Flyweight Tournament Semifinal: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off. Leg kick by McCall and a thigh kick by DJ. McCall stalking DJ down and ducks a punch into a clinch but DJ reverse him on the fence. DJ with a double and briefly has McCall down but he’s right back up. Nice combo by McCall answered by DJ. Massive right from DJ catches McCall and floors him. DJ jumps in but McCall recovers and works back to his feet. DJ tries a throw but McCall hips out. McCall has a takedown blocked. Johnson eats a big knee and goes for a takedown and McCall rolls back to his feet. DJ with a knee but McCall roasts his ribs and they separate. Great first round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 – McCall with some shots and he lands a nice double leg but is unable to hold DJ down. Nice McCall combo staggers DJ briefly. Hook by McCall. Johnson with a bodylock along the cage. McCall with some nice body shots as DJ grabs a thai clinch. McCall catches DJ’s cup and we have a brief break. Back under way now. Legkick by McCall. McCall drops under a DJ combo and lands a double but he can’t keep him down. McCall shucks DJ to the ground and then lands a nice supplex. Can’t keep him down though. Spinning back elbow from McCall. McCall ducks a DJ combo. Headkick by McCall. McCall with a footsweep at the end. MMAFrenzy scores a very close round 10-9 McCall (19-19).
Round 3 – Fighters clinch and exchange knees.McCall misses a double and gets DJ to the cage. Knee by McCall. Elbow by McCall as DJ separates. Double by DJ and he gets it. He’s not working up at all though. McCall works up and breaks away. Leg kick by DJ. DJ with a nice combo. Big knee by McCall. Nice left by DJ. McCall pressures DJ against the cage. Jump knee by McCall. Legkick by McCall. Nice exchange by both fighters. McCall clinches against the cage. Nice knee by McCall. Nice combo by DJ. McCall clinches and both fighters swap knees. DJ with a double leg takedown with :30 left. Confusion at the end as the ref is trying to keep the crew out of the octagon. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Johnson (29-28).
Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,29-28)
Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva
Round 1 – Frank Gentile is our referee and we are underway.Brenneman immediately goes for a takedown and Silva makes him pay. Silva doesn’t get over aggressive though and avoids a takedown. Spinning back kick from Silva connects but Brenneman attacks with a double. Silva springs back up though, Brenneman grabs the clinch. Brenneman with a seat drop takedown but Silva attacks with a knee-bar to heel hook to foot lock chain. Brenneman escapes and quickly shoots back in and stalemates against the cage. Ref separates them and Silva with a big knee and Brenneman with another takedown and Silva springs back up and Brenneman sticks him to the cage. Brenneman peppers him with light shots before the ref breaks them up. Front kick by Silva, spinning back kick by Silva. Body kick by Silva. Brenneman shots and Silva stuffs it and grabs back side mount. Silva has both hooks in and extends Brenneman and Brenneman is forced to tap.
Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:33 of Round 1
Josh Neer vs. Mike Pyle
Round 1 – Nice right by Pyle. Pyle drives a double leg and finishes with an elbow. Punches by Pyle. Pyle tries to pass to mount but can’t. Neer attacks with a heel hook but loses it. Neer working a nice guard and keeping Pyle from getting comfortable. Neer attacks with another leg lock but Pyle escapes and lands an elbow. Neer tries a single but loses it. Pyle loses his balance and Neer tries to attack but Pyle does a good job covering up. Nice left by Neer. Big body shots by Neer. Knee by Pyle. Big shot by Neer, and a “holy crap” short right hand knocks Neer out cold. Walk-off KO there.
Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer via KO (punch) at 4:56 of Round 1
Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland
Round 1 – No touch of gloves.Wineland coming out a little spastic. Jorgensen keeping the fight at his pace. Jorgensen grabs over/under clinch but can’t do anything with it. Nice jab by Wineland. Nice right by Jorgensen. Wineland with a nice one of his own. Neither fighter has been accurate early. Nice hook by Wineland. Legkick by Jorgensen. Nice right by Wineland. Nasty jab from Wineland drops Jorgensen. Wineland tries to follow up but Jorgensen goes for a takedown to recover. Wineland counters and trips Jorgensen to his back. Brief shots and Jorgensen escapes but eats a few shots on the way out. Wicked combo lands by Wineland. Hard shot by Wineland. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Wineland.
Round 2 – Jorgensen closes quickly. Double by Jorgensen gets Wineland down briefly. Jorgensen connected with a few shots and Wineland is bleeding badly. Big rights by Wineland. Double by Jorgensen but Wineland uses good hips and a hard whizzer to escape. More jabs by Jorgensen. Wineland’s face is a mess. Wineland slips but recovers. Nice right by Wineland. Wineland throws an uppercut but eats a stiff jab that stops him. One-two by Jorgensen. Someone loses a mouthpiece. Jorgensen with a takedown attempt. Ref gives Wineland his mouth piece back. Jab by Jorgensen. Massive right by Wineland and Jorgensen goes down in a heap. Right cross looks like it shattered Jorgensen’s nose. Few unneeded shots and the referee jumps in.
Eddie Wineland def. Scott Jorgensen via KO (punch) at 4:10 of Round 2