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Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1 – Silva is intense for this fight. Big shots by Browne are missing early and Silva counters one in a big way. Browne looking for all different kinds of strikes early. Legkick by Bigfoot. Big shot by Browne is blocked and shakes his hand out after. Double leg attempt by Silva and he eats a knee on the way in. Browne is vehemently warned by Herb Dean not to reach over the cage again. Browne’s knee may be blown out as he’s clearly hurt. Silva slips after landing a big front kick. Big shots by both fighters. Silva kicks the injured leg. Massive uppercut by Silva followed by a huge overhand right and Browne is down. Big hammer strikes by Bigfoot and Browne is done. Browne isn’t out long though after the stoppage, but his left knee is clearly wrecked.
Antonio Silva def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches) at 3:27 at Round 1
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron
Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off. Both fighters cautious early. Hieron looks for a combo and Ellenberger looks to counter with no scoring by either. Spining back kick attempt by Hieron misses. Jake swarms but doesn’t land. Legkick by Hieron as Ellenberger swings and misses. Big combo by Ellenberger lads but Hieron is ok. Headkick by Hieron misses. Spinning back heel kick attempt by Hieron. Hieron in on a single and lifts Ellenberger high into the air and Ellenberger keeps his balance and drops Hieron briefly. Hieron recovers. Body kick by Hieron. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Ellenberger.
Round 2 – Ellenberger throws a big combo and Hieron with a nasty counter.Looping jab by Ellenberger. Jab by Ellenberger. Hieron tries for another single but can’t get it. Beautiful kneepick by Ellenberger gets Hieron down. Hieron controlling posture and landing shots from the bottom. Shots by Ellenberger. Hieron works out with 2:00 left. Hieron misses with a kick. Hiero is bleeding bad now. 1:00 left. Hieron showboats a little. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger (20-18).
Round 3 – Both fighters are active but not landing much. Hieron catches Ellenberger with a groin shot and we have a brief break. Hieron picking up the pace now. Ellenberger with a powerful takedown but Hieron escapes. Hieron still pushing the pace. Really even fight so far. Great legkick by Ellenberger. Very evenly matched fight here. Legkick by Hieron lands as Ellenberger tries for a double. Ellenberger controlling the center and stalking Hieron with a minute left. Ellenberger with a rush and lands a solid knee. Ellenberger clips Hieron as the final horn sounds. Tough fight for both guys. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight 10-9 (30-27) for Ellenberger.
Jake Ellenberger def. Jay Hieron via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
John Dodson vs. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva
Round 1 – Fighters feeling each other out early. Both flashing combos but not really landing. Neither fighter finding range yet with with 2 minutes gone by. Good cross by Formiga. Pace picking up now. Da Silva drops down for a single but loses it. Da Silva with another takedown attempt but cannot get it as Dodson rotates out. Nice combo by da Silva. Body kick by Formiga. Both fighters dropped for a shot and clash heads, Dodson tries to pounce as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Formiga.
Round 2 – Nice exchanges to start the second round da Silva is landing more. Dodson looks tense here. Nice kick by Dodson. Nice punch by Dodson. Big shot by Dodson and da Silva is rocked. Dodson swarms but cannot finish as da Silva recovers quickly. Dodson drops Formiga again with a left hook with :30 left and bombs away on da Silva and he’s done!
John Dodson def. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva via knockout (punches) at 4:35 of Round 2
Josh Neer vs. Justin Edwards
Round 1 – Edwards swarms Neer early and Neer slows him down in the clinch. Edwards literally jumps into guillotine choke and Neer slowly goes down and he is out cold. Wow.
Justin Edwards def. Josh Neer via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:45 of Round 1