#3 Eddie Alvarez vs. #9 Dustin Poirier
Round One: The round begins with Poirier attacking Alvarez with a high kick, Poirier then nails Alvarez with a kick to the midsection. Poirier also starts attacking Alvarez with some leg kicks as well, Alvarez starts attacking Poirier with some left hooks. Alvarez starts nailing Poirier with some leg kicks of his own, Poirier nails a swinging Alvarez with a counter left. Alvarez backs up Poirier with a multiple strike combination, Poirier catches a swinging Alvarez with a right hook. Poirier backs up Alvarez after nailing him with a straight left, Alvarez comes forward and he nails Poirier with a right hook. Poirier backs up Alvarez with punches followed by a high kick as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier
Round Two: The round begins with Alvarez attacking Poirier with a right hook, Alvarez backs up Poirier after landing a multiple punch combination. Alvarez pushes Poirier against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Alvarez lands a left before separating from Poirier. Poirier dances around Alvarez while peppering him with jabs, Poirier then hits Alvarez with an uppercut followed by a left. Poirier rocks a swinging Alvarez with a counter strike combination, Poirier pounces on a rocked Alvarez with a ton of strikes before going for and failing at a front choke. Alvarez rocks Poirier with a counter strike combination, Alvarez works the body of Poirier with a plethora of punches. Poirier looks for the front choke on Alvarez and Alvarez escapes again, Alvarez scores a takedown on Poirier. Alvarez nails Poirier with illegal knee strikes to the head and the referee halts the fight, the doctors call the fight because Poirier is to hurt to continue.
Official Result: #3 Eddie Alvarez fought #9 Dustin Poirier to a no contest via accidental illegal knee strikes (4:12, R2)
#9 Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch
Round One: The round begins with Branch attacking Jotko with a high kick, Branch starts popping Jotko with a few rights. Jotko nails a kicking Branch with a counter left hook, Branch scores a takedown on Jotko and he gets the open guard. Branch starts attacking Jotko with some ground and pound, Jotko scrambles to his feet with Branch holding onto him. Branch attacks Jotko with a few knee strikes while they are grappling, Jotko scores a takedown on Branch and both fighters get right back to their feet. Jotko grabs Branch and he holds him against the cage wall, Branch spins Jotko into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Branch nails Jotko with a knee strike as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch
Round Two: The round begins with Branch attacking Jotko with a few kicks, Jotko nails Branch with an uppercut before putting him against the cage wall. Jotko cracks Branch with a spinning back fist as they separate, Branch accidentally kicks Jotko low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Branch jabbing away at Jotko, Jotko nails an incoming Branch with an uppercut. Branch catches Jotko with a few leg kicks as well, Jotko backs up Branch after cracking him with a few lefts. Branch scores a takedown on Jotko and Jotko gets right back to his feet, Jotko catches a swinging Branch with a counter left. Branch comes forward while swinging wildly against Jotko, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Jotko attacking Branch with a high kick, Branch scores a takedown and Jotko gets right back up again. Jotko pops Branch with a left as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jotko (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Branch attacking Jotko with a high kick, Jotko hits an incoming Branch with a counter right hook. Branch starts peppering Jotko with a bunch of jabs, Jotko decides to attack Branch with a high kick of his own. Branch looks for a takedown and Jotko nails him with a left hook, the fighters clinch and Branch puts Jotko against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Branch nailing Jotko with a left. Branch scores a takedown on Jotko and he gets the open guard, Jotko gets to his feet and he holds Branch against the cage wall. Branch spins Jotko and he is back against the cage wall again, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Jotko hitting Branch with a knee strike, the fighters exchange punches until Jotko nails Branch with a hook. Branch holds Jotko against the cage wall as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch (Final Score: 29-28 for Branch)
Official Result: David Branch def. #9 Krzysztof Jotko by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#2 Frankie Edgar vs. #7 Yair Rodriguez
Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez and Edgar swinging away at each other, Rodriguez nails an incoming Edgar with a front kick to the face. Edgar rocks Rodriguez with a punching combination before looking for the takedown, Edgar scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the open guard. Edgar starts attacking Rodriguez with some ground and pound, Rodriguez does his best to attack Edgar with strikes while on the ground. Edgar continues attacking Rodriguez with a lot of ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edgar
Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Edgar with a front kick, Edgar starts attacking Rodriguez with punching combinations. Edgar scores a takedown on Rodriguez and Rodriguez rolls for a knee bar, Edgar escapes and he gains top position again. Edgar goes back to attacking Rodriguez with ground and pound while gaining full mount, Edgar transitions to back control on Rodriguez. Rodriguez scrambles and Edgar winds up in his full guard, Edgar attacks Rodriguez with more ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edgar (Overall Score: 20-18 for Edgar)
After round two, the referee called the fight on the advice of the doctor due to an eye injury on Rodriguez.
Official Result: #2 Frankie Edgar def. #7 Yair Rodriguez by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)
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