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Jeremy Horn vs. Rousimar Palhares
Palhares was crying on his way to the cage, Joe Rogan noted that he’s an emotional fighter.
Round 1: Palhares took Horn down early and got Horn’s back with one hook in. Palhares is trying to end this early, he’s dropping fists but Horn is able to break free. Palhares maintained his advantage on the ground. Horn did try for a triangle at one point, but Palhares was able to shake it off. Horn was able to get back to his feet with 2:00 left in the round, but Palhares took him back down and dropped some big hammer fists. Palhares then went for a knee bar and then went to dropping hammer hists on Horn. Dominant round for Palhares. 10-8 Palhares.
Round 2: Palhares shot right up and picked Horn up and slammed him to the mat. Palhares was given a final warning for grabbing he cage (he grabbed it once in the first round). Palhares continued to dominate on the ground, getting Horn’s back and Palhares kept dropping fists to the side of the head. Finally Horn was able to get Palhares down and got full mount, and got Palhares in an arm triangle. Palhares got out of it and they ended up back on their feet. Horn landed a big kick, but was quickly taken to the ground by Palhares with 1:00 left in the round. Horn went for a triangle, but lost it. The round ended with Palhares on top in half guard. Much closer round than the first, 10-9 for Palhares.
Round 3: Palhares suplexed Horn to the ground early. The round stayed on the ground with not much happening and they were eventually stood up with about a minute left in the round. Horn landed a big kick to the head, but Palhares took Horn back to the ground as the round ended. 10-9 Palhares.
Winner via unanimous decision (all judges scored it 30-27): Rousimar Palhares