Nick “The Promise” Ring vs Court “The Crusher” McGee
McGee began the fight aggressively with a grazing head kick and a one-two. He followed with a body kick and more lunging punches. The fighters traded punches and body kicks in close. McGee landed a nice combination and sprawled out of two takedown attempts. He countered a leg kick with a three-punch flurry. Ring caught a kick and answered with a lead right hook.
McGee continued to find success with lead hooks and he avoided a standing back elbow strike from Ring. Two punches landed for McGee and Ring responded with a right hook and a left cross. More quick punches were exchanged and Ring began to find his range. Ring circled and both fighters landed front kicks to the body in the final seconds. 10-9 McGee.
Ring kept his distance and darted in and out with single punches in round two. He threw leg kicks and circled to the side. Ring landed a left cross and avoided a sloppy clinch attempt from McGee. Both fighters scored with leg kicks and punches. McGee put together a nice combination and followed with a head kick.
McGee tried to cut off the cage to prevent Ring from circling. He landed a quick combination, but Ring hurt him with a counter cross. McGee retreated and tried to regain his composure. Ring landed another left hand and leg kicks. McGee’s nose began to bleed heavily and Ring targeted the nose with jabs. He stuffed a takedown before the bell. 10-9 Ring.
McGee closed in with uppercuts in round three and Ring countered with a combination. Both fighters landed quick punches in close and time was called to fix the tape on Ring’s glove. Action resumed and Ring landed a solid left cross. A bloodied McGee threw a lead left hook and Ring circled. McGee landed uppercuts and clinched. Ring pushed away and landed a jab, but McGee tagged him with a flurry. Ring remained on the defensive and McGee appeared to hurt him with a flurry near the cage.
McGee held onto Ring’s neck and fired off elbows. Ring circled to the side again, but offered little offence in return. McGee picked him apart with a variety of strikes, but Ring finally landed a counter right hook that stopped McGee’s momentum. In the final 45 seconds, McGee landed a combination that forced Ring to shoot for a takedown. McGee attempted a guillotine choke and Ring closed out the round on top. 10-9 McGee.
Winner: Nick Ring by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) after three rounds. He improves to 13-1-0.
Francisco “Cisco” Rivera vs “Stunning” Roland Delorme
Rivera countered a body kick with an uppercut and a right cross that briefly staggered Delorme. Rivera swarmed with a combination and Delorme backed up. Another body kick was countered by a right hand from Rivera, who threw a solid leg kick as well. Rivera hurt Delorme with more uppercuts, but Delorme recovered quickly. Rivera picked his shots with quick kicks and punches.
A chopping leg kick scored for Rivera and the fighters exchanged kicks. Delorme snuck in a nice left hook, but Rivera remained the aggressor and he threw a head kick that was narrowly blocked. Delorme fired back with a right hook but ate a combination. Delorme pushed forward and Rivera floored him with a short counter left hook. He landed two more punches on the ground, but Delorme was already out.
Winner: Francisco Rivera by KO (Punch) at 4:19 of round one. He improves to 9-2-0.
Ryan “The Big Deal” Jimmo vs Anthony “The Hippo” Perosh
The fighters touched gloves and Jimmo walked forward with a devastating right hook that sent an unconscious Perosh crashing to the canvas. The bout was stopped, giving Jimmo a lightning-fast win in his UFC debut.
Winner: Ryan Jimmo by KO (Punch) at 0:07 of round one. He improves to 17-1-0.
Bryan “Kid Lightning” Caraway vs Mitch Gagnon
Caraway landed a nice left hook early in the fight and Gagnon returned fire with a body kick. He tried for a takedown and took Caraway’s back in the scramble. Caraway rolled through and Gagnon wound up on top in guard. He postured up with punches and elbows. Caraway spun into an armbar, but Gagnon escaped and landed more strikes. Caraway upkicked but ate some big left hands.
Caraway managed to stand up and Gagnon landed a knee. The fighters battled for takedowns and exchanged knees in the clinch. Gagnon scored with a knee to the jaw and backed away. Caraway put together a nice combination and took Gagnon down. Caraway passed to mount and landed short elbows before the bell. Close opening round. 10-9 Gagnon.
Lead left hooks scored for both fighters early in round two and Gagnon put together a flurry of punches and a knee against the cage. He followed with another knee and the fighters teed off with punches. Caraway took Gagnon down and fought off a guillotine choke. Caraway landed short punches from back control and tried to set up a rear-naked choke.
Caraway switched to a body triangle and landed more punches. He moved to mount as Gagnon rolled and continued to punish Gagnon with left and right hands. Gagnon tried to explode to his feet, but Caraway took his back again and worked for another rear-naked choke. An exhausted Gagnon turned into Caraway’s guard and stood. Gagnon landed a knee in the dying seconds. 10-9 Caraway.
Caraway dragged Gagnon to the mat in the final round and quickly moved to back control. Caraway secured a body triangle and punched at the ribs of Gagnon, then locked on a rear-naked choke and Gagnon was forced to submit.
Winner: Bryan Caraway by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:39 of round three. He improves to 17-5-0.
Antonio “Pato” Carvalho vs Daniel “The Pit” Pineda
Carvalho floored Pineda with a head kick early in the fight, but Pineda recovered and battled his way back to his feet. Carvalho continued to pick Pineda apart on the feet and he landed a left hook and a big right hand that dropped Pineda to his knees. Pineda tried to stand, but Carvalho put him back down with an uppercut and the fight was quickly stopped.
Winner: Antonio Carvalho by KO (Punches) at 1:11 of round one. He improves to 14-5-0.
Anton Kuivanen vs Mitch “Dangerzone” Clarke
Kuivanen looked to strike early on, but Clarke took him down against the cage. Kuivanen stood and Clarke took his back on the way up. Clarke slammed Kuivanen back down and looked for a submission, but Kuivanen scrambled free. Back on the feet, Kuivanen tripped Clarke and worked from the top in half-guard. He postured up with big punches and Clarke got back to full guard.
Clarke tried to set up an armbar, to no avail. A second armbar attempt was successful for Clarke and he nearly finished Kuivanen. After Kuivanen rolled to try to escape, Clarke took his back and worked for a rear-naked choke and then a Kimura. Kuivanen rolled again and got back to full guard. Clarke stayed on top until the bell. 10-9 Clarke.
Clarke scored a takedown early in round two and Kuivanen battled back to his feet. Clarke took him down once again and avoided a Kimura attempt. Kuivanen got to his knees and used a front headlock to force Clarke to the mat. Kuivanen took top position briefly, but Clarke got to his feet.
Clarke tried to pick Kuivanen up and slam him down, but Kuivanen countered with a Kimura on the way down. Kuivanen remained on top and he landed short punches from half-guard. He stood and ate a big upkick from Clarke. The fighters attempted duelling heel hooks before the end of the round. 10-9 Kuivanen.
Clarke latched onto a single-leg in the final round and tried for a takedown. Kuivanen reversed and wound up on top in side control. He briefly looked for an arm-triangle choke and Clarke countered with a Kimura. Kuivanen stood over Clarke and rained down some big punches. A bloodied Clarke tried for a kneebar and ate more punches. The fighters stood and Kuivanen landed a knee. 10-9 Kuivanen.
Winner: Anton Kuivanen by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) after three rounds. He improves to 17-5-0.