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Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Rd. 1- Legkick opens the action tonight. Barry with a jab that is asnwwered by Jordan. Jordan rocks Barry with a huge upper cut to a shovel hook that sends Barry reeling. The former LSU fullback follows up with some monster shots that ends the fight on the ground.
Shawn Jordan def. Pat Barry via TKO (strikes) at 0:59 of Round 1
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Rd. 1- Herb Dean is our official. Quick exchanges early by both fighters. These two are really getting after it early. Nice right by Sexton. Davis locks up the Thai clinch and begins landing nice knees here. Davis switches to an underhook and then to a body lock. Nice knee by Davis. Sexton breaks free and connects with a combo. takedown attempt by Sexton and Davis briefly has her back but Sexton seizes control of her hips and gains the takedown. Davis immediately attacks with a triangle but it is locked on the foot and not the ankle, which allows Sexton to stay busy with punches. Gotta give it to Sexton due to the damage she did in the triangle. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Sexton.
Rd. 2- Davis working the jab to start off the round. Hard right by Sexton here. Davis with a big knee but Sexton grabs the clinch and lands a weak hiptoss to side control. Davis hip escapes to half-guard and then attacks the legs to sweep. Davis in Sexton’s guard now. Elbows and punches by Davis now as Sexton tries to control guard. Davis with big shots now as Sexton tries to roll for a leglock but gives up her back. Knees to the body by Davis now. Davis is trying a no-hooks RNC but gives it up to sink the hooks. Davis flattens her out and is teeing off with 0:22 left in the round. Big finish to the round by Davis. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-8 Davis (19-18).
Rd. 3- Sexton comes out firing but is not connecting. Davis with a long jab. Davis with a double and pulls guard off the miss. Sexton tries to shin choke but Davis beautifully uses a leg attack to sweep to Sexton’s back. Punches by Davis but Sexton rotates out and eventually works into Davis’ guard. Davis is attacking from the bottom with strikes as Sexton tries to posture. Sexton with body shots as Davis works for a sweep. Davis attacks a leg but Sexton passes it to take her back. Davis with a beautiful rotation and she’s in Sexton’s guard. Punches by Davis and she stands but Sexton with some nasty upkicks as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the final frame 10-9 Davis for a 29-27 victory.
Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
Rd. 1- Pokrajac tries to seize control in the clinch but Jimmo gains control in the clinch. Knees by Jimmo in the clinch. Lavigne with a rather quick separation. Jimmo reverses a Pokrajac rush into a clinch and Lavigne again separates them. Jimmo with some kicks and punches. The Canadian telegraphs a right and Pokrajac ducks it for a takedown attempt that Jimmo stops. Lavigne again separates them in the clinch like this is a GLORY fight. Jimmo secures the clinch again and Pokrajac locks him up. Lavigne separates them. Jimmo with some legkicks. Pokrajac tries to clinch but a stiff left from Jimmo stuffs it. Big right by Pokrajac catches Jimmo moving back and Jimmo connects as well. MMAFrenzy has it 10-10 after the first round.
Rd. 2- Wicked right by Jimmo buckles Pokrajac, big shots by Jimmo as he tries to finish. Jimmo decides to take him down though. Elbows by Jimmo as Pokrajac controls posture and tries to work up. Pokrajac has a little fun mocking the corner as Jimmo isn’t really connecting so far. Jimmo finally lands some decent strikes but Pokrajac is doing a good job tying him up. Pokrajac switches his hips and digs for a kimura to sweep but Jimmo evades. Pokrajac with some offense from the bottom. Big upkick by Pokrajac but Jimmo recovers and transitions to side control. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Jimmo.
Rd. 3- Touch of gloves to start the round here. Jimmo using his karate stance to look for an opening. Nice trip by Pokrajac but Jimmo reverses him. Jimmo back in Pokrajac’s guard. Punches by Jimmo. Pokrajac locks up a guillotine against the cage and he has it for awhile before he’s forced to let it go. Pokrajac escapes to his feet. Lavigne separates them against the cage. Solid jab by Jimmo. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Jimmo and 30-28 victory in a listless fight.
Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
Rd. 1- Miocic is moving to the right avoid Nelson’s big right but lands some shots of his own. Slick right by Miocic lands flush. Nelson is swinging for the fences while Miocic picks away. Nelson backs up Miocic with a glancing big right and eats a wicked combo by Miocic. Nelson fakes a takedown but eats a wicked left by Miocic. Nice combos by Miocic and he has Nelson wobbled. Nelson tries a takedown and Stipe shucks it off and lands some shots but lets Nelson up. Miocic ducks a big left by Nelson and scores a takedown but lets Nelson up again. Miocic is controlling range beautifully. Nelson is getting crushed by Miocic now. Wow. Nelson grabs the clinch to hold on. Great first by Miocic and Nelson clearly hurting in the corner. MMAFrenzy has a dominant 10-9 for Miocic.
Rd. 2- Nelson looked terrible inbetween rounds and Miocic is picking up where he left off now. Stiff jabs by Miocic. Nelson rushes and misses badly. Miocic tags him and he is destroying Roy right now with punches and a big legkick to punctuate the combo. Miocic controls the clinch and throws a elbow on the exit. Body kick by Miocic. Another right by Miocic. Wicked legkick by Miocic. Miocic eats a punch and lands a vicious combo. Miocic fakes another takedown and lands again. Uppercut by Nelson. Vicious combinations by Miocic to answer. Miocic is using these half shots to prevent Roy from settling in. Nelson’s punches are really losing steam and he gets tagged again as Miocic ties him up. Nelson just walks towards Miocic with his hands down as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has another dominant 10-9 Miocic.
Rd. 3- Nelson again looks terrible between rounds. Miocic with another combo. Clean right by Miocic. Wicked jabs by Miocic. Nelson throws a combo but again misses. Miocic is just picking Nelson apart. Nelson tries to land by Miocic again escapes. Counter right by Nelson finally lands. Miocic commits on a takedown this time and gets it. Nelson gets back up and Miocic immediately locks him up against the cage. Ref separates them quickly. Nelson attacks and again Miocic evades. Big combo by Miocic. Nelson gets backed up and gets rocked again. Miocic clinches against the cage and they separate with 0:30 left. Miocic with another blistering combo and Nelson is done as the round ends. Absolutely dominating performance by Miocic, fight was never close. MMAFrenzy has it 30-27 Miocic.
Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
Rd. 1- Evans is in wrestling style stance to start the fight and lands a nice jab early. Hendo storms with his right but is rebuffed by a combo from Evans. Gorgeous duck to a combo by Evans. Nice combo by Rashad here. He looks like his old self so far. Hendo tries to throw his right but it isn’t there. Evans is so much faster. Takedown attempt by Evans but Hendo stuffs it. Evans with clinch work now and lands a big shot on the exit. Evans is ducking Hendo’s right well so far. Hendo catches Rashad with a stiff left jab that rocks the Blackzilian fighter Evans is struggling to recover. Round ends with Hendo stealing it late. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Hendo.
Rd. 2- Great takedown by Evans as the cobwebs are cleared now. Hendo is back up and a wicked punch by Evans on the exit that briefly staggers Hendo. Nice uppercut by Hendo. Great fight so far. Hendo is showing more striking range than in his last few fights. Nasty combo by Evans and he seizes control in the clinch. Hendo stuffs an Evans takedown attempt. Hendo is leaving himself open to the left high kick. Combo by Evans that he tries to finish with a takedown. Round ends with both in the middle and Evans cut. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Evans (19-19).
Rd. 3- Touch of gloves to start the round. Huge combo by Rashad staggers Hendo but he wisely plays it safe to avoid the mistake Fedor made. Evans doubles up on the jab. Hendo really looks tired here. Evans in on a single and he gives it up as he controls against the cage. Evans is controlling the fight against the cage but Hendo lands some knees. Nasty combination by Evans and he misses a takedown on the end of it. Jab by Evans. Evans controlling the clinch with good punches. Another combo by Evans against the cage. Evans is really looking strong here. Evans lands some shots as he tries a single Nice elbow by Hendo in the clinch. 0:30 left. Another slick combo by Evans as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Evans to give him the win (29-28).
Rashad Evans def. Dan Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)