Ricardo Lucas Ramos vs. Michinori Tanaka
Round One: The round begins with Ramos nailing Tanaka with a front kick to the face, Ramos attacks Tanaka with a roundhouse kick attempt. Ramos starts attacking Tanaka with some leg kicks as well, Tanaka scores a takedown and Ramos gets right back to his feet. The fighters clinch and exchange a few knee strikes, Tanaka nails Ramos with a right as the fighters separate. Ramos backs up Tanaka with a high kick attempt, Ramos drops a swinging Tanaka with a counter right hook and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes. Tanaka scrambles to his feet and Ramos drops him again with a right, Tanaka scrambles back to his feet as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Ramos
Round Two: The round begins with Ramos attacking Tanaka with a few front kick attempts, Tanaka dances a round Ramos while throwing jabs. Tanaka puts Ramos against the cage wall while eating elbow strikes, Ramos scores a takedown on Tanaka and he gets the open guard. Ramos transitions to side control and then back control on Tanaka, Ramos rolls for an arm bar and Tanaka escapes to gain top position. Tanaka gains the half guard as he attacks Ramos with strikes, Ramos sweeps Tanaka and he winds up getting top control. Tanaka scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Ramos then cracks Tanaka with a straight right. Tanaka attacks Ramos with leg kicks as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ramos (Overall Score: 20-17 for Ramos)
Round Three: The round begins with Tanaka attacking Ramos with some leg kicks, Tanaka dances around Ramos while peppering him with jabs. Tanaka comes forward and Ramos cracks him with a knee strike, Ramos then cracks Tanaka with a left hook. Tanaka dances around Ramos while popping him with single strike attempts, Tanaka and Ramos have a striking exchange that ends with Tanaka landing a right. Tanaka scores a takedown on Ramos and he gets the full guard, Tanaka attacks Ramos with ground and pound as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tanaka (Final Score: 29-27 for Ramos)
Official Result: Ricardo Lucas Ramos def. Michinori Tanaka by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Chas Skelly vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Round One: The round begins with Gruetzemacher attacking Skelly with some leg kicks, Skelly responds by nailingGruetzemacher with an uppercut followed by a knee strike. Skelly grabs Gruetzemacher and he holds him against the cage wall, Skelly then catches Gruetzemacher with a standing elbow strike to the head. The fighters separate from each other and Gruetzemacher nails a swinging Skelly with a counter strike combination, Skelly scores a takedown on Gruetzemacher and he gets him in a seated position. Skelly transitions to back control on Gruetzemacher, Gruetzemacher scrambles and he gets Skelly in his half guard. Skelly starts attacking Gruetzemacher with some ground and pound, Gruetzemacher forces Skelly into his full guard while eating more strikes. The fighters scramble to their feet as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Skelly
Round Two: The round begins with Gruetzemacher attacking Skelly with some leg kicks, Skelly starts attacking Gruetzemacher with punching combinations. Skelly starts catching Gruetzemacher with a series of rights to the face and midsection, Skelly scores a takedown on Gruetzemacher and he gets back control. Gruetzemacher catches Skelly with a few elbow strikes to the head while he was on his back, Skelly locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Chas Skelly def. Chris Gruetzemacher by submission via rear naked choke (2:01, R2)
Adam Milstead vs. Curtis Blaydes
Round One: The round begins with Blaydes attacking Milstead with leg kicks, Blaydes scores a takedown and Milstead pops right back to his feet. Blaydes scores another takedown and Milstead pops up again, Blaydes gains another takedown on Milstead and he gets back control. Blaydes starts attacking Milstead with some ground and pound, Milstead scrambles to his feet and Blaydes scores yet another takedown on him. Blaydes attacks Milstead with some more ground and pound, Blaydes attacks Milstead with knee strikes as well. Milstead gets back up after eating more strikes and Blaydes drags him back to the ground, Milstead shakes Blaydes off of him to get the fight standing and create space. Blaydes scores another takedown on Milstead and he gets back control, Blaydes attacks Milstead with more ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Blaydes
Round Two: The round begins with Blaydes grabbing Milstead and putting him against the cage wall, Milstead falls to a knee as Blaydes attacks him with a series of knee strikes. Milstead grabs his knee while screaming in pain and the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Curtis Blaydes def. Adam Milstead by TKO via injury (0:59, R2)
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