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Daniel Madrid def. Chris Harris by submission via rear naked choke (0:51, R1)

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Anthony Birchak def. Raphael Montini by submission via rear naked choke (1:34, R1)

Jacob McClintock def. Raymond Pina by submission via arm bar (2:13, R2)

Mario Israel def. Roman Salazar by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Paris Stanford def. Jake Heffernan by submission via triangle choke (4:17, R3)

Bruno Souza def. Mike Hamel by DQ via illegal strikes (3:12, R3)

Alejandro Sanchez def. Vincent Arrendondo by TKO via strikes (2:00, R3)


Vincent Arrendondo vs. Alejandro Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with Sanchez and Arrendondo exchanging some leg kicks, Sanchez comes forward and he takes a few swings at Arrendondo. Arrendondo attacks Sanchez with a kick to the midsection, Arrendondo grabs Sanchez and gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Arrendondo kicks Sanchez in the midsection again, Sanchez comes forward and he nails Arrendondo with a right. Arrendondo attacks Sanchez with an overhand right before getting him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other. Sanchez attacks Arrendondo with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arrendondo

Round Two: The round begins with Sanchez backing up Arrendondo with a two punch combination, Sanchez attacks Arrendondo with multiple combinations. Sanchez stuns an incoming Arrendondo by landing a right hook, Arrendondo cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right before getting him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Arrendondo attacks Sanchez with a flying knee strike before scoring a takedown on him. Sanchez wall walks to his feet and he separates from a swinging Arrendondo, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Arrendondo cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right. Arrendondo then cracks Sanchez with a kick to the midsection, Arrendondo and Sanchez exchange a few combinations. Sanchez drops Arrendondo with a right and Arrendondo gets back up, Sanchez pounces on a rocked Arrendondo with a ton of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alejandro Sanchez def. Vincent Arrendondo by TKO via strikes (2:00, R3)

Mike Hamel vs. Bruno Souza

Round One: The round begins with Souza and Hamel exchanging some leg kicks, Hamel scores a takedown on Souza before landing ground and pound. Hamel gets back control while nailing Souza with elbow strikes to the head, Souza scrambles and he gets Hamel in the half guard while eating more strikes. Souza eventually gets Hamel in his full guard while eating more strikes, Hamel attacks Souza with more ground and pound. Hamel briefly postures up and Souza nails him with an up kick, Hamel postures up again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hamel

Round Two: The round begins with Souza attacking Hamel with a flying knee strike, Hmel nails Souza with a left before scoring a takedown on him. Souza gets up and Hamel drags him back to the ground while landing knee strikes, Hamel eventually gets the half guard on Souza. Hamel attacks Souza with ground and pound while getting back control, Souza gets Hamel in his half guard while eating more strikes. Hamel nails Souza with some more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Souza going for a high kick against Hamel, Hamel attacks Souza with a combination before scoring a takedown. Hamel gains side control on Souza while landing a few strikes, Hamel gets the half guard on Souza while landing more strikes. The fight is halted after Hamel nails Souza with some illegal punches to the back of the head, the fight is waved off as Souza is unable to continue due to the illegal strikes.

Official Result: Bruno Souza def. Mike Hamel by DQ via illegal strikes (3:12, R3)

Paris Stanford vs. Jake Heffernan

Round One: The round begins with Stanford attacking Heffernan with a variety of kicks, Stanford attacks Heffernan with some leg kicks. Heffernan scores a takedown on Stanford and he gets the half guard, Stanford quickly gets Heffernan in his full guard. Stanford rolls for a few submissions before getting back to his feet, Stanford drops a swinging Heffernan with a counter right. Heffernan gets back up and Stanford attacks him with a knee strike, Heffernan attacks Stanford with a knee strike and uppercuts. Stanford comes forward and he nails Heffernan with a knee strike to the midsection, the fighters exchange some jabs. Stanford grabs Heffernan and gets him up against the cage wall, Stanford scores a takedown on Heffernan and he attacks him with a plethora of strikes. Heffernan scrambles to his feet and he grapples with Stanford as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stanford

Round Two: The round begins with Stanford attacking Heffernan with an overhand right, Heffernan attacks Stanford with a kick to the midsection. Stanford grabs Heffernan and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Stanford nails Heffernan with multiple body kicks, Heffernan scores a takedown on Stanford and he gets the open guard. Stanford scrambles to his feet and he gets Heffernan against the cage wall, Stanford scores a takedown on Heffernan and he gets the open guard. Heffernan scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Stanford gets Heffernan back to the ground while landing a few strikes. Stanford attacks Heffernan with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Heffernan backing up Stanford while swinging away at him, Stanford nails a swinging Heffernan with a three strike combination. Heffernan scores a takedown on Stanford and he gets the full guard, Heffernan attacks Stanford with some ground and pound. Stanford scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Heffernan, Heffernan and Stanford have a few striking exchanges. Stanford cracks Heffernan with a right while getting him against the cage wall, Stanford scores a takedown on Heffernan and he gets the full guard while landing strikes. Stanford attacks Heffernan with ground and pound before getting back control, Heffernan scrambles and Stanford catches him in a triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Paris Stanford def. Jake Heffernan by submission via triangle choke (4:17, R3)

Roman Salazar vs. Mario Israel

Round One: The round begins with Salazar attacking Israel with some leg kicks, Salazar and Israel take a few swings at each other. Salazar cracks Israel with a right cross to the face, Israel keeps Salazar at a distance by attacking him with jabs. Israel attacks Salazar with a punching combination followed by a flying knee strike, Israel pops an incoming Salazar with a short right hook. Salazar scores a takedown on Israel and he gets the open guard, Salazar postures up and Israel gets up a few moments later. Salazar gets Israel against the cage wall while landing a combination, Salazar scores another takedown and Israel gets right back up. Israel scores a takedown on Salazar and he gets full mount as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Salazar

Round Two: The round begins with Salazar attacking Israel with a multiple punch combination, Salazar gets Israel against the cage wall for a short time while swinging away at him. Israel looks for counter strikes against a swinging Salazar, Salazar gets Israel back against the cage wall after avoiding a flying knee strike. Salazar swings away at Israel before separating from him, Salazar again gets Israel against the cage wall after landing a two punch combination. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Israel stuns Salazar with a multiple punch combination. Salazar backs up Israel after landing a right, Israel scores a takedown on Salazar and he gets side control. Salazar scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Salazar nailing a swinging Israel with a two punch combination, Israel scores a takedown on a leaping Salazar. Salazar scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other, Israel nails Salazar with a two punch combination. Salazar backs Israel into the cage wall during a wild striking exchange, Israel scores another takedown on Salazar and he gets the half guard. Salazar gets up and Israel jumps on his back a short time later, Israel gets Salazar back to the ground while attempting a rear naked choke and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Mario Israel def. Roman Salazar by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jacob McClintock vs. Raymond Pina

Round One: The round begins with Pina scoring a takedown on McClintock and McClintock rolls for a heel hook, Pina escapes and McClintock gets side control on him. McClintock transitions to back control and Pina quickly shakes him off to regain top position, McClintock rolls for a triangle choke and Pina escapes after a long struggle. Pina regains top control on the ground against McClintock, Pina attacks McClintock with ground and pound. McClintock tries scrambling to his feet and Pina holds him down while controlling his head, McClintock scrambles to his feet and Pina drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pina

Round Two: The round begins with Pina immediately getting McClintock against the cage wall, Pina scores a takedown on McClintock and he gets side control. Pina gets back control while attacking McClintock with ground and pound, McClintock shakes Pina off of him and Pina keeps top position on the ground. McClintock catches Pina in a triangle choke and he transitions to an arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Jacob McClintock def. Raymond Pina by submission via arm bar (2:13, R2)

Anthony Birchak vs. Raphael Montini

Round One: The round begins with Birchak taking a few swings at Montini, Birchak grabs Montini and gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Birchak quickly gains the full mount against Montini, Montini scrambles to his feet and Birchak jumps on his back. Birchak locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Anthony Birchak def. Raphael Montini by submission via rear naked choke (1:34, R1)

Daniel Madrid vs. Chris Harris

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Madrid rocks Harris with a short right uppercut. Madrid scores a takedown on Harris and he attacks him with strikes while getting back control, Madrid locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Daniel Madrid def. Chris Harris by submission via rear naked choke (0:51, R1)

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