TKO MMA 40 Results: UFC Veteran Maiquel Falcao Highlights This Card

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Joao Luis Nogueira def. Alex Morgan by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

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Marc-Andre Barriault def. Todd Stoute by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Strahinja Gavrilovic def. Maiquel Falcao by TKO via fighter retirement (5:00, R2)

Michael Dufort def. Robert Seres by submission via guillotine choke (2:20, R1)

Yacine Bandaoui def. Leonardo Xavier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27,30-27)

Atsushi Fujino def. Louis Jourdain by submission via rear naked choke (3:17, R2)

Adam Dyczka def. Ricardeau Francois by TKO via strikes (4:11, R1)

Keith Lee def. Eric Daigneault by TKO via referee stoppage (5:00, R1)

David Daigneault def. Alex Paul by TKO via strikes (0:54, R1)

Frederik Dupras def. Tyler Wilson by submission via guillotine choke (0:48, R1)

Matar Lo def. Maxime Soucy by KO via head kick (4:08, R1)

James Mancini def. Stevie Yhap by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Beaule def. Chris McMullen by KO via punch (1:47, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Chris McMullen vs. Alex Beaule

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Beaule cracks a swinging McMullen with a pair of rights. McMullen grabs Beaule and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and McMullen nails Beaule with a right to the midsection. McMullen accidentally pokes Beaule in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with McMullen coming forward and swinging away at Beaule. The fighters clinch up and exchange some short range strikes, the fighters separate and McMullen nails Beaule with a combination. McMullen eats a few counter strikes while coming forward against Beaule, Beaule rocks McMullen during a wild striking exchange and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Beaule

Round Two: The round begins with Beaule attacking McMullen with leg kicks, McMullen comes forward and he swings away against Beaule. Beaule rocks McMullen with a combination and then flattens him with an uppercut as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Beaule def. Chris McMullen by KO via punch (1:47, R2)

Matar Lo vs. Maxime Soucy

Round One: The round begins with Soucy attacking Lo with some leg kicks, Lo nails a swinging Soucy with a counter right. Lo starts catching Soucy with some leg kicks of his own, Lo attacks Soucy with a head kick after a punching exchange. Soucy catches a swinging Lo with a counter left hook, Soucy comes forward and just swings wildly against Lo. Lo tries attacking Soucy with some punching combinations, Lo crushes Soucy with a head kick and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Matar Lo def. Maxime Soucy by KO via head kick (4:08, R1)

Alex Paul vs. David Daigneault

Round One: The round begins with Paul attacking Daigneault with leg kicks, Daigneault drops Paul with a punching combination. Paul gets up and Daigneault drops him again to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: David Daigneault def. Alex Paul by TKO via strikes (0:54, R1)

Stevie Yhap vs. James Mancini

Round One: The round begins with Yhap attacking Mancini with a knee strike as they clinch, Mancini holds Yhap against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Mancini scores a takedown and Yhap gets right back up, Mancini scores another takedown on Yhap and he gets the half guard. Yhap quickly traps Mancini in the full guard position, Mancini lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mancini

Round Two: The round begins with Yhap attacking Mancini with some leg kicks, Mancini scores a takedown on Yhap and he gets the open guard. Mancini attacks Yhap with some ground and pound, Mancini transitions to the half guard against Yhap. Mancini is trapped again in the full guard of Yhap while landing some strikes, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Mancini scoring another takedown on Yhap and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mancini nailing Yhap with a kick to the midsection, Mancini grabs Yhap and he holds him against the cage wall. Mancini accidentally nails Yhap low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Mancini scoring a takedown on Yhap and he gets back control. Yhap scrambles for a heel hook and Mancini breaks free to score another takedown, Mancini starts attacking Yhap with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: James Mancini def. Stevie Yhap by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyler Wilson vs. Frederik Dupras

Round One: The round begins with Wilson immediately attacking Dupras with a high kick, Wilson then catches Dupras with a punching combination. Dupras drops Wilson with a left hook, Dupras locks in a guillotine choke and Wilson taps out.

Official Result: Frederik Dupras def. Tyler Wilson by submission via guillotine choke (0:48, R1)

Keith Lee vs. Eric Daigneault

Round One: The round begins with Lee popping Daigneault with a few strikes, Lee comes forward and he nails Daigneault with a two punch combination. Daigneault backs up Lee after nailing him with a right, Lee responds by catching a swinging Daigneault with a counter right. The fighters just start to swing away at each other, Lee grabs Daigneault and he holds him against the cage wall. Lee scores a takedown on Daigneault and he gets back control, Daigneault gets up with Lee still on his back. Lee scores another takedown on Daigneault and he gets back control again, Lee starts attacking Daigneault with some ground and pound. Daigneault shakes Lee off of him and he gets back control on him, Lee shakes Daigneault off of him before landing a plethora of strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

In between the rounds, Daigneault was unable to get to his corner without a lot of help and the referee stops the fight.

Official Result: Keith Lee def. Eric Daigneault by TKO via referee stoppage (5:00, R1)

Robert Seres vs. Michael Dufort

Round One: The round begins with Seres immediately dropping Dufort with strikes, Seres catches Dufort in a guillotine choke and he releases it to keep top position on the ground. Dufort scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Seres, Dufort starts attacking Seres with some ground and pound. Dufort catches Seres in a guillotine choke of his own to force a submission.

Official Result: Michael Dufort def. Robert Seres by submission via guillotine choke (2:20, R1)

Atsushi Fujino vs. Louis Jourdain

Round One: The round begins with Jourdain attacking Fujino with leg kicks, Jourdain eats a left before kicking Fujino in the midsection. Fujino catches Jourdain with a front kick before scoring the takedown, Jourdain scrambles to his feet and the fighters separate. The fighters also start to just swing away at each other, Fujino goes for a takedown and Jourdain answers with a knee strike. Fujino goes for a takedown and he gets the open guard, Fujino goes for a heel hook and Jourdain scrambles free to get top position. Fujino scrambles to his feet and he drags Jourdain back to the ground while getting back control, Fujino starts attacking Jourdain with ground and pound. Fujino transitions to the full mount against Jourdain as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fujino

Round Two: The round begins with Jourdain nailing a swinging Fujino with a counter right, Jourdain also attacks Fujino with a head kick attempt. Fujino attacks Jourdain with some leg kicks before eating a body kick, Jourdain scores a takedown on Fujino and he immediately postures up. Fujino scrambles to his feet and he attack Jourdain with a high kick, Jourdain scores a second takedown and Fujino rolls for a knee bar before getting back to his feet. Fujino quickly gains top position on a still downed Jourdain, Fujino transitions to back control on Jourdain and he locks in the rear naked choke that puts Jourdain out cold.

Official Result: Atsushi Fujino def. Louis Jourdain by submission via rear naked choke (3:17, R2)

Leonardo Xavier vs. Yacine Bandaoui

Round One: The round begins with Xavier peppering Bandaoui with a few jabs, Xavier grabs Bandaoui and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bandaoui swings away at Xavier, Xavier begins attacking Bandaoui with leg kicks. Bandaoui grabs Xavier and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Xavier comes forward and he attacks Bandaoui with some uppercuts. Bandaoui scores a takedown and Xavier gets right back to his feet, Bandaoui comes forward and he attacks Xavier with combinations. Xavier charges forward and he swings away at Bandaoui, Bandaoui nails an incoming Xavier with an uppercut before holding him against the cage wall for a short time as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bandaoui

Round Two: The round begins with Bandaoui attacking Xavier with some uppercuts, Xavier comes forward after attacking Bandaoui with a front kick. Xavier grabs Bandaoui and he holds him against the cage wall, Bandaoui accidentally pokes Xavier in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other until Bandaoui goes down, Bandaoui scrambles to his feet and Xavier still swings away at him. The fighters separate and Xavier continues landing combinations against Bandaoui, Bandaoui scores a takedown on Xavier and he gets back control. Xavier scrambles to his feet and he holds Bandaoui against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and Bandaoui scores another takedown on Xavier. Bandaoui gains back control against Xavier while landing strikes, Bandaoui nails Xavier with a plethora of strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bandaoui coming forward and swinging away at Xavier, Xavier grabs Bandaoui and he holds him against the cage wall.  Bandaoui spins Xavier as the two exchange strikes in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Xavier cracking Bandaoui in the face with a front kick, Xavier grabs Bandaoui again and holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bandaoui attacks Xavier with a combination, Bandaoui responds by attacking Xavier with a few knee strikes. Bandaoui scores a takedown on Xavier just as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Yacine Bandaoui def. Leonardo Xavier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27,30-27)

Ricardeau Francois vs. Adam Dyczka

Round One: The round begins with Francois grabbing Dyczka and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Francois jabs away at Dyczka. Francois grabs Dyczka again and he eats a knee strike, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. The fighters separate and Dyczka attacks Francois with leg kicks, Francois nails Dyczka with a side kick to the midsection. Dyczka eats a few strikes as he cracks Francois with a knee strike to the head, Dyczka cracks Francois with an elbow strike to the head. Dyczka drops Francois with a two punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Adam Dyczka def. Ricardeau Francois by TKO via strikes (4:11, R1)

Maiquel Falcao vs. Strahinja Gavrilovic

Round One: The round begins with Gavrilovic taking a few swings at Falcao, Gavrilovic backs up Falcao with a jumping front kick. Gavrilovic starts attacking Falcao with a few leg kicks, Falcao goes for a takedown and he winds up holding Gavrilovic against the cage wall. Gavrilovic goes for a standing kimura and Falcao escapes to hold him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Gavrilovic attacks Falcao with elbow strikes to avoid the takedown attempts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Falcao

Round Two: The round begins with Gavrilovic swinging away against Falcao, Falcao attacks Gavrilovic with leg kicks while eating a few punches. The fight is halted after Gavrilovic lands an elbow strike so the doctor can check a cut on Falcao, the fight continues with Gavrilovic rocking a swinging Falcao with a counter right hook. Falcao charges forward and nails Gavrilovic with a multiple punch combination, Gavrilovic backs Falcao into the cage wall while landing some more elbow strikes. Gavrilovic holds Falcao against the cage wall while landing some more strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gavrilovic (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

In between rounds, Falcao didn’t answer the bell for the third round and the referee called the fight.

Official Result: Strahinja Gavrilovic def. Maiquel Falcao by TKO via fighter retirement (5:00, R2)

Joao Luis Nogueira vs. Alex Morgan

Round One: The round begins with Morgan attacking Nogueira with a lot of jabs, Nogueira takes the occasional swing against Morgan. Nogueira grabs Morgan and he holds him against the cage wall and he looks for the takedown before Morgan separates, Morgan then cracks Nogueira with a short right. Morgan charges at Nogueira while throwing a punching combination, Nogueira backs up Morgan with a two punch combination. Nogueira scores a takedown on Morgan and he gets him in the seated position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morgan

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nogueira pops a kicking Morgan with a two punch combination. Nogueira comes forward and he attacks Morgan with an overhand right, Morgan charges at Nogueira while landing a multiple punch combination. Nogueira rocks Morgan with an overhand right followed by a high kick, Nogueira then pops Morgan with a knee strike to the head. Nogueira scores a takedown on Morgan after landing a two punch combination and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Morgan attacking Nogueira with a multiple punch combination, Nogueira responds by catching Morgan with an overhand right. Nogueira attacks Morgan with a high kick while looking for a takedown, Morgan comes forward and swings away at Nogueira. Morgan then catches an incoming Nogueira with a right uppercut, Nogueira then cracks Morgan with a short right. Nogueira follows that up by nailing Morgan with a two punch combination, Nogueira scores a takedown on Morgan and he gets the half guard. Nogueira starts attacking Morgan with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joao Luis Nogueira def. Alex Morgan by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Todd Stoute vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Round One: The round begins with Barriault attacking Stoute with some leg kicks, Barriault cracks Stoute with a right before holding him against the cage wall. Barriault attacks Stoute with some strikes while in the clinch, Barriault rocks Stoute with a knee strike to the head. Barriault drops Stoute with a punching combination, Barriault pounces on a downed Stoute with a ton of strikes. Stoute trips up Barriault and scrambles to his feet, Barriault scores another takedown on Stoute and he gets the half guard. Barriault starts attacking Stoute with some ground and pound, Stoute scrambles and both fighters get to their feet. Stoute scores a takedown on Barriault and they both get right back up to their feet, Stoute holds Barriault against the cage wall while attacking him with knee strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barriault

Round Two: The round begins with Stoute scoring a takedown on Barriault and he gets the open guard, Stoute attacks Barriault with some ground and pound. Barriault scrambles to his feet and Stoute holds him against the cage wall, Stoute scores a takedown on Barriault and he gets side control. Barriault sweeps Stoute to get top position, Barriault transitions to the half guard against Stoute while landing a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stoute (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Barriault taking a few swings against Stoute, Stoute grabs Barriault and he holds him against the cage wall. Stoute catches Barriault with a multiple punch combination, Stoute catches Barriault with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Stoute putting Barriault against the cage wall, Stoute goes back to attacking Barriault with knee strikes. The fighters separate and Barriault swings wildly against Stoute, Stoute catches Barriault with another knee strike before holding him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Marc-Andre Barriault def. Todd Stoute by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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