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UFC Ultimate Fighter (TUF 22) Finale live stream results: 'Edgar vs Mendes' play-by-play updates

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown another The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner this weekend (Fri., Dec. 11, 2015) inside "The Chelsea" at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Lightweight finalists Artem Lobov and Ryan Hall square off in TUF 22 Finale's co-main event.

In the FOX Sports 1-televised main event, top-ranked Featherweight contenders Frankie Edgar (No. 2) and Chad Mendes (No. 3) will collide in a 145-pound No. 1 contender eliminator match, with the winner likely teed up to challenge for the division title in early 2016.

And don't forget about the incredible 155-pound showdowns between Tony Ferguson vs. Edson Barboza and Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon that are also on tap, both of which have potential to spark jaw-dropping fireworks.

All that and much more. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire TUF 22 Finale fight card below, starting with the FOX Sports "Prelims" matches, which are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, before the FOX Sports 1 main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

Many of our readers check-in before, during and after the online fisticuffs to share their thoughts on all the exciting action. Therefore, feel free to leave a comment (or 22) before you split and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it always turns out to be a great discussion.

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

Without further delay, see below for the latest TUF 22 Finale results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)


Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes -- Edgar def. Mendes by TKO (punches) at 2:28 of Round One
Artem Lobov vs. Ryan Hall (TUF 22 Lightweight final) -- Hall def. Lobov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Tony Ferguson vs. Edson Barboza -- Ferguson def. Barboza by submission (d'arce choke) at 2:54 of Round Two
Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon -- Dunham def. Lauzon by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Jason Knight -- Kawajiri def. Knight by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Julian Erosa vs. Marcin Wrzosek -- Erosa def. Wrzosek by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28 x2)

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Konstantin Erokhin -- Gonzaga def. Erokhin by unanimous decision  (30-27 x2, 30-28)
Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce -- LaFlare def. Pierce by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Joby Sanchez vs. Geane Herrera -- Herrera def. Sanchez by TKO (punches) at 4:28 of Round Two
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Abner Lloveras -- Gruetzemacher def. Lloveras by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


TUF 22 Finale Main Event:

145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes

Round one: Hard low kicks from Mendes to start. He checks a low kick from Edgar. Another good leg kick by Mendes. One minute in. Right hand by Edgar. Another low kick from Mendes. Frankie tries a knee-tap, doesn't come close. Right hand by Edgar. Two minutes in. Good combination lands for Edgar. Another crushing low kick from Mendes in response. Out of nowhere, a left hook on the jaw absolutely melts Mendes. The former contender pitches forward, unconscious, and though he manages to wake up afterwards, that was a good stoppage.

Final result: Edgar def. Mendes by TKO (punches)


TUF 22 Finale Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Artem Lobov vs. Ryan Hall (TUF 22 Lightweight final)

Round one: Hall flicks out some lead-leg kicks to start the fight. Hall makes his usual leglock entry, then uses it to take top position. He hits one of the most beautiful back transitions I've ever seen when Lobov scrambles up and immediately latches onto the rear-naked choke. Lobov defending, but Hall has the body triangle. One minute in. Hand-fighting at the moment. Two minutes in. Hall still has his back, trying to soften him up with punches. Two minutes to go.

Hall swatting him with punches. One minute to go. Lobov trying to get pack to his feet while Hall thwacks him with elbows. He survives the round. 10-8 Hall.

Round two: Hall goes back to tossing out kicks. Lobov trips him up with a counter right hand. Hall rolls in, Lobov gets his leg out and walks away. Hall grabs him and pulls guard. One minute in. Hall throwing strikes off his back. Libov tries to posture up and Hall goes for a leg. Lobov manages to stand and avoids the next roll. Two minutes in. Lobov with his hands down, stalking forward. He stuffs a shot and Hall pulls guard once again. Two minutes to go.

Lobov posturing up, lands a handful of strikes. Hall working his legs up for a triangle, then transitions to a heel hook. One minute to go. Lobov defending well. Hell manages to gets Artem on his side and look for the ankle lock before the bell. 10-9 Hall.

Round three: Lobov lands a low kick to start. Hall with the usual kicks. He changes levels, Artem stuffs it. Another roll by Hall and this one looks good. Hall working his way towards 50/50 position, Lobov gets his leg out and Hall quickly takes him back down. One minute in. Hall pulls guard when Lobov stands. Lobov not doing much from top position. Hall grabs the fence to transition to another leglock . Two minutes in. Lobov escapes but Hall stays attacked and latches onto his back, putting in the body triangle. Short punches by Hall as the boos rain down. Two minutes to go.

Hall looking for the choke, softening up Lobov with punches. One minute to go. Hall still attached to his back. Lobov tries to slam him down before the bell. 10-9 Hall.

Final result: Hall def. Lobov by unanimous decision


155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Edson Barboza

Round one: Furious start to the fight. Ferguson immediately pressuring, looking for a single-leg. Hard counters by Barboza, including a jab that seems to badly shake Ferguson. "El Cucuy" rolls through for a leglock. Barboza gets into a safe position and cracks him with right hands. Ferguson with some solid blows of his own from his back. Illegal upkick by Ferguson hurts Barboza badly and the Brazilian stumbles while John McCarthy breaks them up. Big John brings in the doctor to examine Barboza and then takes a point from Ferguson before restarting. Ferguson immediately goes back to pressuring. Hard straight right by Ferguson. Barboza tries to go high. Damn, this is a wild fight. Barboza digs a pair of heavy left hooks. Two minutes in. Ferguson tries the same leglock entry and Barboza stands out of it. Body shot by Edson, who's doing some solid work downstairs. Barboza catches a kick and takes Ferguson down into guard, then stands and lets him up. Two minutes to go.

Hard check hook from Barboza, then knees as Ferguson tries to tie up. Another heavy hook by the Brazilian. Ferguson connects with some good shots inside, then walks into a right hand and wheel kick. Elbow from Ferguson, right hand from Barboza. Hard left hook by the Brazilian. Ferguson again tries the leglock entry with no success. Barboza digs to the body. One minute to go. Spinning back kick to the body by Barboza. Hard right hand by Ferguson when Barboza catches a leg. Edson with the Hug Tornado and Ferguson ties up. 10-8 Barboza with the point deduction.

Round two: Ferguson continues to advance, nearly eats a massive right hand. Edson rips him with a pair of body kicks. Nasty counter right by Edson after taking an elbow. Barboza and Ferguson both cut. Ferguson puts together a nice combination. One minute in. Barboza trips Ferguson up after catching a kick, avoiding a leglock attempt. Barboza on top in guard. Ferguson lands a few elbows and Barboza lets him up. Nasty left hook by Barboza, then a counter right. Two minutes in. Edson's landing some massive shots. Ferguson ducks a wheel kick and shoots, nothing there. Spinning elbow by Ferguson. Edson shoots, no success. Ferguson scrambles with him and latches onto a d'arce. There's no getting out of this one and Barboza taps, ending a terrific fight.

Final result: Ferguson def. Barboza by submission (d'arce choke)


155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon

Round one: Dunham with an early combination. Another one, uppercut lands clean. 1-2-3 from Dunham, then a hard right hook on the inside. Lauzon cracks him with some hooks and steps into the clinch. One minute in. They separate. Dunham puts together another combination, eats a body shot. Dunham with a shot on the break. Counter hook, then another. Dunham clinches and eats a hard elbow by Lauzon. Two minutes in. Both men land inside. Clubbing left by Dunham, then another combination. Lauzon's getting his licks in but eating more than he dishes out. Two minutes to go.

Right hooks by Dunham. Hard uppercut splits Lauzon's guard. Solid knee connects after slipping some punches. 1-2 by Dunham. He's putting together some very solid combinations here. One minute to go. Dunham mixing in some low kicks. 1-2 by Lauzon, Dunham sprawls on a shot. Dunham ties up and takes Lauzon down after eating a right hand. 10-9 Dunham.

Round two: Glancing head kick from Dunham to start the round. Clubbing hook lands as Lauzon tries to tie up. Left hand by Lauzon, counters from Dunham. Sneaky right uppercut. One minute in. Lauzon catches a body kick, can't do anything with it. Uppercut-left straight by Dunham, then a hard combination he ends with a low kick. Dunham's landing a lot of quality shots on Lauzon. Low kick from Lauzon. Another combo by Dunham. Two minutes in. Dunham grabs the bodylock and looks for the takedown. Knees to the thigh. Lauzon cracks him with a knee, eats some dirty boxing in return. Two minutes to go.

Dunham lands a knee to the body before separating. Another bodylock from Dunham. Hard elbows upstairs. Solid dirty boxing as he grinds Lauzon against the fence. One minute to go. Lauzon exits with an elbow. Combination by Dunham, ending with knees and a left straight. More punching combinations until the bell. 10-9 Dunham.

Round three: Dunham continues to put together heavy combinations. Lauzon taking a lot of shots to the head. One minute in. 1-2 from Dunham, then a 2-3 as Lauzon tries to clinch. Lauzon catches a kick and both connect. Yet another good combo by Dunham, capped off with a head kick. Two minutes in. Another uppercut and straight left pierce Lauzon's guard. Joe tries a flying scissor takedown, which Dunham denies. He forces Joe to stand. More pressure by Dunham, digging in hard shots to the head and body. Two minutes to go.

Dunham stuffs a shot and continues cracking Lauzon with punches. Dunham takes a low blow but doesn't take time. counter combination. Lauzon just has no answer for Dunham's volume. Another heavy uppercut. Left straight. One minute to go. Lauzon steps in with a heavy uppercut and Dunham comes back with a flurry. Combination lands once again. Combo, leg kick to end it.  10-9 Dunham.

Final result: Dunham def. Lauzon by unanimous decision


145 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Jason Knight

Round one: Right hand from Knight in the early going. Stiff jab lands. Kawajiri shoots and Knight seems to pull guard. Mission control for Knight. Knight working his way towards a triangle, throwing elbows as well. One minute in. Reverse triangle for Knight. Kawajiri tosses his legs aside and looks to pass. Half guard for The Crusher, then back to full. Two minutes in. Elbows by Kawajiri. Kawajiri moves to half guard and nearly gets to side control before Knight manages to regain guard. Two minutes to go.

The Crusher staying heavy on him, grinding with elbows. Knight tries to use the fence to scramble up, Kawajiri snuffs it out and continues drilling him with hard shots. Knight looking to set up a triangle. One minute to go. Kawajiri gets his arm free. Upkick by Knight, who's bleeding from below his left eye. Knight manages to regain guard after nearly surrendering side control. Round ends there. 10-9 Kawajiri.

Round two: Kawajiri shoots right away and Knight attempts a triangle, which Kawajiri powers through to land in full guard. Knight looking for mission control once more. Hard elbow by the Japanese veteran. One minute in. Knight again brings up his leg for rubber guard until Kawajiri's pressure forces him to release it. More ground-and-pound by Kawajiri. Two minutes in. Very high guard for Knight. Kawajiri staying heavy. The ref elects to stand them up. Kawajiri dumps him to the mat almost immediately and passes to half guard. Two minutes to go.

Knight's staying very busy off his back but he just can't stop Kawajiri's pressure. The Crusher in half guard and looking to advance. Kawajiri attempts to take mount, can't quite do so. One minute to go. Quarter-guard for Knight. Kawajiri looking to set up the arm-triangle, but Knight regains half guard. Elbow by Kawajiri. 10-9 Kawajiri.

Round three: Kawajiri comes out with a hard spinning back kick and left hook. Kawajiri completes another takedown with ease. Knight again looking for rubber guard. Kawajiri passes to half guard, keeping up the pressure. Knigh regains guard. One minute in. The referee stands them up from half guard. Kawajiri shoots again and uses an outside trip to bring Knight down once again. Side control for The Crusher. Two minutes in. North-south now. He returns to side control after landing some short blows. Two minutes to go.

Knight trying to do something to Kawajiri's arm, although exactly what is unclear. It's stopped the ground-and-pound, but he's not getting anything done with it. John McCarthy stands them up and they wing bombs until Kawajiri drags him down yet again. Knight immediately returns to rubber guard but just has no answer for Kawajiri's top control. The Crusher stays heavy until the bell. 10-9 Kawajiri.

Final result: Kawajiri def. Knight by unanimous decision


155 lbs.: Julian Erosa vs. Marcin Wrzosek

Round one: Marcin comes out aggressively, lands a hard cross. Jab knocks him off-balance and he comes back with a hard right that rattles Erosa. Wrzosek ties up, eats a body kick on the exit. 1-2 by Wrzosek. Overhand right behind the ear and he storms into the clinch with punches. One minute in. Erosa reverses, both men landing knees to the thighs. Wrzosek reverses and Erosa gets double underhooks. More jockeying for position. Two minutes in. Knees by Erosa. Wrzosek lands a right hand. Marcin shoots and takes him down. Erosa uses a guillotine to roll through, then take half guard. Erosa transitions to a d'arce and it looks nasty. Two minutes to go.

Wrzosek gets his head free and Erosa immediately ties up as they scramble to their feet. One minute to go. Neither man spending an extended period of time in dominant clinch position. Both men connecting with solid strikes inside. They trade punches at the bell. 10-9 Wrzosek.

Round two: Both men wing shots in the center. Wrzosek shoots in and takes Erosa down on the fence. Upkick by Erosa. Wrzosek answers with some short punches form on top. Erosa makes it to his feet and they return to engaging in the clinch. One minute in. They separate. Left hook by Wrzosek and another that spins Erosa around. They clinch once more against the cage. Elbow by Erosa. Wrzosek changes levels, can't get anything htere. Knees and elbow by Erosa. Two minutes in. More knees to the body by Erosa. They separate and return to the center. Wrzosek again barrels into the clinch and scores a takedown. two minutes to go.

Erosa staying active with his legs. Wrzosek digging away with short shots. Knees by Erosa after he scrambles up. Hard right hand by the Pole on the exit. One minute to go. 1-2 by Wrzosek. Stiff jab from Wrzosek; Erosa's landing punches but none with any real impact. Wrzosek scores another takedown, avoiding a guillotine in the process. Erosa keeps his legs high until the bell. 10-9 Wrzosek.

Round three: Erosa pressing forward, lands a solid sequence of punches. Knee from Erosa strays low. 1-2 by Erosa on the restart. Flying knee by Erosa and Wrzosek just eats it. Stiff jab by the Pole, then a left hook and attempted takedown. One minute in. Another failed shot by Wrzosek, who latches onto a guillotine as Erosa shoots in. It doesn't look deep and Erosa soon pops his head out. Wrzosek scrambles up as Erosa attempts to pass. Hard lead uppercut by Erosa, who stops a takedown attempt.  And another. Erosa takes him to the fence. Two minutes in. Wrzosek shoots yet again. Erosa reverses . More jockeying for position on the cage. They separate. Two minutes to go.

Wrzosek with another failed shot, grinding against his man on the fence. Erosa digs in some knees to the body and a right hand on the exit. Erosa again lands a flush flying knee that has no visible effect on the Pole. Erosa shoots and passes into half guard to avoids a guillotine. One minute to go. Wrzosek tries to invert. Another d'arce attempt by Erosa. They roll through and return to their feet. Wrzosek again shoots at the bell and lands some short punches. 10-9 Erosa.

Final result: Erosa def. Wrzosek by split decision


TUF 22 Finale "Prelims" Undercard (8 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Konstantin Erokhin

Round one: Tentative start to the round. Erokhin advancing slowly. Both men whiff at the one-minute mark. Low kick by Gonzaga. Body kick attempt. Two minutes in. Crowd not very happy with the lack of action, neither is the ref. Body kick from the Brazilian. Counter left from Erokhin, who sprawls on a shot. Two minutes to go.

Erokhin bounces a left hook off the guard. Hard 2-3 lands. Ref again calls for action. They trade in the center. Gonzaga shoots, eats a left hook on the way up. One minute to go. Gonzaga shoots again and takes Erokhin down into half guard before the bell. 10-9 Gonzaga.

Round two: Another slow start to the round. Erokhin tossing out a couple of jabs. One minute in. Counter overhand from Gonzaga. Body kick. Low kick lands. Two minutes in. Ref again calls for action. Erokhin's basically thrown nothing but jabs this round. Right to the body from the Russian. Two minutes to go.

Gonzaga flicks out a high kick. Body kick lands, Erokhin's counter falls short. One minute to go. Literally all Erokhin has to do is move forward and punch and he's not doing it. Gonzaga shoots under an Erokhin head kick and takes him to the fence. Gonzaga shoots again at the bell. 10-9 Gonzaga.

Round three: Erokhin still moving forward and sticking out the jab. Gonzaga shoots and, after one sprawl, takes Erokhin down. Half guard for the Brazilian. One minute in. Gonzaga looking to isolate Erokhin's left arm for an americana. Nothing there. Fight still sucks. Two minutes in. Erokhin has literally fought the dumbest fight imaginable here. Gonzaga now looking for a Kimura. Erokhin doing literally nothing to try to stand and Gonzaga takes mount. Erokhin manages to scramble up somehow. Two minutes to go.

Gonzaga's barely moving and Erokhin still isn't throwing. Gonzaga shoots, denied. One minute to go. Gonzaga's flinching every time Erokhin blinks at him but the Russian is doing nothing. Now Erokhin tries to throw. He just plods after Gonzaga until the bell. Disgraceful performance by Erokhin. 10-9 Gonzaga.

Final result: Gonzaga def. Erokhin by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce

Round one: LaFlare lands a nice snap kick to the body to start things off. He's staying at range against the much shorter Pierce, whipping out hard body kicks. One minute in. Counter hook by Pierce as he takes a two-punch combo. Another body kick. Counters by LaFlare. Pierce falling short with most of his shots, nearly lands a high kick but slips. Two minutes in. LaFlare whacks him with a right hook as they trade punches. Pierce shoots after taking a body kick and takes LaFlare to the fence. Nothing's there and LaFlare circles off. Pierce catches the next kick and takes him once more to the fence. Two minutes to go.

Laflare muscles him away and they return to the center. Nice right hand by Pierce. Counter left by LaFlare. One minute to go. Superman punch by LaFlare. Low kick connects, followed by punches. LaFlare's left eye might be damaged. 1-2 by LaFlare. Pierce fires a high kick and a scramble ensues. 10-9 LaFlare.

Round two: Hard body kick by LaFlare to start the round. Intercepting knee to the body. LaFlare doing an excellent job of maintaining range and landing counters. Pierce blasts him with a right hand and LaFlare attempts a takedown. One minute in. Pierce checks a low kick, eats a body shot and looping left upstairs. Front kick, Superman punch, head kick attempt by LaFlare. He dicks a pair of knees to the body. Pierce is eating something almost every time he steps in. Two minutes in. Nice knees by LaFlare, who shoves Pierce aside when he tries to clinch. A left hook rattles LaFlare and Pierce tries to put him away. He changes levels, but can't get the takedown. Two minutes to go.

Pierce cracks  him with another left hook and overhand right. LaFlare with a knee to the body, then a counter right. Low kick connects. Counter right by Pierce. One minute to go. LaFlare slams home another knee downstairs. Tries to go high, can't do so. Pierce chases him into the clinch just before the bell. 10-9 LaFlare.

Round three: Mike Pierce has a sizable lump on his head from an accidental butt. Pierce pressing forward a little more, steps into the clinch. Solid elbow. He changes levels, can't get it. One minute in. LaFlare lands a knee and shoves him away. Body kick by LaFlare met by a left hook. Glancing head kick by LaFlare. Pierce winging some big shots but whiffing. Two minutes in. Front kick, left cross by LaFlare. Counter left. Another body kick by LaFlare. Right hook as Pierce tries to change levels. Two minutes to go.

Pierce ties up, pressing him against the cage. They separate without any significant offense on either side. They trade hard shots near the fence. One minute to go. More body work by LaFlare. They're trading heavy punches. Pierce continues to wade in and now he's landed some hard shots. LaFlare ties up this time and Pierce wings some huge bombs to end the fight. 10-9 LaFlare.

Final result: LaFlare def. Pierce by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Joby Sanchez vs. Geane Herrera

Round one: Herrera on the front foot early. Combination from Sanchez. Herrera continues to advance, lands a left hook. One minute in. Low kick by Herrera, who eats a hard left hook. Another hard hook, preceded by body shots. Right hand lands, Herrera answers with one of his own. Counter two-piece by Herrera, then a knee inside. Straight right lands. Two minutes in. Sanchez with a counter of his own. Another hook from Sanchez, rght cross by Herrera. Sanchez working behind his jab, tags the body. Two minutes to go.

Both men land to the body. Herrera looks for a high kick. Herrera counters a combination with an overhand right. Sanchez's jab finding a lot of success. One minute to go. Sanchez looks like the cleaner puncher so far. Herrera whiffs on some spinning kicks. Lead right by Sanchez, then a jab and body shots. Herrera struggling with that jab. Sanches tries a spinning back kick and Herrera corrals him down at the bell. 10-9 Sanchez.

Round two: Sanchez moving forward now. 1-2 by Herrera. Left hook, then a hard cross by Sanchez. Another right and check hook lands clean. Sanchez to the body. One minute in. Sanchez going back to the jab, eats a sharp 1-2. Sanchez ties up briefly. Check hook by Herrera. Sanchez tries an ugly uppercut. He's bleeding from somewhere above his left eye. Two minutes in. Herrera lands a front kick and a fierce punching exchange ensues. Sanchez's output has dropped sharply along with his overall success. Solid shots inside by Herrera. Two minutes to go.

Sanchez dings him with a nasty combination, high and low. Herrera hops in with a knee, then another. Sweeping right by Sanchez. One minute to go. Sanchez to the body, runs into a check hook. Sanchez jacks him with an uppercut., then gets clobbered with a massive left hook that lays him out. Herrera lands a few more punches to seal the deal.

Final result: Herrera def. Sanchez by TKO (punches)


155 lbs.: Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Abner Lloveras

Round one: Grits on the front foot early. Body kick counter. Clinch attempt. Lloveras to the body. Grits with one of his own. They tie up and trade body knees. Another clinch, another trade of body knees. One minute in. Lloveras presses him against the fence and looks for a single-leg, then lands a knee on the break. Counter right from the Spaniard. Lloveras sporting a cut near his right eye, lands some decent shots at range. Back to the fence. Lloveras dings him with a right cross on the exit. Good body kick, another hard cross. Two minutes in. Lloveras landing good punches on the back foot. Grits sneaks in an uppercut, eats a right hand and knee. Lloveras is finding success in the clinch as well. High-crotch attempt, no luck. Two minutes to go.

Grits connects with some inside low kicks, then the outside. He catches a body kick, can't use it. Grits cracks him with a sneaky right that seems to momentarily stagger Lloveras. One minute to go. Grits on the advance, landing decent punches. Hard knee from Lloveras, Grits digs to the body in response. Lloveras wrangles him down and looks to take the back. He doesn't but does take top position before the bell. 10-9 Lloveras.

Round two: Low kicks from both men. More kick exchanges. Lloveras sticking out the jab, lands a body kick and right hand. Solid shot from Grits after more leg kicks, which Lloveras is not checking. One minute in. Grits continues to pressure, eats a knee. Lloveras grabs the rear waistlock. He climbs up Gruetzemacher's back, can't get it and falls off. They separate. Two minutes in. Grits goes back to the low kicks. Lloveras prods the body with a front kick and jab. Lloveras with some counters to the body. He's still not checking low kicks. Two minutes to go.

Lloveras tries a front kick, lands a lead right. Grits checks some leg kicks in return, continuing to advance. Nice 2-3 by the Spaniard. One minute to go. Grits to the body, jabs and right hand back him off. Lloveras starting to feel the leg kicks. Solid rights by Lloveras. Grits digs in a body shot, eats a combination that forces him to retreat. 10-9 Gruetzemacher.

Round three: lloveras shoots, looks to take the back in the scramble. They continue scrambling until Grits shoves him away. Grits lands in the clinch and Lloveras changes levels. Despite a fence grab, he gets Gruetzemacher down and puts a hook in. One minute in. Gruetzemacher turns into him and gets to his feet. Lloveras with a short hook on the exit. Solid shots inside by the American., looking for the Thai clinch. Lloveras to the body, eats a long series of punches in return. Two minutes in. Lloveras shoots once more and briefly gets him down. Grits pops back up, Lloveras still attached. Back elbows by Grits, who spins out. Hard uppercuts and elbow from Gruetzemacher inside. Two minutes to go.

Grits walks through a check hook, continues landing short shots. He sprawls on a shot, then pops Lloveras with a straight left.  More good shots, including another hard leg kick. One minute to go. Lloveras lands a hard overhand right to no effect. Lloveras ties up, nothing there. Gruetzemacher continues walking him down and Lloveras stings him with a solid combination before the bell. 10-9 Gruetzemacher.

Final result: Gruetzemacher def. Lloveras by unanimous decision


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