UFC Fight Night 101 Results: Robert Whittaker/Derek Brunson Put On A Classic In A Show Full Of Decisions

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#7 Robert Whittaker def. #8 Derek Brunson by TKO via strikes (4:07, R1)

Andrew Holbrook def. Jake Matthews by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Omari Akhmedov def. Kyle Noke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Alexander Volkanovski def. Yusuke Kasuya by TKO via strikes (2:06, R2)

Tyson Pedro def. Khalil Rountree by submission via rear naked choke (4:07, R1)

Danielle Taylor def. Seo Hee Ham by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Daniel Kelly def. Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Damien Brown def. Jon Tuck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jonathan Meunier def. Richard Walsh by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#15 Ben Nguyen def. Geane Herrera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Jason Knight def. Dan Hooker by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Marlon Vera def. Ning Guangyou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jenel Lausa def. Yao Zhikui by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

Yao Zhikui vs. Jenel Lausa

Round One: The round begins with Zhikui peppering Lausa with some jabs, Lausa responds by cracking Zhikui with a left hook. Lausa follows that up by nailing Zhikui with a short right, Lausa nails a kicking Zhikui with a counter right that briefly puts him on the ground. Lausa scores a takedown on a kicking Zhikui and he allows the fight to be stood up, Zhikui goes back to attacking Lausa with jabs. Zhikui also nails Lausa with a plethora of leg kicks as well, Lausa backs up Zhikui after landing a two punch combination. Lausa starts attacking Zhikui with a bunch of left hooks, Zhikui eats a counter strikes after nailing Lausa with a left hook. Lausa destroys Zhikui with a combination that drops him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lausa

Round Two: The round begins with Zhikui nailing Lausa with a multiple punch combination, Lausa starts peppering Zhikui with some jabs. Zhikui starts hunting for the takedowns against Lausa, Lausa drops Zhikui with a head kick and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes. Lausa catches Zhikui in the guillotine choke and Zhikui escapes to get top position, Zhikui transitions to back control on Lausa. Lausa escapes to get the fight standing again, Lausa follows Zhikui around the cage while landing strikes. Zhikui goes for the takedown and Lausa stuffs him before nailing him with hammer fists, Zhikui scores a takedown on Lausa and he gets side control. Lausa eventually forces Zhikui into the full guard while eating a ton of strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Zhikui attacking Lausa with a two punch combination, Lausa starts attacking Zhikui with some counter strikes. Lausa then cracks a moving Zhikui with a straight right, Zhikui also starts attacking Lausa with some more leg kicks. Lausa briefly drops a swinging Zhikui with a counter right, Zhikui nails Lausa with some leg kicks as he is eating jabs. Lausa continues catching Zhikui with the straight right, Lausa rocks a swinging Zhikui with a counter right. Zhikui starts hunting for the takedown again on Lausa, Zhikui charges at Lausa while throwing some strikes. Lausa pops Zhikui with a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jenel Lausa def. Yao Zhikui by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marlon Vera vs. Ning Guangyou

Round One: The round begins with Guangyou attacking Vera with some leg kicks, Guangyou backs up Vera after attempting an overhand left. Vera recovers and he attempts a front kick against Guangyou, Guangyou then cracks Vera with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Vera responds by attacking Guangyou with a head kick, Guangyou backs up Vera after nailing him with a left hook. Vera then cracks Guangyou with a kick to the midsection, Vera holds Guangyou against the fence after catching a kick. Vera jumps to get back control on a standing Guangyou to get the fight to the ground, Vera looks for the submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vera

Round Two: The round begins with Vera attacking Guangyou with some leg kicks, Guangyou charges at Vera while throwing some strikes. Guangyou attacks Vera with leg kicks after avoiding a high kick, Vera barely misses a second head kick attempt on Guangyou. Guangyou starts attacking Vera with a combination of unanswered leg kicks, Vera finally slows down a kicking Guangyou with a counter left hook. Vera follows that up by nailing Guangyou with a right hook, Vera gets standing back control on Guangyou. Vera pulls guard and Guangyou gets the half guard, Vera rolls for the heel hook and Guangyou escapes to gain the side control position. Guangyou starts attacking Vera with some ground and pound, Guangyou advances to the full mount while landing a bunch of strikes. Vera quickly traps Guangyou back in the full guard while eating more strikes, Vera scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Vera attacking Guangyou with a high kick, Guangyou backs Vera into the cage wall while landing a striking combination. Guangyou starts attacking Vera with some more leg kicks, Vera responds by attacking Guangyou with a jumping front kick. Vera drops Guangyou with a multiple punch combination, Vera pounces on a downed Guangyou with a ton of strikes until he gains back control. Vera postures up and Guangyou scrambles to his feet to put Vera against the cage wall, Guangyou backs away before attempting a spinning elbow strike. Vera responds by nailing Guangyou with a head kick, Vera then hits Guangyou with a step in left to the face. Guangyou responds by attacking Vera with a roundhouse kick that gets blocked, Vera recovers and kicks Guangyou in the midsection. Guangyou starts attacking Vera with a series of two punch combinations, Vera rocks Guangyou with a knee strike to the midsection followed by a left as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Marlon Vera def. Ning Guangyou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight

Round One: The round begins with Knight attacking Hooker with a left hook, Knight then cracks Hooker with a kick to the midsection. Knight drops Hooker with a right and Hooker pops right back up, Knight follows that up by nailing Hooker with a two punch combo. Hooker starts peppering Knight with a few jabs as well, Hooker then catches Knight with a few straight lefts. Knight charges at Hooker while throwing a combination, Hooker continues nailing Knight with a bunch of lefts. Knight scores a takedown on Hooker and he gets the half guard, Hooker scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Knight scores another takedown on Hooker and he gets back control, Hooker spins and he winds up getting top position on Knight as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hooker

Round Two: The round begins with Knight quickly attacking Hooker with a combination, Hooker quickly goes back to popping Knight with lefts as well. Hooker backs up Knight after hitting him with a front kick, Knight then hits a swinging Hooker with a counter strike combination. Hooker also starts hitting Knight with some leg kicks as well, Knight scores a takedown on Hooker and he gets back control. Knight starts searching for the rear naked choke submission on Hooker until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hooker instantly attacking Knight with a head kick, Knight starts attacking Hooker with some combinations. Knight starts hunting for the takedowns on Hooker, Knight also goes back to attacking Hooker with combinations. Knight briefly holds Hooker against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Hooker and Knight start exchanging some jabs. Knight goes back to popping Hooker with more combinations, Knight also starts catching Hooker with some rights. Hooker blocks several takedown attempts from Knight, Knight and Hooker get into a striking exchange. Knight mixes in some leg kicks in his attack against Hooker, Hooker charges at Knight while landing a combination. Knight scores a takedown on Hooker as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 29-28 for Knight (Final Score: 29-28 for Knight)

Official Result: Jason Knight def. Dan Hooker by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

#15 Ben Nguyen vs. Geane Herrera

Round One: The round begins with Herrera quickly nailing Nguyen with a flying side kick, Nguyen gets up and he nails Herrera with a few knee strikes. Nguyen also starts attacking Herrera with some leg kicks, Nguyen backs up Herrera after landing a two punch combination. Nguyen then catches Herrera with a head kick that gets blocked, the fighters then exchange some kicks to the midsection. Nguyen starts cracking Herrera with some leg kicks as well, Nguyen drops Herrera with a combination and Herrera pops right back up. Nguyen accidentally nails Herrera low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Herrera attacking Nguyen with a high kick. Herrera then cracks Nguyen with a right hook to the midsection, Nguyen recovers and he pops Herrera with a right. Nguyen eats a right after catching Herrera with a three strike combination, Nguyen then pops Herrera with a two punch combo. Nguyen charges forward on Herrera while landing a plethora of strikes, Herrera holds Nguyen against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nguyen

Round Two: The round begins with Nguyen attacking Herrera with a side kick to the head, Nguyen nails a swinging Herrera with a counter strike combination. Herrera recovers and pops an incoming Nguyen with a left hook, Nguyen nails Herrera with some two punch combinations and a knee strike. Herrera recovers and stumbles Nguyen with a two punch combo of his own, Herrera follows that up by hitting Nguyen with a kick to the midsection. Nguyen responds by cracking Herrera with a right hook to the face, Herrera then hits Nguyen with a flying knee strike. Nguyen starts catching Herrera with a few more rights to the face, Nguyen also attacks Herrera with a high kick that gets blocked. Herrera then hits a swinging Nguyen with a knee strike to the midsection, Herrea scores a takedown on Nguyen as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Herrera quickly looking for the takedown on Nguyen, Nguyen charges at Herrera while throwing a combination. Nguyen follows Herrera around the cage while throwing more strikes, Nguyen then cracks Herrera with a straight left. Nguyen blocks all the takedown attempts done by Herrera, Nguyen cracks a swinging Herrera with a counter right hook. Nguyen starts catching Herrera with a few two punch combinations again, Nguyen starts attacking Herrera with some leg kicks as well. Herrera backs up Nguyen after landing a straight right to the face, Nguyen charges at Herrera while landing a three punch combination. Nguyen lands a few more strikes on Herrera as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ben Nguyen def. Geane Herrera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

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Rich Walsh vs. Jonathan Meunier

Round One: The round begins with Walsh attacking Meunier with some leg kicks, Meunier responds by landing some leg kicks of his own on Walsh. Meunier nails Walsh with a counter strike before attempting a high kick, Walsh attacks Meunier with a high kick attempt of his own. Meunier backs up Walsh with a spinning heel kick to the head that gets blocked, Wash lands a spinning back fist to the shoulder of Meunier. Meunier then hits a swinging Walsh with a multiple strike combination, Meunier follows up by catching Walsh with a short right. Meunier also starts nailing Walsh with some oblique kicks, Walsh comes forward and he attacks Meunier with a combination. Meunier backs up Walsh after landing a spinning back fist to the top of the head, Meunier scores a takedown on Walsh and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Meunier

Round Two: The round begins with Walsh attempting a high kick against Meunier, Walsh eats some knee strikes as he attacks Meunier with a combination. Walsh holds Meunier against the cage wall for a short time while looking for a takedown, Meunier then pops Walsh with a straight right. Meunier goes back to attacking Walsh with a few leg kicks, Walsh looks for the takedown and Meunier makes him pay by landing more knee strikes. Meunier then cracks Walsh with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Walsh responds by nailing Meunier with a right. Meunier then cracks Walsh with a spinning back fist to the face, Meunier goes for the takedown and Walsh cracks him with a knee strike. Meunier then cracks a swinging Walsh with a two punch combination, Meunier starts attacking Walsh with more spinning attacks as the round ends. Walsh scores a takedown and Meunier pops right back up to his feet, Walsh eats some knee strikes as he holds Meunier against the cage wall. Meunier hits Walsh with a few flying knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Meunier nailing Walsh with a front kick to the face, Walsh holds Meunier against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Meunier defends against Walsh by attacking him with some knee strikes, the fighters separate after Meunier nails Walsh with more knee strikes. Meunier then attacks Walsh with a spinning heel kick to the head, Walsh jumps for a guillotine choke and Meunier escapes to get side control when they hit the ground. Walsh scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Walsh rocks Meunier with an overhand right. Meunier recovers and he cracks Walsh with a few knee strikes, Meunier keeps Walsh at a distance by throwing jabs and kicks. Walsh scores a takedown on Meunier and he gets back control, Meunier scrambles to his feet and Walsh drags him back to the ground. Walsh attacks Meunier with a ton of strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jonathan Meunier def. Richard Walsh by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck

Round One: The round begins with Tuck going for the takedown and Brown catches him in a guillotine choke, Tuck escapes the choke to gain top position. Tuck starts attacking Brown with some ground and pound, Brown eats a bunch more strikes from Tuck before scrambling to his feet. Brown charges at Tuck while throwing some combinations, Brown then hits Tuck with a three punch combination. Tuck drops Brown with a straight right and he gets back control when the fight hits the ground, Brown tries getting up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tuck

Round Two: The round begins with Brown keeping Tuck at bay by throwing some front kick, Brown starts nailing Tuck with a few leg kicks. Tuck accidentally kicks Brown low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks. Brown also starts popping Tuck with some jabs. Tuck responds by cracking Brown with a straight right to the face, Brown charges at Tuck while landing a few combinations. Brown then hits an incoming Tuck with a short right hook, Tuck looks to keep Brown at a distance by landing a few jabs. Brown attacks a backing Tuck with a two punch combination, Tuck recovers and lands a two punch combo of his own on Brown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Brown attacking Tuck with a head kick that gets blocked, Brown then pops Tuck with a short right. Brown follows that up by catching a swinging Tuck with a counter right, Tuck drops a kicking Brown with a kick of his own. Brown scrambles to his feet and Tuck attacks him with a spinning back kick, Brown charges at Tuck while landing a trio of rights. Tuck starts nailing Brown with a few front kicks as well, Brown then cracks Tuck with a multiple strike combination. Brown then attacks a backing Tuck with a spinning back fist, Brown follows that up by barely landing a spinning back kick to the rib cage of Tuck. Brown then hits a swinging Tuck with a counter elbow strike, the fighters exchange kicks before Brown nails Tuck with a right. Tuck scores a takedown on Brown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Damien Brown def. Jon Tuck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Daniel Kelly vs. Chris Camozzi

Round One: The round begins with Camozzi popping Kelly with a few jabs, Camozzi also starts attacking Kelly with some leg kicks. Camozzi also catches Kelly with a few straight lefts, Camozzi then cracks Kelly with a two punch combination. Kelly charges a kicking Camozzi and he cracks him with a trio of punches, Camozzi recovers to hit Kelly with a right to the midsection. Kelly chases Camozzi around the cage while landing a pair of lefts, Kelly then hits Camozzi with a pair of hooks. Kelly rocks a backing Camozzi with an overhand left, Kelly continues catching Camozzi with some lefts to the face. Camozzi crushes Kelly with an elbow strike to the top of the head, Kelly scores a takedown on Camozzi and Camozzi stands back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kelly

Round Two: The round begins with Camozzi jabbing away at the face of Kelly, Kelly chases Camozzi around the cage while throwing strikes. Kelly continues nailing Camozzi with the straight left, Kelly scores a takedown on Camozzi and he gets the half guard. Kelly starts attacking Camozzi with some ground and pound, Camozzi eventually traps Kelly in his full guard while eating more strikes. Kelly transitions to the north/south position on Camozzi while landing more strikes, Kelly starts attacking a downed Camozzi with knee strikes to the body, Camozzi scrambles and he catches Kelly in his full guard again as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kelly cracking Camozzi with a short left to the jaw, Camozzi cracks a swinging Kelly with a counter left. Camozzi tries keeping Kelly at bay by throwing some jabs, Camozzi also nails a swinging Kelly with a right hook. Kelly starts attacking Camozzi with some leg kicks as well, Kelly continues charging at Camozzi while throwing some strikes. Kelly eats some more strikes from Camozzi as he just keeps moving forward, Kelly starts hunting for the takedown on Camozzi. Kelly then cracks Camozzi with a pair of lefts to the face, Kelly scores a takedown on Camozzi and he gets the full guard. Camozzi tries attacking Kelly with strikes while on his back as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Daniel Kelly def. Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

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Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor

Round One: The round begins with Taylor cracking Ham with a two punch combination, Taylor then kicks Ham in the midsection. Ham starts cracking Taylor with a few lefts to the face, Taylor accidentally pokes Ham in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Taylor nailing Ham with a left hook, the fighters exchange a few rights to their faces. Ham nails a kicking Taylor with a counter left to the face, Taylor nails Ham with a right after eating a kick to the midsection. Ham rocks a swinging Taylor with a counter left to the face, Ham continues catching Taylor with the straight left. Taylor then pops an incoming Ham with a knee strike to the midsection, Ham again cracks a swinging Taylor with a counter left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ham

Round Two: The round begins with Ham coming forward while throwing strikes against Taylor, Taylor then cracks Ham with a straight right. Taylor starts coming forward while attacking ham with combinations, Taylor is catching Ham with a few rights. Ham cracks a swinging Taylor with a counter left to the face, Ham follows up by nailing a kicking Taylor with a straight left. Ham continues hit Taylor with counter lefts as she chases her around the cage, Taylor swings away at Ham while eating another counter left. Taylor charges at ham while landing a two strike combination, Taylor then pops Ham with a right to the head. Taylor goes for the takedown and Ham winds up in top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ham quickly attacking Taylor with a front kick, Taylor starts cracking Ham with a few jabs. Taylor then cracks a kicking Ham with a counter right hook, Taylor nails Ham with a left hook as Ham attempts a superwoman punch. Taylor then catches Ham with a right to the midsection, Taylor charges at Ham while throwing some more rights. Taylor just charges at Ham while throwing a combination, Taylor paws at Ham before cracking her with another right. Taylor again cracks an incoming ham with a straight right, Taylor follows that up by catching Ham with a head kick. Ham starts hunting for the takedown on Taylor, Ham stands awkwardly in the cage doing nothing and Taylor attacks her with a combination. Taylor scores a takedown on ham as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Danielle Taylor def. Seo Hee Ham by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Khalil Rountree vs. Tyson Pedro

Round One: The round begins with Pedro attacking Rountree with leg kicks, Rountree nails a kicking Pedro with a counter right. Rountree drops Pedro with a left hook, Pedro scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Rountree. Rountree scrambles to his feet and Pedro holds him against the cage wall, Pedro scores another takedown on Rountree and he gets the half guard. Pedro starts attacking Rountree with some ground and pound, Rountree transitions to the back control position on Rountree. Rountree locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Tyson Pedro def. Khalil Rountree by submission via rear naked choke (4:07, R1)

Yusuke Kasuya vs. Alex Volkanovski

Round One: The round begins with Kasuya nailing Volkanovski with a short left hook, Kasuya then hits a swinging Volkanovski with a kick to the midsection. Kasuya scores a takedown on Volkanovski and he gets back control, Volkanovski scrambles to his feet and he holds Kasuya against the cage wall. Volkanovski attacks Kasuya with a few knee strikes while in the clinch, Volkanovski drags Kasuya to the ground and Kasuya pops right back up to his feet. Volkanovski scores a takedown on Kasuya and he gets the open guard, Volkanovski lands some ground and pound as he transitions to the half guard. Kasuya rolls for a heel hook on a swinging Volkanovski, Kasuya releases the hold to get top position on Volkanovski. Volkanovski scrambles again and he gets top position, Volkanovski nails Kasuya with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkanovski

Round Two: The round begins with Volkanovski nailing Kasuya with leg kicks and a straight right, Volkanovski scores a takedown on Kasuya and he gets the butterfly guard. Kasuya eats a ton of ground and pound from Volkanovski, Kasuya rolls for the heel hook and Volkanovski nails him with a bunch more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alexander Volkanovski def. Yusuke Kasuya by TKO via strikes (2:06, R2)

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Kyle Noke vs. Omari Akhmedov

Round One: The round begins with Noke attacking Akhmedov with some leg kicks, Akhmedov responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Noke starts peppering Akhmedov with a few jabs to the face, Akhmedov rocks Noke with an overhand right before holding him against the cage wall. Akhmedov scores a takedown on Noke and he gets the half guard, Noke is quick to force Akhmedov into his full guard. Akhmedov starts attacking Noke with some ground and pound, Akhmedov postures up and he cracks Noke with a right. Noke eats more strikes as he attempts to lock in some submissions while on his back, Akhmedov transitions to the half guard on Noke. Akhmedov attacks Noke with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Akhmedov

Round Two: The round begins with Noke attempting to pop Akhmedov with a few jabs, Akhmedov attacks Noke with a spinning back fist. Noke also starts attacking Akhmedov with some more leg kicks, Noke blocks a right before attempting a head kick against Akhmedov. Akhmedov starts attacking Noke with a bunch of rights, Noke responds by landing a kick to the midsection of Akhmedov. Akhmedov scores a takedown on Noke and he gets the open guard, Akhmedov starts attacking Noke with some ground and pound. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Akhmedov cracking Noke with a multi-strike combination. Akhmedov cracks a kicking Noke with a counter overhand right, Noke catches Akhmedov with more leg kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Noke attacking Akhmedov with a bunch of leg kicks, Noke backs up Akhmedov with a front kick attempt. Akhmedov then attacks Noke with a spinning back fist attempt, Akhmedov starts peppering Noke with a series of jabs. Akhmedov attacks a kicking Noke with a multiple punch combination, Akhmedov starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Noke. Akhmedov again catches a kicking Noke with a counter overhand right, Akhmedov starts hunting for the takedown against Noke. Akhmedov scores a takedown on a swinging Noke and he gets the open guard, Akhmedov hits Noke with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Omari Akhmedov def. Kyle Noke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook

Round One: The round begins with Matthews catching an incoming Holbrook with a kick to the midsection, Holbrook lands a kick to the midsection as well. Matthews starts cracking Holbrook with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch up and exchange a few knee strikes. Matthews breaks free and he pops Holbrook with a short right, Matthews scores a takedown on Holbrook and he gets back control. Holbrook shakes him off of his back and gets the fight standing again, Matthews then holds Holbrook against the cage wall. Holbrook spins Matthews and puts him against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Holbrook drags Matthews  to the ground and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holbrook

Round Two: The round begins with Holbrook charging at Matthews while throwing uppercuts, Matthews tries keeping Holbrook at a distance by throwing front kicks. Holbrook grabs Matthews and holds him against the cage wall, Matthews separates form Holbrook befre landing a straight right. Matthews scores a takedown on Holbrook and Holbrook instantly rolls for a heel hook, Matthews escapes and he controls the head of Holbrook. Holbrook scrambles to his feet with Matthews holding onto him, Matthews scores another takedown on Holbrook and he gets back control. Holbrook quickly rolls for a kimura after a brief scramble and Holbrook then rolls for a toe hold as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Holbrook following Matthews around the cage while throwing strikes, Matthews then lands a high kick on Holbrook. Holbrook responds by attacking Matthews with some leg kicks, Matthews scores a takedown on Holbrook and he gets back control. Holbrook starts rolling for a heel hook and Matthews escapes to maintain top position, Holbrook then goes for a kimura and Matthews escapes to gain the half guard position, Matthews hits Holbrook with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andrew Holbrook def. Jake Matthews by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#7 Robert Whittaker vs. #8 Derek Brunson

Round One: The round begins with Brunson charging at Whittaker while throwing strikes, Whittaker nails a swinging Brunson with a counter uppercut and a straight right. The fighters just swing away at each other until Brunson looks for a takedown, Brunsn chases Whittaker around the cage while throwing a plethora of strikes. Whittaker responds by catching Brunson with a bunch of counter strikes as well, Brunson looks for a takedown and Whittaker cracks him with a knee strike. Brunson scores a takedown and Whittaker gets right back to his feet, Whittaker rocks a swinging Brunson with a counter left and some follow up uppercuts. Brunson starts hunting for the takedowns again, Whittaker drops Brunson with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Robert Whittaker def. Derek Brunson by TKO via strikes (4:07, R1)

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