Welterweight Feature Bout(170lbs)
Trey Houston vs. Luis Melo
Round 1. Tap of the gloves and they’re off. Straight right by Houston barely misses. They clinch with Houston pressing. Melo lands stiff knees in the clinch but Houston pulls away. They clinch again and this time Houston gets a body lock and a TD but they pop back up. Melo lands a nasty low left kick lands and Houston’s groin and he drops in pain. Houston seems to be ok. Holy hell that was a nasty low blow. These guys are going back to work, Houston throws a low kick that is caught by Melo and Melo gets the TD. He postures and lands some right hands and passes to side mount. Houston is looking a bit overwhelmed, or it could be that low kick is still hurting. Nice ground work from Houston as he gets full guard. Melo stands and lands a big right hand cutting Houston open. Houston gets back up and pushes Melo to the fence. The bridge of Houston’s nose looks red and lumpy. None the less Houston is pressing the action pushes Melo again. From a body lock, Houston attempts a throw but fails and Melo lands on top of him. Open guard for Houston as Melo lands a few punches before the bell rings.
Fightline gives round 1 to Melo 10-9.
Round 2. They pick up where they left off in round 1. They’re exchanging heavy punches. A wide right by Houston drops Melo and Houston gets Melos back and goes for the choke. It looks deep but Melo escapes nicely as Houston did not have his hooks in. Another heavy exchange on the feet, Melo getting the better of it and gets the TD. Melo on top doing some nice damage from inside of Houston’s open guard. Melo passes nicely and is threatening with a north-south choke but Houston turns over and goes from front head lock to half guard. Melo is throwing consistently but none are big shots. Just constant punches. Melo switches from elbows to punches. Houston turns over and turtles up while Melo takes his back and gets to his feet momentarily. Back to the turtle position with Melo on Houston’s back as the bell rings.
Fightline gives round 2 to Melo 20-18.
Round 3. They shake hands before the final round. Melo landing some nice straight shots. Houston is taking them well. Melo shoots for a double and gets it without much defense from Houston. Melo looks to the ref as if to say stop this fight already but the ref blows him off. Melo moves in for an arm triangle, passes Houston’s guard and sinks it in deeper. Houston is all but tapping before the choke gets deeper. The ref jumps in to stop the fight as Houston taps.
Official Results: Melo def. Houston by submission (arm triangle) at 1:09 of round 3.