Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili vs Gustavo Lopez

Round 1:
Dvalishvili closed the distance and looked for a takedown against the cage in the opening minute, but Lopez circled away and he avoided a spinning backfist. Dvalishvili landed a front kick and Lopez responded with two kicks and a lunging flurry. Dvalishvili took his back and dragged Lopez down. Lopez stood and turned into the clinch, but Dvalishvili slammed him down and postured up with punches. Lopez scrambled free and stood up. Dvalishvili took him right back down and avoided a brief guillotine choke attempt. He punched from the top in Lopez’s guard and postured up with hard right hands to Lopez’s body and head before the bell. 10-9 Dvalishvili.

Round 2:
Lopez landed a hard right hand early in the second round, but Dvalishvili recovered quickly and he secured a double-leg takedown soon after. He struck from the top in half-guard and then moved to a scarf hold. Lopez refused to submit and Dvalishvili switched to a scarf hold armlock. Lopez quickly spun to his side and that allowed him to scramble free and stand up. Dvalishvili slammed him down two more times and Lopez countered both with guillotine chokes. Late in the round, Dvalishvili got Lopez down once more and he finished with ground and pound from mount. 10-9 Dvalishvili. Could be a 10-8.

Round 3:
Dvalishvili landed an overhand right early in the final round and he tripped Lopez to the mat soon after. From the bottom, Lopez looked to counter with a kimura, but Dvalishvili broke free with a hammerfist and the fighters stood up. Dvalishvili took Lopez down and effortlessly moved to mount. He took Lopez’s back in a scramble, but Lopez escaped and briefly stood up. Dvalishvili tripped him and landed hammerfists from the top. He took Lopez’s back in the final minute, but once again lost the position and the fight returned to the feet. Dvalishvili took Lopez down once more and he punched from the top until the bell. 10-9 Dvalishvili.

Winner: Merab Dvalishvili by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26) after three rounds. He improves to 11-4-0.


Julia “Raging Panda” Avila vs Gina “Danger” Mazany

Round 1:
Mazany pressed forward with a nice left cross to open the fight, but Avila countered with a knee to the body and she rushed forward with a barrage of punches as Mazany retreated to the cage. Mazany covered up and turned to her side as Avila unloaded with punches until the fight was stopped.

Winner: Julia Avila by TKO (Knee To The Body & Punches) at 0:22 of round one. She improves to 8-1-0.


Tyson Nam vs Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev

Round 1:
After a brief exchange of strikes, Adashev threw a leg kick and Nam countered with a massive overhand right that sent an unconscious Adashev crashing to the canvas and ended the brief fight. Huge KO win for Nam.

Winner: Tyson Nam by KO (Punch) at 0:32 of round one. He improves to 19-11-1.


Christian “The Beast” Aguilera vs Anthony “Aquaman” Ivy

Round 1:
The fighters traded punches early on and Aguilera backed Ivy up against the cage with an overhand right to the temple. He closed in with more punches as a dazed Ivy covered up and referee Dan Miragliotta waved off the fight just as Ivy fell to his knees.

Winner: Christian Aguilera by TKO (Punches) at 0:59 of round one. He improves to 14-6-0.