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KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel
Round 1: Gurgel landed a big right hand to start the fight. Gurgel followed up with a nice head kick. Noons started landing some nice combinations while Gurgel landed some leg kicks. Both men traded leg kicks. Both men stayed on their feet, with Noons landing more shots. Gurgel shot and got stuffed, and followed up with a flying knee that missed. Noons landed a nice combination and a big head kick. Gurgel started wailing away, and Noons nailed Gurgel with a big left hand right after the bell that dropped Gurgel. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Noons.
Round 2: Noons nailed Gurgel with a big combination that floored Gurgel. Noons looked at the referee expecting a stoppage. When he realized that the referee hadn’t stopped the fight, Noons started punching away and hit Gurgel with an illegal knee on the ground as the referee waved him off. It’s unclear if the referee stopped the fight before the illegal knee.
KJ Noons defeated Jorge Gurgel via KO (strikes) at 0:19 of Round 2.
After the bout, Noons said that he would like another bout with Nick Diaz and said that he would like to fight Floyd Mayweather one day.