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Andre Winner defeated Rolando Delgado via knockout at 3:22 of Round 1.
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Jared Hamman via knockout (strikes)at 0:41 of Round 1.
Dennis Siver defeated Paul Kelly via TKO (strikes) at 2:53 of Round 2.
Nick Osipczak defeated Matthew Riddle via TKO (strikes) at 3:53 of Round 3.
Terry Etim defeated Shannon Gugerty via submission (guillotine) at 1:24 of Round 2.
John Hathaway defeated Paul Taylor via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley
Round 1: Pearson tried to connect with some rights earlier, with a few connecting. Pearson stayed aggressive with punches and leg kicks, to the delight of the crowd. Pearson clinched Riley against the cage and landed some kicks to the body. Pearson continued on the attack with strikes and knees to the body. They broke away from the cage, and Pearson continued to punish Riley. Riley finally started connecting late in the round, but Pearson continued to land more punishing blows. Pearson stuffed a takedown from Riley, and worked Riley over with kicks as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Pearson.
Round 2: Pearson started off aggressively. Pearson got Riley in the clinch and nailed him with some hard shots and knees. Riley was able to reverse Pearson on the cage, only for Pearson reversing again and maintaining the advantage. Pearson continued to peg Riley with punches and kicks for the majority of the round. Finally towards the end of the round, Pearson caught Riley with a flying knee that cut Riley open. The referee stopped the fight to have the cut checked, and it was ruled that Riley couldn’t continue, earning Pearson a TKO victory.
Ross Pearson defeated Aaron Riley via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 4:38 of Round 2.
After the bout, Pearson said that he trained for 15 weeks solid because Riley was such a tough opponent. He said that this is what he’s going to be doing 100%, and then thanked the fans.
Matt Brown vs. James Wilks
Round 1: Both men exchanged leg kicks early before clinching against the cage. Wilks attempted a takedown, which was stuffed by Brown. Brown managed to peg Wilks with some nice combinations, and stuffed another takedown attempt from Wilks. Wilks was able to push forward and landed a couple of good strikes before the clinched against the cage, and tried another takedown, which Brown defended again and managed to cinch in a standing guillotine. Wilks was able to wiggle out and finally take Brown to the ground. Brown was able to get back up, and Wilks pegged him with a couple of punches and kicks as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Brown.
Round 2: Brown started the round with some nice combinations and kicks. Brown nailed Wilks with a flying knee that floored Wilks, and Brown jumped on top and tried to finish Wilks. Wilks was able to get ahold of Brown’s leg, Brown broke free and they were back to their feet. They clinched against the cage again, and Brown continue to work over Wilks’ body with knees. Wilks was able to press Brown against the cage, but couldn’t do much and they were eventually separated. Brown went back on the offensive, landing some nice combinations and strikes and then taking Wilks to the ground. Wilks was able to turn Brown over and get side control. Wilks started to land some punches, and Brown was able to get Wilks in a triangle right as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Brown.
Round 3: Wilks started the round with some kicks, and pressed Brown against the octagon, but Brown was able to break free. Brown started pushing forward. Wilks tried for a kimura, but Brown was able to defend and was then able to mount Wilks and land several punches. Wilks turned over, and Brown continued to land punches to the side of Wilks’ head before the referee stepped in and called the fight.
Matt Brown defeated James Wilks via TKO (strikes) at 2:27 of Round 3.
After the bout, Brown said the flight to the U.K. affected his cardio, but he fought through it. He said he still has a lot to work on.
Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
Round 1: As expected, the crowd was wild for Bisping. Kang caught Bisping with a right hand, that knocked Bisping to the ground, and Kang got in half guard. Kang tried to pass, and briefly mounted Bisping, only for Bisping to shrug him off and Kang got back into half guard. Kang got full mount again, Bisping escaped, and Kang got half guard. Kang controlled the round, but wasn’t able to do much damage. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kang.
Round 2: Bisping attempted a head kick early, which grazed Kang. Kang was able to land some jabs, while Bisping was looking for the high kick. Bisping managed to take Kang down and was able to land some shots while Kang tried to kick him off. Kang got back to his feet, and Bisping took Kang down again, and was raining down elbows and strikes. Kang got back to his feet again, and Bisping pecked away at Kang with jabs. Bisping go another easy takedown and rained down punches and knees before the referee finally stepped in and called the fight. Impressive victory for Bisping.
Michael Bisping defeated Denis Kang via TKO (strikes) at 4:24 of Round 2.
After the bout, Bisping thanked Kang for being a good opponent. He also apologized for the Henderson fight and thanked the fans. He said he’s got a long way to go, but he’s looking to go back to the top.
Dan Hardy vs. Mike Swick
Round 1: Hardy caught Swick with a knee to the face early when Swick was trying to take Hardy down. Swick clinched Hardy against the cage. Swick accidentally caught Hardy with a low blow, causing a short break in the action to allow Hardy to recover. Swick pushed Hardy to the cage again, and attempted a takedown, which was stuffed. Hardy was able to reverse it and press Swick against the cage, and landed some knees of his own. They exchanged blows towards the end of the round, and went back to the center of the cage as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Swick.
Round 2: Hardy clipped Swick early and pressed him against the cage, which allowed Swick to recover. Hardy controlled Swick against the cage and connected with several left hands to the body. After a couple of minutes against the cage, they were separated. Swick was able to land a nice combination and landed a couple of good shots. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Hardy.
Round 3: Both fighters exchanged early, and both men connected with some good shots in the opening minute. Hardy tagged Swick and hurt him, followed up with a kick and then went for a takedown. Swick was able to turn it into a guillotine, but Hardy was able to shrug himself out and get inside of Swick’s guard. Hardy dropped elbows on Swick, while Swick was looking to lock in a triangle. They were finally stood back up. Hardy continued to push forward and control the tempo. Swick clinched Hardy against the cage and Hardy turned him around as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Hardy.
Dan Hardy defeated Mike Swick via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
After the bout, Hardy apologized for not finishing Swick. Georges St-Pierre came in the cage and noted that Hardy deserved a shot at his title.
Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
Round 1: Vera caught Couture with a kick early that fazed Couture. Vera pressed Couture against the cage, and Couture was able to get control. Couture kept Vera pressed against the cage before they were separated. Couture shot in, but Vera dodged, and Couture clinched Vera against the cage and took him to the ground. Vera made his way back to his feet, and Couture landed some knees to Vera’s head. Couture grabbed Vera’s right leg, but was unable to get a takedown. With 20 seconds left, Couture clinched Vera against the cage again, but was unable to do any damage. Vera did the most damage with the first few shots at the beginning of the round, but Couture controlled the rest of the round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Couture.
Round 2: Vera poked Couture in the eye early while attempting a low kick, and Couture was given a little time to recover. Couture continued to press forward and went for another takedown attempt, and pressed Vera against the cage. Couture continued to control the bout, but wasn’t able to inflict any damage. The two were separated yet again, and Vera was able to land some effective kicks. He nailed Couture with a big kick that floored Couture. Vera jumped on top and attempted to finish, but Couture pulled guard and they were stood back up. Vera continue to land leg kicks before Couture clinched Vera against the cage. Couture landed some short punches against the cage as the round came to a close. Close round, with Couture controlling the majority of the round, but Vera inflicted the most damage and looked close to finishing at one point. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Vera.
Round 3: Vera started the round with a nice inside leg kick, but Couture wailed away at Vera with short punches, before clinching against the cage again. Couture continued to dirty box, but again, wasn’t doing much damage. Couture tried to complete his takedown attempt, but Vera defended it and they were separated again. Vera landed a kick to the body and a head kick, but Couture responded with some short punches. Couture continued to press forward, but Vera was able to push Couture against the cage and attempted a takedown of his own, which was stuffed. Vera was finally able to complete the takedown and got full mount, but Couture was able to roll out and get back to his feet. They traded blows as the round came to a close and embraced after the buzzer went off. Another close round, but FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Couture.
Randy Couture defeated Brandon Vera via unanimous decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
After the bout, Couture noted that he controlled the tempo of the bout, and gave his props to Vera. Couture mentioned that light-heavyweight was a better fit for him.