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Benji Radach vs Ovince Saint Preux Good to see Radach back in action. Too bad he's doing it in a short-notice fight at light heavyweight. "Key to the Cage" for Radach is "Get it done fast". Wow. Round 1 Saint Preux fighting southpaw. Radach eats a kick. Trying to creep inside OSP's range. Radach gets the take down. OSP stands up they're still clinched with Radach owning double underhooks. Knees from OSP on the break, Radach answers with a hard right hook and stuns him. Radach backs off. OSP lands a body kick and hurts Radach with a straight left follow up. OSP takes his back. Working for a rear naked choke. OSP gives up the choke starts pouring on the ground and pound on Radach. Radach is completely flat on his belly. Hammer fists to the ear of Radach. OSP going for the choke. Thirty seconds left. OSP is whaling on the prone Radach. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-8 for Saint Preux. Round 2 OSP immediately drops Radach and takes his back when Radach falls. More ground and pound from OSP. OSP is slowing down. Picking his shots carefully. Radach tries to roll forward. Dreadful fight. Ref warns Radach to do something or he'll stop the fight. Radach manages to get his back against the cage trying to get guard. Rolls back to his belly, turtles up. OSP peppering with punches from Radach's back. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 Saint Preux. Round 3 Radach comes out throwing. Pushes OSP up against the cage and Radach is throwing bombs. OSP fires back and drops Radach again. Back to the turtle position. Ref stands up up around the 2:50 mark. Radach throwing punches then shoots for a take down. Clinch up against the fence. Another restart. Radach lands a right then shoots again. OSP throwing some illegal elbows drawing a warning. Another restart. Both swinging wildly. Radach shoots again. Back to the clinch. We're headed to the score cards. Bloody Elbow scores that one 10-9 Saint Preux. 30-27 Saint Preux. The judges score it 30-27, 30-26 and 30-25 for Ovince Saint Preux.
Antonio Silva vs Mike Kyle This is a no win bout for Silva. Big John McCarthy is the third man in the cage. Round 1 Kyle showing a jab and circling. Kyle tags Silva and drops him! He's got Silva badly hurt. He's throwing ground and pound. Silva trying to get guard. Taking a beating. Ties up one of Kyle's arms. Kyle gets knee on belly. Loses it. Kyle in Silva's half guard, cross-facing Silva. Silva is trying to get a better position. Trying for a sweep. Kyle rides it out, stays on top. More hammer fists from Kyle. Silva in full, closed guard. Kyle throwing punches. He's over 100 for the round. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Kyle. Round 2 Silva shoots, it's ugly. Kyle escapes easily. Silva lands a hard right hand. Silva with a leg kick. Silva takes Kyle down. Throwing bombs. Kyle tries for a triangle, Silva uses it to pass to north-south. Silva with hard punches from the top. Kyle rolls, Silva with a front headlock. He's going for an anaconda. Kyle is surviving. He escapes! Silva gets mount. He's hitting Kyle hard. Kyle is out. Antonio "Big Foot" Silva wins by KO.
Matt Lindland vs Robbie Lawler The newly bearded Lawler looks intense on the walk in. Round 1 Lindland looking to clinch. Lawler landing some punches. Lawler lands a hard left and a right uppercut then a right hook that drops him. Lawler follows him down for the finish. Robbie Lawler wins by knock out.
Paul Daley vs Scott Smith Round 1 Daley lands a leg kick. Body punch from the Brit. Smith staggers Daley with a right. Another leg kick from Daley. Head kick from Daley. Brutal combo from Daley puts Smith on his ass. Daley follows him down. Smith gets back to his feet. He's hurt. Daley keeping his hands up. Overhand right by Daley. Left hook. Another. Smith is hurt. Smith comes forward and eats a hard left hand that puts him flat on his face. Paul Daley wins by KO.
Dan Henderson vs Renato "Babalu" Sobral Big John McCarthy is the referee. Round 1 Sobral jabbing. They clinch with a head butt on the contact. Separation. High kick from Babalu. Henderson has his right hand cocked. Babalu kicking. Henderson wings a right. Henderson charges forward and lands. Babalu is hurt and shoots but lands on his back. Henderson drops bombs! He knocks out Babalu! Dan Henderson by KO.