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Nick Catone defeated Jesse Forbes via split decision (scores of 28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Gerald Harris defeated John Salter via TKO (strikes) at 3:24 of Round 3.
Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Kyle Bradley via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Rory MacDonald defeated Mike “Joker” Guymon via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of Round 1.
Thiago Tavares vs. Nick Lentz declared majority draw (scores of 28-28, 28-28 and 29-27).
Rick Story defeated Jesse Lennox via majority decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 28-29).
Chris Leben defeated Jay Silva via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Brad Blackburn vs. Amir Sadollah
Round 1: Both men traded punches and kicks in the first couple of minutes with neither doing much damage. Both fighters continued to trade, with Sadollah favoring landing leg kicks while Blackburn suck to his fists. Blackburn pressed Sadollah against the cage with over a minute left, but Sadollah was able to break free. Sadollah was able to rock Blackburn with a big left, and followed it up with some knees and take Blackburn to the ground. Blackburn was able to push him off and get back to his feet, and Sadollah pegged him a nice front leg kick and they clinched as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Sadollah.
Round 2: Blackburn seems more relaxed, and landed a couple of nice strikes and a body kick. Blackburn pressed Sadollah against the cage and didn’t do much, and was finally brought back to the center of the cage. Sadollah continued to land leg kicks, and Blackburn was able to stun Sadollah with a hard right and clinched against the cage again. Sadollah was able to break free and continued to land leg kicks while Blackburn utilized his dirty boxing. Sadollah was able to rock Blackburn again with a left which he followed up with a head kick as the round ended. Close round, but Blackburn did a little more damage. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Blackburn.
Round 3: Sadollah rocked Blackburn with a huge flying knee that had Blackburn in trouble, and proceeded to take Blackburn to the ground. It almost looked over for a second. Sadollah was able to land an elbow and a couple of punches from the ground. Sadollah got side control and attempted a mount, but Blackburn was able to pull guard. Sadollah pushed Blackburn against the cage and popped up and dropped some punches from the top. Sadollah got side control again, and continued to work Blackburn over for the rest of the round, dropping elbows and punches. Sadollah rained in more punches from the top as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Sadollah.
Amir Sadollah defeated Brad Blackburn via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27,30-27,30-27).
Sadollah thanked his trainers and said that he was happy to fight in his home state of Virginia. He didn’t have much else to say, and just said he wished he would have been shown footage of him kicking so he can say “Road House”.
Aaron Simpson vs. Tom Lawlor
Round 1: Lawlor came out swinging and landed a big uppercut. Simpson was able to recover, but Lawlor landed another nice combination and was able to rock Simpson with another uppercut. Lawlor started wailing away on Simpson again, and Simpson is wobbly. Lawlor landed a knee and another uppercut, followed it up with a right hook and another uppercut. Simpson was able to recover and landed a leg kick, but was nailed with a straight left in the process. Neither man was able to follow up as the round came to a close. Dominant round for Lawlor. FightLine.com scores the round 10-8 for Lawlor.
Round 2: Both fighters traded early. Simpson was able to clinch against the cage and went for a single leg takedown, and was able to take Lawlor down and get side control. Simpson landed some punches and Lawlor gave up his back to get back to his feet. Lawlor was able to get out of it and press Simpson up against the cage. Simpson broke free, and they both circled in the middle of the cage. Lawlor pegged Simpson again and pressed Simpson against the cage. Lawlor flinched like he got poked in the eye, but the referee didn’t see it. Lawlor landed a left, but Simpson pushed forward and pressed Lawlor against the cage again and Lawlor attempted a guillotine but was blocked. Simpson landed a couple of good shots and got a takedown into a guillotine by Lawlor. Close round, FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 3: Both fighters came out swinging. Lawlor stuffed a takedown from Simpson. Simpson was finally able to score a big takedown, but Lawlor was able to get back to his feet and score a takedown of his own, but Simpson got back to his feet. Lawlor went for a kimura, but Simpson was able to shake it off. Simpson was able to mount, and Lawlor attempted a roll to get out but Simpson was able to get Lawlor’s back. Simpson got the hooks in, but was able to get out of it. Simpson stayed busy trying to get Lawlor’s back, and worked for a rear-naked choke. Lawlor was able to get back to his feet, but Simpson continued to control the fight and landed some punches on an exhausted Lawlor. Both men swung for the fences and Lawlor hurt Simpson with one of his strikes as the round came to an end. I have it as a draw. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Aaron Simpson defeated Tom Lawlor via split decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
The crowd booed Simpson after the fight and Joe Rogan tried to defend him, and asked the crowd to give him a round of applause, but the crowd reacted with more booes. Simpson called wrestling the sport ever and asked everyone watching to get their kids into wrestling.
Efrain Escudero vs. Evan Dunham
Round 1: Escudero landed a good body kick early and pressed Dunham up against the cage. Dunham was able to break free but Escudero continued to push forward and pushed Dunham against the cage again. Escudero landed a left and then went back to the center of the cage. Escudero hurt Dunham with a standing knee and then went in for the kill and started throwing wildly and knocked Dunham to the ground, where he was able to regroup. Dunham attempted an armbar, but Escudero was able to get out and apply a choke, but Dunham was able to break free. Dunham was able to get on top as Escudero as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Escudero.
Round 2: Dunham came in punching, but Escudero was able to dodge all of Dunham’s strikes. Dunham stayed aggressive and landed a nice combination. Dunham is looking a lot more poised this round. Dunham attempted a standing knee of his own, which grazed Escudero. Dunham was able to score a takedown and landed some strikes from the top. Dunham was able to take Escudero’s back and was going for a rear-nakedchoke, which Escudero was able to block. Dunham was able to get Escudero’s back and landed several punches to the side of the head as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Dunham.
Round 3: Dunham went for a takedown early, but Escudero was able to get in a guillotine and took Dunham to the ground. Dunham was able to break free and get back to his feet, and continued to press Escudero against the cage and take him to the ground. Dunham took side control. Dunham went to mount, and Escudero tried to turn around and Dunham was able to lock in an armbar. Dunham kept it in for several seconds before Escudero was forced to tap.
Evan Dunham defeated Efrain Escudero via submission (armbar) at 1:59 of Round 3.
There was no post-fight interview with Dunham.
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Round 1: Diaz is using his reach to his advantage, and managed to pepper Maynard with some shots early. Maynard is already cut under his right eye, although he doesn’t appear to be hurt. Maynard was finally able to hit a knee and uppercut, but Diaz didn’t seem affected. Both fighters motioned to the other to bring it. Diaz landed an inside leg kick as the round came to a close. Close round, but Diaz landed more. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
Round 2: The fight stayed standing early, although Maynard was able to tag Diaz with a hard right. Diaz is looking for the clinch. Maynard rocked Diaz with a knee that knocked him down, but he let Diaz back up. Maynard rocked Diaz with a couple of more shots again. Diaz was able to land scattered shots which appeared to do little damage. Both men started taunting each other again. Diaz kept looking for the clinch and Maynard kept shrugging it off as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Maynard.
Round 3: Diaz was able to land a head kick early, but there wasn’t much behind it. Both men kept dodging what the other was throwing. Diaz was connecting with more shots, although they weren’t doing much damage. Diaz landed a good combination, but again, did little damage. Diaz continued to peck away at Maynard, but Maynard was able to get in a good shot on Diaz that floored him, but Diaz got quickly back to his feet. Maynard almost stole the round, but I have it 10-9 for Diaz. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
Gray Maynard defeated Nate Diaz via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)