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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)
#5 Marlon Moraes def. #4 Jimmie Rivera by KO via strikes (0:33, R1)
Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel by submission via arm triangle choke (4:06, R2)
Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)
Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger by TKO via strikes (1:56, R1)
Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur by submission via rear naked choke (2:55, R3)
Sam Alvey def. #15 Gian Villante by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)
#2 Sijara Eubanks def. #3 Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
David Teymur def. Nik Lentz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)
Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo by submission via d’arce choke (2:18, R2)
Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks by TKO via strikes (2:55, R2)
Jarred Brooks vs. Jose Torres
Round One: The round begins with Brooks catching Torres with a short left hook, Brooks follows that up by catching Torres with a right. Brooks attempts a spinning back fist and Torres blocks it, Brooks drops Torres with a spinning attack and he controls his head on the ground. Brooks attacks the shoulder of Torres with knee strikes while on the ground, Torres gets back up and Brooks nails him with a knee strike to the head. Brooks then hits a kicking Torres with a counter right, Brooks then hits Torres with a spinning back fist that partially lands. Brooks scores a takedown on Torres and he gets back control, Torres gets up with Brooks staying on his back. Brooks looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brooks
Round Two: The round begins with Brooks hunting for the takedown against Torres, Torres comes forward and he swings away at Brooks. Torres scores a takedown on a spinning Brooks and Brooks gets back up, Torres scores another takedown and Brooks gets right back up again. Brooks gets free and he eventually separates from Torres, Brooks continues attempting spinning attacks against Torres. Brooks then nails Torres with a right hook to the midsection, Torres backs up Brooks with a few punching combinations. Brooks looks for the takedown and Torres nails him with knee strikes, Brooks goes for the takedown and he winds up knocking himself woozy. Torres recovers and attacks a downed Brooks with strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks by TKO via strikes (2:55, R2)
Johnny Eduardo vs. Nathaniel Wood
Round One: The round begins with Wood attacking Eduardo with some leg kicks, Wood catches a kicking Eduardo with a few rights. Wood eats a right as he peppers Eduardo with a series of jabs, Wood pops a backing Eduardo with a straight right. Eduardo attempts a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Wood, Eduardo continues attacking Wood with a series of rights, Wood catches a swinging Eduardo with a counter left hook. Wood eats more rights before catching Eduardo with a counter left hook, Eduardo stuns a swinging Wood with a right before attacking him with a follow up combination. Eduardo rocks Wood with a four punch combination to the head, Wood swings at Eduardo as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eduardo
Round Two: The round begins with Eduardo catching Wood with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Eduardo and Wood also exchange some more rights. Eduardo goes back to attacking Wood with some leg kicks, Wood comes forward and he swings away at Eduardo. Eduardo looks for a takedown and Wood winds up getting top position, Wood catches Eduardo in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo by submission via d’arce choke (2:18, R2)
Desmond Green vs. Gleison Tibau
Round One: The round begins with Green attacking Tibau with some leg kicks, Green also catches Tibau with a kick to the midsection. Green and Tibau back each other up while throwing combinations, Tibau charges forward and he swings away at Green. Green blocks a takedown from Tibau before landing a punching combination, Tibau rocks a swinging Green with a counter right. Tibau tries countering a swinging Green with some lefts. Green avoids a takedown before nailing Tibau with a left cross, Green comes forward to nail Tibau with a right. Tibau just continues throws as many lefts as possible, Green catches Tibau with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Green
Round Two: The round begins with Tibau taking some power swings against Green, Green backs up Tibau with a straight left. Green continues attacking Tibau with some rights, Green keeps Tibau at bay by catching him with jabs. Green starts peppering a swinging Tibau with straight rights, Tibau continues charging forward and swinging away at Green. Green continues picking Tibau apart as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Green (Overall Score: 20-18 for Green)
Round Three: The round begins with Tibau charging forward and swinging away at Green, Green catches Tibau with some combinations of his own. Green goes back to peppering Tibau with a plethora of jabs, Tibau barely lands a kick to the midsection of Green. Green also starts attack Tibau with some leg kicks, Green briefly drops Tibau with a multiple punch combination. Green continues picking away at Tibau while at range, the fighters also have a brief striking exchange. Green attempts a flying knee strike as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Green (Final Score: 30-27 for Green)
Official Result: Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
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