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Conor Heun vs. KJ Noons
Round 1: Heun comes out swinging, but misses his first shots thrown. Heun missed with a right, and Noons managed to slip in a jab. Heun grazed Noons with a high kick. Heun continued to stay busy, landing jabs and low kicks. Heun hit Noons with a body shot. Noons was able to land a couple of punches. Heun managed to secure a takedown and got the back of Noons and secured a triangle body lock while attempting a rear naked choke. Heun landed punches on top of Noons and got full mount. Noons was scrambled, but Heun was able to control him and managed to sync the hooks in on Noons’ back but Noons was able to get out and get back to his feet. Noons dropped Heun with a big shot right as the buzzer sounded. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Heun.
Round 2: Heun went for a high kick but Noons caught him and knocked Heun to the canvas. Noons allowed Heun to get back to his feet. Both fighters traded punches and stayed standing. Both men continued to trade blows, with Heun mixing up his assault more by throwing in some knees and high kicks. Noons connected with a hard left that fazed Heun but was unable to effectively capitalize. Both fighters started swinging for the fences and spent the rest of the round trading leather before Heun took Noons down right before the buzzer went off. Heun was busier, but Noons did more damage. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Noons.
Round 3: Heun came out swinging and both fighters traded punches again. Noons hit Heun with a knee, and pegged Heun with a couple of hard punches. Noons landed a nice three punch combination and they continued to trade blows. Heun went for the shoot, but Noons just stepped out of the way. Heun went for another takedown, but Noons just stepped away again. Heun landed a couple of punches and threw another high kick, blocked by Noons. They continued to brawl, and Noons stuffed another takedown attempt. Heun tried a couple more takedown attempts, and was stuffed each time. They kept swinging, and Noons landed a big left and a knee and they clinched against the cage as the round came to an end. Great brawl to start off the show. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Noons.
KJ Noons defeated Conor Heun via split decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 27-30).