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The Octagon debutantes touch gloves and we’re underway, with Lingo
quickly taking the center of the cage. Lingo connects with a left
but eats a knee to the body before the featherweights clinch. Zalal
lands a calf kick and follows up with a high kick. Zalal grabs a
leg and shoves Lingo into the fence. Lingo is already bleeding from
his nose. Lingo lands a punch to the body before they separate.
Zalal goes back to the low kick, but eats a snapping right hand
moments later. Zalal attempts to get Lingo down with a body lock.
Lingo is up but Zalal maintains a front headlock, where he lands a
series of knees to the head before the Fortis MMA member breaks
free. Lingo continues to bleed profusely from his nose. Zalal lands
a jumping knee as Lingo pressures with a series of punches against
the cage. Lingo with a solid right hand before forcing the clinch.
Zalal lands another calf quick before circling out of danger. The
Factory X representative takes Lingo down with about 45 seconds
left. Lingo explodes to his feet and lands a takedown of his own in
the waning seconds. 10-9 Zalal.
Zalal changes levels and grabs a single leg, forcing Lingo to the
fence. Lingo defends as long as he can, but Zalal dumps his man on
his seat against the cage. Zalal has settled into Lingo’s full
guard as he pulls his foe away from the fence. Lingo is able to
free his right arm, which was previously trapped underneath his
body. Lingo attempts to scramble up, but he allows Zalal to lock in
a brabo choke. Lingo stands, but Zalal still has the choke in
place. Zalal falls back and tightens the maneuver. Lingo is able to
break free and they stand with 1:30 left in the round. Lingo
continues to apply pressure on the feet, but he’s struggling to
track Zalal down. Zalal lands another takedown with less than a
minute to go. Lingo briefly clings to a guillotine, but Zalal is in
no real danger. The combatants return to their feet and Lingo
blocks a high kick at the horn. 10-9 Zalal.
Zalal goes back to the calf kick. Moments later he throws a head
kick, but Lingo blocks it. Zalal comes down the middle with a knee
and then follows up by landing a straight left. Zalal with a push
kick to the gut and then a rear kick to the body. Lingo pressures
with punches, but Zalal forces the clinch. Moments later, Zalal is
able to trip Lingo to the canvas in the center of the Octagon.
Lingo rolls and recovers full guard as Zalal attempts to move to
his foe’s back. Zalal drops some short elbows from top position.
Lingo creates space with his legs and hustles up to his feet, but
his head is caught in a front headlock. Zalal snaps him down and
looks to lock in an anaconda choke. Zalal lets it go and returns to
the front headlock. He separates and lands a jab. Lingo forces the
clinch, but the featherweights separate and Zalal fires a high kick
that’s blocked. With time winding down, Zalal gets Lingo down
again, and he threatens with both a guillotine and a brabo choke
before the contest ends. 10-9 Zalal (30-27 Zalal).
The Official Result
Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo via Unanimous Decision (30-27,
30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00
Ewell and Martinez come out trading low kicks. Martinez changes
levels and lands a hard body kick. Ewell is holding his hands very
low as Martinez continues to attack the body with kicks. Ewell
lands a body kick of his own, then marches forward with a solid
one-two. A body kick from Martinez has Ewell reeling for a moment.
Ewell counters a low kick with a straight left and Martinez loses
his balance. Ewell lands a straight left to the body, then follows
with a hook to the ribs. A right jab lands on the chin for
Martinez. Another left hook to the ribs for Ewell and Martinez
responds by shooting for a takedown. Ewell defends against the
fence, and Martinez lands a knee to the midsection. Martinez
continues to control positioning against the fence as he lands some
knees to the head and thighs of his opponent. Ewell is able to
break free in the final 15 seconds. A wild exchange ensues in the
final 10 seconds, with both man landing solid shots before the
horn. 10-9 Martinez.
Martinez buckles Ewell with a calf kick early. Martinez then lands
a nicely timed knee. Ewell connects with a lengthy jab. Another
left hook to the body lands for Ewell. Ewell steps in with a knee
to the body, and moments later, lands the same maneuver again.
Ewell with a flying knee and then he unloads with two more as
Martinez covers up. Ewell lands a combination that includes another
body shot, and then he shrugs off a telegraphed takedown shot.
Ewell continues to dig to the body, and Martinez answers with a low
kick. Martinez counters a body hook with a two-punch combo
upstairs. Ewell demonstrates beautiful timing on another knee. A
leg kick from Martinez makes Ewell stumble momentarily. Ewell ducks
under a kick and lands a two-piece combination to the head. A front
kick from Martinez lands hard on the body. Martinez has Ewell
hurting with a body kick, and he circles away, keeping his right
arm low to recover. Ewell clips Martinez coming forward, but
Martinez is able to kick his opponents leg out from under him.
Ewell looks tired as he heads back to his corner. 10-9 Ewell.
Ewell lands a looping right hook to the body. It’s a deliberate
pace early on in the frame for both fighters. Martinez fires off a
snapping front kick to the gut. Martinez lands another front kick
followed by a low kick. Martinez keeps the pressure on, stepping in
with a lead right hook. A straight left to the body connects for
Ewell. Martinez continues to go to the well with the front kick to
the midsection. Martinez spins Ewell around with a low kick. Ewell
jumps in with a knee, but Martinez is able to block it. Martinez
lands a pair of low kicks, and Ewell fires back with a punching
combination. Martinez is attacking with the low kicks. He catches
Ewell coming forward with a knee to the midsection. Another hard
leg kick makes Ewell stumble for a moment. Another spirited
exchange concludes the final stanza. 10-9 Martinez (29-28
The Official Result
Andre Ewell def. Jonathan Martinez via Split Decision (28-29,
29-28, 30-27) R3 5:00
Pilarte lands a snapping head kick right off the bat, but after
being stunned momentarily, Newson appears to be OK. Emboldened by
that connection, Pilarte moves forward with aggression. Moments
later, a counter right hand over the top from Newson lands directly
on the jaw and Pilarte goes down instantly, his head bouncing off
the canvas. With Pilarte turtled up on the mat, Newson lands about
eight to 10 unanswered strikes before referee Jacob Montalvo steps
in to wave off the bout.
The Official Result
Journey Newson def. Domingo Pilarte via TKO (Punches) R1 0:38
Johns lands a jab and then sidesteps a flying knee from Bautista.
Bautista utilizing a lot of feints and movement during this
feeling-out process in the early going. Another jab lands for
Johns. Johns backs up Bautista with a straight right. A patient
Johns tags Bautista with another jab in what has been a slow start
thus far. A high kick from Bautista is blocked. A big overhand
right doesn’t appear to land clean for Johns, but it still makes
Bautista stumble away. Johns lands a jab followed by a lead left
hook before resetting. Bautista picks up the pressure late in the
round, threatening with a pair of knees. Johns blocks a high kick
before the horn. 10-9 Johns.
Bautista comes out with more aggression, swinging heavy punches at
the outset. Johns remains patient, looking to land his right hand
and throwing with power on every attempt. Thus far he’s coming up
short in Round 2, though. Seemingly out of nowhere, Bautista
catches Johns leaning in and connects with a flying knee right on
the chin. Johns topples to the floor and covers up on the canvas,
as Bautista dives in with punches and hammerfists from above until
the bantamweight bout is waved off.
The Official Result
Mario Bautista def. Miles Johns via TKO (Knee and Punches) R2
Williams rocks Morono during a wild initial exchange with a looping
left hook. As Morono stumbles backward, Williams pours it on,
tagging him with more punches as Morono falls against the fence.
“Khaos” looks to capitalize on his dazed foe with a takedown. He
gives up on that and crumples Morono with an uppercut near the
fence. Williams then unloads a few more punches on his defenseless
foe before the bout is halted. On short notice, Williams has scored
a significant upset as Fortis MMA-based fighters fall to 0-3 on the
The Official Result
Kalinn Williams def. Alex Morono via KO (Punches) R1 0:27
Murphy rushes out from her corner and misfires on a superman punch.
Lee lands a left hook-straight right combination during an early
exchange. Lee has already reddened Murphy’s nose with her straight
left, and “KGB” has also had success landing her body kick. They
clinch, and Lee lands a nice elbow over the top. Lee loses her
mouthpiece for a second time as the action continues. Lee lands to
the body and the head before the action is halted to give “KGB” her
mouthguard. Lee attacks with a low kick and a knee to the body. Lee
sticks a jab. Murphy is staying busy throwing back at her opponent,
but it’s Lee who has landed the more significant blows. Lee goes
upstairs and lands a nice high kick. A left jab from Murphy snaps
Lee’s head back. Lee answers with a lead uppercut. A left
hook-right uppercut combo connects for Lee. Lee executes a throw,
but Murphy is able to scramble into top position with 30 seconds
remaining. Lee returns to her feet and the round ends with the
flyweights in the clinch. 10-9 Lee.
Lee lands a left hook. Lee punctuates a combination with a kick to
the body. Murphy sticks a jab in an exchange. Another jab lands for
Murphy. Lee lands a left hook as both flyweights trade in the
pocket. They tie up in the center of the cage and Murphy lands a
knee on the break. Lee is working kicks to the legs and body at
range. A straight left connects for Lee. Murphy attempts to change
levels for a takedown, but Lee denies it and they separate. A
straight right connects for Murphy. Lee just misses on a pair of
high kicks. Lee lands a low kick, and Murphy presses forward and
forces the clinch against the cage. Lee tries for a hip toss but is
able to separate from the clinch. Lee with a left hand, and she’s
throwing with more volume even though not everything is connecting.
Murphy times a level change and plants Lee on her back in the final
10 seconds, and that’s how the round will end. 10-9 Murphy.
Lee steps in and connects on a left hook. A jab lands for Murphy.
Lee is mixing in low kicks with her punching combinations. Lee’s
mouthpiece falls out for a third time. Murphy slips on a knee and
Lee locks in a front headlock before locking in an anaconda choke.
She can’t quite secure it enough to roll over, and Murphy shoves
Lee into the fence and eventually gets a takedown. Now Murphy is on
top in Lee’s full guard. Lee creates space and scrambles to her
feet. Her mouthpiece is returned and we’ve got 2:00 to go. A left
hook lands for Lee, and Murphy answers with a jab. A hard body kick
connects for Lee. Lee changes levels but Murphy sprawls nicely. She
lands some elbows and drives Lee into the fence. They continue to
battle for position in the clinch as Lee lands a pair of knees
before separating. Lee lands a three-punch combination late in the
round, finishing with a body shot. The combatants clinch once again
before the horn sounds. 10-9 Lee (29-28 Lee).
The Official Result
Lauren Murphy def. Andrea Lee via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28,
30-27) R3 5:00
Giles fires off a one-two combination as Krause pressures forward.
Giles lands a snapping left jab that backs Krause up. Giles keeps
the pressure on and lands a left hand. Krause switches gears and
lands a takedown. Giles powers to his feet as Krause jumps on his
back. Kraus is kind of high, but the WEC veteran has his hooks in
now. Giles tries to shake Krause off, but it only allows his
opponent to get a more secure foothold. Krause appears to have the
choke in tight, but Giles is able to free himself. Unfortunately
for Giles, Krause has full back control with a little less than
3:00 remaining in the fight. Krause continues to threaten with the
choke while Giles fights off his opponent’s hands. Krause has a
body triangle locked in, but he relents and recovers his hooks.
Krause locks in the choke again, but Giles is somehow able to turn
out of danger. Krause recovers the body triangle, and Giles shows
off his strength by turning and assuming top position. Giles drops
some heavy punches from above. They stand, and Giles just misses a
massive elbow. They tie up, and Giles just whiffs on a couple big
shots as the horn sounds. 10-9 Krause.
Giles lands a looping right hand and then connects with a glancing
right high kick. The power difference is evident between Giles and
Krause, who has competed as low as lightweight in the past. Krause
lands a solid low kick. Giles backs up Krause after landing a left
hook. Giles tees off against the fence, but Krause is able to
establish the clinch and turn his foe into the cage. Giles frees
himself and tags his man with more punches. Giles shoves Krause
into the cage, lands a shoulder strike and then shoves Krause away.
Krause ducks under a punch for a takedown, but Giles is able to
reverse and power his way to top position. Giles passes to half
guard momentarily, but Krause is able to recover full guard . Giles
creates some space and lands some heavy punches. Giles postures up
and continues to drop heavy shots. Krause briefly frames an armbar,
but Giles is undeterred. Giles tees off with more powerful shots
and the referee takes a close look. Giles takes the back and locks
in a tight rear-naked choke, but Krause is saved by the horn. 10-9
Giles comes out firing his jab, but Krause answers with a solid
right hand. Krause is utilizing low kicks, and then he tags Giles
with a right hand after his foe lets out a yell. Krause remains
content to attack with calf kicks. A straight right lands for
Giles, but Krause shakes it off. Krause follows a low kick with a
straight right, and he is piecing together offense now. However,
Giles answers with a heavy two-punch combination. A right hand-left
hook combination briefly staggers Krause, but he quickly recovers
and fires back. They clinch against the fence, and Giles lands some
short punches in close before they separate. Both men are clearly
fatigued with 1:30 to go. Krause ties up his man, and he lands a
knee before moving away. Giles whiffs on some power shots, and
Krause forces the clinch again. As Krause comes in, Giles tags him
with a short right, then turns his foe into the fence in the
clinch. Giles is denied on a takedown attempt, and they end the
fight in the clinch. 10-9 Giles.
The Official Result
Trevin Giles def. James Krause via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28,
29-28) R3 5:00
Lewis takes the center of the Octagon as he welcomes Latifi to the
heavyweight division. they tie up, and Lewis lands a knee to the
body before shoving his foe into the fence. Latifi lands a couple
short punches in close before breaking away. Latifi claims he was
poked in the eye, but Dan Miragliotta isn’t having it. Lewis
launches a jump knee that lands on the chest of Latifi, but the
Swede doesn’t seem to be affected. Latifi secures the clinch and
then transitions to a single leg. Lewis maintains his balance and
Latifi relents. He continues to drive Lewis into the fence,
however. Not much is happening in this position, and Miragliotta
urges the heavyweights to work before ordering a separation with
less than 2:00 remaining. Lewis fires off a surprisingly quick high
kick. Moments later, “The Black Beast” lands a body kick, prompting
Latifi to shoot. Latifi drives his opponent back into the fence,
drawing boos from the crowd. Lewis shows off outstanding defense of
the single-leg takedown as Latifi is content to grind away against
the fence. They break with 20 seconds left, and Lewis misses a
leaping knee in the waning seconds. 10-9 Lewis.
Lewis opens with a high switch kick. Latifi blocks it but he felt
the blow nonetheless. Latifi answers with a hard low kick. Another
hard leg kick from Latifi briefly backs up Lewis, who answers with
a kick to the body. Lewis tries the flying knee, but Latifi avoids
it and shoves his adversary into the cage again. More boos as
Latifi doesn’t offer much in the way of offense from this position.
Lewis is able to reverse the position, and he lands a short elbow
and a knee. However, that allows Latifi an opportunity to land a
body lock takedown, and he lands in half guard. The Swede lands
some short punches to the body, but nothing of consequence. Latifi
is trying to stay busy enough to avoid a standup, but he doesn’t
appear to be interested in passing beyond half guard. With 50
seconds left, Miragliotta orders a standup. Lewis jabs and misses a
big right hand. Latifi blocks a high kick, secures the clinch and
tosses Lewis to the mat. He dives into guard and ends the frame in
top position, landing a couple solid right hands before the horn.
Lewis launches a big overhand right, and Latifi counters, but
neither man connects. A solid right lands for Lewis moments later.
Lewis again goes back to the jumping knee, but it allows Latifi to
secure double underhooks against the fence. Latifi drops low and
lifts Lewis, dumping him on his back in the middle of the canvas.
Latifi is back in half guard with about 3:30 left in the fight.
Latifi stays just busy enough, alternating punches to the body and
head. Lewis doesn’t look like he has much hope of returning to his
feet from this position. The crowd doesn’t like it, but it’s
effective. Lewis powers his way up with 2:00 left. Another flying
knee comes up short for Lewis, who is on the attack. His aggression
allows Latifi to secure the clinch with double underhooks. Lewis
pummels free and lands a knee, but Latifi shoves him back into the
fence. There’s only a minute left. Latif trips Lewis down but the
Houston native hustles up immediately. A kick from Lewis appears to
have hurt Latifi somewhat. Latifi quickly ties up, and Lewis lands
some hard elbowsand shrugs his foe off. An uppercut lands for Lewis
with Latifi on the retreat. They clinch once more as Latifi sneaks
a look at the clock. The round ends as Lewis misses one more big
right hand. 10-9 Lewis (29-28 Lewis).
The Official Result
Derrick Lewis def. Ilir Latifi via Unanimous Decision (29-28,
29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Ige lands a big left hook during an initial exchange. Bektic looks
to tie up, and a scramble ensues. They’re back up and Ige lands
another clean shot as they trade in the pocket. They tie up and Ige
lands an uppercut in the clinch. He takes Bektic down and then tags
Bektic with several punches as his foe returns to his feet. Ige is
looking sharp thus far in all phases of the fight. Ige gets the
better of another exchange and then he tags Bektic again after
separating from the clinch. Ige pressures forward and digs to the
body before shoving his man into the fence. Ige denies Bektic on a
takedown and he tags Bektic with a nice counter. Bektic lands a
left for one of his cleaner connections of the fight so far. A
right hook lands for Ige. Ige forces the clinch behind a
combination, and he lands a short elbow on the break. Bektic lands
a glancing spinning back elbow at the end of the frame. 10-9
Bektic lands a couple decent right hands, but Ige fires right back
with a combination. Bektic is much more aggressive so far. Bektic
times a takedown and is able to land in side control. Bektic lands
some knees to the body from the position before spinning around to
the other side. Bektic gives Ige a little space, but he looks to
take the back while Ige stands. Ige is up as Bektic clings to a
leg. He gets Ige back down to the canvas. Ige has Bektic’s leg
hooked momentarily, but he loses the grip as Bektick maintains top
position. Bektic is staying heavy on top, framing an arm-triangle
choke. Bektic passes to full mount now with the choke still locked
in. Bektic seems content to keep the mount rather than passing to
the correct side to complete the submission. Eventually, Bektic
relents on the choke, but he maintains top control. Ige frames a
kimura from his back for a moment late in the round, which allows
him to recover full guard before the end of the round. 10-9
Ige fires off a glancing straight right. He pressures forward and
lands a glancing body kick. Bektic forces a tie up behind a couple
right hands as he shoves Ige into the cage. Ige defends with his
back to the fence and lands some elbows to the side of the head.
Bektic is still hunting for that single leg, but Kerry Hatley has
seen enough and orders a break. Ige moves forward and lands a clean
straight right. Another right lands for Ige. Bektic lands a right,
but Ige counters with a left. Ige pressures with a kick to the
body. Bektic changes levels behind a punch for a takedown, but Ige
transitions to an armbar. Bektic is able to scramble into top
position with a minute to go. Ige explodes to his feet but Bektic
maintains a body lock. Ige attempts to roll out of danger, but
Bektic is able to secure a headlock. He works to transition to his
opponent’s back while Ige hunts for a leg lock. That’s where the
fight ends. 10-9 Ige (29-28 Ige).
The Official Result
Dan Ige def. Mirsad Bektic via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Adams lands a front kick with his lead leg. A body kick followed by
a right hand connects for Adams, who owns a significant reach
advantage. Adams is extending his fingers constantly, potentially
inviting an eye poke. Tafa lands a kick to his opponent’s lead leg.
A right hook lands to the head of Adams and he looked stunned for a
moment and Tafa follows up with a couple more hard shots to the
head. Adams attempts to shake it off. Moments later, another right
hook lands clean for Tafa, and Adams stumbles backward into the
fence. Tafa presses his advantage and sends Adams tumbling forward
with a big uppercut. A rocked Adams attempts to cling to a leg out
of desperation, but Tafa unloads a couple more shots to the head
before referee Jeff Rexroad dives in on Adams’ behalf.
The Official Result
Justin Tafa def. Juan Adams via TKO (Punches) R1 1:59
The first minute is tentative, with both fighters trying to figure
out their respective range. A straight left lands for Shevchenko.
The champ connects with an inside low kick. Chookagian attempts to
pressure and Shevchenko counters with a spinning back fist.
Shevchenko ends a one-two with a low kick. A left hand lands to the
chest for Shevchenko, who follows it with another hard leg kick.
“Bullet” sticks her jab. Chookagian, meanwhile, has yet to find her
range. Shevchenko catches a kick and trips her foe to the mat.
She’s in full guard with a minute left in the round. Chookagian
tries to keep Shevchenko close to limit her offense from top
position. Shevchenko cuts Chookagian open with a slashing elbow
just before the horn. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Chookagian opens up with a solid leg kick. Shevchenko answers with
a thudding body kick. A spinning kick to the body sends Chookagian
backward momentarily. A hard inside low kick connects for the
champion. A two-punch combination lands clean for Shevchenko, as
she punishes her opponent every time she closes distance.
Shevchenko blocks a kick and punishes Chookagian with a leg kick.
“Bullet” is going to work with hard leg kicks, and then she lands a
spinning wheel kick to the head that draws a roar from the crowd.
Moments later, Shevchenko follows up with a glancing axe kick.
Shevchenko lands a takedown and sets up in half guard. Shevchenko
lands punches to the body and head from top position. Chookagian
recovers full guard with 30 seconds remaining. Shevchenko ends the
round in top position. 10-8 Shevchenko.
Shevchenko fires a front kick to the body of her foe. Shevchenko
catches a kick and Chookagian briefly attempts to pull guard. She
gives up on that idea and Shevchenko trips her to the mat.
Shevchenko quickly traps Chookagian in a crucifix and begins to
drop elbows and punches on her defenseless foe. The champion lands
about 10 unanswered blows before the fight is mercifully halted.
Shevchenko remains unchallenged as flyweight champion.
The Official Result
Valentina Shevchenko def. Katlyn Chookagian via TKO (Punches) R3
They clinch immediately, and Ryes lands a knee to the body. Reyes
is swinging with intent early. Jones is attacking the knees with
his trademark kicks. Jones blocks a high kick from Reyes. Jones
answers with a pair of low kicks. Reyes pressures with left hands.
Reyes sticks a right hook. Jones steps in with a right elbow. Jones
has received a couple warnings regarding his fingers already. Jones
with a low kick. Reyes counters a low kick and drops Jones with a
left. Jones appears to be reeling after eating another left hand.
Jones takes the defensive and Reyes throws a hard kick to the body.
Jones jabs the body. Reyes lands a pair of body kicks and Jones
retreats. Jones with a front kick to the midsection. An inside low
kick lands for Reyes. A front kick to the body lands for Reyes.
Jones lands a left high kick to the face of Reyes, then goes with
another kick upstairs that Reyes is able to block. Reyes circles
away to end the round. 10-9 Reyes.
Reyes throws two straights to the body and follows up with a low
kick. Reyes lands a body kick as Jones pressures forward. Jones
lands a hard body kick of his own. Reyes swarms with a flurry of
punches. Jones utilizes good head movement and circles out of
danger. Reyes expended a lot of energy there, but Jones avoided the
majority of those offerings. Reyes lands a hard low kick. Jones
with a couple low kicks to Reyes’ rear leg. A counter left hand
connects for Jones. A lead uppercut lands for Reyes and he follows
with anotehr body shot. Jones connects with a solid lead left hook.
Jones continues to lead the dance, moving forward constantly. Reyes
backs up Jones with a glancing left. Jones tags Reyes with a nice
jab. Jones lands a body kick. A counter left connects for Reyes and
he follows up with a low kick. Reyes counters a low kick with a
left hand. Jones lands a spinning back kick to the body. Reyes
connects clean with an uppercut as Jones moves forward. Reyes
avoids a left hook from Jones at the end of the round. 10-9
Jones opens with an inside low kick, and Reyes answers with a low
kick of his own. Reyes connects with a glancing left high kick.
Jones continues to pressure, but Reyes lands a hard kick to the
body. Jones lands a right, but Reyes counters and forces him to
retreat. Reyes doubles up on low kicks to Jones’ lead leg. A right
hook lands for Reyes. Reyes whiffs on a big left hand. The
challenger connects on another leg kick. As Jones moves forward,
Reyes sneaks an uppercut in. Jones has a high kick blocked. Jones
shoots for his first takedown, and while he looked to be in deep,
Reyes powers out of it. Reyes lands a left to the body and steps
off at an angle. Jones blocks a counter left. Reyes fires a high
kick that Jones catches on the forearm. Jones checks a low kick.
Jones finds the range on a lead left hook. A left uppercut to the
body lands for Reyes, as he continues to have success with body
work. A straight left lands for Reyes. Jones misses a leaping knee
at the end of the round and Reyes defends a takedown as the horn
sounds. 10-9 Reyes.
Reyes lands a hard inside leg kick and follows with a left hand. A
couple right hooks form Reyes have Jones on the retreat and the
challenger lands a hard left. Jones shifts gears and hunts for a
takedown. Reyes initially defends, but Jones gets him down near the
fence. Reyes powers right back up, and Jones maintains the body
lock. Jones lands a knee to the body, and they break. Jones is now
bleeding from his nose. A low kick from Jones buckles Reyes
briefly. Jones changes levels for a takedown. Reyes spins and
escapes the body lock, landing an elbow over the top following a
knee from “Bones.” A left-right combo lands for Reyes. A right hook
lands for Reyes again. Jones moves forward and lands a body shot.
Jones turns up the heat and lands a nice elbow. A left hook from
Nones lands, but Reyes fires back with a straight left. Reyes just
blocks a high kick. Jones blocks a Reyes high kick. Jones attacks
the knees with his front kick. Reyes responds with an uppercut.
Jones lands a solid left hook before the end of the round. 10-9
Reyes leads with his left, but Jones steps away. Reyes with a two
punch combo to the body. The challenger lands an inside low kick.
Jones fully commits to a takedown and he pulls his foe down near
the fence. Reyes is up as Jones clings to him. Reyes circles off
after breaking the clinch. Jones lands an elbow, but Reyes counters
with a combination. A right hand and a body kick land for Jones.
Reyes jabs to the body. Another jab to the body lands for Reyes.
Reyes just misses a left and Jones answers with a body kick. A
spinning back kick to the body lands for Jones. The champ is still
moving forward. Reyes ducks under a kick and lands a nice straight
left. Reyes flicks out his jab as Jones moves forward. A side kick
to the body lands for Jones. Reyes absorbs a spinning back kick to
the body. Jones is still keeping the heat on, mixing in kicks and
punches. Reyes circles out and misses a left hand while Jones
simultaneously whiffs on a spinning back fist as time expires. 10-9
Jones. (48-47 Jones).
The Official Result
Jon Jones def. Dominick Reyes via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47,
49-46) R5 5:00