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Ryan Jensen defeated Jesse Forbes via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:06 of Round 1.
Aaron Riley defeated Joe Brammer via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Cyrille Diabate defeated Luiz Cane via TKO (punches) at 2:13 of Round 1.
Melvin Guillard defeated Waylon Lowe via TKO (strikes) at 3:28 of Round 1.
Efrain Escudero defeated Dan Lauzon via unanimous decision (scores of 29-27, 29-27, 29-27).
Dong Hyun Kim defeated Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Round 1: As per usual Sanchez bolts to the middle of the cage. He shoots after a brief exchange and Hathaway shows good takedown defense so far. Hathaway turns Diego against the cage; Sanchez gets him down briefly but he bounces right back up. Sanchez circles away and they reset in the middle. Hathaway wipes his eye as if he were poked but the ref doesn’t step in. Hathaway lands a good right hand. Hathaway with a huge knee, Diego is down but has Hathaway in his guard. Sanchez doing his best to survive Hathaway’s ground and pound, seems to be mostly recovered. Hathaway relentless with big shots from the guard. Great start for Hathaway. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway
Round 2: Hathaway looking confident, tries for a high kick. Hathaway working his range. Good left from Diego. Sanchez lands a takedown and has Hathaway against the fence. Hathaway slowly getting to his feet. Sanchez backs off of the takedown and eats a right hand. Hathaway goes for a takedown but can’t finish it. Sanchez backing up and looking confused and frustrated. Hathaway landing regularly. Sanchez with a right, he tries to pour it on at the end of the round but Hathaway beates him to the punch everytime. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway
Round 3: Hathaway pushing forward to start the round. Sanchez trying to land with a one-two but just can’t hit his mark. Sanchez throwing punches but they’re missing by a few inches. Sanchez drops for a takedown but Hathaway shrugs it off. Sanchez with a good right. Tape coming loose from Sanchez’s left glove. He drops for a takedown again but Hathaway stuffs it and presses him against the fence. Hathaway with a left hand-head kick combo. Hathaway wraps Sanchez up and briefly gets him down. Both men trading to end the round with Hathaway getting the better of it. Hathaway tosses Sanchez into the fence as he pushes forward. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway
John Hathaway defeated Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 20-27, 20-26).
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Jason Brilz
All respect to Brilz, but is anyone else wishing that Forrest didn’t get injured?
Round 1: They start by circling and feeling each other out. Nog with a low kick. Nog with a solid knee to the body. Brilz tries for a takedown but he’s way off. Nog with another good knee. Brilz hits the single and gets Nog down. Nog working the guard. Brilz in half guard. Nog works the sweep and Brilz goes for a guillotine and they scramble back to the ground with Brilz on top. Nog slips out the back and gets Brilz down. They get back to their feet. Nog moving in with punches and Brilz grabs his leg. Nog fights it off but they are against the fence. They separate. Nog with a straight left and a follow up combo. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Brilz
Round 2: Brilz with a low kick and a takedown. Nog goes for the guillotine but Brilz gets out of it and is sitting in half guard. Nog with a nice sweep. Brilz sweeps Nog with a guillotine and has it in tight. Nog gets out but Brilz goes for it again. This could turn into a night of upsets, Brilz is controlling Nog with relative ease, he’s back in half guard. Brilz going for the guillotine again but Nog gets out and lands in side control. He moves to north-south and they pop back to their feet. Brilz working for the takedown again and pushes Nog against the cage. Brilz with a big shot. He tries for a takedown but Nog shrugs it off. Brilz with a nice right. He tries for a knee but misses. Brilz with some heavy shots, Nog is backing up now. What is in the water in Vegas? Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Brilz
Round 3: Brilz goes into round 3 smiling. Nog with a straight right. Brilz takes Nog down again. Nog’s only answer for the takedown so far is a guillotine that Brilz easily gets out of. Nog sweeps him and tries for some ground and pound. Brilz uses the cage to get back to his feet. Brilz fighting for the takedown and is left holding onto Nog’s ankles. They break and Nog lands a good right. Nog sprawls on a takedown. Nog is working for a choke. He lets it go. They get to their feet and Nog lands a knee. Brilz trying for the single again and gets it briefly. They scramble and Nog gets on top, holding Brilz in the crucifix. Brilz gets out of it and lands on top. Nog sweeps him but with 25 seconds left, it’s hard to see what he can do to get the finish he needs to win this. Nog ends the round in side control. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Jason Brilz via split decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Another controversial decision rendered by MMA judges, very unfortunate for Jason Brilz. Brilz all class, telling the crowd not to boo Nogueira and faulting himself for leaving it to the judges.
Skynyrd is becoming very popular with MMA fighters; Russow walks out to a cover of Simple Man.
Todd Duffee Vs. Mike Russow
Round 1: Duffee throwing hard early. Russow with a right. Duffee with an uppercut. Russow is rocked briefly. Duffee is all over him and it seems just a matter of time before Russow is put away. Duffee is being patient. Russow tries for a takedown but Duffee sprawls and continues his onslaught. Russow displaying a good chin but not offering any answers for Duffee’s attack. Russow looks like he’ll last the round, perhaps we’ll get a glimpse at Duffee’s gas tank. Duffee with a hard uppercut. Duffee with a high kick that touches Russow’s elbow. Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Duffee
Round 2: Aside from the one high kick it’s been all boxing from Duffee so far. He lands a solid combo to start the round but Russow is not going anywhere. Russow trying to land but Duffee is dotting him up for his efforts. The pace is slowing but Duffee is still maintaining his technique. Duffee is switching his stance up and Joe Rogan wonders if it’s because he has hurt his hand, which would explain the slowed tempo. The crowd is growing restless. Russow tries for a half-hearted takedown. The crowd is booing loudly with 30 seconds to go. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Duffee
Duffee doesn’t take the stool in between rounds.
Round 3: Duffee lands a stiff jab. Russow tries for a takedown, Duffee backs into the fence but circles away quickly. Duffee easily shirking Russow’s takedown attempts. Duffee getting some much-needed Octagon time here but his hype-train could be derailed with this much slower-paced performance. WHOA. Russow just knocked Duffee out cold with a right hand.
Mike Russow defeated Todd Duffee via knockout at 2:35 of Round 3
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller
Round 1: Steve Mazzagatti is the third man in the ring. The two men shove each other in the middle of the cage when the ref calls for the to “hook ’em up”. Miller lands a good straight left and then tags Bisping low. They restart. Bisping lands a solid right. They are trading strikes toe to toe and Bisping has only a slight edge. Miller with a good body shot. Bisping finding a home for his one-two. Miller with a solid leg kick. Very even so far on the feet. Bisping with a solid right. They end the round trading. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bisping.
Round 2: They touch gloves and start the round trading again. Bisping seeming to find his rhythm. Bisping beating Miller to the punch here. Miller with a questionable inside leg kick but Bisping shakes it off and keeps going. Bisping cracks Miller with a high kick. Miller finally tries for a takedown but Bisping shrugs it off with ease. He lands a huge right hand on Miller. Bisping with another straight right. Bisping catches an inside kick and lands a right. Another right. Bisping looking very comfortable on his feet. Bisping catches another inside kick. Miller with a short jab. Miller lands a good right at the bell. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bisping.
Bisping looking fresh between rounds, declining to take the stool.
Round 3: Miller is pushing forward, lands a nice shot. Bisping fires back and connects solidly. Miller with some inside leg kicks. Bisping with a right hand. Miller looking more worse for the wear. Miller lands a takedown and Bisping establishes his guard. Bisping walks up the cage and gets back to his feet. Miller with a body shot. Bisping with a right. Miller tries for a body kick, Bisping barely catches it. The crowd chants USA and Miller tries for another takedown. Bisping fights it off and lands a solid right. They trade punches to end out the round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-10
Michael Bisping defeated Dan Miller via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Bisping says he’s annoyed with himself for not being able to finish the fight.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans
“Rampage” clearly the crowd favorite here. Herb Dean is reffing this one. Dean has to push them apart back to their corners, the staredown was ice cold.
Round 1: Evans knocks “Rampage” off balance with a big shot early. They are pressed up against the cage. Evans tries to drop for a double but Jackson stops it. Jackson with a big knee. Dean separates them. Rashad sets up a big double leg takedown with some punches. He completes the takedown and has Jackson held up against the cage. Evans’ landing some big shots as Jackson gets back to his feet. Evans wearing Jackson down against the fence. Dean separates them again. Rashad looking fluid with his stance. Jackson stuffs a takedown and lands some good shots to end the round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Round 2: “Rampage” showing crisper head movement in this round, he blocks a right hook and Evans immediately presses him against the cage. Evans with a knee to the leg. Jackson trying to land as they break. Evans gets “Rampage” back against the fence. The crowd isn’t thrilled with Evans’ approach, they cheer as Dean separates them again. Jackson is swinging big but Evans is a little too fast. Evans moves in with an uppercut and presses Jackson against the fence again. Rashad trying very hard for a takedown at the end of the round; he’s all over him. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Round 3: Jackson is going to have to finish the fight if he hopes to win. Jackson shrugs off a takedown and looks to land big punches. Jackson lands a big punch and knocks Evans to the ground, he holds Jackson’s shorts while trying to survive. Jackson has him against the cage. He tries briefly for a single leg but lets go of it to try his luck in the striking department again. Jackson inexplicably giving Evans time to recover and Evans takes him down for it. Rashad pounding Jackson against the fence. Evans in side control teeing off on “Rampage.” Jackson gets to his feet but Evans quickly gets him back down. 20 seconds to go, this fight is all Rashad. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Evans
Rashad Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
The crowd is loudly booing Evans’ win, but the judges did not make a mistake this time. Rashad says that he is open for a rematch. Jackson is gracious in defeat and gives Evans his props, says that ring rust might’ve been a factor. The crowd cheers Jackson and “Rampage” says that he is open for a rematch as well.