145 lbs.: Frodo Khasbulaev vs. Mike Richman
Round 1. Wooo I’m hyped for this one!! tap of the gloves and we’re off. Over hand right but Khasbulaev lands on the side of the Richmans head. Khasbulaev attacks against and Richman avoids all the major shot. Spinning back kick lands for Khasbulaev. Another one misses. Khasbulaev shoots but misses. Straight left by Richman snaps Khasbulaev’s head back. Khasbulaev retaliates with a 1-2 then body kick combo. Straight right left body kick by Khasbulaev, seems to be his combo of choice so far. Two right hands by Khasbulaev lands cleanly. Bolo punch by Khasbulaev, misses. Uppercut straight right by Khasbulaev. Heavy exchanges from Khasbulaev, you can hear his punches landing but Richmans is blocking most of the shots. 2-1 combo for Richman answered by a body kick from Khasbulaev. Khasbulaev is being very active. Low kick by Khasbulaev, lands well. After an exchange, Khasbulaev landed a flush right hand down the center. Bell rings.
Fightline gives round 1 to Khasbulaev 10-9.
Round 2. Khasbulaev lands another right hand. He basically tucks his chin and throws heavy heavy shots. Khasbulaev attacking, landing some stiff shots, Richman’s face is beginning to show the effects of Khasbulaev’s punches. Left head kick by Richman barely misses.Khasbulaev throws and misses but Richma isn’t making his pay for missing. Khasbulaev takes Richman down briefly but he pops back up. 1-2 then body kick for Khasbulaev lands flush. Khasbulaev shoots for a single and lets it go, but not without throwing a combo on the exit. I see redness around Khasbulaev’s right eye but I can’t tell if it’s blood or not. Jab uppercut and misses a kick, falls and Richman elects to let him back up. Khasbulaev shoots in sloppy and eats a body shot. Khasbulaev is hurt and drops to guard. This time Richman jumps in Khasbulaev open guard. Richman lets Khasbulaev get back up. Close round.
Fightline gives round 2 to Richman 19-19.
Round 3. Richman attacking a bit more now. Khasbulaev lunging in and reaching a bit more now. Perhaps a bit tired. He shoots and Richman is defending it well.K Khasbulaev gets the TD but Richman gets back to his feet. Straight right by Khasbulaev lands but Richman is pressing now. Khasbulaev is throwing and they sound clubbing but Richman is taking them well. Jab left hook to the body for Richman. Straight left by Richman. Khasbulaev is looking tired, his shots are slower and less frequent. Richman is the aggressor and landing accurately. Low kick left hook by Khasbulaev. Richman now looking tired, but he lands a left hook as I type that. Richman goes for a knee and Khasbulaev gets a TD but Richman gets back up as soon as he could. That may be the fight changer right there.They exchange and Khasbulaev shoots but no luck. Khasbulaev looking more active but Richman is marching forward and the bell rings. Very close fight.
Fightline gives round 3 and the fight to Khasbulaev 29-28.
Official Results: Khasbulaev def. Richman by unanimous decision (30-27×3)