Middleweight Quarterfinal Bout
Brian Rogers vs. Dan Cramer
Round 1. They slap gloves and off we go. Cramers take sthe center of the cage. they engage and it looks like Cramer was mildly stunned. They stay in the clinch and Rogers is throws Cramers and lands on top in half guard. Cramer manages to roll Roges over and presses him up against the fence. Roger is looking for the kimura then drops it. Rogers kicks Cramer off and pops back up to his feet. The remain on the feet in the clinch against the fence and Cramer takes Rogers back down. They’re in the center of the cage with Rogers on his back going for submissions. He goes for a armbar and misses. They stand back up. A quick exchange and Cramer drops to one knee but gets back up. Rogers throws a right and is caught with a left from Cramer, both punches landed. Rogers keeps the center of the cage and Cramer is circling around him. It looks like Cramer is bleeding from his nose. Cramer engages in a Thai clinch and gets punched with lefts and rights from Rogers. They separate and Cramer complains about an eye poke to the ref and the ref pays him no attention. They exchange one last time before the round ends.
Fightline gives round 1 to Rogers 10-9.
Round 2. Rogers lands a quick 2-1-2 and gets into a clinch then throws Cramer to the canvas from the clinch. Rogers pounces but then backs off, letting the ref stand Cramer up. Cramers throws 2 right hands, blocked by Rogers. Again they clinch and Cramer gets thrown by Rogers. They don’t stay on the ground too long, Rogers back away and lets Cramer get back up. Now Cramer gets the TD. He pins rogers against the fence but Rogers gets up way too easy. Another clinch and Cramer gets the TD with an outside trip and lands in Rogers half guard. Cramer passes to side mount, got greedy and went for a sloppy mount and ends up back in Rogers half guard. Rogers pushes off and gets back to his feet. They trade shots and Rogers gets the better of it. Cramers lands one more right hand at the bell.
Fightline gives round 2 to Cramer 10-9.
Round 3. Cramer lands a quick knee from the Thai clinch, Rogers gets away. Cramers engages and manages to get a clinch. He pushes Rogers to the fence landing knees. Rogers goes for the same throw but Cramer blocks it well. They’re back on the feet. This time Rogers initiates the clinch but they separate again. Big upper cut just misses by Rogers. 2 nice rights land on Cramers but then then clinch and Roger drops after a knee connects on his chin. Cramer jumps on him and in throwing hammer fists from inside Rogers half guard. Cramer passes and gets full mount. Rogers bridges and gets back up after a failed leg lock. Big jumping knee by Rogers!!! Cramer is hurt, Rogers is throwing everything he has at Cramer. They get into a clinch and Rogers tries to throw Cramer but a nice tight whizzer throws Rogers over. They get back up and another failed throw by Rogers and back to the ground they go w/ Cramer on on top inside Rogers half guard. They both throw punches until the round ends. Damn, bad ass round. Very very close
Fightline gives round 3 to Cramer 10-9.
Official Results: Dan Cramer defeats Brian Roger by unanimous decision. 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 all for Cramer