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Medina takes the center of the cage and aggressively moves forward
with punching combinations. DeCoursey looks to clinch and the
fighters exchange knees. DeCoursey lands a hard straight left on
the break. DeCoursey lands a couple hooks and clinches with Medina
again. They struggle for position against the fence, and Medina
denies a DeCoursey throw attempt. Medina jabs forward after they
separate, with DeCoursey looking to counter. A multi-punch
combination followed by a body kick from DeCoursey. Medina doubles
up on her jab and DeCoursey backs her off with a right hand
counter. Medina pushes forward and lands a one-two before being
sucked into the clinch. DeCoursey turns her foe around and lands a
knee and some short punches. A straight right lands for DeCoursey.
DeCoursey briefly backs Medina up with a power punching flurry.
Medina kicks the inside leg of DeCoursey, who responds with a right
hand. Moments later, DeCoursey pressures with another punching
flurry. They clinch again and Medina pushes her foe against the
fence. A multi-punch combo finds a home for DeCoursey before she
ties up Medina. DeCoursey lands a big right hand over the top on
the break, but Medina is unfazed. Medina covers up and blocks a
DeCoursey combo before popping her foe with a jab. A right hand
from DeCoursey briefly backs up Medina. Medina pressures and lands
a right hand before the atomweights clinch. Medina continues to
work behind her jab. DeCoursey misses a high kick and Medina lands
a low kick. DeCoursey lands a right hand in the clinch and drops
for a single-leg takedown. She gives up on it just before the round
ends. 10-9 DeCoursey.
Medina marches forward once again, and DeCoursey misses a wild
combination. Medina lands a jab then backs away. DeCoursey drops
low for a single leg from long range and puts her adversary on her
back. DeCoursey passes to half guard and is throwing left hands to
the head and body. DeCoursey moves to side control and Medina gives
up her back. DeCoursey secures both hooks, and Medina is fighting
her opponent’s hands to fend off the rear-naked choke. DeCoursey
isn’t directly on Medina’s back, but she is able to regain a hook
when Medina attempts to stand. DeCoursey lands some punches to the
head from Medina’s back. DeCoursey is landing some punches and
loses the hooks, but she still has Medina’s back as time winds
down. DeCoursey lands several right hands before the bell sounds.
10-8 DeCoursey (30-26 DeCoursey).
The Official Result
Jillian DeCoursey def. Ashley Medina via Split Decision (28-29,
29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Muraski works her way inside through some Cortez punches to force
the clinch. Cortez lands an elbow in close quarters and then a
couple punches upstairs. Another short right hand in close connects
for Cortez. Cortez lands an elbow on the break and follows up with
a two-piece. Muraski is bleeding from the nose already now. Cortez
defends a takedown try and they battle in the clinch. Cortez lands
a couple knees to the midsection. Muraski lands a standing elbow
and Cortez responds with a couple punches. Muraski’s nose continues
to leak blood. Cortey lands a pair of low kicks and a two-punch
combo. Muraski counters with a couple right hands and they clinch.
They separate and Muraski lands a hard right, but Cortez answers
with a combination. Cortez shoots for a double leg and pushes her
foe against the fence. Muraski throws some elbows to the side of
the head as she defends. Muraski has a kimura grip now, but she
eventually gives up her back from the standing position. They go to
the canvas and Muraski lands a couple backward elbows before the
bell. 10-9 Cortez.
Cortez lands a knee and a right hand at the outset. They clinch
again, and Cortez gets double underhooks and pushes the taller
Muraski into the fence. They trade knees as they jockey for
position. Cortez lands a low kick in space. A big left hand from
Muraski knocks Cortez’s mouthpiece free. Referee Jason McCoy steps
in so Cortez can retrieve her mouthguard. The action resumes and
Muraski forces the clinch. Cortez turns and drops for a single leg.
Muraski defends with her back to the fence and lands some right
hands to the body. Muraski gets a guillotine grip from the standing
position. They spin in circles before Muraski drops to her back and
the choke is locked in. As she transitions to mount, Cortez taps.
The Official Result
Cheri Muraski def. Tracy Cortez via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Rincon kicks the lead leg and King answers with a right hand.
Rincon takes King down near the fence. Rincon is in half guard and
unloads with a series of short lefts as King works her way to her
feet. Rincon maintains double underhooks and looks to trip her
opponent to the canvas. The action has stalled somewhat as King
defends with a guillotine. Rincon lands an elbow and right hand on
the break. They exchange and King lands some punches upstairs. King
attacks with punches and clinches with Rincon against the fence.
Rincon wraps up King’s leg and drags her opponent down. Rincon
fights to maintain top position and ends up in half guard. King
scrambles to Rincon’s back with less than a minute remaining. King
drops to her back and has both hooks in. She hunts for the
rear-naked choke, but she can’t slide her arm under Rincon’s chin
before the end of the frame. 10-9 King.
King fires off a combination and connects with a right. Rincon
answers with a right of her own. Rincon ducks under a punch from
King and lands a takedown. Rincon mounts King and then transitions
to King’s back. Rincon landing punches and elbows as King attempts
to buck and roll out of danger. Rincon maintains control and is
dropping more elbows and punches. King is blocking some but is
absorbing plenty of damage. King gets to the fence and tries to use
her legs to buck out of the position. Rincon is still in full
mount, however. Rincon gets back to work with punches and elbows.
Refereee Josh Rosenthal is taking a closer look as Rincon continues
her assault. Rincon continues to maintain a furious pace with her
ground-and-pound. King is moving and trying to defend, but she is
eating a large number of shots. Finally, Rosenthal has seen enough
and waves off the fight.
The Official Result
Shaianna Rincon def. Courtney King via TKO (Punches) R2 3:41
Kleczka comes forward with low kicks and right hands. Orr tries to
use kicks to control the range, but Kleczka forces the clinch. They
jockey for position and trade knees in close quarters. Orr lands a
pair of short elbows and Kleczka counters with a right hand on the
break. A side kick to the midsection drives Kleczka back. Orr then
changes levels and takes her opponent down near the fence. Orr
stands and gives Kleczka enough room to get to her feet. Orr goes
right back to the clinch, and Kleczka turns her foe into the fence.
Orr locks up a standing guillotine. They go to the ground and Orr
briefly has a mounted choke, but Kleczka quickly escapes. They tie
up again, with Orr pushing Kleczka against the cage. They trade
knees and Kleczka reverses position. Kleczka gets an arm-in
guillotine and pulls the head down to land some knees before the
bell sounds. 10-9 Orr.
Kleczka is aggressive at the beginning with her offense, landing
punches and kicks. A right hand by Orr is followed by the clinch.
Orr looks to lower her level and go for a single-leg takedown. Orr
tries to trip Kleczka down but it’s Kleczka who ends up on top in a
scramble. Kleczka defends an armbar and is looking to pass guard.
Orr seems to be framing an armbar but instead is able to roll over
into top position. Orr lands some ground-and-pound as she attempts
to improve her position. Orr continues to lands moderate offense
from half guard. Kleczka tries to frame a kimura as Orr lands left
hands to the body. Orr stands and Kleczka tries for an armbar. Orr
defends and the round comes to a close. 10-9 Orr.
Kleczka drives forward once again and lands a punch before pushing
Orr’s back into the fence. Kleczka keeps control of the position
and lands some knees to the midsection. Orr turns off the cage and
they continue to maintain the clinch in the center of the cage.
Eventually Orr pushes Kleczka into the fence. Kleczka lands a knee
to the face with her back to the cage. They trade more knees and
Kleczka turns Orr into the fence. Kleczka drives her knee up for a
short shot to the face before landing more knees to the thighs and
body. Referee Mark Lawley orders a separation as the action slows.
After a brief exchange, Kleczka forces the clinch with about 40
seconds to go. Kleczka traps her foe’s arm and lands a knee
upstairs. Orr reverses position but doesn’t land anything
significant before the final bell sounds. 10-9 Kleczka (29-28 Orr).
The Official Result
Sarah Kleczka def. AmberLynn Orr via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28,
29-28) R3 5:00
Anderson lans a body kick, and VanHoose answers with some punches
upstairs. VanHoose lands a left hook to the head followed by a
knee. They’re tied up against the cage now and Anderson tries for a
single leg. VanHoose maintains her balance and remains upright.
Anderson briefly gets her opponent down, but VanHoose pops up.
Anderson remains attached to her in the clinch and she eventually
powers VanHoose down. Anderson is trapped in a guillotine but pops
her head free and goes to work from her foe’s full guard. Anderson
is heavy on top, but VanHoose is doing a decent job of neutralizing
her offense. Referee Jason McCoyorders a standup and the
atomweights exchange on the feet. VanHoose lands a straight right
hand. Anderson comes with a left hand over the top and moments
later plants VanHoose on her back with another takedown. Anderson
passes to side contorl and lands some shots before VanHoose
scrambles up. VanHoose tees off with some hard punches near the
fence just before the end of the round. 10-9 Anderson.
VanHoose lands a low kick followed by a punch to the head. Anderson
connects with a low kick. Another exchange ensues, and VanHoose
lands a solid right hand. VanHoose goes for a step-in knee and
Anderson times a takedown attempt perfectly. Anderson is in her
foe’s full guard but isn’t producing much in the way of offense.
VanHoose slaps the side of Anderson’s head. Anderson is throwing
some punches but isn’t creating enough space to land with force.
Anderson is doing just enough to maintain the position, but McCoy
is ordering her to work. VanHoose is staying busy on the bottom
with her guard and short strikes, while Anderson is all about top
pressure and position. Anderson drops a short elbow. VanHoose
continues to utilize a high guard to limit Anderson’s
ground-and-pound. The round ends with Anderson on top. 10-9
VanHoose steps in with her jab, then a right hand over the top.
Anderson throws a kick to the body and VanHoose counters with a
left. VanHoose attacks with punches and finds the range with a
clean right. Anderson throws a kick to the body, closes the
distance and lands a left. Anderson goes for a takedown and is
reversed. VanHoose scrambles into full mount. Anderson tries to
escape through the back door but VanHoose looks like she might have
her opponent’s arm isolated. After a brief wardrobe malfunction for
Anderson is corrected, the action is restarted and Anderson is out
of danger. Anderson is on top in VanHoose’s full guard near the
fence. A lack of action results in a standup. VanHoose finds the
range on a right hand. A jab lands clean followed by another right
for VanHoose. Anderson tries for a takedown and drives VanHoose
into the fence. VanHoose turns Anderson around and lands a pair of
knees. Anderson wraps herself around VanHoose and takes the back,
falling to the floor. Anderson doesn’t have full back control, and
VanHoose escapes and ends the frame with standing-to-ground
punches. 10-9 VanHoose (29-28 Anderson).
The Official Result
Shino VanHoose def. Alyse Anderson via Split Decision (28-29,
30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00
Robbins catches a push kick from Jacobson but eats some hard
punches for her efforts. Robbins lets the leg go, and Jacobson tees
off with a series of hard right hands. Robbins appears to be
stunned. Jacobson executes a head-and-arm throw and dumps Robbins
on her head, winding up in full guard. Moments later, Jacobson is
trapped in an armbar as Robbins climbs her legs up to frame the
maneuver. Robbins goes belly down and extends the arm, and after
appearing to be in complete control seconds earlier, Jacobson is
forced to verbally submit.
The Official Result
Kali Robbins def. Sharon Jacobson via Submission (Armbar) R1
Lehner is the aggressor early as Conners tries to use her jab to
control distance. Lehner is landing the heavier shots in exchanges
early. Lehner’s face is already reddened from absorbing jabs, but
she’s landing more than her share of punches. A Conners uppercut
gets through. Lehner continues to force the action throwing
combinations. Lehner lands some short uppercuts before clinching.
Lehner steps back and lands a pair of uppercuts. Lehner attacks
with the jab and lands several. An uppercut left-elbow combination
briefly rocks Conners, but she recovers quickly. A right hand from
Lehner makes Conners grimace. Conners stumbles after absorbing some
more knees and punches, and Lehner ties up her foe. They break and
Lehner lands a right hand, a kick to the body and several
uppercuts. Conners is in total defense mode now, and finally a left
hand behind the ear from Lehner drops her opponent to the canvas
and this one is all over.
The Official Result
Katharina Lehner def. Alexa Conners via TKO (Punches) R1 4:21
Morandin lands a right hand, and Souza waves it off. Another right
hand from Morandin lands and she follows up with a combination.
Souza circles away from the fence. Souza has had enough and drops
for a takedown. Souza lands ground-and-pound inside Morandin’s full
guard. She stands briefly, then dives back into guard. The former
champion passes to half huard and tries to trap the right arm or
Morandin, who is able to free her limb. Souza works the body of
Morandin with left hands. Morandin creates some room and gets to
her feet, but Souza ties her up near the fence. She drags Morandin
down with a body lock and winds up in full mount. Morandin sweeps
but Souza is able to scramble and stay on top. Morandin recovers
guard. Souza postures up to land some big shots and nearly gets
trapped in an armbar. She escapes and drops some more heavy
leather. Souza tries to lock in a north-south choke following a
scramble but the bell sounds. 10-9 Souza.
Morandin throws a big overhand right then pressures with a one-two
combo. Morandin lands another right when Souza tries to close the
distance. Souza shoots for a takedown and Morandin sprawls. Souza
is able to get her foe down on the second effort. Souza stands and
lands a flurry before Morandin returns to her feet. Souza ties
Morandin up and drives for a takedown. She ultimately accomplishes
her goal with a throw. Souza frames an arm-triangle choke but she
is tied up in Morandin’s full guard. A standup is ordered, perhaps
prematurely. Morandin pressures, sprawls on a takedown and throws a
knee. Souza gets the takedown moments later, and Morandin attempts
to climb her legs up for a triangle. Souza lands two right ands,
and Morandin responds with slashing elbows from her back, as her
foe’s head is trapped. The triangle is tighter as time winds down,
and Morandin lands a couple more elbows before the end of the
period. 10-9 Morandin.
Souza lands a couple right hands at the outset. Morandin lands a
kick to the body and works the head and body with a punching
combination. Souza absorbs some blows and tries to change levels,
but Morandin defends it well. A couple Souza jabs land. A right
hand from Morandin lands in an exchange. Morandin attacks against
the fence, but aggression allows Souza to get a takedown. Souza is
working from her adversary’s full guard with 3:00 to go. Souza
passes to side control and Morandin pushes off the cage to try and
escape. Souza remains heavy on top, however, and she clears to side
control again and lands short right hands. Morandin is climbing her
legs up the fence, and she recovers full guard. Souza remains busy
with ground-and-pound. Morandin ties up Souza’s head. Souza frees
herself, stands and dives back into guard. “The Brazilian Gangster”
continues to pepper Morandin with shots from above. Morandin fights
back with punches and elbows from her back as the bell signals the
end of the bout. 10-9 Souza (29-28 Souza).
The Official Result
Livia Renata Souza def. Janaisa Morandin via Unanimous Decision
(30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Pa’aluhi shoots for a takedown and the bantamweights tie up in the
center of the cage. Kunitskaya takes control and lands short
punches to the side of her opponent’s head. Pa’aluhi tries to time
a knee from the Russian for a takedown, but Kunitskaya defends.
Kunitskaya is landing knees and short punches in the clinch.
Pa’aluhi again tries to time one of the knees for a takedown, but
again it fails. Kunitskaya maintains pressure and keeps Pa’aluhi’s
back against the fence. They separate with about 1:30 to go, and
Kunitskaya lands a left. Kunitskaya lands a leg kick and the
Hawaiian answers with a left. Pa’aluhi lands a takedown. She eats
an upkick after standing before diving into guard. Pa’aluhisteps
into full mount, but Kunitskaya quickly reverses into top position
and the round ends. 10-9 Kunitskaya.
Kunitskaya drives Pa’aluhi back with a front kick. A right hand
from the Hawaiian lands. They exchange and Pa’aluhi forces the
clinch. Kunitskaya again takes control and turns her foe into the
fence. The Russian lands a combination on the break. Pa’aluhi
catches a front kick from Kunitskaya, but she can’t get her
opponent donw. They’re back in the clinch. Pa’aluhi lands a knee
with her back to the fence, so Kunitskaya breaks away and connects
with a two-punch combo. Kunitskaya is back to smothering Pa’aluhi
against the fence, landing effective knees. Pa’aluhi catches a kick
but Kunitskaya frees her leg. The Russian lands a spinning kick to
the body and follows up with a knee. Pa’aluhi grabs her foe and
they end the period in the clinch. 10-9 Kunitskaya.
A kick to the body lands by Pa’aluhi. The Hawaiian lands a
combination punctuated by a low kick. Pa’aluhi shoots and is
denied. Kunitskaya shoves her foe away and lands a left. Kunitskaya
lands a knee to the body and backs Pa’aluhi into the fence. They
break and the Russian lands a jab. Pa’aluhi comes forward with a
body kick. Kunitskaya lands a leg kick and then steps back to avoid
a counter. Pa’aluhi goes up high with a kick but it’s blocked.
Pa’aluhi shoots but Kunitskaya stuffs it and pushes her opponent
into the cage. Kunitskaya lands a knee before they break.
Kunitskaya is moving well. She lands a push kick and follow up with
a high kick moments later. Pa’aluhi eats an elbow when she grabs
her foe’s leg. A spinning back kick to the body lands for
Kunitskaya. 10-9 Kunitskaya.
Pa’aluhi moves forward but comes up short on a combination.
Kunitskaya lands a push kick to the gut. A side kick to the body
lands for Kunitskaya. A jab snaps back Pa’aluhi’s head. The
Jackson-Wink product is in stalking mode, pumping her jab in
Pa’aluhi’s face. Pa’aluhi goes for a takedown and eats a knee
before being shoved to the fence. Kunitskaya lands some knees
before they move back to the center of the cage. Pa’aluhi again
fails on a takedown. Kunitskaya shoves the Hawaiian into the fence
and they separate shortly thereafter. Pa’aluhi uses a combination
to get deeper on a takedown, but she still can’t get it. Instead,
it’s Kunitskaya landing more knees against the fence. Pa’aluhi
barrels forward, lands and knee and finally gets her foe down near
the fence, but not much time remains in the round. Pa’aluhi lands
some punches from side control in the waning seconds. 10-9
Pa’aluhi comes out with aggression, recognizing that she’s down on
the scorecards. She gets a hold of a leg, but Kunitskaya frees
herself. Kunitskaya controls some more clinch action before
Pa’aluhi is able to get free. Pa’aluhi fails on a takedown and
Kuntiskaya presses her foe into the cage. Pa’aluhi lands some
double strikes to the head, but they aren’t particularly damaging.
They exchange in space again, and Pa’aluhi changes levels behind a
combination. Kunitskaya stuffs it and pulls the Hawaiian’s head
down, landing several knees. Pa’aluhi shoves the Russian away and
drops for a takedown. Kunitskaya shuts it down and reverses the
position. They return to the center of the cage. Pa’aluhi attempts
a throw, but Kunitskaya reverses the takedown and stands.
Kunitskaya lands a jab. Pa’aluhi continues to try for takedowns
even as time winds down. They trade blows in the clinch and return
to the space as the fight ends. 10-9 Kunitskaya (50-45 Kunitskaya).
The Official Result
Yana Kunitskaya def. Raquel Pa’aluhi via Unanimous Decision (50-45,
50-45, 50-45) R3 5:00