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Caros Fodor vs. Thomas Diagne - Round 1 - Production gaffe #1, the intro graphic said "Fedor" rather than "Fodor." Fodor knocks Diagne down early. Diagne gets up and gets chased and knocked right back down. Diagne survives and they're back to standing with Fodor pushing him against the cage. Fodor is not giving him any space, he is locking him up against the cage and working knees to the legs. They separate and Diagne lands a spinning back kick and Fodor walks through it and pushes him into the cage again. Fodor looks for a takedown and can't get it. The round ends and it was clear 10-9 Fodor. Round 2 -Diagne tries to work from distance but Fodor plows through it right back into the clinch where he is owning the fight. It's just the same thing for minutes at a time here with the clinch work. Diagne throws a nice elbow and back to having his back against the cage. Jumping knee and a head kick by Diagne and it really looks like he has no power. Fodor with a nice double leg. Side control and now Diagne turtles and Fodor pounds away. Fodor lands a knee as they're standing and then right back to the ground. Americana is defended by Diagne and they're back to standing. 10-9 round for Fodor. Round 3 - Spinning kick to the body by Diagne but he has no power so Fodor walks through it. Right back into the clinch. Spinning hook kick misses and a crescent kick lands. Diagne is throwing everything he has but he just doesn't have any pop on those fancy shots. Diagne throwing a few strikes but Fodor isn't worried about them so he walks forward landing shots. Fodor with the takedown now. Very deep kimura and Diagne is able to survive. Fodor is just pounding away but it doesn't look like he'll be able to finish the fight. Still, he dominated almost the entire fight. 10-9 again for a 30-27 win on my card. Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board for Caros Fodor.
Ron "Abongo" Humphrey vs. Mike Kyle - Round 1 - Kyle landing some nice straight punches early and Humphrey is kind of flailing. Now Humphrey pushes him into the cage and they're trading knees to the legs and body. Abongo separates, lands some very nice punches and takes Kyle down. Humphrey is trying to work for a choke from the top but Kyle defends. Kyle gets full guard. In a scramble Abongo tries for a strange choke and now is back on bottom and now again avoids a choke. Flying knee from Kyle and another but Abongo takes him down. A few nice punches and Kyle sweeps. This is sloppy as all hell but a lot of fun. Kyle mounts and Abongo reverses. Abongo tries for the choke again and the round ends. 10-9 Humphrey. Round 2 - They trade left hooks and Humphrey looks pretty tired. Nice punches by Kyle. Kyle throws a series of knees to the groin and doesn't get caught. Humphrey drops for a heel hook, can't get it and now he's on top. Really weird stand-up by the ref and now Kyle with a trip takedown into the mount. That stand-up made no sense and it's allowed Kyle to take the back and he's landing big shots now. Rear naked choke sunk in and Abongo has to tap. Awful job by the ref. Mike Kyle wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 2.
Cory Devela vs. Bobby Voelker - Round 1 - Devela is throwing some big shots after a takedown into mount early.Voelker is doing a decent job to defend so far. Big shot from Devela but Voelker scrambles to standing. Now Devela has him pushed into the cage. Takedown by Devela again, this time into half guard. Devela landing some big punches and if there were elbows allowed in Strikeforce he'd have finished it already. Devela tries for a guillotine and gives up position, Voelker survives and now he is the one on top. The round ends and it was a good one for Devela 10-9. Round 2 - Devela with a nice takedown right into half guard again but now Voelker sweeps to top. Devela almost locks in an armbar and he is staying busy enough that Voelker can't do a lot of damage but lands a right hand as I type that. Devela tries to sweep but can't get it and remains on bottom.Voelker lands a few more punches but still hasn't been able to do a ton. Devela looks for a knee bar, can't get it but does get back to his feet. Devela lands some big shots right before the bell and they hurt Voelker. Still, Voelker probably gets the nod on the card 10-9. Round 3 - Devela pushes him into the cage and lands a few short punches. Now they separate and Devela lands some big punches. Voelker lands a nice knee to the chin now. It's a lot of clinch work against the cage now. Voelker is landing soe big shots now and Devela fires back. Devela keeps shooting and can not get the takedown. Voelker with the takedown. Devela uses a leg lock to get back to standing. They're trading big shots and Devela is landing better. It's a very close round but I think the judges will give it to Voelker so I guess 29-28 Voelker. Official Scorecards: 29-28 Devela, 29-28 Voelker, 29-28 Voelker. Bobby Voelker wins by split decision.
Sarah Kaufman vs. Roxanne Modafferi - Round 1 - Modafferi charges and Kaufman grabs her and pushes her into the cage. Modafferi with a nice little takedown and Kaufman is trying to walk up. Modafferi with some nice work to make sure Sarah ends up on her back in full guard. The ref stands them up way too quickly as Roxy was doing work. Kaufman landing some punches now. Roxy tries for a takedown and can't get it. Round ends and I guess it's 10-9 Roxy. Round 2 - Kaufman is teeing off early. Clinch work against the cage here and now Kaufman gets distance and unloads. Back to clinch work and this fight is...ugly. There's really not a lot going on here but Kaufman controling the clinch and occasionally landing a nice shot to the body or head. Kaufman with another big flurry as the round ends and she should have just evened it up. Round 3 - Roxy with a takedown early in the round. She's working for a pass to half guard and can't get it but lands a few nice punches . Sarah is able to use upkicks to get distance and stand up. Kaufman is trying to land punches here. Roxy jumps to pull guard and while they're on the ground Kaufman picks her up and powerbombs her and the fight is over, Roxy is out. That was naaasty. Sarah Kaufman wins by KO (slam), round 3.
Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe - Round 1 - Shane pushing him into the cage now and he's going to wear Mahe out. They're woking against the cage and the ref restarts them. Mahe with wild punche s and Shane misses with a head kick. Right hand by Mahe lands hard. Left hand lands hard for Shane and now some hard body kicks. Del Rosario is really working over Mahe's knees which is going to pay off in the end. Mahe is hurt badly by knees to the body and it's over! Shane Del Rosario wins by TKO, round 1.