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#11 Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. #13 Andrea Lee

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Lee starts attacking Evans-Smith with some leg kicks. Evans-Smith comes forward and she swings away against Lee, Lee hits Evans-Smith with a kick to the midsection. Lee then hits Evans-Smith with a three punch combination, Evans-Smith goes for a high kick and Lee blocks it. Evans-Smith goes for a high kick and Lee counters with a right, Evans-Smith and Lee exchange some kicks to the midsection. Evans-Smith nails Lee with some leg kicks of her own, Lee gets Evans-Smith against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Lee nailing Evans-Smith with a right to the midsection, Lee backs up Evans-Smith with a multiple punch combination. Evans-Smith starts attacking Lee with some leg kicks, Lee backs up Evans-Smith again with another combination. Lee keeps Evans-Smith against the cage wall while landing more strikes, Evans-Smith scores a takedown on Lee and she gets side control. Lee scrambles to her feet and the fighters are standing again, Evans-Smith starts hunting for more takedowns against Lee. Lee hits a swinging Evans-Smith with a counter left hook, Evans-Smith lands a kick to the midsection of Lee. Lee and Evans-Smith clinch while exchanging strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lee attacking Evans-Smith with some leg kicks, Evans-Smith attempts a high kick against Lee. Evans-Smith starts hunting for takedowns against Lee, Lee nails a swinging Evans-Smith with a counter strike combination. Lee nails Evans-Smith with a kick to the midsection, Evans-Smith comes forward and she attacks Lee with combinations. Lee backs up Evans-Smith while landing a three punch combination, Lee gets Evans-Smith against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Evans-Smith goes for a takedown, Evans-Smith scores a takedown on Lee as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee (Final Score: 30-27 for Lee)

Official Result: #13 Andrea Lee def. #11 Ashlee Evans-Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez

Round One: The round begins with Lopez attacking Bermudez with some leg kicks, Lopez follows that up by hitting Bermudez with a right. Bermudez scores a takedown on Lopez and he gets back control, Lopez scrambles and he gets Bermudez in his full guard. Lopez scrambles to his feet and Bermudez gets him against the cage wall, Lopez spins Bermudez into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Bermudez drags Lopez to the ground while attempting a guillotine choke, Lopez escapes the first attempt and Bermudez catches him in a d’arce choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez by submission via d’arce choke (3:09, R1)

#5 Jimmie Rivera vs. #7 Aljamain Sterling

Round One: The round begins with Sterling attacking Rivera with a front kick before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other. Sterling comes forward and he attacks Rivera with a variety of kicks, Sterling grabs Rivera and gets him against the cage wall again. Sterling nails Rivera with a few strikes while in the clinch, the referee separate sthe fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Rivera attacking Sterling with leg kicks, Sterling attempts a few high kicks against Rivera. Rivera grabs Sterling and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sterling

Round Two: The round begins with Rivera scoring a takedown on a kicking Sterling, Sterling scrambles to get the fight standing again. Sterling grabs Rivera and gets him against the cage wall, Sterling attacks Rivera with a few knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Sterling goes for a high kick against Rivera, Sterling rocks Rivera with a spinning back fist followed by an overhand right. Sterling backs Rivera into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Sterling then attacks Rivera with a few side kicks. Sterling goes for a takedown and Rivera stuffs it while controlling his head, the fighters stand back up and separate. Sterling attacks Rivera with a high kick followed by a right, Sterling nails Rivera with a spinning strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rivera tripping up Sterling, Sterling gets back up as Rivera takes a few swings at him. Rivera and Sterling have a few striking exchanges, Sterling starts attacking Rivera with some leg kicks. Rivera attacks Sterling with a few rights after eating some body kicks, Rivers trips up a kicking Sterling and he gets side control on the ground. Rivera gets up and Sterling follows suit a few moments later, Sterling and Rivera exchange some jabs. Sterling nails Rivera with a side kick to the head, Rivera drags Sterling to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sterling (Final Score: 30-27 for Sterling)

Official Result: #7 Aljamain Sterling def. #5 Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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