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K.J. Noons vs. Conor Heun - Round 1 - Heun comes out quick and tries for a takedown that gets stuffed. Noons is circling and counters a right hand with a crisp punch. Noons avoids another takedown and Heun just misses the head kick. Noons is working the jab now. Uppercut lands for Heun. Uppercut from Noons now. Noons back to the jab. Body kick blocked by Noons, now a good left hook from Heun. Heun is getting busted up with punches now. Quick takedown by Heun and he has Noons' back. Now into the full mount. Heun landing some good punches now. Noons sacambling but can't get up and again has his back taken. Noons finally manages to get back to his feet. Noons drops Heun with a right hand at the end of the round. Very close round, Noons controlled early then Heun on the ground but the right hand at the end of the round may have secured it for Noons. Round 2 - More of the same standing as Noons is picking him apart with punches that the announcers are mostly ignoring because they're not flashy big punches. Heun lands a hook. Left hook from Noons. Knee to the body from Noons. Trip attempt from Heun. Left hook from Noons. Two punches from Noons has Heun hurt. Heun is firing back now. and he connects and makes Noons back off. Body shot from Noons and a knee to the body from Heun. Noons is blowing him up with a left hook. The round ends with a Heun takedown, but a clear 10-9 round for Noons. Round 3 - Noons avoiding the takedown early and landing a few punches. Heun is moving forward a lot but he isn't landing much while Noons is landing harder, cleaner, straighter punches. Head kick from Heun after he eats a knee. Two big left hooks land for Noons. Noons with a combo to the body and he slips a punch. Noons is eating him alive but the announcers are making it sound like a very close fight and they're painting the wrong picture of what is going on. Heun with a knee to the body that lands solidly. Heun tries for the takedown but can't get it. Noons landing some big shots again. Heun fails on the takedown again and just misses with a right hand. The round ends and I've got the fight 30-27 Noons. Official Scorecards: 30-27 Heun, 29-28 Noons, 29-28 Noons. K.J. Noons wins by split decision. That Heun scorecard is impossible to defend. That is absurd judging.
Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley - Round 1 - Right hand from Kennedy and he starts to work for the takedown. Prangley does a very good job of defending and uses a hip toss to get a takedown of his own but Kennedy is able to scramble to standing right away. Back to pushing for the takedown now is Kennedy. Again, Prangley reverses with a trip of his own but Kennedy gets right up and now gets a solid double leg. Kennedy in Prangley's half guard. Kennedy slips into full mount very slickly. Kennedy with some punches and now takes the back. Prangley is standing up with Kennedy on his back. Tim sinks in the choke and Prangley has to tap out. Tim Kennedy wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 1. Very impressive showing for Kennedy.
Marius Zaromskis vs. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos - Round 1 - Zaromskis with a punch and Cyborg with a combo back. Cyborg rocks him with a punch and tries to follow up but Zaromskis looks like he is okay. Head kick from Zaromskis and then a body kick. This is already fun. Head kick from Zaromskis misses. Now they trade punches with both men landing hard. Head kick from Cyborg hurts Zaromskis, now they're both throwing and Cyborg drops him! It's over! Wow! Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Robbie Lawler - Round 1 - Low kick from Babalu and now he tries for a body lock. No action as they clinch against the cage so they're restarted and Lawler hurts him with a left hand. Now they're clinched against the cage again but this time Lawler reverses and manages to get back to distance. Low kick from Babalu and he gets a takedown. Lawler scrambles and gets briefly caught in a guillotine but escapes back to his feet. Body kick by Lawler and he slips and is on his back with Babalu on top. Babalu looks for the d'arce but Lawler escapes and they're standing again. They clinch up and Sobral lands a knee and then gets out to distance. The round ends and it's 10-9 Babalu. Round 2 - Lawler more aggressive coming out and he lands a few punches. Sobral looks for a single and Lawler keeps his balance on one leg and lands several punches. Lawler is starting to land the left hand now and if he gets a rhythm going he may take this over. Babalu throws a few punches and a kick and Lawler pretends that he is hurt and then smiles. Babalu landing a few kicks and punches now. Babalu misses the connection on a head kick. Nice body kick from Babalu. Leg kick from Babalu and now he shoots for the double but Lawler defends. He looks gassed though. Jab from Lawler lands. Left hand from Sobral. Right hand from Babalu and a knee to the head. Babalu landing much better now and Lawler looks in trouble. Right hand from Lawler. The round ends and it was another Babalu round. Round 3 - They're both landing punches early in the round. Babalu with the single leg, can't get it and lands a punch. Lawler landing the jab now. Uppercut from Lawler. Spinning backfist from Sobral is blocked. Body shot from Sobral and Lawler's body is hurting him. Two big punches from Lawler. Jab from Lawler. Lawler trying to stalk here in the last minute, he needs to find a knockout here. The round ends and despite some good last minute work from Lawler I have it 30-27 Sobral. Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board for Renato "Babalu" Sobral.