Austin Hubbard vs. Davi Ramos
Ramos is the aggressor early, pressing forward as Hubbard looks to get comfortable. Both men then traded kicks to the groin, forcing a pause in action before swiftly restarting. Ramos isn't producing immense activity here but he's throwing with hard intentions and seems in control too. He soon exploded with a combination, seemingly rocking his foe until an eye-poke paused things again. At the restart, Ramos landed another dynamic combination, briefly shaking Hubbard but leaving him basically unmoved. The takedown then followed, with Ramos taking the back only for the clock to prevent a finish.
Hubbard was the aggressor this time, pushing forward and even landing a sharp knee before eating two hooks for his troubles. Ramos then pressed Hubbard back in response, clinching his foe but failing to keep him grounded. The striking exchanges have evened out now, with Hubbard's offense finding consistency as Ramos more willingly gives round. The wide hooks continue to land though, knocking Hubbard back as Ramos then scored a takedown after all.
After pushing forward early, Hubbard was then rocked, finally struggling to stand up in response to Ramos' power. Suddenly the Brazilian had his man badly hurt and he jumped on top, controlling things until only 90 seconds remained. After a referee stand-up, Hubbard somehow had the energy to still push forward, even getting the better of exchanges and finishing the fight in top position.
Winner: Davi Ramos via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
After clinching early, these two then separated, with Lentz having some success until Oliveira caught his kick and flurried. He began to look for elbows too, closing distance and going to work in sporadic clinches. Lentz attempted a takedown in response but Oliveira soon regained distance, continuing to control things and busting Lentz up along the way. A jumping front kick came next but Oliveira was then taken down, swiftly reversing and landing on top. He was immediately active from there, constantly transitioning and unleashing some elbows as well. Very tough round for Lentz but one he survived nonetheless.
Oliveira jumped all over Lentz here in round two but was taken down for his troubles. 'Do Bronx' caught a Guillotine along the way though, seemingly forcing Lentz to tap but the referee didn't stop proceedings and so the fight continued anyway. An upkick then caused a break in the action, soon returning to their prior position as Oliveira quickly stood back up. He unsurprisingly regained control from there, eventually catching a kick and dropping Lentz with a right hand. Ground and pound followed and this one was over.
Winner: Charles Oliveira via 2nd Round TKO (2:11)
Derrick Krantz vs. Vicente Luque
Immediately jumping his foe, Krantz landed two big right hands and then looked for a takedown. Luque snatched a guillotine in response but Krantz shook him off, retaining control and even taking the back. He soon lost position though, briefly attempting a guillotine of his own before both men fought to their feet. Luque went to work from there, landing a jab and low-kick as he steadily began to up the ante. That led to a crisp right hand and then the finish, with Luque landing a knee before swiftly closing the show moments later.
Winner: Vicente Luque via 1st Round TKO (3:52)
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer
After catching a kick early, Anderson landed a hard right hand here but Spencer then secured the clinch, pushing Anderson back to the fence as a result. She then took Anderson's back in transition, landing some ground and pound before eventually forcing the submission via Rear Naked Choke.
Winner: Felicia Spencer via 1st Round Submission (3:24 - Rear Naked Choke)
Ian Heinisch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
The Brazilian was aggressive right away here, throwing some strikes and then scoring a swift takedown too. After briefly thinking leg-lock, Carlos Jr settled in Heinisch's half guard but his foe stood back up, simply refusing to stay on the mat. He eventually ended up there regardless, having his back taken but scrambling free and finding himself mounted as a result. Carlos Jr closed out the dominant round in top position.
Heinisch got off to a good start in the 2nd, landing a solid right hand and throwing some strong low-kicks. An eye-poke then briefly halted things but as the action restarted, Carlos Jr changed levels and scored another takedown. This led us back to a similar position, with the Brazilian controlling Heinisch against the fence. Heinisch then somehow came out on top, taking control and unleashing some ground and pound too.
Carlos Jr is back to being aggressive early in the 3rd but Heinisch responded well, flurrying big and seemingly wobbling his foe along the way. He then landed a low knee in the clinch though, halting the action as a result. Once it restarted, Heinisch continued to build momentum, winding up in top position and then landing a heavy knee in transition. Carlos Jr continued to battle though, looking for another takedown but slipping off and winding up on the bottom. He soon countered though, reversing the position as another wild scramble commenced. Once again, Heinisch came out on top, holding top position until the fight's final buzzer.
Winner: Ian Heinisch via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee
Lee immediately took the initiative here, playing the aggressor and jumping all over dos Anjos for the early takedown. He then looked to take the back but dos Anjos smartly stood up and returned to range. On the feet, both men continued to land but Lee then attempted another takedown, pinning his foe against the fence but failing to take him down. Instead, dos Anjos went to work with knees in the clinch before finally creating space. The exchanges continued from there, with both men landing heavy strikes until dos Anjos scored the takedown! Lee fought to his feet and shot an unsuccessful attempt of his own at the end of round one.
Dos Anjos' momentum continued in round two, landing a terrific body kick before being bulldozed to the fence. Lee slammed him to the mat from there but dos Anjos used his guillotine for the sweep as both men returned to the fence. Dos Anjos defended again though and we were soon back at range. The former champion thrived, landing a head kick and then looking for another takedown of his own. Both men then returned to striking distance, landing hard shots each until Lee pushed dos Anjos against the fence once more. After being controlled for a portion, dos Anjos then exploded with strikes, tagging Lee only to sprawl yet another takedown attempt as the round closed.
Upping the ante, dos Anjos jumped Lee with a jumping knee at the bell here, taking center cage and pushing his foe back. He then took Lee down too, taking side control until 'The Motown Phenom' fought to his feet. He then got the better of a scramble too, taking dos Anjos back only for him to battle free. Dos Anjos then scored another takedown, controlling proceedings against the fence. Lee reversed position though, landing his own takedown and almost taking dos Anjos' back again. The struggle for position continued until the buzzer.
More fatigued strike exchanges got the penultimate round underway but a low-kick then wobbled Lee, with dos Anjos edging forward until his foe attempted the takedown. Once again, dos Anjos created space but ate some body kicks for his troubles. Lee then wrestled dos Anjos to the fence but things again transitioned back to center cage. Lee then shot another takedown but dos Anjos sprawled, jumping on top of his foe and taking the mount. He then closed the show, catching an Arm Triangle for the win.
Winner: Rafael dos Anjos via 4th Round Submission (3:47 - Arm Triangle)
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