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Big Dan is in charge for the last preliminary bout, which goes down in the light heavyweight division.
Round 1: Gustafsson moving around on the outside, while Hamill looks to control the center and walk him down. Gustafsson lands a hard right hand as Hamill tries to close the distance. Hamill sticks a hard right and Gustafsson fires back with a hard right uppercut. They clash briefly and Gustafsson lands the uppercut again. Gustafsson tags Hamill with a few consecutive punches. Hamill lands a stiff left and then a hard left hook in a subsequent exchange. Bleeding from his right eye, Gustaffson lands a one-two. Hamill goes for a half-hearted takedown and gets lit up for it. Gustafsson is hammering away with the right uppercut, but Hamill catches him with his own right hand counter.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson
Round 2: Hamill takes the center again and Gustaffson moves around on the outside. Hamill closes the distance and they trade punches from inside the phone booth. Gustaffson lands a nice combo on the break. Gustafsson avoids a takedown attempt made by Hamill and then pours it on The Hammer with punches. Hamill’s right eye showing damage. Gustafsson lands a hard left hook-right hand combo. Gustafsson fires off several punches and ends with a kick, but Hamill covers up from most of it. The crowd starts to boo the evenly-contested fight. Hamill drops for the takedown again and Gustafsson avoids it easily. Gustafsson tags Hamill with a hard left hand and sends him reeling to the mat with two follow up right uppercuts. Hamill is trying to survive but Gustafsson is absolutely battering him with punches and elbows.
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Matt Hamill via TKO (strikes) at 3:34 of round 2
The 24-year-old Swede picks up the first finish of the night and joins Jon Jones and Rich Franklin as being one of the few people to damage Hamill badly enough to force an end to the fight.