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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

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#6 Jan Blachowicz def. #5 Corey Anderson by KO via punch (3:08, R1)

Diego Sanchez def. Michel Pereira by disqualification via illegal knee strike (3:09, R3)

#12 Montana De La Rosa def. #13 Mara Romero Borella by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brok Weaver def. Kazula Vargas by disqualification via illegal knee strike (4:02, R1)

Ray Borg def. #7 Rogerio Bontorin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)

Lando Vannata def. Yancy Medeiros by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Daniel Rodriguez def. Tim Means by submission via guillotine choke (3:37, R2)

#13 John Dodson def. Nathaniel Wood by TKO via strikes (0:16, R3)

Scott Holtzman def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Devin Clark def. Dequan Townsend by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Merab Dvalishvili def. #15 Casey Kenney by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 29-28)

#12 Macy Chiasson def. Shanna Young by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#14 Raulian Paiva def. #13 Mark De La Rosa by KO via strikes (4:42, R2)


#13 Mark De La Rosa vs. #14 Raulian Paiva

Round One: The round begins with De La Rosa attacking Paiva with some leg kicks, De La Rosa and Paiva get into a brief striking exchange. Paiva starts hitting De La Rosa with some leg kicks of his own, Paiva grabs De La Rosa and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and De La Rosa nails Paiva with a right hook, Paiva cracks a swinging De La Rosa with a counter left hook. Paiva backs De La Rosa into the cage wall while landing combinations, Paiva grabs De La Rosa again and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and De La Rosa lands a two punch combination, De La Rosa attacks the midsection of Paiva with a right. De La Rosa comes forward and Paiva cracks him with a short right uppercut, Paiva and De La Rosa swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Paiva

Round Two: The round begins with De La Rosa popping a charging Paiva with a counter left, De La Rosa and Paiva exchange some jabs as well. Paiva starts attacking De La Rosa with some leg kicks,Paiva continues attacking De La Rosa with rights. Paiva grabs De La Rosa and he gets him against the cage wall, Paiva nails De La Rosa with a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and exchange some rights, Paiva goes back to nailing De La Rosa with rights. De La Rosa attacks Paiva with a kick to the midsection, Paiva charges forward as he and De La Rosa swing away at each other. Paiva drops De La Rosa with a right and he lands a follow up strike before the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Raulian Paiva def. #13 Mark De La Rosa by KO via strikes (4:42, R2)

#12 Macy Chiasson vs. Shanna Young

Round One: The round begins with Young attacking Chiasson with a few kicks, Chiasson responds by nailing Young with some punching combinations. Young throws a head kick as the fighters swing away at each other, Young lands a second head kick against Chiasson. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Chiasson goes for a takedown and Young defends while landing a knee strike to the head, Chiasson cracks Young with a few combinations. Chiasson attacks Young with more knee strikes while in the clinch, Young hits Chiasson with elbow strikes while in the clinch. Chiasson continuously attacks Young with knee strikes, Chiasson attacks Young with a head kick before landing more knee strikes. Chiasson scores a takedown on Young and she gets back control, Chiasson attacks Young with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chiasson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Young starts attacking Chiasson with a variety of kicks. Chiasson looks for a standing guillotine choke and she drags Young to the ground, Young scrambles to her feet before scoring a takedown on Chiasson. Chiasson gets up and Young controls her head, Chiasson scores a takedown on Young and she gets back control, Young gets her in the half guard while eating a few strikes. Chiasson attacks Young with some ground and pound, Chiasson lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Chiasson going for a head kick, Chiasson scores a takedown on a kicking Young and she immediately lands a few strikes. Chiasson gains back control against Young while landing ground and pound, Chiasson holds Young down while landing a bunch of strikes. Young scrambles and Chiasson gets side control on her, Chiasson returns to the back control position against Young as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #12 Macy Chiasson def. Shanna Young by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#15 Casey Kenney vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Round One: The round begins with Dvalishvili attacking Kenney with a high kick, Kenney starts attacking Dvalishvili with leg kicks. Kenney nails a swinging Dvalishvili with a kick to the midsection, Dvalishvili continuously attacks Kenney with combinations. Kenney charges at Dvalishvili while throwing a multiple punch combination, Dvalishvili looks for a takedown before swinging away at Kenney. Dvalishvili continues looking for spinning attacks against Kenney, Kenney throws a two punch combo at Dvalishvili. Dvalishvili scores a trio of takedowns on Kenney and Kenney keeps getting up while eating strikes, Dvalishvili grabs Kenney and he gets him against the cage wall. Dvalishvili scores another takedown on Kenney and Kenney gets up while eating strikes, Kenney hits Dvalishvili with a kick to the midsection. Kenney backs up Dvalishvili after landing a two punch combination, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dvalishvili

Round Two: The round begins with Dvalishvili and Kenney going for some spinning attacks, Dvalishvili goes back to attacking Kenney with some leg kicks. Kenney cracks a swinging Dvalishvili with a counter strike combination, Kenney kicks an incoming Dvalishvili in the midsection before landing a two punch combination. Dvalishvili grabs Kenney and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kenney nails Dvalishvili with a few lefts. Kenney pops an incoming Dvalishvili with a short right hook, Dvalishvili comes forward and he nails Kenney with a few rights. Dvalishvili scores a takedown on Kenney and he gets back control, Kenney gets up and Dvalishvili gets him against the cage wall. Dvalishvili drags Kenney back to the ground and Kenney gets back up, Dvalishvili keeps dragging Kenney to the ground as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dvalishvili taking a few swings at Kenney, Dvalishvili stuns Kenney during a brief striking exchange. Dvalishvili continues backing up Kenney while swinging away at him, Dvalishvili starts landing some leg kicks against Kenney. Dvalishvili comes forward and he cracks Kenney with a right hook, Kenney gets Dvalishvili to the ground and Dvalishvili gets right back up. Dvalishvili scores a takedown on Kenney and he gets side control, Kenney scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Dvalishvili scores another takedown on Kenney and he gets back control, Kenney scrambles to his feet and Dvalishvili gets him back to the ground while regaining back control. Dvalishvili attacks Kenney with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Merab Dvalishvili def. #15 Casey Kenney by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 29-28)

Devin Clark vs. Dequan Townsend

Round One: The round begins with Townsend attacking a leaping Clark with a left, Clark starts attacking Townsend with some leg kicks. Townsend goes for a high kick and Clark blocks it, Clark charges at Townsend and a brief striking exchange breaks out. Clark grabs Townsend and he gets him against the cage wall, Clark and Townsend exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Clark scoring a takedown on Townsend while getting the half guard. Clark advances to the full mount against Townsend, Clark lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Clark

Round Two: The round begins with Clark attempting a high kick against Townsend, Townsend takes some swings at Clark before eating a right. Townsend stuns Clark after nailing him with a two punch combination, Clark scores a takedown on Townsend and he gets side control. Clark attacks Townsend with some ground and pound, Clark transitions to the half guard position against Townsend. Clark lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Clark coming forward while throwing a kick at Townsend, Townsend fights back and he takes some swings at Clark. Townsend backs up Clark while swinging away at him, Clark scores a takedown on Townsend and he gets the full guard. Clark attacks Townsend with some ground and pound, Clark swings away at Townsend until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Devin Clark def. Dequan Townsend by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Jim Miller vs. Scott Holtzman

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Miller briefly drops Holtzman with a leg kick before landing a left. Miller comes forward and he nails Holtzman with another left, Miller then hits a swinging Holtzman with a counter left. Miller continuously nails Holtzman with lefts, Miller and Holtzman also exchange a few leg kicks. Holtzman backs up Miller while taking some swings at him, Holtzman gets Miller against the cage wall after landing an elbow strike. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Holtzman nails a swinging Miller with a counter right. Holtzman stuns a swinging Miller with another counter right, Miller comes forward and he hits Holtzman with a right uppercut. Miller nails Holtzman with a left hook before eating a right hook, Miller goes for a superman punch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round Two: The round begins with Holtzman backing Miller up while taking some swings at him, Miller charges at Holtzman while throwing a combination. Holtzman grabs Miller and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Holtzman nails Miller with a right. Holtzman goes for a spinning strike and Miller avoids it before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Holtzman lands a combination against Miller. Miller nails a swinging Holtzman with a counter left hook, Holtzman and Miller start getting into a few striking exchanges. Holtzman grabs Miller and gets him up against the cage wall, Holtzman scores a takedown on Miller and he gets the full guard. Holtzman postures up before taking a few swings at Miller, Holtzman gains the half guard against Miller. Holtzman starts attacking Miller with some ground and pound, Holtzman lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Holtzman backs Miller up while throwing some combinations. Miller fires back and he cracks Holtzman with some lefts, Holtzman grabs Miller and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Holtzman cracks a swinging Miller with a few counter rights, Holtzman grabs Miller and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters briefly separate and Holtzman cracks Miller with an uppercut, the fighters separate again and Holtzman goes for a high kick. Miller then nails Holtzman with a kick to the midsection, Holtzman pops a swinging Miller with a counter right. Miller backs up Holtzman while taking some swings at him, Holtzman hits Miller with some more rights as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Scott Holtzman def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#13 John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood

Round One: The round begins with Dodson and Wood taking some swings at each other, Wood starts hitting Dodson with some leg kicks. Dodson hits a kicking Wood with a counter left, Wood pops Dodson with a short left hook to the chin. Dodson charges at Wood while throwing a combination, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Wood continues catches Dodson with some check left hooks, Dodson then cracks Wood with a left. Dodson and Wood exchange a few more lefts, Wood starts backing up Dodson by landing some rights. Wood grabs Dodson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Wood scores a takedown on Dodson and Dodson gets right back up. Dodson throws a strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wood

Round Two: The round begins with Wood taking a few swings at Dodson, Dodson comes forward and he attacks Wood with some lefts. Dodson continuously attacks Wood with lefts, Wood accidentally kicks Dodson low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Wood attacking Dodson with some leg kicks, Dodson nails a kicking Wood with a counter strike combination. Dodson charges at Wood again while swinging away at him, Wood accidentally kicks Dodson low again and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Wood nailing Dodson with a multiple strike combination, Wood backs Wood all the way across the Octagon while swinging away at him. Wood gets Dodson against the cage wall after landing a straight right, Dodson spins Wood into the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the fight is halted so the doctor can check a cut on Wood and the fight is allowed to continue. The action resumes with Dodson and Wood swinging at each other until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dodson dropping a swinging Wood with a counter left, Dodson pounces on a downed Wood with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #13 John Dodson def. Nathaniel Wood by TKO via strikes (0:16, R3)

Tim Means vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Means attacking Rodriguez with a few kicks, Means scores a takedown on Rodriguez and Rodriguez gets back up. Means starts attacking Rodriguez with some combinations, Rodriguez nails Means with some leg kicks. Means pops a kicking Rodriguez with a counter left, Rodriguez and Means also exchange some leg kicks. Means then hits a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right, Rodriguez and Means also land some counter left hooks on each other. Means grabs Rodriguez and briefly gets him against the cage wall, Rodriguez keeps Means at a distance while throwing some jabs. Rodriguez then cracks Means with a multiple punch combination, Rodriguez drops Means with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Means with a high kick, Rodriguez also starts hitting Means with some leg kicks. Rodriguez comes forward and he attacks Means with combinations, Rodriguez hits a swinging Means with a counter left. Means then lands a head kick against Rodriguez, Rodriguez rocks a swinging Means with another counter left. Means goes for a spinning back fist against a charging Rodriguez, Rodriguez rocks Means after landing a trio of lefts. Rodriguez catches Means in a standing guillotine choke and Means taps out.

Official Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Tim Means by submission via guillotine choke (3:37, R2)

Lando Vannata vs. Yancy Medeiros

Round One: The round begins with Medeiros attacking Vannata with some leg kicks, Vannata backs up Medeiros after throwing a combination. Vannata goes for a high kick before cracking Medeiros with a right, Vannata continues backing up Medeiros while swinging away at him. Vannata keeps Medeiros near the cage wall after landing a combination, Medeiros comes forward and he cracks Vannata with a left. Vannata responds by hitting Medeiros with a right, Medeiros then nails Vannata with a kick to the midsection. Medeiros and Vannata exchange a few combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vannata

Round Two: The round begins with Vannata attacking Medeiros with some leg kicks, Medeiros then hits Vannata with a right. Vannata then nails Medeiros with a kick to the midsection, Vannata scores a takedown on Medeiros and Medeiros gets right back up. Medeiros and Vannata exchange a few combinations, Medeiros then pops Vannata with a few lefts. Vannata backs up Medeiros after landing a right hook, Vannata grabs Medeiros and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Vannata stuns Medeiros with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Vannata charging at Medeiros while swinging away at him, Vannata then hits Medeiros with a spinning back kick. Medeiros comes forward and he takes a few swings at Vannata, Vannata goes back to attacking Medeiros with some leg kicks. Vannata cracks a swinging Medeiros with a few rights, Vannata continues landing combinations against Medeiros. Vannata looks for a takedown and Medeiros counters by landing an elbow strike, Vannata cracks a swinging Medeiros with a counter strike combination. Medeiros swings away at Vannata as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lando Vannata def. Yancy Medeiros by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#7 Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Bontorin starts attacking Borg with some leg kicks. Bontorin cracks a swinging Borg with a counter left hook, Bontorin grabs Borg and gets him against the cage wall. Bontorin nails Borg with some knee strikes while in the clinch, Borg scores a takedown on Bontorin and he gets the half guard. Bontorin gets Borg in his full guard while eating a few strikes, Bontorin scrambles to his feet and Borg holds him against the cage wall. Borg scores another takedown on Bontorin and he gets the half guard, Borg lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borg

Round Two: The round begins with Borg cracking Bontorin with a right hook before looking for a takedown, Borg scores a takedown on Bontorin and he gets back control. Borg starts hunting for the rear naked choke while attacking Bontorin with strikes, Bontorin shakes Borg off of his back and Borg scores another takedown on him. Borg attacks Bontorin with some ground and pound, Bontorin stands up and Borg jumps on his back as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bontorin grabbing Borg and getting him up against the cage wall, Borg scores a takedown on Bontorin and he gets right back up. Borg scores another takedown on Bontorin and Bontorin gets back up, Borg then jumps on the back of a standing Bontorin. Bontorin shakes Borg off of his back and Borg gets him back against the cage wall, Borg scores another takedown on Bontorin and he gets the half guard. Borg attacks Bontorin with some ground and pound, Bontorin gets up and Borg drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ray Borg def. #7 Rogerio Bontorin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)

Brok Weaver vs. Kazula Vargas

Round One: The round begins with Vargas attacking Weaver with some kicks, Vargas starts landing some leg kicks against Weaver. Vargas attacks Weaver with a flying knee strike before landing a combination, Vargas scores a takedown on Weaver and he gets the half guard. Weaver catches Vargas in a guillotine choke and Vargas escapes to keep top control, Vargas cracks Weaver with an illegal knee strike and the referee immediately waves of the fight.

Official Result: Brok Weaver def. Kazula Vargas by disqualification via illegal knee strike (4:02, R1)

#12 Montana De La Rosa vs. #13 Mara Romero Borella

Round One: The round begins with De La Rosa and Borella swinging away at each other, De La Rosa goes for a high kick against Borella. Borella scores a takedown on De La Rosa and De La Rosa gets back up while eating a few strikes, De La Rosa scores a takedown on Borella and Borella scrambles to get back control. De La Rosa attacks Borella with some elbow strikes to the face, De La Rosa scrambles to her feet and she jumps on the back on a standing Borella. De La Rosa gets off Borella’s back and she lands a few knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa

Round Two: The round begins with De La Rosa attacking Borella with a kick to the midsection, Borella cracks De La Rosa with a few rights. De La Rosa charges at Borella while swinging away at her, De La Rosa drags Borella to the ground while gaining back control. De La Rosa peppers Borella with some short range strikes, De La Rosa transitions to side control against Borella. De La Rosa returns to back control against Borella, De La Rosa attacks Borella with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa (Overall Score: 20-18 for De La Rosa)

Round Three: The round begins with De La Rosa and Borella taking some swings at each other, De La Rosa and Borella stay at a distance and exchange combinations. De La Rosa drops Borella with a right and she gets top control on the ground, De La Rosa attacks Borella with some ground and pound. De La Rosa goes for an arm triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa (Final Score: 30-27 for De La Rosa)

Official Result: #12 Montana De La Rosa def. #13 Mara Romero Borella by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira

Round One: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Pereira with rolling thunder, Pereira gets Sanchez against the wall for a short time while exchanging knee strikes. Pereira attacks Sanchez with front kicks to the midsection, Sanchez charges forward and he hits Pereira with a right hook. Pereira goes for a showtime kick and Sanchez blocks it. Pereira goes for a flying knee and Sanchez looks for a takedown, Pereira continues attacking the midsection of Sanchez with kicks. Sanchez goes for a spinning back fist and Pereira avoids it, Sanchez hits Pereira with some leg kicks. Pereira responds by nailing Sanchez with multiple knee strikes to the midsection, the fighters swing at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pereira

Round Two: The round begins with Pereira kicking Sanchez in the midsection a few times, Sanchez goes back to attacking Pereira with leg kicks. Pereira charges at Sanchez while landing some combinations, Pereira pops a swinging Sanchez with a flying knee strike. Sanchez charges at Pereira while swinging away at him, Pereira kicks Sanchez in the midsection before attempting another flying knee strike. Sanchez then nails Pereira with a kick to the midsection, Pereira backs up Sanchez after landing a right. Sanchez fires back and he nails Pereira with a right of his own, Pereira rescovers to hit Sanchez with a superman punch followed by a knee strike. Pereira gets Sanchez against the cage wall for a short time after another flying knee strike attempt, Pereira scores a takedown on Sanchez as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sanchez charging at Pereira while swinging away at him, Pereira nails Sanchez with a front kick to the body. Pereira scores a takedown on Sanchez before attempting a flipping kick, Sanchez gets up and Pereira drops him with a flying knee strike. Pereira allows Sanchez to get up before landing a left, Sanchez comes forward and he takes a few swings at Pereira. Pereira rocks Sanchez after assaulting him with multiple knee strikes, Pereira nails Sanchez with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The referee waves off the fight because Sanchez cannot continue.

Official Result: Diego Sanchez def. Michel Pereira by disqualification via illegal knee strike (3:09, R3)

#5 Corey Anderson vs. #6 Jan Blachowicz

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging jabs and leg kicks, Anderson looks for a takedown and Blachowicz avoids it. Blachowicz and Anderson stay at a distance while taking swings at each other, Anderson nails Blachowicz with a left to the midsection. Blachowicz starts connecting with some lefts of his own against Anderson, Blachowicz pops Anderson with a two punch combination. Blachowicz drops a swinging Anderson with a counter right hook and Anderson goes out cold.

Official Result: #6 Jan Blachowicz def. #5 Corey Anderson by KO via punch (3:08, R1)

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