Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television this weekend (Sun., June 25, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 112 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a lightweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee, who are not only battling for a spot in the 155-pound title chase, but also to settle their recent press conference dust up.
In the UFC Fight Night 112 co-main event, former welterweight kingpin Johny Hendricks looks to capture his second straight at middleweight at the expense of 185-pound “Barbarian” Tim Boetsch. Elsewhere on the Oklahoma City fight card, grizzled veteran BJ Penn tries for his first featherweight win by tangling with hardened striker Dennis Siver.
All that and so much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 112 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 7 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 112 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.) Steve Juon will be bringing you live results for the preliminary fights.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 112 QUICK RESULTS:
Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee — Lee technical submission (rear naked choke) 4:37 R1
Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks — Boetsch TKO (head kick and punches) 0:46 R2
Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish — Herrig UD (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes — Reyes TKO (punches) 0:29 R1
Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means — Means UD (29-28 x3)
B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver — Siver MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch - Guida UD 29-28, 29-26, 30-27.
Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori - Vettori UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz - Esparza UD 30-27, 29-28 X2.
Devin Powell vs. Darrell Horcher - Horcher SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones - Gordon TKO 4:24 R2.
Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury - Kimball TKO 1:21 R1.
Johnny Case vs. Tony Martin - Martin UD 29-28 X3.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 112 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee
Round 1: Lee on the front foot early, sending out kicks. Straight left from Chiesa draws a nod. Another left hand clips Lee and Chiesa takes top position, looking for a guillotine as Lee stands. Lee heaves him up and slams him down, only for Chiesa to look for a triangle. Lee gets his hand into the lock and breaks his grip. Two minutes in. Chiesa keeping wrist control as he looks for subs. He tries to stand, but Lee takes his back and puts in both hooks. Full body triangle. Two minutes to go, Lee dropping punches.
Solid shots by Lee as Chiesa moves. Nasty punches. Elbows now from Lee. One minute to go. Chiesa still fighting to break the body triangle. Lee locks up the choke after some adjustments and Mario Yamasaki stops the fight with no tap and no loss of consciousness. Mario Yamasaki has just ruined the main event.
Final result: Lee def. Chiesa by technical submission (rear naked choke)
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks
Round 1: Boetsch showing movement early. Kicks to the body and legs. Hendricks lands a leg kick in turn. Boetsch targeting the body early. One minute in. 3-2 from Hendricks. Boetsch catches a kick, can’t land the right afterwards. Brief clinch exchange. Two minutes in. Good knee and right by Boetsch inside as Hendricks steps in. Boetsch continues to plant the ball of his foot in Hendricks’ body. Two minutes to go.
Boetsch landing counters as Hendricks slings left hands. Straight left lands for him. Counter right from Boetsch. Leg kick exchange, straight right from Boetsch with a minute to go. Body kick and straight right. Counter right. Boetsch stings him with a right in the clinch. 10-9 Boetsch.
Round 2: Hard body kick from Boetsch. Hendricks with a solid leg kick in response. BIG head kick rocks Hendricks and Boetsch rips into him until Hendricks crumbles to his knees.
Final result: Boetsch def. Hendricks by TKO (head kick and punches)
115 lbs.: Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish
Round 1: Kish rushes into the clinch, goes for a head-and-arm throw and gives up the back in the process. Both hooks in for Herrig less than thirty seconds into the fight. Kish peels off a hook and stands, pressed against the cage. Herrig lands an outside trip after avoiding some attempts by Kish. Herrig looking for the back two minutes in. Herrig takes mount and drops solid punches. Kish bridging, gives up the back. Herrig pins an arm Penn-style, loses it with two minutes to go.
Back to mount, then the back. Kish slips out the back door and takes side control. Herrig goes to her knees, stands, and lands a pair of right hands. One minute to go. Herrig shoots and Kish takes top position with a whizzer. Half guard for Kish. Good elbow. Herrig coming up on a leg, works her way to her feet. 10-9 Herrig.
Round 2: Counter right from Herrig. Kish still marching forward, eating punches on the way in. Body kick from Kish. Quick punching exchanges. Good left hooks from Herrig a minute in. Hard combination by Herrig, Kish answers in kind. 2-3 by Kish lands clean, but she’s bleeding from beside her right eye. Another big hook by Herrig. Again. Two minutes in. Kish with a knee inside. Body kick lands. Kish slings her down from the Thai plum, lets her up and digs to the body. Nice elbow as Herrig ties her up. Herrig takes her down into half guard with two minutes to go.
Herrig staying heavy. She hops into side control, then takes the back with a minute to go. Kish sweeps into top position and avoids an armbar, settling in side control and taking mount at the end. 10-9 Herrig.
Round 3: They exchange solid shots until Herrig hits another takedown. Kish nearly stands, but Herrig keeps her down in half guard. Onto the mount. One minute in. Herrig on the back, Kish regains half guard. She tries to stand, but Herrig locks up the rear-naked choke and plays backpack. Kish fights desperately and, against all odds, grits her way through. Herrig still on top in side control. She looks for mount, gets it and lands right hands. Elbows and punches with two minutes to go.
Kish manages to get her back to side control. She bridges, which gives up her back once again. One minute to go. Herrig chipping away with punches. She ends the round on the back. 10-8 Herrig.
Final result: Herrig def. Kish by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes
Round 1: Reyes opens with a body kick, then a low kick as Christensen comes back with a right. Straight left rocks Christensen and Reyes tears into him, stuffing a takedown and sparking him with another left through the guard. A few more punches finish it and Reyes has a highlight-reel stoppage in his UFC debut.
Final result: Reyes def. Christensen by TKO (punches)
170 lbs.: Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means
Round 1: Good left hook early for Garcia, then a right hand as he steps in. Means goes to the body with straight lefts. Uppercut from Garcia and he rocks Means with a flurry before taking him down on the fence. Means pops back up, Garcia still attached, reverses and separates with knees. Leg kick from Means. Two minutes in. Lots of feinting and prodding for the next minute. Two minutes to go.
Means with another left to the body, eats a heavy left hook. Again to the body. One minute to go. Lefts to the body from Means again. 10-9 Garcia.
Round 2: Means working behind his right hand. Low kick. He’s started to slip Garcia’s punches. One minute in. 1-2 from Garcia. Means keeps up the left downstairs. Garcia shoots in for a single-leg, transitions to a double and hauls Means to the fence. Means sneaks in an underhook and separates two minutes in. Counter left lands for Means. Body shot. Straight left lands upstairs and Means is taunting him with two minutes to go.
Another straight left by Means, then to the body. Means backing him up to the fence. One minute to go. 1-2 by Means, Garcia can’t manage to clinch. Garcia falls well short with a spinning back fist. 10-9 Means.
Round 3: Means shucks off a takedown attempt and avoids an overhand right. Straight left from Means, who uses a whizzer to deny a blast double. Right hook lands for him a minute in, then that left to the body. Again to the body. I don’t think Garcia has landed a clean punch this round. Two minutes in. Fake takedown from Garcia met by low-high straight lefts. Front kick to the body by Means, who avoids a chopping left inside. Two minutes to go.
Hard left hand by Means. Garcia fires a body kick, blocked. 2-3 lands for him. Leg kick exchange with a minute to go. Garcia showing some desperation, still can’t connect. Means hops in for a knee as Garcia tries assorted shenanigans. 10-9 Means.
Final result: Means def. Garcia by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver
Round 1: Siver going to the lead-leg kicks early and often. Stiff jab by Penn, checks a leg kick. Siver looks for a takedown, can’t get it. Back to the center. Front kick lands for Siver a minute in, Penn comes back with a 1-2 and another strong jab. Siver with a short left hook inside. Check hook by Siver and Penn puts him on the fence. Separation back to the jab for Penn. Two minutes in. Siver’s trying to flurry as Penn steps in, neither of them landing terribly clean. Spinning back kick by Siver. Check hook knocks Penn’s mouthpiece out and a 1-2 lands for Siver afterwards. Penn looks hesitant. Two minutes to go.
Check hook again from Siver. Penn to the body. Siver wheel kick falls short and he eats a jab. Glancing 1-2 connects for the German. One minute to go. They exchange in the pocket. Another thumping jab by Penn. Body kick and jab land for Siver. Right hand and head kick as they exchange. 10-9 Siver.
Round 2: Check hooks continuing to work for Siver. Penn digs to the body, Siver picks at his legs. One minute in. Another check hook as Penn steps in. Body kick from Siver, who ducks a right hand for a brief takedown attempt. Penn’s jab is sharp, there’s just not much to back it up. Right hand by Siver. Front kick catches Penn leaning. Two minutes in. Penn lands a good 1-2 and some hard jabs afterwards, his best offense of the fight. Two minutes to go.
Siver tries another spinning back kick and Penn suddenly drops him with an uppercut. Penn quickly moves to side control. Siver clamping down on him with a minute to go. Pen can’t get anything going from there until the last few seconds. 10-9 Penn.
Round 3: Siver seems to have fully recovered, feinting kicks. Check hook by Siver and a jab behind it. Hard right hand and a leg kick. Penn lands some jabs a minute in. Siver cracks him with one in return. Wheel kick misses. Penn looks tired. Good inside low kick from Siver. Spinning back kick. Penn just not offering much at the moment as Siver potshots him. Two minutes in. Jab exchange, front kick from Siver. Penn’s offense this round has been all jabs, more or less. Siver lands an inside low kick, then a head kick, then the same sequence with an outside kick with two minutes to go.
Siver continues to punish Penn’s lead leg, lands a 2-3. Hard left hook and right hand sting Penn. Siver pursuing as an exhausted Penn shuffles around the fence. Siver teeing off. Spinning back kick, more leg kicks. Lead-leg axe kick lands on Penn’s chin, wheel kick blocked. 10-8 Siver.
Final result: Siver def. Penn by majority decision
155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch
Blue trunks and gloves for Koch, 15-4, fighting out of Milwaukee, WI. White trunks and red gloves for Guida, 32-14, fighting out of Johnsburg, IL. Our referee in charge is Keith Peterson.
Round 1: The frenetic energy of Guida has been tamed a little by his time at Team Alpha Male, but you can still see constant head movement even if his feet are a little more in control. The hair is still flying around per normal. Koch takes a high right kick to the head and seems fine. Guida lands a right and pressures forward, shooting for a takedown at 2:29. Koch keeps his balance well and forces Guida to drop to a knee as he digs and digs to complete it. He finally gets Koch down at 3:41 but he’s back up immediately. The crowd chants loudly for long time veteran Guida. Both men reset to the center with 22 seconds left. 10-9 Guida.
Round 2: Guida takes Koch with a huge right hand 30 seconds into R2 and immediately takes Koch to the ground. Guida is working his way up the mount and slamming his right shoulder into Koch’s head as he does so. He moves to side control at 1:49. Guida gets the full mount at 2:14. He’s furiously throwing right hands to the body as Koch tries to pull down on his head. If Guida can break free and rain down damage Koch’s in a world of trouble. Guida starts to peel the head control away at 3:10 and throw right hands to the head but Koch pulls him back down again. Guida’s corner is yelling that there’s short time left so he needs to create space and land some big elbows. Guida is able to sit up at 4:30 and Koch has to cover up to survive for a third round. Even though Oklahoma has not adopted the new unified rules of MMA, I’d call that a 10-8 for Guida.
Round 3: Guida is bouncing up and down with excitement waiting for the ref to start round three. Koch wings out a head kick that doesn’t find the mark. Guida jumps forward toward his opponent. Guida single legs Koch at 1:03 and can’t keep Koch down, but he’s got him pressed into the fence with blood leaking from Koch’s nose. Guida digs and gets a right leg high in the air, but Koch keeps his balance. Guida finally dumps him at 2:09 and quickly gets full mount at 2:25. Knees to the ribs and shoulders to the head. Guida gets the hands free for some damage at 3:18 and again all Koch can do is defend and block with his arms. One minute left. Guida is warned not to grab the cage and starts hammering away again once he gets the position he wants with 20 seconds left. The horn sounds to save Koch from more of a beating. Guida pitched a shutout.
Final result: The judges score it 29-28, 29-26 and 30-27 all for Guida by unanimous decision.
185 lbs.: Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori
White trunks and blue gloves for the 11-3 Vettori, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy. Yellow trunks and red gloves for the 13-5 Miranda, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our referee in charge of this fight is Gary Ritter.
Round 1: Vettori eats a high kick early but he’s pressuring Miranda and forcing him backward toward the fence. Knee to the body right hook combo for Vettori. Miranda backs Vettori off with a body kick and a head kick but then Vettori springs forward with a combo. Vettori nearly trips up Miranda but as Miranda stumbles he comes forward with a flurry and a flying knee. Miranda finally moves off the cage. 90 seconds left as Vettori catches a kick and dumps Miranda to the ground, looking to take his back against the fence. Miranda blocks it and stands up at 4:17. Miranda throws a strong series of kicks but gets hit with a hard combo at 4:40. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 2: Miranda is doing almost all of his significant damage in this fight with kicks, and the first 75 seconds of this round are no different. Vettori teases a double but Miranda shrugs it off. Vettori catches a kick but doesn’t complete a takedown. Hard body kick for Vettori. Right hook for Vettori. Leg kick Miranda. Vettori takes a high kick, they wind up on the fence, Vettori is on top with 90 seconds left. Vettori lands a solid punch that opens up a cut on Miranda’s face and lets him up with 28 seconds left. Miranda throws some kicks but gets taken back down again before the horn. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 3: Miranda is in desperation mode now, correctly assuming that he’s probably down two rounds. Vettori clocks him with a right hook at 55 seconds but Miranda stays standing. A combo for Vettori hits at 1:15. Miranda keeps coming forward and lands a knee but falls down as he does so. Miranda keeps on chasing Vettori around the Octagon, winging out a head kick that just grazes the chin. Vettori with a flush left jab. Leg kick for Miranda. Body shot by Miranda looks to have hurt Vettori. Vettori nods and throws hands in return. They are fighting in close quarters now, just sticking right to each other looking to do damage. Vettori rushes Miranda across the cage with 90 seconds left. He gets a body lock takedown with a minute left. Miranda can’t shake him off so that should give a solid unanimous decision to Vettori.
Final result: 29-28, 30-27 X2 for Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision.
115 lbs.: Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz
Moroz has on black trunks and blue gloves. She’s 8-1 and fights out of Ukraine, ranked #10 at 115 lbs. Esparza has on white trunks and red gloves, 12-4, ranked #8 and fighting out of Irvine, CA. Our referee in charge is Mario Yamasaki.
Round 1: Both women feel each other out for the first 30 seconds. Esparza tags Moroz with a right hand. Esparza comes in for another flurry at 1:24. Moroz is trying to keep her at distance by throwing out the left jab. Esparza teases a level change but doesn’t commit, goes for it again at 2:12 and this time it’s blocked. Esparza with another hard right. Esparza finally gets the takedown at 2:44 and Moroz goes for a guillotine. Esparza punches away at the ribs as Moroz refuses to let go, and her arm finally runs out of strength at 3:45. Esparza tries to raise up for hands and elbows but Moroz works hard to keep Esparza close. 10-9 round for Esparza.
Round 2: Moroz looks to use her height and reach to her advantage throughout this fight, but it doesn’t work because Esparza comes in underneath and lands solid strikes. Esparza mixes in a superman punch for good measure early in R2. A takedown attempt is blocked. Esparza gets a takedown at 2:25 but Moroz is back up 10 seconds later. Esparza hits a stronger takedown at 3:23. Moroz can’t shake her off until 16 seconds are left but eats a whole bunch of left hands getting back up. Another 10-9 for Esparza.
Round 3: Esparza gets a single leg at 23 seconds but she lets Moroz stand back up. Moroz blocks the next attempt at 1:07. Yamasaki calls time as Moroz complains about a groin strike and restarts the fight at 1:44. Esparza gets another takedown at 2:09. Yamasaki calls for more work as we pass the three minute mark. Moroz is keeping Esparza from doing much by controlling the arms and wrists so Yamasaki stands them up with under 90 seconds left. Esparza with another takedown at 4:04. That should ice the fight. Esparza stands up and backs up to throw leg kicks, then lets Moroz up with 14 seconds to go, and she gets another takedown as the exclamation point.
Final result: 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 all for Carla Esparza.
155 lbs.: Devin Powell vs. Darrell Horcher
South Berwick, ME native Powell is out first on FS2 with the red gloves and blue trunks. Chicago, IL native Horcher is already in the Octagon as the broadcast is underway. He has on the blue gloves and black trunks and is fighting 13 months after double ACL reconstruction following a horrific motorcycle accident. Horcher’s record is 12-2 and he fights out of Shermansdale, PA. Powell’s record is 8-2 and he fights out of South Berwick. Our referee in charge is Kevin McDonald.
Round 1: A glove tap kicks off the action. Horcher backs Powell up to the outside immediately, where Powell is shifting side to side and throwing kicks. Horcher closes the distance and lands a hard left hand. Horcher eats leg kicks as he keeps trying to walk down his opponent. Powell tries a head kick and Horcher takes it no problem, throwing counter strikes with his hands. They tie up in the center of the Octagon, Powell goes for a trip but Horcher rolls on top immediately as they hit the ground. Horcher has two minutes plus to work on top in half guard. Powell gets his head to the fence but can’t sit up with all of Horcher’s weight on him. McDonald calls for more action. Horcher tries to lock up an arm for submission but can’t complete it. Powell gets a warning for shots to the back of the head, tries to scramble, and can’t get free. 10-9 Horcher.
Round 2: Powell is trying to bob and weave to open R2 and throw out a high kick and a leg kick. Horcher checks a head kick coming in. The next time Powell tries it Horcher tags him with counter shots. Horcher has him hurt with a left hand at 1:15 and goes for a standing guillotine but Powell breaks free. His blood is spraying onto Horcher’s back as Horcher looks for a takedown. Horcher breaks away, lands an uppercut, and Powell stumbles. Horcher immediately capitalizes and puts Powell on his back. Horcher is in full guard but he’s landing some nasty left hands. 90 seconds left. Powell tries in vain to find a kimura — nothing doing. Horcher gets another 10-9.
Round 3: Both men exchange a hug to open R3. Horcher is tagging Powell 20 seconds into the round. A big left hand connects at 43 seconds. You get the feeling one clean solid hook by Horcher could end it at any time. Both men trade leg kicks. Powell waggles a foot in the air on a couple high kicks. Too bad they don’t connect. Powell goes for a single leg but can’t get Horcher off his feet. Horcher turns Powell into the fence but Powell goes for the anaconda choke and the crowd starts buzzing. Horcher is in a little bit of trouble with two minutes left. Powell can’t get Horcher to tap but he is landing some elbows to the head. Powell tries to get half guard but Horcher gets up with 40 seconds left. Powell goes hard for a guillotine but can’t get it and Horcher pops his head free at 4:43. Powell had the better third round but Horcher will win.
Final result: 29-28 Horcher, 29-28 Powell, 29-28 Horcher by split decision.
145 lbs.: Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
Quinones makes his UFC debut tonight in the blue gloves and white trunks. He’s on a five fight win streak and also has five wins by knockout. Gordon is a prospect who missed his previous debut attempt due to food poisoning, and he also missed weight for this fight, but he does have a three fight win streak and was discovered on Dana White’s “Lookin’ For a Fight.” He has on red gloves and black trunks. Quinones is 8-1 and fights out of Coral Springs, FL. Gordon is 12-1 and fights out of Astoria, Queens, NY. Our referee in charge is Keith Peterson.
Round 1: No shortage of action for both fighters in the first 30 seconds. Gordon backs Quinones toward the fence and lands a left hook over the top. Quinones responds with a combo and a flying knee. Gordon puts Quinones on the fence for a takedown and jumps on his back. He fires away with left hands from behind as Quinones tries to cover up. Quinones gets back up at 2:30. Gordon stutter steps trying to make Quinones guess wrong on the timing. Leg kicks from Gordon. Right hook from Quinones. Gordon tries to back Quinones up but he throws a head kick to make Gordan pause. Quinones throw a high spin kick. Head kick from Quinones. Left hook from Gordon, body kick and leg kick for Gordon. 10-9 Gordon.
Round 2: Gordon is hurting Quinones with combos 30 seconds in and Quinones tries to pull guard in response, letting Gordon on top in half guard. He’s smothering Quinones chest to chest and driving the left knee into the body and the right hand into the head. Gordon pushes Quinones down when he gets up and is all over him against the fence. Quinones gets up again and he’s staggering as he backs up across the Octagon. Gordon drags him to the ground again at 3:08 and pours on more damage. Quinones can’t take much more of this before it gets stopped. Huge hammerfists by Gordon on top. Less than a minute left into what’s turning into a blowout round for Gordon. It’s finally waved off at 4:24.
Final result: Jared Gordon wins by technical knockout at 4:24 of the second round.
205 lbs.: Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury
Burlington, VT native Jeremy Kimball enters first with the blue gloves and black trunks. He’s won four out of his last five and finished 10 of his opponents by knockout. East Liverpool, OH native Stansbury has red gloves and blue trunks. He’s a TUF veteran with six first round finishes and has picked up victories in eight of his last 10 fights. Kimball’s record is 14-6 and he fights out of Colorado Springs, CO. Stansbury’s record is 8-4 and he fights out of East Liverpool. Our referee in charge of this opening bout is Mario Yamasaki.
Round 1: A tap of the gloves gets us underway and both fighters trade leather 12 seconds in. Stansbury has Kimball backing up toward the fence and drops levels looking for a takedown, but Kimball turns him around and lets go of the hands before they reset. Stansbury throws a leg kick and paws with his left hand. Kimball tags him and pours it on for the stoppage. A right hand right behind the ear was what made Stansbury woozy and more rights on the ground led Yamasaki to make the save.
Final result: Jeremy Kimball wins via technical knockout at 1:21 of the first round.
155 lbs.: Johnny Case vs. Tony Martin
Jefferson, IA native Case is out first with blue gloves and yellow trunks. He has 14 first round finishes and 15 wins by knockout in his career. Palos Heights, IL born Tony Martin is looking for his fourth win in his last five fights. He’s got on red gloves and black trunks tonight. Case holds a career record of 22-5 and fights out of Jefferson, while Martin’s record is 11-3 and he fights out of Boston, MA. Our referee in charge is Gary Ritter.
Round 1: Case starts the round bouncing on his feet in the center of the Octagon, throwing faints and then delivering kicks. Martin stands in front of him stepping forward an inch or two at a time trying to figure out the right angle of attack. Case continues to kick and jab away. Martin finally lands an overhand right. Martin is starting to find the range with his left and now that he’s got it he’s mixing in combos. Case backs up as Martin throws an inside leg kick. Left hook by Martin. Case lunges forward and Martin pops the left when he resets. Case brings a series of 4-5 punches but then eats a hard right hand down the pipe. Martin tags him again at 3:36. Body kick from Case. Two big lefts from Case. Three punch combo from Case. Martin shoots with 30 seconds left. Martin can’t complete it. 10-9 Case.
Round 2: Case gets cracked 16 seconds into the round and Martin tries to grab a front headlock for a choke, but Case shakes it off. You can see a huge black and blue mark on Case’s left cheek. Case is trying to back Martin up toward the fence but Martin comes forward throwing the right hand. Case eats a stiff jab twice. Martin eats a combo at 2:08. Case is bleeding from his left cheek now. Case misses with an uppercut and connects with two jabs. Martin puts one on his chin and starts trash talking to Case daring him to stand and trade. They swap leg kicks. Case lands a hard right. Martin backs up Case with the right and has his chin straight up and down to see if Case can hit it. 30 seconds left as they exchange stiff shots. Martin lands a big head kick late but Case is still standing. 10-9 Martin.
Round 3: Martin and Case hug it out having slugged it out for the last 10 minutes, then get right back to winging punches. Martin is getting more elusive and Case has to keep reaching out to get the range. Stiff left jab for Martin. Case is bleeding heavily a minute in. Strong right hand by Case. Case eats a flush jab. Case ducks his head down and tries to wade in swinging wild. Martin buries a knee into Case’s face at 2:35. Big right hook for Martin at 2:47. Case’s face is a mess now. 3:15 gone. Case stumbles backward but lands a good left as he does. Left jab by Martin. Martin is landing that left with impunity. Case has been backpedaling for most of this round. Martin shoots and gets a takedown at 4:36 that should ice the round. Martin lands elbows and both men roll for a very late kimura attempt by Martin. 10-9 Martin.
Final result: The judges score it 29-28 X3 for the unanimous decision to Tony Martin.