UFC 137 results and LIVE fight coverage for 'Penn vs. Diaz' on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest pay-per-view (PPV) fight card TONIGHT (Oct. 29, 2011) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 137: "Penn vs. Diaz" will feature former welterweight champion B.J. Penn taking on former Strikeforce welterweight kingpin Nick Diaz while PRIDE legend Mirko Filipovic tries to outstrike Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Champion Roy Nelson.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 137 below, beginning with the preliminary card bouts on Facebook and Spike TV at around 6:30 p.m. ET and running right on through the PPV broadcast at 9 p.m. ET.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after "Penn vs. Diaz."

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 137 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.

QUICK RESULTS:

170 lbs.: Nick Diaz defeats B.J. Penn via Unanimous Decision
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo defeats Matt Mitrione via Unanimous Decision
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson defeats Mirko Filipovic via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
145 lbs.: Hatsu Hioki defeats George Roop via Split Decision
135 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen defeats Jeff Curran via Unanimous Decision
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone defeats Dennis Siver via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1
145 lbs.: Bart Palaszewski defeats Tyson Griffin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
205 lbs.: Brandon Vera def. Eliot Marshall via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem def. Danny Downes via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Clifford Starks def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision

UFC 137 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Druby here!

B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz

Round one: Nice left from Penn to start. Body shot from BJ. Now their tied up against the cage. Short uppercuts from Penn and knees from Diaz. Good knees from Penn. Both men trading punches. Penn lands a right on the break. Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Right form Diaz. Hard right from Diaz. Good hard combo from Penn. Short uppercut from Penn. Jab from Penn. Left hook from BJ. Single leg take down from Penn and DIaz tries to roll him over. Now BJ has the back!! Good punches from behind by BJ. Left from Penn who is in side control. Short punches from BJ. Diaz works his way to the feet and has a hold of a single leg. Diaz with knees to the thigh. Body punches from Diaz against the cage. Good knee and punch from Penn. Nice left from Penn. Right from Diaz. Hard right from Penn and then a good uppercut. Jab from Diaz. Right from Diaz. Jab from Penn. Left from Penn. Jab from Penn. Hard right then left from Penn. DIaz with a good right. That is the bell and BJ Penn looked amazing on the feet. 10-9 Penn.


Round two: Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Hard combo from Penn. Leg kick from Diaz. Nice jab and uppercut from Penn. Now their tied up against the cage as Diaz lands some body shots. Short punches from Diaz. Jab from Diaz. Both of Diaz's eyes are swelling up now. BJ goes for a single and is stuffed and DIaz lands some knees to the body. Good body shot and right hook combo from Diaz. Jab from Diaz. Good right from Diaz. Left from Penn. Good right and left from Diaz. Good body shots from Diaz. Nice left hook from Penn. Good hook to the body from Diaz. Great combo finished with a body shot from Diaz. BJ now ties things up and Diaz going for a double leg take down but is stuffed. Short punches from Diaz. Hard left from Diaz and Penn is hurt!! Diaz with a big combo and now is going to the body and the head. Hard left from Diaz. Body and head hook from Diaz. Penn is hurt. Jab from Penn. Body shots and hook from Diaz. Diaz unloading with bdoy shots and hooks. Big right from Diaz. Diaz now lands a flurry and BJ with a good counter right and left. Right hook from Diaz lands hard and more body shots and now Penn is bloody. Short punches form Diaz against the cage. That is the bell and that round was all Diaz. 10-9 Diaz.


Round three: Hard body shot from BJ. Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Penn shoots and is stuffed by Diaz now their tied up against the cage. Great double left hook from Diaz and now a right. Jab from Diaz and then a right. Nice right from Diaz. Body shot and double hook from Diaz. Short uppercuts from Diaz in the clinch. Great body shot hook combo from Diaz. Both men trade rights. One two combo from Diaz and a big right from Penn. HARD right from Penn. Uppercut from Penn. Both men trading hooks and good body shots from Diaz. Right from Diaz and a big left. Jab from Diaz. Big left from Diaz. Now their tied up against the cage. Good right from Penn and more body shots from Diaz. Hard right from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Right and left from Penn. Right from Diaz. Jab from Penn. Good right from Diaz and now their tied up against the cage. Good combo from Diaz and left from Penn. Penn lands a hard left and right. Uppercut from Penn. Good right from Penn. Right left from Diaz. Head kick from Diaz. Left hook from Penn. Combo from Diaz. Right hook from Diaz and now Penn with a big flurry and a huge left hook. Wow that was an awesome fight but Diaz took it. 10-9 Diaz.

Final result: Nick Diaz defeats B.J. Penn via Unanimous Decision

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Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

Round one: Lots of dancing to start off the fight. Neither man willing to start the striking. 2 minutes in and no strikes thrown yet. Right from Mitrione. Now their clinched up against the cage. Knees to the thigh from Kongo. Ref breaks them. Mitrione charges forward with a combo but nothing there. Leg kick from Kongo. Inside leg kick from Kongo. Body kick from Kongo and Mitrione kicks it out from under him and he jumps right back up. Body shot from Kongo and left from Mitrione. Right from Mitrione. Left from Kongo at the bell. Terrible round no action, Kongo by default but it could go either way. 10-9 Kongo.


Round two: Leg kick from Kongo and Mitrione lands a good left. Leg kick from Kongo. Nice left from Mitrione. Inside leg kick from Mitrione. Leg kick from Kongo and another leg kick from Kongo lands hard. Right from Kongo. Leg kick from Mitrione. Leg kick from Kongo. Good combo from Kongo. Leg kick from Mitrione. Left from Mitrione. Nice left right combo from Kong. Good hard right from Mitrione. High kick from Kongo blocked. Left from Mitrione. Leg kick from Kongo. Jab from Kongo. Leg kick from Kongo. Jab from Kongo and then a right. Flurry from Kongo. Left from Mitrione. Leg kick from Kongo. Uppercut from Mitrione lands hard. Nice left from Mitrione. Right from Kongo. Another right from Kongo. Right from Kongo then a jab. Right from Kongo. Elbow from Kongo. Inside leg kick from Mitrione. Nice right from Mitrione. Nice left then a right at the bell from Mitrione. 10-9 Mitrione.


Round three: Right from Kongo. Left from Mitrione. Leg kick from Kongo. Nice hard combo from Mitrione. Hard body shot and right hook from Kongo. Now kongo going for the take down and he gets slammed to the mat. Mitrione briefly goes for a leg and does not get it. Kongo now on top and looking to hold Mitrione down. Mitrione looking for the sweep. Now Mitrione gives up his back and Kongo looking to capitalize. Mitrione back to his feet but Kongo still has the back and he is landing some knees to the thigh. Now their clinched against the cage and Mitrione has a cut above his left eye from Kongo's ground and pound. Kongo sucks up a double and gets another take down now. He is on top in half guard. Mitrione losing steam. Kongo with elbows to the body. Hammer fist from Kongo. Kongo with elbows and punches. Mitrione looking to scramble but Kongo just bullying him on the mat. Kongo lands some good hard rights now. Kongo lands some more big punches at the bell and takes that round. This will be an interesting decision by the judges, 10-9 Kongo.

Final result: Cheick Kongo defeats Matt Mitrione via Unanimous Decision

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Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop

Round one: Nelson misses a big right. Cro Cop calm and collected. Nelson now shoots and gets the take down easy. Cro Cop right into full guard now. Nelson looking to posture up to try and land some punches. Nice elbow from Nelson. Cro Cop with good defense he is avoiding big strikes and uses a up kick to get to his feet. Nice left from Cro Cop. Body kick and left from Cro Cop. Big right from Nelson. Cro Cop with a good counter uppercut. BIG uppercut from Cro Cop. Left from Mirko and right from Nelson. Left from Mirko. Left from Mirko. Left from Nelson after a missed head kick. Body kick from Cro Cop. That is the bell on a very close round ill lean towards Nelson for the take down. 10-9 Nelson.


Round two: HUGE right from Nelson. Now Cro Cop with a HUGE counter right and Nelson is covering up!! Cro Cop is landing BOMBS uppercuts and body shots and Nelson took a beating in that exchange. Now they break. Cro Cop landed a barrage of powerful punches. Elbow from Mirko. Left from Cro Cop. Left hook from Nelson. Big head kick from Cro Cop. Good right from Nelson and now their tied up against the cage. Nelson working hard to snag a single and Mirko defending. Nelson with the take down. Nelson right into side control now. Punches from Nelson. Nelson now gets the crucifix position. Now Nelson is landing unanswered left hooks and Cro Cop is trying to buck him off. Nelson landing good hard lefts. That is the bell, and Nelson stole that round at the end. 10-9 Nelson.


Round three: Body kick from Nelson. Big overhand right from Nelson backs up Mirko. Nelson lands a left hook and Cro Cop dives for a leg. Nelson jumps on the back of Mirko and starts landing big punches from behind and Mirko covers up and the ref stops it.

Final result: Roy Nelson defeats Mirko Cro Cop via TKO (Strikes) Round 3

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Scott Jorgensen vs. Jeff Curran

Round one: Jab from both men. Inside leg kick from Curran. Leg kick from Curran and body shot from Curran. Nice right from Curran. Nice left and jab from Curran. Good body shot from Jorgensen. Jorgensen now with a take down and is on top throwing punches. Full guard for Curran. Good body shots from Jorgensen. Curran with some nice punches off his back. Jorgensen keeping busy and trying to pepper in some punches while watching out for Curran's lethal submission game. Good punches from Jorgensen. Curran with a crazy sweep that makes Jorgensen stand up to avoid being put on his back. Now Jorgensen back on top in full guard but you can tell Curran is deadly off his back. Curran up to his feet briefly and Jorgensen just drags him back down to the mat.  Ref stands them up with 30 seconds left. HARD right hand from Curran. Curran now lands a powerful combo. Jorgensen grabs a single and gets a take down. Elbow off the back from Curran as the bell rings. 10-9 Jorgensen.


Round two: Jab from Jorgensen. Both men land left hooks. Left hook from Curran. Right from Curran. Curran shoots and misses and Jorgensen lands a good knee to the head. More knees to the head from Jorgensen now. Jorgensen with a north south position standing and is landing some good solid knees and now their tied up against the cage as Curran slips out. Jorgensen catches a knee and gets a slam take down and now is on top in half guard. Curran back to his feet and Jorgensen lands a knee. Curran goes for a guillotine and Jorgensen slips out and now their tied up standing once again. Right from Curran on the break. Right from Jorgensen and now he sweeps the leg and gets another take down and is on top in butterfly guard. Nice punch from Jorgensen. Curran with a sweep now and he is in north south position on the ground. That is the bell another round for Jorgensen. 10-9 Jorgensen.


Round three: Nice combo from Curran. Jab from Curran. Right from Curran. Jab from Curran. Head kick from Curran and a big right that follows. Jab from Jorgensen. Jab from Curran. Jab from Jorgensen. Good right from Curran and then a leg kick. Nice elbow from Curran. Jab from Jorgensen. Jab from Curran and then a right left combo. Good right from Curran. Leg kick from Jorgensen. Upperuct from Curran. Right from Curran. Jorgensen ties things up and now their against the cage and a good knee from Jorgensen to the body. Knees from Curran. They break and a left hook from Curran. Right from Curran. Nice one two combo from Curran and then two big uppercuts from Curran. Leg kick from Jorgensen. Nice right from Jorgensen. Leg kick and right from Curran. Curran shoots and gets sprawls on and now Jorgensen on top in side control. That is the bell, close last round ill lean towards Curran. 10-9 Curran.

Final result: Scott Jorgensen defeats Jeff Curran via Unanimous Decision

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Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Round one: High kick from Hioki lands early. Head kick from Roop but nothing on it. Big overhand right from Roop lands and then a high kick and leg kick combo. Hioki with a good jab. Nice combo from Roop. Nice left from Hioki. Hioki catches a kick and then lands a good right. Right from Roop. Hioki shoots for a take down and Roop stops it, but Hioki has him tied up against the cage now. Hioki looking for a judo toss but Roop showing good balance. Right now a lot of take down defense from Roop and holding on for Hioki. Hioki now gets the back standing up! Roop regains position again good defense. Hioki finally gets a throw take down and lands directly into side control. Roop in a scramble and now Hioki in full guard. Roop with a good elbow off his back and he uses it to scramble and stand. Now Roop with a good combo against the cage annd thats the bell. 10-9 Roop.


Round two: Nice wild combo capped off with a head kick from Roop. Body shot from Roop. Nice body shot again from Roop and another. Jab from Roop and then another head kick. Hioki ducks under a punch and gets a take down and falls right into full mount! Hioki now moves into side control. Hioki right back into full mount with ease but right now not much offense on the top. Short elbows from Hioki. Roop trying to buck Hioki off but cannot great balance and technique from Hioki. Roop explodes and gets a scramble and lands a hard up kick. Now Roop back to his feet and throwing wild shots as the bell rings. 10-9 Hioki.


Round three: Roop ducks under and gets a big take down although Hioki bounces right back to his feet. Flying knee from Roop. Hioki shoots and Roop sprawls out with ease. Now their tied up against the cage and Hioki lands a knee to the head. Roop with a good knee to the head against the cage. Roop with some foot stomps and punches against the cage. Roop bleeding a little above his left eye. Jab from Hioki on the break, but Roop shoots in a gets a big take down. Full guard for Hioki. Roop posturing up trying to avoid and arm bar. Roop with some good punches. Rubber guard for Hioki. Nice ground and pound from Roop to finish out the round. Roop won that last one and probably the fight. 10-9 Roop.

Final result: Hatsu Hioki defeats George Roop via Split Decision

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UFC 136 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIMS" SPIKE TV COMMENTARY:
Druby here!

Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski

Round one: Double jab from Palaszewski. Right from Griffin. Inside leg kick from Palaszewski. Another hard leg kick from Palaszewski. Jab from Palaszewski. Leg kick from Griffin. Combo from Palaszewski. Lead uppercut from Palaszewski. Leg kick from Griffin. Good straight right from Griffin. Body shot from Griffin. Big wild combo from Palaszewski drops Griffin! Griffin bounces back up and puts his back against the cage! Palaszewski now unloading wild left and right hooks that are landing HARD! He lands some more BOMBS and Griffin drops to the mat in a heap! WOW that was a crazy KO win. Insane.


Round two:
Round three:

Final result: Bart Palaszewski defeats Tyson Griffin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1

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Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver

Round one: HARD body kick from Cerrone to start. Good left hook from Cerrone. High kick from Siver and counter body kick from Cerrone. Leg kicks from the German. Hard leg kick from Siver good counter leg kick from Cerrone. Cerrone lands a BIG head kick and Siver is hurt!!! Cerrone lands a right hook now that wobbles Siver again big time he is hurt bad!!! Now Siver ties things up and has Cerrone pushed up against the cage as he is trying to regain his wits. Left from Siver now as they break off the cage. Inside leg kick and BIG right hoook from Cerrone drops Siver to the mat again!!! Cerrone now chases and lands another HARD right that forces Siver to give his back up and Cerrone pounces and locks in a rear naked choke and gets the tap!!! WOW, Cerrone looked DOMINANT. Great win for the cowboy.


Round two:
Round three:

Final result: Donald Cerrone defeats Dennis Siver via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1

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UFC 136 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM COMMENTARY:
Hemmi in da howse!
(Now the real Hemmi is here, I would never spell 'house' that way)

Brandon Vera vs. Eliot Marshall

Round one: Vera throws a push kick early as they size each other up. Vera throws a combination and finishes it with a head kick that's blocked. Marshall eats a leg kick while attempting a spinning back fist. Vera throws some push kicks at Marshall's knees and then lands a leg kick. Big body kick from Vera and he throws a flying knee and clinches. Vera throws some short knees on the inside and they back out. Vera lands a right kick and Marshall swarms him with punches, potentially stunning him but Vera responds with a big right hand and initiates a clinch along the fence. They get separated and Vera throws a nice inside leg kick. Vera presses forward and throws another nice outside kick as time expires. 10-9 Vera

Round two: Vera opens with a pushing side kick and a sweeping outside kick. He lands an inside leg kick and Marshall gets inside. Marshall clinches and looks for a takedown but gets stuffed but he's got Vera pressed against the fence. Vera reverses the position and now he's on the inside. Vera takes Marshall down and throws some punches. Marshall tries to rotate along the fence but eats an elbow. Marshall tries to sweep but Vera is on him, dropping some short elbows. Marshall explodes to his feet and eats a knee. They clinch for a bit and they get separated by the referee. Vera has a kick checked and eats a punch as time expires. 10-9 Vera

Round three: Vera opens with some sideways side kicks and Marshall lunges in but eats a punch from Vera. Marshall tags Vera and rocks him. Vera is hurt! Vera drops and Marshall swarms him but Vera grabs a single leg as Marshall drops short strikes. Vera gets to his feet and eats another right hand and gets wobbled. Vera throws punches and grabs a body lock on Marshall, pressing him into the fence to clear the cobwebs. Marshall has blown a tremendous opportunity here. They separate and Vera throws some kicks. Marshall lunges in with a left hook and Vera tries to take his back standing but Marshall spins into a takedown. Marshall takes Vera's back with one hook in and nearly has a rear naked choke. Vera turns to his side to keep Marshall from getting both hooks in but as he sits up, Marshall gets them. Marshall looks for a body triangle but Vera controls him. Marshall slickly transitions to an armbar! He might have it but Vera survives, turning into him and dropping elbows to the final horn. 10-9 Marshall

Final result: Brandon Vera defeats Eliot Marshall via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem 

Round one: Nijem attacks early with a swarm of strikes and he scores a takedown. Downes turns from Nijem and pops to his feet but Nijem can't take his back standing. Nijem lunges in with strikes and then drops down for a takedown, securing one. Downes grabs a single leg and looks like he's trying to duck under. Nijim is postures up but Downes turtles and pops to his feet. Nijem again drops for a takedown and gets it but Downes pops to his feet. Nijem takes Downes down with a back body lock and he takes Downes' back with both hooks in. Nijem has a rear naked choke and he's squeezing it tight but Downes escapes out the back door and attacks with some punches. Nijem drops for a takedown but this time he gets stuffed and eats a knee from Downes. Nijem again takes Downes' back and looks for the choke but he can't secure it as time expires. 10-9 Nijem

Round two: Downes opens with some straight punches but Nijem lands a hook and shoots for a takedown but Downes takes his back and puts him in an inverted triangle. Nijem wiggles free as Downes doesn't attack properly from the position and allows Nijem to escape. Nijem again scores a takedown and passes smoothly to mount. He's got an arm trapped and he transitions to Downes' back and tries for a rear naked choke but he can't get it even with an arm trapped. Downes uses the fence to escape and Nijem stays with him. Nijem takes Downes' back  and drops some nice elbows to Downes' head. Nijem again goes for the choke and Downes escapes. He puts Downes in a body triangle and he looks for the choke as the round finishes. 10-9 Nijem

Round three: Nijem opens again with hooks and drops for a takedown but gets shrugged off. Downes throws some weak strikes and gets taken down again easily. Nijem is all over Downes, physically dominating him. Nijem drops some hammerfists from Downes' back and Downes has no response. Downes uses the fence to get to his feet but gets dragged down again. Nijem has a back body lock and drops some punches, he's really looking for the finish but Downes is hanging in there. He's tough but that's about all he's offering. Nijem can't get a choke but drops punches until the fight ends. 10-9 Nijem

Final result: Ramsey Nijem defeats Danny Downes via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

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Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont

Round one: Camozzi throws a nice leg kick and Carmont responds with one of his own. Both men trade kicks and Camozzi throws a low kick but it's caught by Carmont and he's taken down. Carmont lands in full guard but Camozzi grabs an underhook and stands back up as Carmont lands a big knee on the way up. Camozzi puts Carmont in a body lock and attempts a takedown but can't get it. He's got Carmont pinned against the fence. Carmont throws a nice knee to the body and creates some space, throwing another knee. They separate and Carmont opens up with another kick to the body but Camozzi presses forward and pushes him into the fence. Carmont latches up a clinch of his own and throws a pair of nice knees to the body and then drops down for a takedown. Carmont has Camozzi down for a second but he pops back up and eats another knee to the body. Spinning back elbow misses for Carmont and Camozzi presses forward with punches until he's got Carmont pinned against the fence. Camozzi throws a knee and Carmont responds with a knee to the thigh and turns Camozzi around as the round ends. 10-9 Carmont

Round two: Carmont opens with a front kick and he dodges a kick from Camozzi. Camozzi wades in and eats a huge right hand from Carmont but he presses Carmont into the fence again. Carmont throws a knee with his back to the fence and Camozzi is doing little to nothing, just holding him against the fence. Camozzi drops down to a knee for a takedown but gets stuffed and Carmont throws a pair of knees. Carmont throws another knee to the body and that looked like it hurt him. Carmont opens up with some elbows as well and he creates some space, throwing more knees. Carmont finally forces a separation and he's clearly got the striking advantage. Carmont lands several knees and Camozzi is bleeding from his nose. Carmont takes Camozzi's back standing and drags him to the ground for a second. Carmont lives Camozzi over his head and slams him to the canvas nicely. Carmont tries to spin around Camozzi's guard but can't pass. Carmont opens up with his strikes on the ground, blasting Camozzi. Camozzi hops to his feet and Carmont smashes him with a right hand and drops him. Carmont continues more punches. Camozzi pops to his feet and for some reason Carmont drops for a takedown when he's got Camozzi on the ropes. He could have finished the fight there but he blew the opportunity. 10-8 Carmont

Round three: Carmont opens up with his strikes, tagging Camozzi badly and then he drops his hands and screams at Camozzi. Camozzi looks angry and dives in with a big right hand, pressing Carmont against the fence. Carmont opens up, blasting him with knees to the body. They reset and they trade leg kicks. They clinch but Camozzi cannot take Carmont down. They separate and Carmont looks very confident. They trade inside leg kicks. Carmont switches stances and eats a leg kick from Camozzi and he tries to retaliate with a front kick. Camozzi tries to close the distance but Carmont takes him down easily and drops some punches. Camozzi is running out of time. Carmont stands over Camozzi and eats some heel kicks to the thigh. Carmont lets Camozzi back to his feet but Camozzi just clinches again and that's not going to do it, not at all. The ref separates them and they trade kicks. Camozzi throws a flying knee but Carmont takes his back as Camozzi drops for a Kimura. He's got it tight but he runs out of time as the fight concludes. 10-9 Carmont

Final result: Francis Carmont defeats Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 20-27)

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Dustin Jacoby vs. Clifford Starks

Round one: Starks takes the center of the cage and probes with a jab. Both men are hesitant early and Starks has landed a few right hands. Jacoby hits Starks with a right of his own. Starks tags Jacoby with a nice right hand that snaps his head back as both men continue to size each other up. Starks finds another home for the right hand and he's not using his wrestling at all yet. Jacoby connects with a looping left as Starks is on the way in and Starks responds with a right to the body. Either man can win this round if they do something big in the last minute. Jacoby closes the distance and Starks drops for a takedown, advancing to half guard while Jacoby latches on a Kimura as the round ends. 10-9 Starks

Round two: Both men still a bit hesitant here. Jacoby lands a few jabs and throws a big spinning back kick but it misses. Starks opens up with some nice right hands, his reach is effective here and he has found a home for the right hand. Starks closes the distance and as he gets inside, Jacoby leaves an opening and gets taken down into full guard. Starks lays there for about 30 seconds and finally starts dropping some punches. Starks postures up and drops a few nice left hands. Jacoby isn't offering much off his back here. Starks pins Jacoby's hand behind his back and drops some right hands until the round ends. 10-9 Starks

Round three: Starks lunges in with a big right hand and eats a right from Jacoby. Jacoby needs to open up and get a finish here or he's likely going to lose a decision. Jacoby throws a nice combination and lands a knee but Starks shoots in, turns the corner and takes Jacoby down again. Jacoby grabs an underhook but can't pop up to his feet. Starks postures up and throws a couple nice right hands. Jacoby ties up both of Starks' hands but Starks passes to side control. Jacoby attacks Starks' left arm as he's in half guard with a minute left in the fight. Starks drops a few right elbows to the body and Jacoby gives up on it with 45 seconds left. Jacoby is quickly running out of time here. Starks opens up with punches in the final 10 seconds of the bout and finishes strong. 10-9 Starks

Final result: Clifford Starks defeats Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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