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Ricardo Almeida vs. Kendall Grove
Tito Ortiz was shown at ringside and was booed by the crowd.
Round 1: Almeida tried to get the fight to the ground, but Grove defended. Almeida kept trying to take Grove down and finally succeeded with under two minutes left. Almeida was able to stay aggressive on the ground, and was able to srop some knees, but Grove was able to get back up to his feet. Almeida then hit a big slam on Grove and stayed on top as the round ended. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for Almeida.
Georges St-Pierre was shown at ringside and got a huge response from the crowd.
Round 2: Almeida started the round with another big takedown. Grove was able to grab Almeida’s arm and secure an arm-bar. It looked like it might be over for a second, and Grove had it on tight. Almeida was able to get out and get back on top of Grove. Almeida continued to dominate on top, and was able to land some big punches before Grove got the fight standing with a little over a minute left in the round. Grove landed some big shots, and Almeida tried to secure another takedown, and was able to get it with seconds left in the round. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for Almeida.
Round 3: Almeida took the fight down early, but wasn’t able to do much and Grove was able to get back to his feet. Almeida is visibly tired but was still able to take Grove down again. Grove was positioning himself for another arm-bar attempt and was able to throw some elbows from the bottom. Grove was able to push him off and get back to his feet with 20 seconds left. Almeida tried for another takedown as the fight came to a close. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for Almeida.
Winner via unanimous decision (all judges scored it 30-27): Ricardo Almeida