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Renan Barao defeated Anthony Leone via submission (armbar) at 2:29 of Round 3.
Chris Cariaso defeated Rafael Rebello via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Nunes defeated Rafael Assuncao via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Bendy Casimir defeated Eric Koch via submission (triangle choke) at 3:01 of Round 1.
Wagnney Fabiano defeater Frank Gomez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Will Kerr defeated Karen Darabedyan via submission (armbar) at 1:20 of Round 1.
Eddie Wineland vs. Will Campuzano
Early in the bout Campuzano tried to use his leg kicks to keep the veteran Wineland at bay and didn’t a solid job. Midway through the first round, Wineland was able to find his way as his boxing nullified Campuzano’s well-rounded striking.
Wineland poured it on as he started with a superman punch that backed Campuzano up and had him backtracking. He hung in tough but a huge body punch dropped him for the count as the referee stepped in to stop the bout.
Eddie Wineland defeated Will Campuzano via TKO (strikes) at 4:44 of Round 2.
Chris Horodecki vs. Daniel Downes
You can see by the way that Horodecki started the bout that he desperately needed the win by his constant pressure that kept the much taller Downes at bay.
“The Polish Hammer” used combinations and speed to confuse Downes and he even took him down to show how much he’s worked on his game.
Horodecki dominated the first two rounds and then finally took Downes’ back and sunk in a rear naked choke for the tapout win.
Chris Horodecki defeated Daniel Downes via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:09 of Round 3.
L.C. Davis vs. Josh Grispi
Josh Grispi and LC Davis went to battle for what could potentially be a future shot at current featherweight champ Jose Aldo.
It didn’t take long for Davis to get the fight to the ground as he slammed Grispi down with no problems whatsoever.
Unfortunately Davis didn’t pull his head out and gave Grispi the chance to grab a guillotine choke as Davis passed out, literally.
Josh Grispi defeated LC Davis via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:33 of Round 1.
Mark Hominick vs. Yes Jabouin
A featherweight bout between Canadians could’ve easily been fight of the night as Mark Hominick and Yves Jaboiun put on a striking clinic.
The much more active an unorthordox Jaboiun kept Homonick confused during the 1st Round but you can see the tide start to turn as the round ended.
A big liver punch by Hominick dropped Jaboiun but he was able to survive and land a big right hook himself that dropped Hominick.
While on his back, Hominick was able to reverse the position and get the full mount where the referee had to step in and stop the bout.
Mark Hominick defeated Yves Jabouin via TKO (strikes) at 3:21 of Round 2.
Kamal Shalorus VS. Jamie Varner
The main event was a lot more competitive in the striking department than many would’ve thought. Kamal Shalorus used a combination of leg kicks and big punches to try and knockout the former champion.
Varner stuck to his gameplan of fluid boxing as he picked apart Shalorus when he was able to keep his distance but he ate three low blows from Shalorus that take away some momentum every time.
Referee Josh Rosenthal took a point away from Shalorus for his second low blow in the second round.
Surprisingly, Shalorus never attempted any takedowns until the middle of the third round as he stayed in Varner’s world.
Controversy ensued after the fight, as the judge’s scored the bout a draw.
Jamie Varner fought Kamal Shalorus to a draw (27-29, 29-27, 28-28).