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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)
#5 Justin Gaethje def. #4 Donald Cerrone by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)
#9 Glover Teixeira def. #13 Nikita Krylov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Todd Duffee fought Jeff Hughes to a no contest via accidental eye poke (4:03, R1)
Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
#12 Uriah Hall def. #13 Antonio Carlos Jr. by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#15 Misha Cirkunov def. Jim Crute by submission via peruvian necktie (3:38, R1)
Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)
#15 Augusto Sakai def. #14 Marcin Tybura by KO via strikes (0:59, R1)
Miles Johns def. Cole Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald by TKO via strikes (4:43, R1)
Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard
Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Hubbard starts nailing Prepolec with some leg kicks. Prepolec rocks a swinging Hubbard with a counter left hook, Prepolec nails Hubbard with a left to the midsection followed by a high kick. Hubbard and Prepolec exchange a few counter strikes, Prepolec starts landing some leg kicks against Hubbard. Prepolec continues attacking the midsection of Hubbard with strikes, Hubbard cracks Prepolec with a kick to the midsection. Prepolec and Hubbard exchange some kicks while in the center of the Octagon, Hubbard continues coming forward and attacking Prepolec with a variety of kicks. Prepolec stuns Hubbard during an exchange and the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Prepolec
Round Two: The round begins with Hubbard and Prepolec exchanging kicks, Hubbard starts attacking Prepolec with leg kicks. Prepolec nails Hubbard with a kick to the midsection, Hubbard scores a takedown on Prepolec after eating an elbow strike. Prepolec gets back up and Hubbard gets him against the cage wall, Hubbard swings away at Prepolec as they separate. Prepolec charges forward and he swings wildly at Hubbard, Hubbard accidentally pokes Prepolec in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters exchanging kicks, Hubbard scores another takedown on Prepolec and he gets the full guard. Hubbard advances to the half guard after landing some ground and pound, Hubbard moves to back control while nailing Prepolec with more strikes. Hubbard continues landing strikes until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hubbard (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Hubbard nailing a swinging Prepolec with a counter right, Hubbard looks for a takedown on Prepolec stuffs it. Hubbard gets up and Prepolec catches him in a standing guillotine choke, Hubbard gets free and Prepolec nails him with an elbow strike. Prepolec backs Hubbard into the cage wall after landing a combination, Hubbard scores a takedown on Prepolec and he gets the half guard. Hubbard goes after Prepolec with some ground and pound, Hubbard advances to back control on Prepolec while landing more strikes. Prepolec stands up and Hubbard stays on his back, Hubbard gets off of his back and Prepolec swings away at him. Hubbard looks for a takedown and Prepolec stuffs it as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hubbard (Final Score: 29-28 for Hubbard)
Official Result: Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Louis Smolka vs. Ryan MacDonald
Round One: The round begins with Smolka cracking MacDonald with a right, Smolka continues coming forward and swinging away at MacDonald. MacDonald starts looking for counter strikes against a swinging Smolka, MacDonald cracks Smolka with a right after eating a left. MacDonald looks for a high kick and Smolka blocks it, Smolka attacks the midsection of MacDonald with punches. Smolka grabs MacDonald and gets him up against the cage wall for a short time, Smolka then cracks MacDonald with a two punch combination. MacDonald comes forward and he nails Smolka with a straight left, Smolka responds by nailing MacDonald with a knee strike to the midsection. Smolka also lands a kicking to the midsection of MacDonald, MacDonald pops Smolka with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. The fighters briefly clinch as MacDonald nails Smolka with a knee strike, Smolka rocks MacDonald with a left hook. Smolka drops MacDonald with a combination and the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald by TKO via strikes (4:43, R1)
Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
Round One: The round begins with Skelly looking for a jumping front kick against Griffin, Griffin stuns Skelly with a right uppercut. Skelly drags Griffin to the ground and he gets back control, Skelly attacks Griffin with some ground and pound. Griffin stands up and Skelly stays on his back, Skelly rolls for a rear naked choke and Griffin eventually escapes to get top control on the ground. Skelly scrambles to his feet and Griffin attacks him with a massive striking combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Skelly
Round Two: The round begins with Griffin and Skelly swinging away at each other, Skelly looks for a takedown and Griffin stuffs it while gaining head control. Skelly scrambles to his feet and Griffin swings away at him, Griffin stuns a swinging Skelly by landing a straight left. Griffin backs Skelly into the cage wall while landing more strikes, Griffin scores a takedown on Skelly and he gets side control. Griffin quickly transitions to the full mount against Skelly, Griffin starts attacking Skelly with some ground and pound. Griffin transitions to back control on Skelly, Griffin goes back to attacking Skelly with ground and pound. Skelly gets up and he slams Griffin to get top control on the ground, Skelly quickly gains back control on Griffin. Skelly also attacks Griffin with some ground and pound, Skelly looks for a submission as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Skelly (Overall Score: 20-18 for Skelly)
Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Skelly nails a ducking Griffin with an uppercut. Griffin comes forward and he attacks Skelly with a combination, Skelly looks for a takedown and Griffin catches him in a guillotine choke. Skelly escapes the choke and he gets top control on the ground, Skelly quickly gains back control on Griffin. Griffin gets up and he tries slamming Skelly and Skelly keeps back control, Skelly peppers Griffin with some short range strikes. Skelly looks for the rear naked choke and Griffin defends, Griffin spins at the right time to get top position on Skelly. Griffin rolls for a choke as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Skelly (Final Score: 30-27 for Skelly)
Official Result: Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28
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