smith
Greg Hardy def. Tebaris Gordon by TKO via strikes (0:17, R1)
Bobby Moffett def. Jacob Kilburn by submission via d’arce choke (1:02, R2)
Devonte Smith def. Joseph Lowry by KO via elbow strikes (2:52, R1)
JR Coughran def. Alex Gilpin by submission via d’arce choke (1:55, R2)
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Dennis Bryant by TKO via strikes (1:48, R1)
JR Coughran vs. Alex Gilpin
Round One: The round begins with Coughran attacking Gilpin with a punching combination, Coughran also hits Gilpin with some leg kicks. Coughran goes for a high kick followed by a combination, Coughran continues coming forward and swinging away at Gilpin. Gilpin attacks Coughran with some power rights that mostly get blocked, Coughran nails Gilpin with a spin kick to the midsection. Gilpin nails an incoming Coughran with a counter right, Coughran pops Gilpin with a left to the midsection followed by a left hook to the face. Gilpin goes for a high kick and Coughran throws a combination afterwards, Coughran continuously attacks Gilpin with combinations. Gilpin nails a swinging Coughran with a counter strike combination, Coughran recovers and nails Gilpin with a four punch combination. Coughran charges forward and he swings wildly at Gilpin, Gilpin scores a takedown on Coughran and Coughran gets right back up while eating a knee strike as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Coughran
Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Coughran goes back to attacking Gilpin with some leg kicks. Coughran nails Gilpin with a three punch combination, Coughran cracks a swinging Gilpin with a pair of counter left hooks. Coughran backs up Gilpin with a two punch combination, Gilpin scores a takedown on Coughran and he gets the full guard. Gilpin catches a scrambling Coughran in a d’arce choke and Coughran taps out.
Official Result: JR Coughran def. Alex Gilpin by submission via d’arce choke (1:55, R2)
Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn
Round One: The round begins with Kilburn attacking Moffett with some leg kicks, Moffett then hits Kilburn with a right. Moffett scores a takedown on Kilburn and he gets the half guard, Moffett nails Kilburn with some ground and pound. Moffett transitions to the full mount against Kilburn, Moffett attacks Kilburn with more ground and pound. Kilburn eats strikes while getting Moffett back to his half guard as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moffett
Round Two: The round begins with Kilburn attempting a front kick against Moffett, Moffett scores a takedown on a kicking Kilburn. Moffett gains the half guard position against Kilburn, Moffett catches a scrambling Kilburn in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Bobby Moffett def. Jacob Kilburn by submission via d’arce choke (1:02, R2)
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant
Round One: The round begins with Bryant hitting Nzechukwu with a few leg kicks, Nzechukwu responds by popping Bryant with a left. Bryant charges forward and he swings away at Nzechukwu, Nzechukwu uses the jab to keep Bryant at a distance. Nzechukwu accidentally nails Bryant with an illegal strike and he gives Bryant time to recover, Nzechukwu drops Bryant with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Dennis Bryant by TKO via strikes (1:48, R1)
Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith
Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Smith starts attacking Lowry with some leg kicks. Lowry looks for a high kick against a backing Smith, Lowry pops Smith with a two punch combination to the body and head. Smith comes forward and he attacks Lowry with combinations, Lowry goes for a front kick against Smith. Lowry gets Smith against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Smith attacks Lowry with elbow strikes until Lowry goes out cold.
Official Result: Devonte Smith def. Joseph Lowry by KO via elbow strikes (2:52, R1)
Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon
Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging wildly at each other, Hardy destroys Gordon with a huge combination and the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Greg Hardy def. Tebaris Gordon by TKO via strikes (0:17, R1)