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And we're on the air. First fight:
Dennis Siver vs Ross Pearson: Dan Miragliotta is the ref. Pray everyone. Round 1 They come out patient both circling. Siver scores first. Pearson with a leg kick. Lots of misses as they search for their range. Nice exchange of punches. Siver with a body kick. Siver with a mouse under his eye. Pearson scores with a punch kick combo. Siver got tagged again, crouched for a takedown but gets stuffed. Pearson with a head kick. The Brit is pulling ahead here. Pearson takes him down and gets his back with a corkscrew take down. Has one hook in. Working for a body triangle. Gets mount. Siver reverses. Back to their feet. Siver is throwing leather and landing. Siver's mouth is bleeding. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9. Round 2 Slow start. Siver shoots, Pearson sprawls. Siver with a spinning back kick to the body! Lands but not devastating. Pearson comes in, Siver answers. Pearson with a right hand. Flying knee from Pearson lands! They trade jabs. Siver gets a single leg. Lands in Pearson's half-guard. Pearson gets full guard. Siver gets his back but no, Pearson escapes. A scramble, back to their feet. Great fight so far! Pearson with a leg kick. Siver's nose bleeding again. Pearson with a right. Siver misses a spinning kick. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Pearson. Round 3 Pearson whips a hard outside leg kick. Pearson moving faster in the third. Siver looks sweaty and tired. Combo from Pearson. Uppercut lands. Siver lands a right. Some hooks miss for both fighters. Leg kick from the Brit. Siver with a jab. They're throwing a lot but not landing much. Pearson with a hard right, Siver answers with a double leg to Pearson's guard. Siver lands an elbow. Pearson rolls to stand. Makes it, eats a knee on the way up. Pearson with a jab. Vicious leg kick from Pearson. Siver misses a high kick. Pearson gets Siver's back standing, slams him. Side control. Mount, Escape. Spinning back kick lands but not much on it. Pearson lands a high body kick. They're trading. Pearson scores. Siver shots and almost gets the takedown. Both men attacking as the fight ends! Great fight. Bloody Elbow calls third 10-9 for Pearson and the fight 30-27 for Ross Pearson. All three judges agree. Ross Pearson unanimous decision.
Jorge Rivera vs Nate Quarry: Mario Yamasaki is the ref. Round 1 They touch gloves. Quarry firing early. Rivera stalking Quarry down, Quarry firing leg kicks. Rivera collects himself and starts firing kicks. Hook from Rivera. Rivera landing rights. Quarry with leg kicks. Rivera with another right. And another. Quarry can't touch Rivera with his hands. Only landing leg kicks. Rivera drops him with a right! They clinch. Quarry survives. Quarry with a standing elbow! Nate with a leg kick. Rivera with another HARD right hand! Combination. Quarry drops from a punch. Rivera pounding a downed Quarry. Quarry stands. Threatens a guillotine on Rivera. Jorge stands. Quarry eats another big right. Quarry hanging on. Drops. Rivera pounds away. Quarry crumbles to his back. Quarry turtles, eating punches. But looks to survive the round. Rivera must wonder what he has to do to get a stoppage. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-8 Rivera. Round 2 Rivera immediately drops Quarry with a right hand and follows up with ground and pound. Jorge Rivera by TKO. Great performance from the Bostonian.
Roy Nelson vs Stefan Struve Round 1
And there's a blackout in the arena and they cut to commercial, no wait first they show Kenny Florian in his locker room for 2 minutes then they cut to commercial.
When they come back it's a prerecorded undercard fight
Gleison Tibau vs Caol Uno Round 1 Uno gets taken down, gives up his back. They trade ineffectually. Tibau begins to score. Tibau shoves Uno across the cage. Tibau scores on the feet, drops Uno. Follows him down, landing shots all the way. BIG SHOT. Another. This isn't remotely a fair fight. Tibau looks two weight divisions larger than Uno. Uno gives up his back and Tibau punches until the ref stops it. A staggering Uno falls on the ref. Gleison Tibau by TKO.
From MMAJunkie's twitter:
MMAjunkieJohn: Fighters will re-enter cage after conclusion of Tibau-Uno fight, and we'll carry on according to Spike TV officials.
Roy Nelson vs Stefan Struve Round 1 Nelson immediately pursuing Stefan Struve and DROPS STRUVE WITH A RIGHT HAND. Roy Nelson by KO. Struve is bleeding. Roy Nelson emerges as a star. He calls out James Toney after the match. Shrewd move.
Kenny Florian vs Takanori Gomi They are selling Gomi as an all time great and the last PRIDE champion. Round 1 They come out as south paws. Some of the crowd appeared to be chanting for Gomi. Florian lands with a leg kick. Florian is avoiding the counter right hook. Gomi switches stances and Florian blocks. Florian scores with a straight left. Florian throws a knee. Gomi evades it. Gomi with a body punch. Florian with a jab. They trade. Florian picking Gomi apart. Jab. Jab. Florian dances. Gomi with a kick. High kick from Florian. Florian does a Nick Diaz, holding his hands up to taunt Gomi. Gomi is helpless. Gomi shoots, gets stuffed. Gomi lands a left. Florian answers with three hard jabs. Gomi wings a high kick. BE scores it 10-9 Florian. Round 2 Gomi coming forward firing to the body. Florian jabs. Rogan says Florian is making Gomi's boxing look "almost amateurish." They're both missing with hooks. Gomi missing more. Florian with a knee to the body. Gomi with a body shot. Gomi looking tired. Florian lands a right on a lunging Gomi. Gomi winging wildly. Gomi lands a right. Gomi to the body. Gomi scores with a left. Florian with a leg kick. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 Florian. Round 3 Gomi lands a hard shot. Florian follows with a take down. In Gomi's guard. Landing body shots and a nasty elbow. Gomi tries to roll up but Florian passes and threatens an arm triangle. Florian looking to get full mount but he gave up the arm triangle. Gomi gives up his back. Florian sinks in the rear naked choke. Kenny Florian by submission.