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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN+)
#3 Anthony Smith vs. #9 Glover Teixeira
Ben Rothwell def. Ovince St. Preux by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. #15 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (4:25, R2)
Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski defeated Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Thiago Moises defeated Michael Johnson via submission (straight ankle lock) round 2, 0:25
Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN+)
#15 Sijara Eubanks defeated Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Omar Morales defeated Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure by KO via strikes (3:40, R2)
Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva by TKO via strikes (0:49, R2)
Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva
Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Sherman starts attacking Villanueva with some leg kicks. Villanueva and Sherman get into a few striking exchanges, Villanueva charges at Sherman while throwing a three punch combination. Sherman lands more leg kicks after backing Villanueva up with a combination, Villanueva cracks a kicking Sherman with a counter right hook. Sherman also attacks the midsection of Villanueva with combinations, Sherman also nails Villanueva with a kick to the midsection. Sherman backs up Villanueva while landing a left hook, Villanueva backs up Sherman after landing a pair of right hooks. Sherman gets Villanueva against the cage wall as they exchange combos, Sherman nails a swinging Villanueva with a counter left hook followed by a knee strike. Sherman steps forward and he nails Villanueva with a short right hook, Villanueva throws some lefts as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sherman
Round Two: The round begins with Sherman attacking Villanueva with leg kicks, Villanueva and Sherman get into a brief striking exchange. Sherman rocks a swinging Villanueva with a counter right hook, Sherman drops Villanueva with a elbow strike to the head and the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva by TKO via strikes (0:49, R2)
Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher
Round One: The round begins with Azure attacking Kelleher with some leg kicks, Azure also nails Kelleher with a kick to the midsection. Azure also backs up Kelleher by throwing a combination, Azure also nails Kelleher with a three punch combination. Azure also attacks the midsection of Kelleher with combinations, Kelleher goes for a high kick and Azure blocks it. Kelleher barely lands a front kick to the face of Azure, Kelleher then cracks Azure with a pair of right hooks. Azure comes forward and he lands a left hook on Kelleher, Kelleher grabs Azure and he gets him against the cage wall. Azure gets free and the fighters swing away at each other, Kelleher nails a swinging Azure with a counter left hook. Azure responds by nailing Kelleher with a right to the top of the head, Azure and Kelleher exchange head kick attempts as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Azure
Round Two: The round begins with Azure peppering Kelleher with jabs to the face, Kelleher comes forward as the two exchange combinations. Azure goes for an overhand right and Kelleher blocks it, Azure goes back to attacking Kelleher with leg kicks. Kelleher goes for a high kick and Azure blocks it, Azure then nails Kelleher with a three punch combination. Azure continuously attacks the midsection of Kelleher with combinations, Kelleher responds by hitting Azure with a right uppercut. Azure grabs Kelleher and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Kelleher nails a swinging Azure with a counter left hook followed by a right, Kelleher levels Azure with a left hook and he lands follow up strikes until Azure goes out cold.
Official Result: Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure by KO via strikes (3:40, R2)
Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales
Round One: The two feel each other out for a couple of minutes before Morales throws a head kick that lands. He keeps going back to the head kick and finds success with it. Benitez finally catches on and counters with a jab. That doesn't slow down Morales' head kick attempts, though. He's really telegraphing them and Benitez is making him pay with counters as that happens. They trade punches that end the first round. Benitez found a lot more with his combo than Morales did throwing head kicks over and over.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benitez
Round Two: Morales is doing a much better job switching things up in round two. Instead of endlessly pursuing the head kick, Morales is setting up straight combination and mixing in leg kicks. Benitez isn't able to land much. Morales lands a right hand and a body kick as he pursues Morales. The referee calls a stop to the action when a hair tie comes out of the hair of Benitez. Benitez catches a sloppy wheel kick for a takedown to end the round.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morales
Round three: Benitez is missing a chunk of his leg right now. It's gross, bro. He's still throwing leg kicks either way. Morales is throwing body kicks heavy now, and is relying on it often before switching back to the head kick. Benitez is still throwing leg kicks, but Morales checks it, which can't be great on that leg wound. This has been an excellent stand up battle, and the last minute sees Morales open up with a flying knee, and a series of body-head combos. The two trade body kicks and punches to end the fight.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morales, giving him the 29-28 advantage.
Official decision: Omar Morales defeated Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
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