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Takanori Gomi vs. Tyson Griffin - Round 1 - Griffin is getting in with his right hand early but Gomi lands hard to the body. Gomi is using his reach to stay outside and he lands a huge right hand that puts Griffin down. The referee saves him from any further beating and as Griffin attempts to protest after the stoppage he is unable to stand up. Good stoppage and a great win for Takanori Gomi. Takanori Gomi wins by KO (punch), round 1.
John Howard vs. Jake Ellenberger - Round 1 - Ellenberger charges and Howard lands a hard hook that forces Jake back. Ellenberger pushes him into the cage and they're trading punches to the body. The crowd is not happy with the clinch work. Referee Herb Dean restarts them. Howard with a combination but his hands were ungodly low. Ellenberger avoids the punches and gets a takedown into Howard's closed guard. Ellenberger with very safe head-in-chest ground and pound. Dean stands them back up. Nice jab by Ellenberger lands and again Howard is dropping his hands when he punches. Ellenberger with a takedown and a little more ground and pound as the round ends. Clear 10-9 Ellenberger round. Round 2 - Head kick from Howard hurts Ellenberger. Now a big right hand and Ellenberger dives down for a double and gets it. Howard looking for a triangle now but Ellenberger avoids the threat. Howard with a sloppy armbar attempt. Howard is moving around but not getting a ton done from his back. Big punch from Ellenberger and he has taken the round back over after a rocky start. Howard is badly swolen around his eye but he does manage to get back to standing. Howard is throwing bombs and leaving himself open and Ellenberger takes him right back down. Ellenberger is targeting that eye with the elbows. The round ends and it was 10-9 Jake. Round 3 - Howard with a flying knee and some punches. Howard's eye is really bad at this point. Ellenberger trying to work from the outside with a jab and now he ducks down with the double and is on top. Again Dean stands them back up but this time he lets the doctor take a look. The doctor has stopped the fight as the eye is fully closed. Jake Ellenberger wins by TKO (swollen eye), round 3.
Yushin Okami vs. Mark Munoz - Round 1 - Right hand by Munoz lands and it's the first meaningful shot of the round. Okami misses the right hook. Both men are pretty hesitant early. Straight left, right hook combo from Okami lands. Head kick from Munoz misses. Okami is really using great footwork to control Munoz's positioning. Okami sprawls to avoid the shot but a second shot by Munoz gets it to the ground. Nice scramble from Okami and he's back to standing. Knee to the body by Okami. Okami's footwork is lightyears ahead of most people in MMA, he's constantly controlling what direction Munoz is moving. The round ends and if somehow they give that to Munoz on one takedown for 10 seconds I'm going to be sick. Round 2 - Okami landing a few punches and Munoz shoots for a single. Okami avoids and he's back to making Munoz fight with his back against the cage. Overhand left by Munoz and Okami drops but he takes Munoz down. Munoz gets back up and he's headhunting now. Right hand lands for Munoz. Munoz shoots again and again it's stuffed. Munoz works for the rest of the round on the takedown but can never finish it. 10-9 Munoz round should tie it up. Round 3 -Munoz goes for another takedown early and again can't get it. Both men throw a flurry and each land a little. Right hand by Okami hurts Munoz and he goes down. Okami can't finish it off and Munoz is going for the single and has Okami sprawled out on top of him. It's more of the same until the round ends. Not a great aesthetic fight but it should be one that Okami wins on the cards 29-28. Official Scorecards: 29-28 Okami, 29-28 Munoz and 29-28 Okami. Yushin Okami wins by split decision.
Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko - Round 1 - Vlad throws a few jabs early. Spinning back kick by Jones and now a nice takedown. Matyushenko looking for an armbar but he lets go. Jones with some elbows and a pass to side control. Crucifix and Jones throws a few elbows and the ref stops it. Bad stoppage honestly, the crucifix should not mean an immediate stoppage. Anyway, it's over and Jones looked very, very good. Jon Jones wins by TKO (elbows), round 1.