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Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine
Round 1: Jardine tagged Hamill with a couple of shots early. Hamill with some dirty boxing, but Jardine was able to scatter away. Hamill peppered Jardine with a couple of shots. Jardine went to the leg kicks and landed a nice body kick. Jardine came in with a nice flurry and landed several shots. Jardine landed another leg kick and Hamill decided that it was time for a takedown, but Jardine was able to defend. Jardine landed a couple more shots and another body kick. Jardine continued to tag Hamill with punches and a leg kick as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jardine.
Round 2: Jardine landed some leg kicks early. Hamill went for a takedown, but Jardine stepped out of it. Jardine continued to land leg kicks, slowing Hamill down. Hamill was able to land a head kick and both fighters started teeing off and Hamill got caught with a thumb in the eye and the bout was paused. Jardine was deducted a point for the foul. Jardine came out swinging, but Hamill was able to rock Jardine with a left and a leg kick. Hamill went for another takedown. Hamill got a headlock on Jardine and landed several punches, bu Jardine got back to his feet and started teeing away. They traded punches as the round came to an end. Close round. FightLine.com scores the round for Jardine, however it’s a 9-9 round with the point deduction.
Round 3: Hamill went for another takedown but was unsuccessful. Jardine jabbed away at Hamill. Hamill was finally able to score a takedown and got Jardine’s back and and landed several punches. Jardine got back to his feet and referee Herb Dean called a timeout to check a cut on Jardine’s forehead. He got the go ahead and the fight continues. Jardine landed a nice uppercut and Hamill went for a shot again, but Jardine stuffed it. They continued to trade blows with neither fighter gaining a decisive advantage. Hamill landed a big knee. Both men continued to trade and Jardine stuffed another takedown attempt. Both fighters continued to exchange jabs as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Hamill.
Matt Hamill defeated Keith Jardine via majority decision (scores of 29-27, 29-27, 28-28)