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You can see the full results below.
Daniel Gallemore def. Derek Bohi by TKO via strikes (1:34, R1) to retain the VFC Heavyweight Title
Dakota Cochrane def. Jake Lindsey by submission via guillotine choke (0:53, R1)
Trey Ogden def. Josh Pfeifer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Yazen Hajeh def. Alex McGowan by split decision (30-26, 28-29, 30-27)
Kenny Licea def. Gary Westphal by submission via rear naked choke (2:09, R1)
Kevin Gray def. Joey Diehl by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)
Round By Round Recap
Kenny Licea vs. Gary Westphal
Round One: The round begins with Westphal attacking Licea with a few leg kicks, Westphal then cracks Licea with a few kicks to the midsection. Licea responds by attacking Westphal with a combination, Licea cracks Westphal with a few knee strikes to the head. Licea drops Westphal with a combination and he gets back control when the fight hits the ground, Licea locks in the rear naked choke and Westphal goes out cold.
Official Result: Kenny Licea def. Gary Westphal by submission via rear naked choke (2:09, R1)
Joey Diehl vs. Kevin Gray
Round One: The round begins with Gray attacking Diehl with leg kicks, Gray charges at Diehl while throwing strikes. Gray lands another kick on a swinging Diehl, Diehl dances around Gray while peppering him with some jabs. Diehl then cracks Gray with a short right to the midsection, Diehl starts cracking Gray with some leg kicks of his own. Diehl cracks a kicking Gray with a counter right hook, Gray clinches with Diehl and he cracks him with several knee strikes. Diehl scores a takedown on Gray and he gets the full mount, Diehl rolls for the arm bar and Gray scrambles to escape after a slam to get top position. Diehl attacks Gray with strikes while on his back and the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diehl
Round Two: The round begins with Diehl peppering Gray with a few jabs, Gray attacks Diehl with a few kicks while eating a counter right. Diehl pops Gray with a short right that backs him up, Gray responds by attacking Diehl with a right of his own. Gray then attacks a swinging Diehl with a superman punch, Gray comes forward attacking Diehl with kicks before scoring a takedown. Gray quickly starts attacking Diehl with some ground and pound, Diehl looks for the rubber guard and Gray power bombs him to break free. Gray stands back up and he scores another takedown on Diehl as he stands up, Gray goes back to attacking Diehl with ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gray (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)
Round Three: The round begins with Diehl backing up Gray by simply swinging away at him, Gray scores a takedown on Diehl and he gets the open guard. Gray attacks Diehl with ground and pound while avoiding submission attempts from him,Gray puts a downed Diehl against the fence as he lands more strikes. Diehl wall walks to his feet and Gray holds him against the cage wall, Gray scores another takedown on Diehl and he gets the open guard. Diehl catches Gray in a guillotine choke and Gray escapes to maintain top position, Gray transitions to the half guard on Diehl. Diehl scrambles to his feet and Gray scores another takedown as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gray (Final Score: 29-28 for Gray)
Official Result: Kevin Gray def. Joey Diehl by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)
Yazen Hajeh vs. Alex McGowan
Round One: The round begins with Hajeh quickly nailing McGowan with a right, Hajeh grabs McGowan and he puts him up against the cage wall. Hajeh attacks McGowan with a few strikes before separating, McGowan then cracks Hajeh with a combination. McGowan holds Hajeh against the cage wall while eating some elbow strikes, McGowan scores a takedown on Hajeh and Hajeh pops right back up to his feet. Hajeh breaks free and he swings away at McGowan, Hajeh holds McGowan against the cage wall again. The fighters exchange knee strikes before separating again, McGowan and Hajeh then take turns kicking the other in the midsection. McGowan starts nailing Hajeh with some leg kicks as well, Hajeh nails a kicking McGowan with a counter left hook. McGowan eats a few shots before nailing hajeh with a short right, McGowan kicks away at Hajeh as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hajeh
Round Two: The round begins with McGowan and Hajeh having a striking exchange, McGowan starts nailing Hajeh with leg kicks. Hajeh comes forward while attacking McGowan with a variety of kicks, Hajeh scores a takedown on McGowan and he gets the full guard. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Hajeh eating a strike before he puts McGowan against the cage wall. McGowan nails Hajeh with a few knee strikes to the midsection, Hajeh backs away before nailing McGowan with a two punch combination. McGowan lands a left after avoiding a superman punch from Hajeh, McGowan backs up a swinging Hajeh after landing a counter left hook. Hajeh eats a few more shots before he attacks McGowan with a front kick, Hajeh lands a few more kicks as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hajeh (Overall Score: 20-18 for Hajeh)
Round Three: The round begins with McGowan attacking Hajeh with leg kicks, the fighters have a striking exchange in the center of the cage. Hajeh attempts a head kick before cracking McGowan with a left, Hajeh comes forward while attacking McGowan with combinations. McGowan cracks a swinging hajeh with a counter striking combination, Hajeh decides to put McGowan against the cage wall. The fighters attack each other with a few strikes while they are against the cage wall, the fighters also start exchanging knee strikes. Hajeh scores a takedown on McGowan and McGowan rolls for the arm bar, Hajeh eventually escapes and he settles in the half guard of McGowan. Hajeh nails McGowan with a few strikes as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McGowan (Final Score: 29-28 for Hajeh)
Official Result: Yazen Hajeh def. Alex McGowan by split decision (30-26, 28-29, 30-27)
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