rAfter a busy weekend in "The Peach State," Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business this Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) for UFC Fight Night 92: "Rodriguez vs. Caceres," which takes place inside Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, live on FOX Sports 1.
The promotion's latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card will feature a compelling featherweight showdown pitting rising star Yair Rodriguez against dynamic Ultimate Fighter standout Alex Caceres. Elsewhere on the card, Dennis Bermudez and Rony Jason hook 'em up for 145-pound bragging rights.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 92 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 92 QUICK RESULTS:
Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres -- Rodriguez def. Caceres by split decision (46-49, 48-47 x2)
Dennis Bermudez vs. Rony Jason -- Bermudez def. Jason by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Chris Camozzi vs. Thales Leites -- Leites def. Camozzi by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of Round Three
Zak Cummings vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio -- Ponzinibbio def. Cummings by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Joseph Gigliotti vs. Trevor Smith -- Smith def. Gigliotti by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Marina Moroz vs. Danielle Taylor -- Moroz def. Taylor by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Dominique Steele vs. Court McGee -- McGee def. Steele by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Marcin Tybura vs. Viktor Pesta -- Tybura def. Pesta by KO (head kick) at 0:53 of Round Two
Jason Novelli vs. David Teymur -- Teymur def. Novelli by KO (punches) at 1:25 of Round Two
Horacio Gutierrez vs. Teruto Ishihara -- Ishihara def. Gutierrez by TKO (punches) at 2:32 of Round One
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Cub Swanson -- Swanson def. Kawajiri by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Justin Ledet vs. Chase Sherman -- Ledet def. Sherman by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 92 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
145 lbs.: Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres
Round 1: Low kick from Caceres to start. Superman punch lands for Caceres. Rodriguez with a jumping switch kick to the body, then a right jab. Head kick attempt off a spinning back fist. Tornado kick attempt by Rodriguez. One minute in. Head kick attempt as Caceres tries to spin. Straight right lands for Rodriguez. Rodriguez rushes, Caceres clinches and lands on the break. Straight left by the American. Two minutes in. Straight left from Caceres, glancing head kick by Rodriguez. Granby roll into a leglock attempt by Rodriguez, Caceres slips out and stands. Two minutes to go.
Right hook from the Mexican fighter. Caceres tries a spinning back kick to the head. Rodriguez tries another tornado kick. Wheel kick misses, he eats a counter right. Caceres tries a jumping something and Rodriguez barels into him, hitting a brief takedown and landing right hands. One minute to go. Caceres stands, Rodriguez fires a head kick on the break. Hook kick by Rodriguez. Right hook connects. Head kick glances off. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 2: More spinning attempts by Rodriguez, including the somersault kick he landed on Charles Rosa. Axe kick attempt, head kick blocked. Wheel kick falls short. One minute in. Caceres tries a Superman punch. Backfist lands to Caceres' head. Rodriguez rushes with punches and they briefly clinch. Rodriguez on the hunt. Caceres low kick. They tie up and Rodriguez tries a trip. Two minutes in. Straight left connects for the American. Rodriguez tries a flying knee, lands a side kick. Rodriguez grabs a bodylock and briefly ties up on the fence, settling for an elbow on the break. Two minutes to go.
Straight left by Rodriguez lands clean. Caceres tries to rough him up inside. One minute to go. Straight left from Caceres. Rodriguez flings head kicks at him. Body kick lands. Two minute. Low kick to spinning back fist. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Caceres now on the advance. Rodriguez blitzes and lands a right on the exit. Nice punching flurry and a knee at the end. BIG straight left by Rodriguez and Caceres shrugs it off. 1-2 by Caceres. They trade punches, Caceres gets the better of it but eats a flurry. Caceres tries to jump in, does not connect. Rodriguez wheel kick just misses. Two minutes to go. Rodriguez throwing punches, not landing clean. Body kick connects for him. They tie up and Caceres lands a right on the break, only to eat a side kick to the fence. Two minutes to go.
Good combination by Caceres and a knee to the body on the fence. Hard right hand. They tie up and Rodriguez rolls for a leglock. One minute to go. Caceres sets up in guard and drops some punches.Rodriguez lets him up before the bell. 10-9 Caceres.
Round 4: Caceres blocks a head kick and sidesteps a rush. Rodriguez low kicks. Caceres fires a head kick and avoids a spin. One minute in. Rodriguez fires a head kick as they exit the clinch. Rodriguez body kick. Caceres pops him wit a right hook. Caceres dings him with right hands. Two minutes in. Rodriguez wades in with right hands. Oblique kicks by the young Mexican. Caceres knocks him back with a straight left, eats a spinning back fist. Two minutes to go.
Right hooks by Rodriguez, straight right off a spin. Brief clinch and Caceres lands a knee downstairs. Caceres slings punches as Rodriguez weaves. Short right hook by Caceres, one minute to go. Another right hook. Rodriguez to the body. Weaving right hook connects. Straight left. Caceres with a straight left of his own. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 5: Rodriguez catches a body kick and pursues. Caceres ties up and takes him to the fence. Caceres exits the clinch with a knee upstairs. One minute in. Another nice knee in the clinch. Rodriguez firing off head kicks and jabs. Caceres grabs a bodylock and takes Rodriguez down into half guard. Rodriguez turns for a leg, scrambles to his feet, and takes top position. Caceres uses an omoplata to scramble back to his feet. Two minutes. They clinch. Rodriguez lands a left hand and they pause the fight to remove some loose tape. Short uppercut from Rodriguez. Combination from Caceres. Rodriguez lands a short right hook. Two minutes to go.
They exchange inside. Solid flurry by Rodriguez. Caceres with a counter right hook, eats a spinning back fist and lands it again. Caceres with a pair of left crosses. Low kick connects. Rodriguez low kicks. One minute to go. They trade at close range. Straight left by Cacares, who avoids a wheel kick. They trade right hands, then exchange good shots before the bell. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Caceres by split decision
145 lbs.: Dennis Bermudez vs. Rony Jason
Round 1: Jabs from Bermudez early on. Jason tries a high kick. Teeps from Bermudez. One minute in. Jason lands a counter right on the cage. Bermudez mostly working kicks thus far. He shoots and puts Jason on his back against the cage. Full guard. He stands and drops a right hand before returning to Jason's guard. Two minutes in. Jason turns for an armbar, then transitions to a triangle, then abandons them as Bermudez postures up. Jason again tosses his legs up for a triangle and Bermudez gets his arm free. Two minutes to go.
Ground-and-pound from Bermudez as Jason turns for an armbar. Solid elbows by Bermudez and he's split the Brazilian open. Jason losing quite a lot of blood. One minute to go. Bermudez landing a steady stream of ground-and-pound. He keeps this up until the bell. 10-9 Bermudez.
Round 2: Body kick from Jason. Hard right hand drops Bermudez, but he manages to hit a takedown and avoid a guillotine in the process.He works his way towards the back, can't get it as Jason uses the fence to roll. Jason works his way to his feet. Right hand from Bermudez on the exit. Low kick by Bermudez. Jason tries a jumping knee. Jason firing off kicks. Two minutes in. Bermudez lands a right hand and grabs a front headlock before hitting a single-leg into guard. Jason slips out the backdoor. Two minutes to go.
Body kick from Bermudez. He shoots and hits another takedown on the fence. Jason quickly works his way to the feet and stands. Body kick lands for the Brazilian. Low kick from Bermudez. Bermudez shoots once again. One minute to go. Jason defending this one well and manages to separate. Jason looks very fatigued and succumbs to a blast double. 10-9 Bermudez.
Round 3: Low kick from Bermudez. Knee from Jason. Another low kick by the American. Jason lands a counter 1-2. One minute in. Low kick from Bermudez, then another. Bermudez shoots and Jason sprawls. Bermudez slips out of the front headlock and stands. Two minutes in. Big left hook by Jason. Jason shucks off a shot. Bermudez shoots on the fence. Jason hits the switch and looks for the back. He can't get it, but does get mount. Two minutes to go.
Bermudez gives up his back and the Brazilian tries a palm-to-palm choke. Full back mount. Bermudez manages to turn into his guard. One minute to go. Elbows by Bermudez from guard. Bermudez pressing him against the cage, continues dropping shots. He sprawls on a Jason shot before the bell. 10-9.Bermudez.
Final result: Bermudez def. Jason by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi vs. Thales Leites
Round 1: Leites shoots early, Camozzi stuffs it with ease and puts him on the fence. Leites reverses position and works for an outside trip. One minute in. Leites briefly gets Camozzi to a knee, then looks for the back. Camozzi grabs the fence, ref doesn't notice. Leites continues to shove him around and puts in a hook. Two minutes in. Leites drags him to his knees and puts in a hook. Two hooks in on a standing Camozzi. Camozzi defending, peels he hooks off. Leites again drags him to his knees and puts him both hooks as Camozzi stands. Two minutes to go.
Full body triangle for Leites. Left hands by Leites. One minute to go. Leities briefly tries the choke on Camozzi's chin. More left hands by Leites from back mount. Camozzi tries a somersault before the bell. 10-9 Leites.
Round 2: Low kick from Camozzi. Leites shoots and takes Camozzi to the fence, eventually taking him down into half guard. One minute in. Camozzi manages to get to butterfly guard. Leities hops into side control and looks to set up a d'arce. Camozzi turns to the front headlock and Leities spins to take his back. Two minutes in. Body triangle for Leites. Short left hands by the Brazilian. Two minutes to go.
Leites maintaining the body triangle, loses it and settles for one hook. Camozzi gets to his knees and Leites inserts the other hook. One minute to go. Solid punches by Leites. Camozzi moving, making an effort to escape, but is getting dominated by Leites. 10-8 Leites.
Round 3: Both men come out throwing. Leites ducks for a shot and Camozzi grabs a guillotine, eventually letting go and separating. Leites shoots and hits a double-leg near the fence. Half guard for the Brazilian. Leites looking for mount. One minute in. Leites looking for the back and gets both hooks in. Body triangle now. Leites patiently working for the choke. Two minutes in. Camozzi handfighting well thus far. Leites pops him with some rights. Leites finally works the forearm under Camozzi's chin and draws the tap.
Final result: Leites def. Camozzi by submission (rear-naked choke)
170 lbs.: Zak Cummings vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Round 1: Southpaw Cummings vs. orthodox Ponzinibbio. Low kicks from Cummings. Straight left lands. One minute in. Low kick from Cummings. 1-2 from Ponzinibbio. Cummings shoots, takes Ponzinibbio to the cage. Two minutes in. Ponzinibbio slips his leg free and separates. Neither lands clean in a trade. Two minutes to go.
Straight left by Cummings. Head kick lands for Ponzinibbio, Cummings just smiles at him. Left hook and straight right from the Argentinian. Cummings body kick. Cummings low kick hits groin. Ponzinibbio takes some time to recover before they resume with a minute to go. Ponzinibbio blocks a body kick. Wheel kick from Cummings, straight right from Ponzinibbio. Cummings times a takedown off a Ponzinibbio low kick but can't keep him down. 10-9 Ponzinibbio.
Round 2: Straight right from Ponzinibbio. Low kick lands. Hard left hook after Cummings lands a pair of lefts. Both men wearing some damage on their left eyes. Lead right by Ponzinibbio. Cummings denied on a single-leg. Counter right from the Argentinian, who eats a left hook. Lead right again. Two minutes in. Body kick by Ponzinibbio. Two minutes in. Straight left lands for Cummings and he pursues. Another left hand. Lead right form Ponzinibbio, who claims an eye poke. Two minutes to go.
Cummings straight left. Cummings shoots, easily stuffed and Ponzinibbio comes back with right hands. 2-3 by Ponzinibbio on the counter. One minute to go. Another right hand lands. 1-2 connects. Left hook upstairs. Both land their power hands before the bell. 10-9 Ponzinibbio.
Round 3: Cummings tries a head kick and a takedown, both denied. Head kick attempt by Ponzinibbio. Cummings low kick. Straight right connects for the Argentinian. One minute in. Cummings' left eye does not look god. Straight left lands for him. Ponzinibbio cracks him with a left hook, eats a left straight. Two minutes in. Good right hands by Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio on the attack. Two minutes to go.
They trade in the center, bigger punches from Ponzinibbio. Another right hand lands for him. Left by Cummings. Ponzinibbio winning these punching exchanges. Straight left lands for him. 1-2 from Ponzinibbio. One minute to go. Cummings fires an uppercut, eats yet another right hand. Right hand again by Ponzinibbio. Cummings tries a cartwheel kick and lands a body kick before the bell. 10-9 Ponzinibbio.
Final result: Ponzinibbio def. Cummings by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Joseph Gigliotti vs. Trevor Smith
Round 1: Gigliotti lands a left hand early and takes Smith to the fence. Smith reverses position. Knees to the body from Gigliotti. Smith digs some punches to the body and knees to the thighs. One minute in. Smith goes for an outside trip and brings him down. Gigliotti works his way to his knees, trying to stand. He makes it up and turns to face Smith. Two minutes in. Smith still pressing him against the cage, grinding away with short blows. Two minutes to go.
Referee separates them and warns Smith for grabbing the fence. Smith wades forward and they trade punches. Left hook from Gigliotti. Good knee by Smith and he looks for a guillotine as GIgliotti shoots in. One minute to go. Gigliotti rolls a bit, manages to get free and take the front headlock. Now Gigliotti putting on the squeeze. Smith slips out and lands an illegal knee. Gigliotti works his way to this feet. 10-9 Smith.
Round 2: Smith scores an early knockdown with a clinch knee. Smith takes side control, then the back. Both hooks in for Trevor Smith. Smith looking for the choke, landing punches. One minute in. Gigliotti tries to get to his feet and shake Smith off, no luck. Right hand by Smith. Two minutes in. Smith loses a hook, keeps landing short shits. Smith drives through and Gigliotti gets his back on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Gigliotti works his way up, Smith drags him right back down. Gigliotti tries to grab a leg, continues to struggle underneath Smith. One minute to go. Smith locks up a Japanese Necktie, but can't finish it before the bell. 10-8 Smith.
Round 3: Gigliotti fires a high kick and gets taken down right away. Gigliotti looking for the switch. Smith avoids it and looks for mount. One minute in. Smith in half guard, landing short shots. Gigliotti gets to turtle position and then to his feet, Smith still attached. They separate. Gigliotti lands a hard left hook and Smith ties up. Uppercut by Gigliotti before they separate. Smith shoots in and hits another takedown into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Smith works his way to mount and connects with short elbows. One minute to go. More elbows by Smith. Fight ends there. 10-9 Smith.
Final result: Smith def. Gigliotti by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Maryna Moroz vs. Danielle Taylor
Round 1: Moroz looks much, much larger. Right hands from both women. One minute in. Moroz flicking out her jab. Moroz marching forward, Taylor circling. Two minutes in. Taylor avoids a 1-2. Inside low kick by Taylor. She falls short on punches. Two minutes to go.
Moroz continues to plod after her. Taylor just misses an overhand right. Inside low kick by Taylor. Right from Taylor, left hook by Moroz. 1-2 from Moroz and she scurries after Taylor. Another right hand and left hook. Taylor slings an overhand right before the bell. 10-9 Moroz, although I wouldn't argue with a 10-10.
Round 2: Moroz continues to advance as Taylor circles. Both land right hands. One minute in. Moroz sticking out her jab. Counters from Moroz. Crap fight. Two minutes in. HUGE overhand right nearly buckles Moroz's legs. Taylor backs off rather than pursuing. Moroz still pursuing, falling short with punches. Two minutes to go.
Left hook from Moroz. Short right hand from Taylor. One minute to go. Moroz tries a high kick. Check hook from Moroz. 10-9 Taylor, I suppose.
Round 3: Right hand lands for Taylor early. Taylor continues to circle. Head kick from Moroz. One minute in. Quick exchange, Taylor with a left at the end. Two minutes in. The crowd is not happy and neither am I, all things considered. Right hand by Moroz as Taylor slings one of her own. Two minutes to go.
Taylor whiffs on an overhand right. Right hand by Moroz on the pivot. Ref tells them to engage. Taylor tries to open up, kept at bay. Left hand stings Taylor. One minute to go. Overhand right by Taylor, left hook from Moroz. Taylor hits a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Moroz.
Final result: Moroz def. Taylor by split decision
170 lbs.: Dominique Steele vs. Court McGee
Round 1: 1-2 from McGee stings Steele immediately. Steele shoots in, but it's McGee who ultimately hits the slam and takes his back. Both hooks in. Steele handfighting as McGee tries to work his forearm under his chin. One minute in. McGee switches to a neck crank, palm-to-palm. Steele worms his way free, turns, and shoots in. McGee reverses position. They separate. Two minutes in. They spend some time at range, feinting but not doing much otherwise. Two minutes to go.
Hard flurry from Steele and they tie up. Knee from Steele, then short punches. McGee circles off. One minute to go. Steele rushes with a flurry and ties up. McGee reverses position and drops down onto Steele's hips. Steele fights off the takedown until the bell. 10-9 McGee.
Round 2: Quick exchange in the center. McGee body kick. Left hooks from Steele and they clinch on the fence. One minute in. McGee reverses position. Knee from McGee. Two minutes in. Steele pops him with a right hook as they separate. Steele with a 1-2. Steele fires a combo, whiffs, and McGee shoots. McGee scores the takedown into mount, but Steele just hops back to his feet. Two minutes to go.
McGee again reverses position and digs for a takedown. One minute to go. Some dirty boxing from both men. McGee continues to drive until the bell. 10-9 McGee in a close round.
Round 3: 3-2 from Steele and a right elbow inside. Body kick from McGee. Left hooks from Steele rattle McGee and the letter clinches briefly. One minute in. McGee takes him to the fence and Steele reverses. McGee reverses in turn. Two minutes in. McGee looking for a high-crotch. He continues to drive and brings Steele to the mat. Steele stands, McGee shoots in once again. Two minutes to go.
The referee separates them. Both men bleeding from near their right eyes. Steele shoots in this time, then fires a flurry after letting go. McGee ties up and presses him against the fence. One minute to go. McGee continues to drive as the crowd cheers him on, bleeding freely. Steele reverses, McGee reverses and lands a hard elbow. 10-9 McGee.
Final result: McGee def. Steele by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Marcin Tybura vs. Viktor Pesta
Round 1: Quick punching exchange. Right hand by Tybura. 1-2 lands for the Pole. Pesta slings heat, eats a glancing overhand right. Lead left hook knocks Pesta back. Front kick by Tybura, one minute in. Lead right connects. Pesta shoots, denied. Leg kick by Tybura. Uppercut, left hook from Pesta. Two minutes in. Good right by Tybura. Pesta lands a left hook. 1-2 from Tybura in response. Tybura tries to go high with a kick. Two minutes to go.
Body kick by Tybura. Counter right by Tybura. Left hook connects. One minute to go. He pops Pesta with a jab. Pesta changes levels, eats a knee as he drives. Tybura reverses position on the fence. 10-9 Tybura.
Round 2: Tybura on the front foot early. Pesta whiffs on a combo. HUGE high kick knocks Pesta out cold. Damn.
Final result: Tybura def. Pesta by KO (head kick)
155 lbs.: Jason Novelli vs. David Teymur
Round 1: Teymur catches a low kick and looks for an early counter. Novelli marching forward. One minute in. Body kicks from Teymur.Novelli lands a straight and ties up on the fence. Teymur lands a left hook before they separate. Two minutes in. Teymur looks for a head kick. Two minutes to go.
Body kick lands for Novelli, Teymur comes back with a cracking low kick. 1-2 from Teymur, who eats a good knee to the jaw in the clinch. BIG counter left hand drops Novelli. He pops back to his feet and retreats. Teymur patiently pursues. One minute to go. Body kick from the Swede. Kicks from Novelli, body shots from Teymur. Spinning back kick from Teymur before the bell. 10-9 Teymur.
Round 2: Teymur shoots, separates with a left hook. Novelli muscles into the clinch soon after. They separate, one minute in. BIG left hand drops Novelli again. He staggers up, but Teymur unloads until a huge right hook knocks Novelli out cold.
Final result: Teymur def. Novelli by KO (punches)
145 lbs.: Horacio Gutierrez vs. Teruto Ishihara
Round 1: Gutierrez looks like the much bigger man, as expected. They trade low kicks, Gutierrez's is hard. Body kick by Ishihara. One minute in. Ishihara with a wild double-leg that falls well short. Gutierrez whiffs a low kick and eats one from Ishihara. Straight left by the Japanese fighter. Low kick from Gutierrez. Two minutes in. Quick punch exchanges. They trade low kicks and Gutierrez rushes after him, only to run smack into a monster left hand. Gutierrez crumbles to the mat in a heap and Ishihara whacks him a couple times, turns to the ref to look for a stoppage, then ends things with another left hand as Gutierrez tries to stand.
Final result: Ishihara def. Gutierrez by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Cub Swanson
Round 1: Low kicks from Kawajiri to start. He charges after Cub with a spinning backfist, misses high. Kawajiri body kick, eats a 1-2. Cub slips as he eats a check hook. One minute in. Good counters by Swanson. Kawajiri shoots, stays attached and drives for a while before Swanson separates. Left hook by Swanson, Kawajiri slips a right hand to throw a spinning elbow. Swanson fires a wheel kick, eats a 1-1-2. Kawajiri ducks a right hand and wrangles Cub to the mat, taking side control. Swanson manages to get half guard. Two minutes to go.
Kawajiri stays heavy and works his way to mount. Great work by Kawajiri to keep it as Swanson tries to get half guard. Kawajiri working hard to set up an arm-triangle choke. One minute to go. Cub regains half guard, eats punches. He gets guard and Kawajiri thumps him with an elbow. 10-9 Kawajiri.
Round 2: Counter right from Swanson. Kawajiri tries to rush with wild strikes. Cub catches a low kick and lands a counter left. Right hand by the American, who fires an uppercut as Kawajiri shoots. He stuffs it and stays on his feet. Low kicks by Kawajiri. One minute in. Kawajiri tries to spin again. Body kick and left hook. Low kick, then he tries to go high. Kawajiri with a well-timed level change, but Swanson counters the takedown directly into mount. Swanson quickly takes the back and locks up the choke. Two minutes in. Kawajiri manages to break his grip and stand. Spinning back elbow by Kawajiri. They exchange in the clinch. Both land hard. Blatant illegal knee by Swanson after he shoves Kawajiri to his knees. Two minutes to go and they continue.
Quick exchanges at close range. Cub with a counter right after catching a kick. Both men land huge punches. Kawajiri shoots in for a single-leg and hauls him to the fence. One minute to go. Swanson shoves him away. Right hand by Kawajiri. Swanson trips him up with a low kick and slings punches as he rises. Good round. 10-9 Swanson.
Round 3: Kawajiri immediately takes the center. Low kicks from Kawajiri after he eats a jab. Swanson with a 2-1 and low kick. Cub cracks him wit ha right hand as he shoots, but Kawajiri continues to drive and puts him on his rear against the fence. One minute in. Cub working to scoot his hips free. Kawajiri gets him to his back and lands a couple punches until Swanson kicks him off and stands. Kawajiri again shoots right in. Two minutes in. Swanson looking for elbows, but Kawajiri manages to connect his hands and slam Swanson down into full guard. Elbows by the Japanese veteran. Swanson tries to turn for an armbar, uses it to stand. Two minutes to go.
Swanson stalking forward, eats a spinning elbow. Swanson lands a left hook and Kawajiri shoots, turning for a leg when Swanson cracks him with a knee to the body. Kawajiri turns for the heel hook, but Swanson gets free and taks the back. Both hooks in for Swanson. Kawajiri slowly turning into him and winds up on top. Cub scrambles and drops right hands on an exhausted Kawajiri at the bell. Close final round. 10-9 Kawajiri.
Final result: Swanson def. Kawajiri by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Justin Ledet vs. Chase Sherman
Round 1: Sherman on the front foot as Ledet circles near the fence. Hard Sherman leg kick draws a smile, then another. 1-1-2 by Ledet hits home. Sherman eats a hard jab, lands a low kick, eats a right hand as they exchange. One minute in. Ledet's jab is working extremely well so far. Good exchange in the center. Right cross from Ledet. Another huge right hand that Sherman shakes off. Another low kick from Sherman. Again. Again. Ledet's feeling these. 3-2 by Ledet, answered by a low kick. Ledet with a right cross after eating a low kick. Ledet's punches are much cleaner but his leg is getting ravaged. Nice right seems to rattle Sherman. Sherman to the body as he eats combinations to the head. Two minutes to go.
Sherman with some looping punches as he eats more jabs. Ledet finally checks a leg kick and lands a knee. 2-3-2 by Ledet, Sherman forces him back. Big right cross and a knee land on Sherman's chin. 1-2 and Sherman answers with a right. One minute to go. Tight hook by Ledet. 1-2 knocks Sherman back. Low kick by Sherman. 10-9 Ledet.
Round 2: Good punching exchange. Ledet comes back with a 1-2. Again, Sherman whacks him with a low kick afterwards. Ledet's jab remains a great weapon. One minute in. Sherman whacks him with a body kick and a counter left hand. Lead hook by Ledet. Yet another jab lands. Two minutes in. Sherman with a leg kick. Sherman's nose is a mess and he eats a left hook as they trade. Sherman is visibly tired. Two minutes to go.
Ledet circles on the fence, pops him with a right hand. Knee to the body. Sherman digs a right downstairs. Ledet with jabs and left hooks. Sherman with a right hook and low kick. One minute to go. Sherman smiles as he eats a left hook. More jabs busting up his nose. Sherman shuffles back, exhausted, and Ledet clobbers him with a series of vicious punches. Sherman eats the entire barrage and continues plodding after him. 10-9 Ledet.
Round 3: Quick hook by Ledet. Sherman claims an eye poke, eats hooks for his trouble. Sherman tries a body kick, eats a left hook, lands a low kick. One minute in. Sherman tossing out kicks. He waves Ledet on, Ledet hangs back. Sherman backs him to the fence and flurries. Ledet circles off and cracks him with jabs. Two minutes in. Low kick by Sherman. Hard counter 3-2 from Ledet. Sherman eats a big 1-2 and sticks his tongue out. He's talking smack as he's getting smacked. Sherman tries a flurry and looks at the clock. Two minutes to go.
Counter right by Ledet bounces off Sherman's face. Sherman flings out a tired right hook. One minute to go. Crowd not happy with Ledet's passivity, so he lands a left hook. Another pair of left hooks. Sherman falls short with a leg kick. Sherman demands that Ledet stop retreating and they trade middle fingers before the bell. 10-9 Ledet.
Final result: Ledet def. Sherman by unanimous decision