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This post will cover live results and thoughts for the preliminary card on Facebook.
The prelim portion of the card breaks down like this:
Lightweight – Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
Lightweight – Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
Featherweight – Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi
Middleweight – Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Bantamweight – Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Flyweight – Phil Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez
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Phil Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez – Round 1 -I missed the first 90 seconds but Gomez looking good on the feet once I start it up. Harris catches a Gomez kick and takes him down, landing a few solid punches before Gomez gets back to his feet. Both men throwing solid leg kicks. Harris tries to catch a kick again but Gomez stays up. Harris gets in a right hand and a leg kick. Hard leg kick on the end of a combo by Gomez. Gomez with a single leg, doesn’t get the takedown and then does just as the horn sounds. 10-9 Gomez in a close round.
Round 2 -Gomez back to the leg kicks early on in the round. Gomez is just being more aggressive but now Harris with a hard left hook that lands. Harris is now picking up the pace and being the aggressor and it’s serving him well. Gomez still thudding to that leg though. Harris catches another leg kick and Gomez stays upright. Harris with a big shot to the body and then a winging overhand right. Harris counters a takedown attempt with a knee. Flying knee by Gomez and another leg kick. Gomez tries another flying knee but that one didn’t land as much as the first one. Two more Gomez leg kicks but I think that was a Harris round.
Round 3 – Leg kick by Harris. Gomez’s corner told him between rounds that they’d yell for the takedown, but to keep it standing, and they are. Gomez pushes him into the cage and then backs out. Gomez ends up a bit bloodied, I think Harris wont he round and the fight though.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Phil Harris wins by decision.
Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka – Round 1 – Leg kick by Lee starts it off. Tezuka gets inside and pushes Lee into the cage. Lee with a knee to the body. Lee defends the takedown and circles out into space. Lee lands a few punches and Tezuka is looking for the takedown again. This round wasn’t very good. 10-9 Lee.
Round 2 – They go to the ground and Lee is on top as Tezuka tries for a leg lock. Tezuka looking for a kneebar, now trying for a heel hook. Tezuka is able to turn it and end up on top with Lee sitting up against the cage. Lee is able to stand up against the cage now. Lee almost lands a head kick and Tezuka is trying for a takedown again. Lee landing knees to the body. 10-9 Lee.
Round 3 -Tezuka inside looking for the takedown against the cage after he gets popped a little bit. No takedown there so Tezuka separates. Tezuka shooting in again and Lee defending again. Lee landing some elbows. They are separated after Tezuka couldn’t do anything but he goes right back to the same thing. Miserable fight, I had it for Lee.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Vaughan Lee wins by unanimous decision.
Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov – Round 1 – Watson pushes him into the cage. Watson lands some good elbows inside and now a very hard one across the forehead. Watson with some good knees to the body and another elbow. Watson dominating in the clinch here. Nedkov explodes with a combination and Watson just pushes him back into the cage and starts landing knees and elbows again. Nedkov with a hard uppercut and they’re back to the center of the cage. Now Nedkov takes him down and starts pounding away with huge hammerfists. Watson looks for a bad armbar attempt and can’t get it and Nedkov is blasting him. The round ends and Nedkov came back to win it.
Round 2 – Nedkov hammers him early and ends up getting the takedown before Watson gets to the cage and tries to get up. Nedkov was doing very well but Watson gets up and now he’s landing hard punches, knees and elbows again. Watson landing really well now and a few hard knees. Big pucnh by Watson hurts him and he follows with knees. Big elbow by Watson, and a knee and a knee and a knee. Watson is just wearing himm out. Nedkov stumbles and falls and Watson follows up and it’s over. What a great fight that was. Tom Watson wins by TKO (punches), round 2.
Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi – Round 1 – Ogle go the takedown and Grispi looked for a submission with a triangle and Ogle slammed him. Grispi held on to the triangle though. Grispi wasn’t able to finish the choke so Ogle continually landed punches to his face with Grispi not being willing to let go of the triangle attempt. 10-9 Ogle.
Round 2 – Ogle gets him down and partially has his back. Now he fully has the back and Ogle is landing shots to the body. Ogle landing to the side of Grispi’s face now. Grispi tried to get out and on top but Ogle was able to shift to keep the advantage, now in Grispi’s half guard.
Round 3 – Ogle landing some straight punches while Grispi tries to throw some kicks after being told his career comes down to this. Big kick to the body by Ogle and Grispi is hurt. Ogle takes him back down. Grispi trying for a guillotine but it’s not there. Ogle just dominating this fight. Grispi tries to stand up and gets taken back down. 10-9 Ogle.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. Andy Ogle wins by unanimous decision.
Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
Round 1 – Burke here for this fight. Sass came out with a big right. Castillo immediately looked for a takedown but Sass climbed up onto him. He got slammed for his troubles. Sass looked for a leglock but couldn’t get it. Castillo worked in full guard while Sass looked for his patented triangle. Castillo defended well and landed a few punches. Sass went for another leglock but Castillo avoided it and regained top position, this time against the cage. Another leglock attempt, another near miss. And another. Castillo finally started dropping some punches and a nice elbow. 10-9 Castillo.
Round 2 – Sass came forward with a head kick, but Castillo took him back down against the cage. Castillo worked methodically with punches until Sass looked for an armbar. Castillo slammed his way out of it. After some relative inactivity, the ref stood them up halfway through the round. Sass went on the attack but got taken back down. A few elbows and punches from Castillo, but not a lot. Finally he separated and landed a bunch of big shots just before the horn. 10-9 Castillo.
Round 3 – After staring at each other for 30 seconds, Sass scored with a spinning back kick. A couple of leg kicks from Sass. Sass attacked with strikes but got taken down. Castillo landed a few punches and shut down any Sass offense from his back over the next couple of minutes. Finally Sass looked for a triangle and armbar, but Castillo defended and passed to north south. He then moved to side and landed some short elbows. He controlled the rest of the round like that. 10-9 Castillo and 30-27 on my card.
Official scorecard: Danny Castillo defeated Paul Sass by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte – Round 1 – Both fighters come out throwing some hard strikes and Forte is really aggressive in backing Etim up. Now Etim lands a good combination but Forte pushes him into the cage. My stream has been abysmal for this fight. Seemed like a close Forte round.
Round 2 – Forte hurt him badly with a flurry and Etim was forced to crumble to the mat. Forte tried to follow up with some big shots but Etim defended to keep from getting finished. Forte passes to the mount and starts landing some very big shots. Another Forte round.
Round 3 – Forte comes out and throws some heat again. Forte pushes him into the cage and works shots to the knees and body. Forte just grinds away with punches from the top after a takedown and clearly wins the round. I have it 30-27 Forte, but it could be 29-28. No way Etim won though.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27. Renee Forte wins by unanimous decision.
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