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Yushin Okami vs. Hector Lombard
Rd. 1- Herb Dean is our referee. Big punches by Lombard early. Kick by Lombard lands hard but it is caught and Okami secures a brief takedown and Lombard escapes. Body kick by Okami and the fighters then exchange jabs. Hard punches by Lombard. Okami ducks a punch and takes down Lombard into half guard. Lombard recovers guard and works back to the fence while Okami lands solid ground-and-pound. Lombard with an underhook escape and he’s back to his feet. Knees by Okami in the clinch. Solid first round of action. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Okami.
Rd. 2- Jab by Okami to open the action. Huge knee by Okami just misses the mark. Legkicks by both fighters. Okami finding his range now with the jabs though. Good left by Lombard now. Big body punch by Lombard. Okami with the single leg and after a good scramble Okami scores the takedown. Okami with some ground-and-pound and eventually moves to mount. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Okami (20-18).
Rd. 3- Hector comes out pressuring Okami and rocks the Japanese fighter hard. Okami is somehow standing but taking a ton of damage. Big knee by Okami but Hector is attacking. Okami with a desperate shot but Hector blocks it and moves into Okami’s halfguard. Okami works back to a single-leg position and Lombard keeps landing big hammer firsts. Okami is forced to give it up after a hard crossface from Lombard. Lombard tells Okami to get up but Okami shoots a single and Lombard blocks it. Lombard blocks another shot and Lombard scores the takedown. Lombard is trying to posture up for the finish but Okami survives. MMAFrenzy scores the round for Lombard but the fight for Okami (29-28).
Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Rd. 1- Sanchez seizes the center of the cage but then backs off. Gomi with a nice counter off a Diego miss. Gomi is staying low to avoid the takedown. Kick by Sanchez misses and Gomi with a big punch. Diego misses a combo. Kick by Sanchez is a little high and Gomi gets a quick breather. Sanchez with a takedown but Gomi escapes quickly. Legkick by Sanchez. Good combo by Sanchez with a body shot on the finish. Big left by Gomi and a takedown by Sanchez. Sanchez tries a knee bar but Gomi escapes to his feet. Headkick by Sanchez is answered by a wicked body shot by from Gomi that hurt Sanchez. Big body kick by Gomi lands by Sanchez catches it. Great round. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Gomi.
Rd. 2- Big body shot by Gomi. Gomi thwarts a takedown attempt. Gomi with jabs. Headkick by Sanchez is blocked. Straight kick to the nuts there by Sanchez and he’s strongly warned. Left hook by Gomi lands. Sanchez with a kick but eats another combo by Gomi. Gomi looks like a different fighter tonight, great performance. Solid jabs by both fighters. Wicked body kick by Sanchez. Big leg kicks by Gomi connect. Body kick by Sanchez. Good body punch by Sanchez. Gomi tops a Sanchez takedown. Body kick to right straight by Gomi lands.Big body kicks by Diego. Gomi swarms but backs off, and a flying knee attempt by Sanchez. Body shot by Sanchez to close the round. Great fight. MMAFrenzy has it 20-18 Gomi.
Rd. 3- Sanchez sprints out but Gomi has it working early with jabs and body strikes. Gomi is really flicking the jab in this fight. Legkick by Gomi lands. Jab by Sanchez lands flush and so does a legkick. Gomi is throwing big shots that are just missing their mark. Jab by Gomi counters a Sanchez kick. Midpoint of the round and it’s anyone’s fight. Big body kick by Sanchez lands. Body kick by Sanchez lands. Single leg by Sanchez is rebuffed. Gomi catches a headkick attempt by Sanchez and dumps him on the canvas. Clubbing left lands from Gomi. Legkick by Gomi. Sanchez tries to clinch but gets thrown off. Gomi catches a kick but misses a punch. Both fighters kick at the same time and Sanchez slips. Wild flurry as the round ends and that may have won the round for Sanchez. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Sanchez but 29-28 Gomi.
Diego Sanchez def. Takanori Gomi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Rd. 1- Touch of gloves and we’re off. Big left by Hunt lands flush. Big legkick by Hunt. Head to body combo by Hunt. Legkick by Hunt. Jab and to the body by Hunt. Overhand left by Hunt lands. Hunt gets clinched and Struve pulls guard. Butterfly weep to mount by Struve. Hunt works back to half guard. Struve back to mount and lands a few punches, arm bar attempt as Hunt gives up his back and Hunt escapes and moves into Struve’s guard. Huge right by Hunt. Hunt is backing out and lands a big right and a backhammer fist. Struve tries the sweep but Hunt stops it and passes to side control. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Hunt.
Rd. 2- Hunt is bombing away on Struve to start the round. Big shots by Hunt again. Jab by Struve. Big hook by Hunt. Head-to-body combo by Hunt. Left hook to right hook by Hunt. Big left by Hunt. Big shots by Hunt again. Double jab to hook by Hunt. Hooks by Hunt. Another hook by Hunt and big footsweep by Hunt. Hunt is in Struve’s guard and backs out but a straight footlock by Struve. Punches by Hunt after a nice scramble. Hunt passes to side control again and lands some punches. Escape by Struve and he lands a takedown. Stuve has mount and punches by Struve here. Armbar attempt by Struve misses and Hunt is now in his guard with 0:10 left. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Struve. (19-19)
Rd. 3- More punches by Hunt. Body shot by Hunt to a massive right. Jab to leg kick by Struve. Big left hook by Hunt. Good combo by Hunt. Headkick by Struve. Jab by Struve. Massive left by Hunt. Hunt with a combo. Right by Hunt and a tremendous left hook by Hunt lands and Struve lands awkwardly. Odd moment as Dean gives Struve a chance to get up but he doesn’t respond and that’s it.
Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punch) at 1:44 of Round 3
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Rd. 1- And here we go folks. Fighters take about :30 and then a big flurry. Big knees by Wandi. These two guys in the collar tie and try to murder each other. Wand is rocked but recovers. Big hooks by by Both. Wandi beckons Stann to come in and they go to war and Wand gets clipped at the end. Yikes. Another massive flurry and Stann clips Wandi’s cup. Jab by Wandi and they both land. Huge right as Stann kicks. Legkicks by Stann. Legkick by Stann. Massive flurry and then Stann gets rocked but then Silva gets rocked. Holy freaking hell. Stann’s head exploded with blood in that last exchange. Round ends with Stann on top. Insane round. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Stann.
Rd. 2- More technical early on. Nice combo by Wandi. Another crazy exchange but Stann gets the better of it slightly. Legkick by Stann. Outside legkick by Stann. Jabs by Wandi. Left by Wandi and a cup check by Stann. Official warning by Marc Goddard. Right by Wandi. Big right by Stann. Headkick by Silva. Legkick by Silva. Huge left hook by Silva and he explodes on Stann and that’s it. The Saitama Super Arena explodes as they rush in to check on Stann. Holy crap what a knockout!
Wanderlei Silva def. Brian Stann via KO (punches) at 4:08 of Round 2