#10 Dennis Bermudez vs. #11 Darren Elkins
Round One: The round begins with Bermudez attacking Elkins with a flying knee strike, Bermudez starts attacking Elkins with some leg kicks. Elkins responds by attacking Bermudez with leg kicks of his own, Bermudez pops an incoming Elkins with a left hook. Bermudez slips on a head kick attempt and Elkins gets back control on the ground, Bermudez scrambles to his feet with Elkins holding onto him. The fighters separate and Elkins scores another takedown on Bermudez while getting back control, Bermudez stands up and shakes Elkins off of him before landing an elbow strike. Elkins scores another takedown and Bermudez gets right back up, Bermudez swings away at Elkins as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Elkins
Round Two: The round begins with Bermudez backing Elkins into the cage wall while throwing a punching combination, Bermudez attempts a spinning back fist against Elkins. Bermudez starts attacking Elkins with punching combinations, Elkins starts hunting for the takedowns against Bermudez. Bermudez scores a takedown on Elkins and he gets him in the seated position, Elkins wall walks to his feet with Bermudez holding onto him. Bermudez swings away at Elkins as they separate, Bermudez again holds Elkins against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Elkins drags Bermudez to his knees while landing a few knee strikes, Elkins scores a takedown on Bermudez and he gets back control. Bermudez scrambles to his feet and Elkins holds him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown and the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Elkins (Overall Score: 20-18 for Elkins)
Round Three: The round begins with Bermudez just swinging away at Elkins, Elkins occasionally catches Bermudez with a counter strike. Elkins and Bermudez battle for position along the cage wall, Bermudez cracks Elkins with a right as they separate. Elkins cracks a swinging Bermudez with a counter left, Bermudez then cracks Elkins with a right hook. Bermudez grabs Elkins and he holds him against the cage wall, Elkins breaks free as he attacks Bermudez with a kick to the midsection. Bermudez attacks a slipping Elkins with a step in knee strike, Bermudez rocks a backing Elkins with a left. Bermudez gets Elkins against the cage wall while attacking him with a multiple strike combination, Elkins looks for a takedown as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez (Final Score: 29-28 for Elkins)
Official Result: #11 Darren Elkins def. #10 Dennis Bermudez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#5 Chris Weidman vs. #8 Kelvin Gastelum
Round One: The round begins with Weidman nailing Gastelum with a front kick to the midsection, Weidman also attacks Gastelum with some leg kicks. Weidman then pops Gastelum with a short right, Weidman scores a takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Weidman starts attacking Gastelum with some ground and pound, Gastelum scrambles to his feet with Weidman holding onto him. Weidman scores another takedown on Gastelum and he gets side control, Weidman goes for a kimura and Gastelum scrambles to break free and get the fight standing. Gastelum backs up Weidman with a high kick attempt, Gastelum drops Weidman with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum
Round Two: The round begins with Gastelum taking a few swings at Weidman, Gastelum also starts attacking Weidman with leg kicks. Weidman comes forward and he cracks Gastelum with a right, Weidman scores a takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Gastelum eats a few strikes as he gets back to his feet, Weidman drags Gastelum back to the ground while maintaining back control. Gastelum gets back up again and Weidman drags him back down again, Weidman starts attacking Gastelum with some ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weidman (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Weidman dropping Gastelum during a striking exchange, Gastelum gets back up and Weidman nails him with a knee strike. Weidman rocks Gastelum with a multiple punch combination, Gastelum starts catching Weidman with some jabs. Weidman nails Gastelum with a kick followed by a right, Weidman grabs Gastelum and he scores a takedown. Gastelum gets right back up with Weidman holding onto him, Weidman scores another takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Weidman catches Gastelum in an arm triangle choke from out of nowhere to force a submission.
Official Result: #5 Chris Weidman def. #8 Kelvin Gastelum by submission via arm triangle choke (3:45, R3)
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