UFC Fight for the Troops 3: Kennedy vs. Natal Live Results

UFC Fight for the Troops 3 comes to you live from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and is headlined by Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal. This card is being broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 starting at 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT following the online prelims which start at 3:10 PM ET/ 12:10 PM PT. Stay tuned for live results starting from the bottom of the page up, updated between each and every round!

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Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

Referee: Herb Dean

Round One:

Natal tries to open with a low kick that Kennedy catches. Natal and Kennedy both wing right hands at each other, but both miss. Natal connects with a low kick, Kennedy responds with consecutive high kicks. Natal by haracks Kennedy up into the cage where he tries to capitalize with an overhand right. Natal explodes for a take down and completes it but Kennedy is quick to get back to his feet. As the chants of USA come roaring, Natal sweeps Kennedy off his feet with a low kick. Kennedy lands a very hard kick to the body. Natal continuing to assault the lead leg of Kennedy who has a visibly red mark on his upper thigh. Kennedy catches Natal with a leaping left hook as Natal moves right into it, knocking Natal out cold. Kennedy lands a few more complimentary punches as Natal is out and Herb Dean immediately stops the fight!

Tim Kennedy defeats Rafael Natal via knockout at 4:40 in round 1.


Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

Referee: Gary Copeland

Round One:

Carmouche and Davis square up! They exchange low kicks. Carmouche wings an overhand at Davis that misses wide. Davis looking to set up strikes with her jab but hasn’t found an opening yet. Carmouche quickly moves in for a low kick and moves out immediately, utilizing great footwork. Carmouche lands another low kick to the outside of Davis’ lead leg. Davis with a low kick of her own. Davis connects with another inside low kick that has Carmouche showing signs of damage. Davis is stalking Carmouche down with both combinations and low kicks. Carmouche is having a hard tiem finding her rhythm. Carmouche lands an overhand right as Davis is coming in but it doesn’t stop her from pressuring. Davis continues to stalk Carmouche around the cage landing those low kicks.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Davis

Round Two:

Carmouche is looking very light on her feet still, tagging Davis with a punch over the top as she circles away. Davis responds with an inside low kick. Davis continuing to attack the lead leg of Carmouche. Carmouche comes in with a lead right hook but Davis goes straight down the middle with a right – Davis has a cut over her left eye. Davis attacks the leg of Carmouche with an inside low kick that forces her to switch stances. Davis continues to stalk Carmouche down. Carmouche goes over the top with a right that lands directly on that cut. Davis continues her onslaught of low kicks to whichever lead leg Carmouche puts forward – who is starting to limp quite noticeably. Carmouche throws a kick – Davis catches it and dumps her, landing in her side control. Davis is working some shoulder strikes as she looks to hold position in the final 30 seconds. Davis switches to throwing knees to the  body. Carmouche scrambles, Davis tries to hop over to her back but ends up getting thrown off and Carmouche lands on top just before the bell.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Davis

Round Three:

Davis connects with yet another inside low kick that has Carmouche tripping to the ground. Davis presses forward, clinching with Carmouche who was able to get to her feet and presses her against the cage working short knees to the legs of Carmouche. Carmouche is able to push off the cage and turn Davis around, landing some knees of her own before Davis spins her back around. The referee separates the two. Davis goes back to pushing forward looking to hunt down Carmouche. Carmouche looks to be much fresher but every time Davis lands that low kick you can see the damage in Carmouche’s movements. Davis closes the distance with Carmouche and once again pushes her up against the cage looking to work some short strikes to the her legs. Carmouche is able to separate with 1:30 left in the round. Davis is creating openings for her right by feinting the low kick – Carmouche is lifting her leg to check the kicks before Davis even throws them. Davis did not let up on the pressure at all in this third round.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Davis
Alexis Davis defeats Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

Round One:

Markes lands with an inside leg kick to start this fight. Romero throwing three consecutive kicks to the kneecap of Markes, Markes responds with a high kick. Markes grabs hold of a single leg and takes Romero down. Romero scrambles and they return to their feet. Romero feints with his right and connects with a left straight. Romero throws a kick and slips, Markes tries to pounce on him but Romero gets to his feet before Markes can capitalize. Markes lands another low kick. Markes clinches up with Romero and completes an outside trip after obtaining double underhooks. Markes looking to isolate an arm for a kimura but Romero is able to escape from off of his back and the two return to their feet. Romero continues to throw slow feints out looking for an opening. Romero changes levels for his first take down attempt just before the final 10 seconds but Markes easily stuffs the attempt.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Markes

Round Two:

Romero lands a hard kick to the body after connecting with a left. He also catches Markes as he’s coming in with a short elbow. Romero is finding his timing especially with his left hand. Markes went to close the distance on Romero but Romero shook him off and threw him down. Markes has slowed considerably in this round while Romero still looks rather fresh. Romero goes over the top with a left. Romero lands a hard kick to the mid section of Markes that has him stumbling towards the ground. Markes remains on his back trying to bait Romero in but Romero holds off and the referee stands him up. Markes then explodes with a flying knee that lands, Romero waves it off as if it did nothing. Markes beginning to turn up the pace winging overhand rights trying to land a knock out blow. Romero avoiding most of the punches but did get clipped by a few. Markes connecting with his right hand now, doing much better at thee end of the round than at any point in the fight.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard; 10-9 Romero

Round Three:

Markes turning up the pace looking to build off the momentum he got going in the second. He shoots for a take down but is shrugged off. The fight is paused due to an eye poke from Romero. They continue. Romero tags Markes with a left over the top that appears to of rocked Markes. Romero connects with a left straight to the body. Romero goes over the top with a big overhand left that drops Markes. Markes is laying on the mat stunned – Romero follows it up with two big shots and Markes is out cold – Yamasaki stops the fight.

Yoel Romero defeats Ronny Markes via knockout at 1:39 in round 3.

Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal

 

Referee: John McCarthy

Round One:

Khabilov goes over the top right a right hand connecting flush with Masvidal’s chin after faking a shot. Khabilov once again goes over the top with a right, this time after setting it up with a jab. Khabilov presses forward, doubling up his jab backing Masvidal up. Khabilov ducks under a punch from Masvidal and connects with yet another right. Masvidal looking very patient, while Khabilov is starting off very aggressive. They close the distance and Masvidal lands a good right off the break. Khabilov lands a jab to the body and tries to come in with an elbow from the same arm. Khabilov comes forward with a three punch combination. Khabilov ducks under a punch and changes levels looking to trip Masvidal, Masvidal defends. Masvidal lands a hard kick to the body.Masvidal follows it up with a flying knee but Khabilov grabs hold of a leg and gets Masvidal to the ground. Masvidal is back up to his feet and lands another knee to the body. Masvidal attempts another flying knee. Masvidal now pressing forward. Khabilov catches a low kick and throws a punch over the top, followed by a clinch against the cage before the bell sounds.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Khabilov

Round Two:

Khabilov starts the round with another overhand right attempt, Masvidal looking calm as he was in the first. Khabilov goes to the body then the head but misses on the head. He then catches Masvidal moving forward with another right. Masvidal responds with a kick to the body followed by a low kick. Khabilov going to the body then follows up with an overhand right. Masvidal with another body kick. The two clinch up but Masvidal slips out. Masvidal comes forward with a left, Khabilov with an overhand right once again. Masvidal continues to be the aggressor. Masvidal clinches with Khabilov landing two knees but Khabilov separates and then lands a hook to the body and wings an overhand right that misses wide. Masvidal clinches once again and secures an outside trip landing some elbows but Khabilov returns to his feet and lands a knee to the body of Masvidal. Khabilov shoots for a single leg looking to drag Masvidal down. Khabilov takes his back and drags him to the ground. Masvidal spins towards Khabilov and is looking to switch the takedown around. They disengage and return to their feet. Khabilov lands a left before the bell.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Khabilov

Round Three:

Masvidal standing infront of Khabilov slowly walking him down but Khabilov is still active with strikes. Masvidal working his jab a bit more, setting up an overhand right with a feint. Khabilov still looking very light on his feet, circling around Masvidal. Khabilov lands a HUGE spinning heel kick that lands flush, sending Masvidal to the mat. Khabilov takes the back of Masvidal. Masvidal rolls, Khabilov stays with him and stays behind him. Masvidal scrambles. They separate. Masvidal shoots for a take down, Khabilov switches it and takes his back once more. Khabilov looks for a rear naked, Masvidal rolls and ends up in side control. Khabilov hip escapes and they are back to their feet! Half way through the round. Masvidal clips Khabilov with a right. Khabilov shoots for the take down, Masvidal stuffs it. Masvidal shoots for a take down, Khabilov defends but Masvidal drives through pressing him against the cage. Masvidal tosses Khabilov down but Khabilov pops up quickly. Khabilov looking more fatigued than Masvidal at this point, but still throwing his overhand. Masvidal looked for a spinning back kick of his own but Khabilov catches his kick and drags him to the ground moving to his back. Masvidal tried to roll out but Khabilov stuck with him. Masvidal hits a switch and takes Khabilov’s back but Khabilov escapes. They separate. Khabilov immediately shoots again, pressing Masvidal against the cage. Masvidal turns him around. Khabilov trips him down. Masvidal then tries to turn it into a double leg but Khabilov sprawls and punishes the body of Masvidal. The bell sounds.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Khabilov.

Rustam Khabilov defeats Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith

Referee: Gary Copeland

Round One:

Both fighters trying to find their range throwing feints and light jabs/low kicks. Smith goes up high with a kick. Chiesa presses forward with a combination, Smith ducks under a punch and secures a body lock and is now attempting to complete an outside trip. Smith moves to his back and suplexes Smith to the ground. Chiesa attacks with a kimura almost immediately and is able to bump him off with his hips and turn that kimura into a sweep. Chiesa quickly moves to the back of Smith and is looking for a rear naked choke. Chiesa secures a body triangle as they battle for hand position. Chiesa was making attempt to transition to full mount but Smith timed his explosion perfectly and turned into Chiesa. Smith then takes the back of Chiesa on the feet and looks to sink in a rear naked choke. Chiesa escapes but Smith continues to hunt for the rear naked. Smith has it in deep! Chiesa flips to slam Smith and shake him off – and it works. Smith stays on his back still hunting for the rear naked. Chiesa is able to escape and the two separate in the final 10 seconds. No strikes are landed before the bell sounds

@MikalMMA’s scorecard: 10-9 Smith.

Round Two:

Smith taking the advice of his corner and coming forward with punches right out of the gate. He then clinches with Chiesa as they battle for position, Chiesa attempts an outside trip but Smith separates. Chiesa lands with a straight right followed by a jab straight combination. Smith clinches with Chiesa once again, pressing him against the cage. Chiesa completes a beautiful throw from the clinch, Smith lands on the top of his head. Chiesa landing on Smith’s back almost instantaneously secures the rear naked choke! It’s under the chin! Smith is forced to tap!

Michael Chiesa defeats Colton Smith via rear naked choke at  1:41 in round 2.-

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Bobby Green vs. James Krause

Referee: John McCarthy

Round One:

Both fighters in a bit of a feeling out process, throwing light jabs and low kicks. After a momentary pause due a groin shot, the two start going at it. Krause going high with a kick, Green waving his finger telling him “no.” Green looks like he’s starting to find his Groove as he looks lighter on his feet and with his head movement. Krause opening up with his kicks, getting a bit more creative with them. Green has thrown two kicks, each of them getting caught by Krause and countered by a very lengthy jab. Green is very impressive with his ability to shoulder roll away from the power of Krause’s punches. However, Krause is still the busier striker so far.  But Green is beginning to turn up the pace, setting up combinations with his jab. Unfortunately, Green lands another low blow and is deducted a point. Green is noticeably picking up the pace. He lands a kick that was on the belt line, Krause appears to think it was a low blow and he goes down. McCarthy calls the fight – but declares Green the winner. Very controversial result.

Bobby Green defeats James Krause via TKO at 3:50 in round 1.


Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

Round One:

Roop going with a high kick twice in a row but Rivera responds with two hard hooks, both from the right and left hands that have Roop backing up. Rivera follows and initiates a clinch, forcing Roop to hold his weight against the cage as he lands short knees. Roop is able to create distance and separate, followed by changing levels and taking down Rivera.Rivera’s back is against the cage as Roop looks to drag him away from it to improve top position. Roop is looking to make his way to the back of Rivera. Roop steps over and looks for full mount but an opening was made that Rivera capitalized on to explode to his feet. Roop quickly presses Rivera against the cage and is working his knees. Rivera throwing some body shots with his back to the cage. Yamasaki steps in and separates the two. Roopt immediately closes the distance grabbing hold of a Thai clinch landing two consecutive knees. Rivera is timing his counters to Roop’s punches very well, namely an uppercut up the middle as Roop leads with his head. Final 10 seconds in the round, Roop looks for the take down but Rivera sprawls.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Roop

Round Two:

Roop coming forward with his low kicks early, Rivera still looking to land some power punches. The threat of the take down from roop has allowed him to open up with his striking. Roop begins to stick and move with his jab, circling away from the power punches of Rivera. Rivera catches Roop with an uppercut as Roop was shooting for a take down. Rivera beginning to swing wildly at Roop after catching him with a left – Roop backs up to the cage, Rivera continues to swing like crazy. This explosion came from nowhere but it’s working! Roop is nearly running away from Rivera – but he trips! Rivera swarms him and lands a big punch on his way down. Roop gets back up but Rivera doesn’t let up. He catches him on his way up that appears to of hurt Roop. Roop gets up but stumbles back down after eating more shots. Yamasaki stops the fight!

Franciso Rivera defeats George Roop via TKO at 2:20 in round 2.


Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

Round One:

Bermudez very active on his feet and showing good head movement so far, as well as doubling up his jab. Siler comes forward with a right hook, Bermudez immediately changes levels and secures a take down, landing in Siler’s half guard against the cage. Siler regains full guard and uses the cage to get back to his feet. Bermudez sticks to him against the cage. The two reset in the center after a low blow. Siler sticking and moving with his jab. Bermudez lands a low kick and follows it up with a shot. Siler grabs hold of a guillotine, Bermudez scrambles and escapes. Siler locks in another one. Bermudez escapes once more and takes him down again. He lands in a triangle. Bermudez picks Siler up and slams him to the ground landing a hard punch on his way down. Bermudez calms things down and is now working in the open guard of Siler. Siler looks to grab hold of another guillotine attempt, Bermudez throws him to the ground. Bermudez locks in a guillotine of his own. Siler rolls, Bermudez rolls with him. Bermudez steps over into full mount. Siler rolls him over and escapes the submission. Bermudez pops back up to his feet. Bermudez shoots for a take down, Siler looks to sink in a standing guillotine and pull guard but Bermudez once again just tosses him to the ground landing another hard punch on his way down before the bell.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Bermudez

Round Two:

Bermudez goes big with a high kick but slips badly. After returning to his feet, Siler lands a good straight right. Bermudez shoots for a take down and once again Siler tries to pull guard for a guillotine but is tossed to the ground by Bermudez. Bermudez jumps into Siler’s guard but Siler uses a butterfly guard to throw him off of him and get back to his feet. Siler presses Bermudez against the cage, but Bermudez creates space and level changes shooting for the take down and securing it towards the center of the cage. Bermudez is for the most part relaxing in the open guard of Siler, not being too active or attempting to improve position. Siler attempts to use a butterfly to sneak out to the back of Bermudez but Bermudez recognizes it and defends. Bermudez looking for somewhat of a can opener neck crank. Siler tells Bermudez that he isn’t going to get that submission, moments later Bermudez lets go and Siler returns to his feet. Bermudez has him against the cage to close out the round.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Bermudez

Round Three:

Bermudez connects with a big right hook before shooting in for a take down. Siler looks for the guillotine once again but Bermudez rolls out and the two return to their feet. Bermudez utilizing good head movement making it hard for Siler to land anything significant. Bermudez changes levels for a take down but Siler stuffs it. Bermudez ducking under the strikes of Siler and landing low kicks. Siler is kind of standing infront of Bermudez eating shots and not being able to find the timing for his own. Bermudez doubles up his jab and follows it up with a straight right. Bermudez ducks under a right from Siler and looks for a take down, gives up the attempt and finds an opening for a combination. Siler gets a little sloppy with a two punch combination that Bermudez ducks under and punishes him with a take down. One minute to go and Bermudez is on top. Siler uses his butterfly hooks to push Bermudez off and get back to his feet but Bermudez secures a standing guillotine that looks to be very deep. Siler is able to escape in the final 20 seconds. The two are swinging like crazy to close out this fight. Each getting clipped by punches. Bermudez lands a huge right just before the bell. What a wild end to the fight!

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Bermudez

Dennis Bermudez defeats Steven Siler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie

Referee: Herb Dean

Round One:

Nunes attempts a huge spinning wheel kick, though it doesn’t land it draws an “ooh” from the crowd. Both fighters very tentative in the opening minute as we see the feeling out process. Nunes drives forward changing levels and looking for a take down. After battling for position, Nunes was able to drag her down with a single leg and looks to complete a full mount, though Randamie has her back against the cage and is sitting up. Nunes is able to pull her away from the cage and secures full mount. Randamie looks to use the cage and flip herself over but Nunes is able to drag her away from the cage and is now looking to use her vicious ground and pound from full mount. Nunes is beginning to open up with her elbows. Randamie is having a hard time controlling the posture of Nunes and is not making any attempts at escaping this position. Nunes is raining down elbows that are going unanswered. Herb Dean stops the fight!

Amanda Nunes def. Germaine de Randamie via TKO at 3:56  in round 1.

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Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

Referee: Herb Dean

Round One:

Larkin opens with an early low kick. The two trade kicks , Larkin follows it up with a high kick that hits Camozzi’s shoulder. Camozzi with a front kick to the chest. Larkin pressing forward throwing his jab as well as a kick to the knee cap of Camozzi. Larkin comes forward and clips Camozzi with a straight right. Camozzi drops. Larkin waves him to get back up. Larkin continues to be the aggressor pushing forward with his kicks, attacking both low and high as well as the body. Camozzi explodes forward with a combination and he closes it out with a low kick that gets the attention of Larkin. Larkin drops his hands to taunt Camozzi but eats a stiff jab. Larkin comes forward with another straight right but Camozzi counters with two consecutive low kicks. Camozzi now turning it up with his kicks, attacking both the inside and outside of Larkin’s lead leg. Camozzi charges forward landing a knee. Larkin responds with a high kick of his own – Camozzi closes the distance and they clinch momentarily with Larkin taking his back. Camozzi escapes the position and they reset in the enter of the cage.  Larkin connects with a thunderous body kick. A cut has formed under the right eye of Camozzi. Final 10 seconds. Camozzi attempts a flying knee but Larkin avoids it easily.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard:: 10-9 Larkin

Round Two:

Larkin continues with his front kick to the body. Camozzi shows his intention of attacking the lead leg of Larkin early, connecting with four kicks within the first 30 seconds. Larkin is not checking these kicks. Larkin with another front kick, Camozzi counters with a big low kick. The two continue to exchange low kicks, Larkin comes forward with a straight right. Camozzi presses forward with a three punch combination followed by another flying knee attempt. The two clinch against the cage with Larkin pressing Camozzi against the cage – Camozzi’s nose is now bloodied up. Larkin pressing forward with his jab but Camozzi is keeping his combinations crisp, closing them with low kicks. Larkin is finding a home for his straight right, landing yet another right on the button. Camozzi continues with his assault on the lead leg of Larkin followed by a straight left that has Larkin backing up. Larkin goes back to pushing forward, landing another huge straight right that opens up another cut on Camozzi. Camozzi closes the distance and presses Larkin against the cage but is reversed by Larkin inside the final minute of the round. Camozzi active with short strikes with his back against the cage, Larkin responds with two short elbows off the break. Camozzi’s face s very bloodied up. Final 10 seconds. Camozzi gets wild as he presses forward, going for another  flying knee but as he jumps up Larkin connects with a body kick.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Larkin

Round Three:

As they did in the opening two rounds, the two continue to exchange kicks both to the body and to the leg. Larkin with a creative spinning sweep kick attempt. Larkin connects with another right hand. Camozzi responds with consecutive low kicks. Larkin sticks out his jab, Camozzi with two inside low kicks, and Larkin with a body kick. These two are trading calculated blow for blow. Larkin once again connects with a stiff straight right but it doesn’t stop Camozzi from trying to come forward with his jab and low kicks. Both fighters slowing down due to fatigue, but Larkin is without a doubt landing the more significant strikes which forces Camozzi to try and clinch with Larkin but Larkin gets the better position and presses Camozzi against the cage. Larkin goes over the top with an elbow that stuns Camozzi. Camozzi regains composure and is able to turn Larkin against the cage landing a nice hook to the body. Camozzi simply leaning on Larkin forcing him to carry his weight – Larkin waves one hand in the air to get the crowd going while simultaneously landing a short left elbow. Larkin spins Camozzi against the cage who then himself waves his hand in the air getting the crowd going. Camozzi turns him once more but Larkin is landing more strikes with his back against the cage. Some space is created and Larkin lands a spinning elbow just before the final bell sounds.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: Larkin 10-9

Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros

Referee: John McCarthy

Round One:

Out of the gate Medeiros is coming out very aggressive, pressing Edwards with kicks. Edwards regains composure and presses forward with a heavy right. Medeiros continues to press forward with front kicks and low kicks. Medeiros lands a left hook. Medeiros continues to press forward with kicks and jabs. Edwards lands a straight right but Medeiros counters with a left hook. Edwards lands a kick to the body. Medeiros with more front kicks. Edwards with an overhand right that has Medeiros waving him in taunting him. Edwards follows it up connecting with a knee that once again has Medeiros calling for him to come forward. Medeiros pressing forward but Edwards is beginning to time his right hook and is connecting. Medeiros clips Edwards with a counter left uppercut in the pocket as Edwards was coming forward with a combination that drops Edwards. Medeiros lands three lefts as Edwards is on the ground and McCarthy stops the fight.

Yancy Medeiros defeats Yves Edwards via knockout in round 1 at 2:47


Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny

Referee: John McCarthy

Round One:

Magny clearly looking to establish his range early, throwing low kicks to Baczynski’s lead leg and throwing his jab. Baczynski presses forward and engages in a clinch, though Magny reverses him against the cage Baczynski is quick to turn him around and press him against the cage. They reverse each other once more with Baczynski on the out side before McCarthy separates them. Baczynski lands an overhand right after the separation that has the crowd reacting. Magny once again presses Baczynski against the cage, but Baczynski pummels under and turns him around. Magny landing some short knees in the clinch but nothing significant being landed in these clinch exchanges. Magny turns him and lands an uppercut, but Baczynski is quick to reverse him once more. Magny once again turns him, McCarthy separates them due to a lack of action. After the reset, Baczynski explodes for a double leg lifting Magny over his head and slamming him to the ground landing in half guard. Magny looking very active off his back with punches, but Baczynski is surpassing him in volume scoring more points. One minute remaining. Baczynski postures up to his feet looking to rain down some punches but Magny is threatening with up kicks which forces him back down. Baczynski lands in half guard and beautifully steps over into full mount. Final 10 seconds and Magny regains guard. The bell sounds.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Baczynski

Round Two:

Baczynski with two low kicks to open the round but then switching strategies to winging consecutive overhand rights that both miss, but they have Magny looking for a take down. Baczynski defends and as a result presses Magny against the cage controlling his position. McCarthy calling for action almost immediately as the two battle for position against the cage throwing limited strikes. McCarthy separates them for a third time. Magny lands a hard low kick but Baczynski comes over the top with a straight right that lands flush. Baczynski then shoots for a take down and almost  slams Magny to the ground but Magny uses superb balance and stays on his feet. Magny clinches and presses Baczynski against the cage but is reversed in position. After some short strike exchanges, the two reverse each other multiple times while exchanging short knees and punches. With Baczynski in the controlling position, McCarthy separates the two. After Magny lands a right, Baczynski level changes and shoots for a take down. Magny defends on a fatiguing Baczynski and looks to once again press him against the cage. After landing a solid knee to the body, he is turned and pressed against the cage. He is able to escape the position and land a hard right off the break. Magny throws a leg kick – Baczynski catches it and secures a take down in the final minute as he looks to take control of the round. Baczynski postures up to his feet and throws Magny’s legs to the side and moves to side control to close out the round.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Baczynski

Round Three:

Magny coming out aggressive but his aggression is quickly put to a hault by Baczynski who clinches with him and presses him against the cage while looking for a take down. Magny landing short strikes with his back to the cage, Baczynski throwing a few knees but is ultimately still hunting for good position for a take down. Magny turns him and lands a knee upon separation. Baczynski drives forward once more looking for the take down – Magny is taken to his knees but is able to get right back up. Magny clinches and presses Baczynski against the cage and lands more short strikes. Baczynski reverses position. McCarthy separates the two. Baczynski presses forward with a straight right followed by a level change, grabbing hold of a double leg, picking Magny up over his shoulders and slamming Magny to the ground. Baczynski posturing up to his feet but Magny kicks him off and pops up to his feet. 90 seconds left in the ground as Baczynski presses Magny against the cage landing a knee, but Magny capitalized securing a body lock and a take down as we approach the final minute. Baczynski returns to his feet but Magny is quick to take him down again. Baczynski gets back to his feet but eats some big shots from Magny – Baczynski looks hurt as Magny lands his most significant shots of the fight. Baczynski recovers position and turns Magny against the cage. We approach the final 10 seconds and Magny explodes forward finishing very strong teeing off on Baczynski. Baczynski is backed up against the cage and eating some serious shots – the bell sounds, which appears to of saved a now bloodied Baczynski from being TKO’d.

@MikalMMA ‘s Scorecard: 10-9 Magny

Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Derek Brunson vs. Brian Houston

Round One:

-Almost IMMEDIATELY Brunson connects with a HUGE lead leg high kick that rocks Houston. Brunson swarms him jumping on his back, dragging him to the ground and sinking in a rear naked choke. Houston is scrambling and trying to escape. Brunson stays with him, and Houston is forced to stop the fight!

Derek Brunson defeats Brian Houston via rear naked choke at 0:48 of round 1

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