Anthony Lapsley vs. Albert Tumenov
We open up the card in the welterweight division, as Anthony Lapsley meets Albert Tumenov.
Lapsley (23-6) had his five-fight win streak snapped by Jason High last November, while Tumenov (12-2) was defeated in his UFC debut by Ildemar Alcantara in February.
Round 1: Tumenov is the striker, while Lapsley is the wrestler, and he shoots right in just seconds into the fight. Good defense from Tumenov, who just misses on a left hook. Lapsley with a nice kick to the body, but he eats a left hook that drops him. Quickly back to the feet and retreating now. Tumenov just misses on a head kick and lands a right. Excellent double-leg takedown by Lapsley, as he shoots in low and gets him down around the ankles. Tumenov, though, works right back to his feet and has him caught against the fence, landing a right and a left. Hook connects by Tumenov, but Lapsley survives and remains upright. Perfectly-timed combo from Tumenov and another lands, dropping Lapsley to the canvas. It was a left hook that finished him and gave Tumenov of the win and handshake from Joe Silva.
Albert Tumenov def. Anthony Lapsley via KO (left-hook) at 3:56 of Round 1