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Steve Carl vs. Tyler Stinson - Round 1 - Stinson refuses to touch gloves before the fight. Body kick from Carl. Carl with a nice takedown into Stinson's guard. Stinson smoothly transitions to an armbar but can't finish it and eats a right hand from Carl for his trouble. Stinson with a great transition to a triangle and Carl slams him but can't shake Stinson. Stinson holding on and Carl tries again. After fighting the sub attempt with Stinson looking to have it locked deep Carl escapes. As they go to the feet Stinson attempts for a takedown of his own and Carl locks in a nasty guillotine that puts Stinson to sleep. Great short fight. Steve Carl wins by submission (guillotine choke), round 1.
Aisling Daly vs. Lisa Ward - Round 1 - Daly throwing some punches and Ward locks her up and uses a great head and arm throw to put her down. Ward in side control but Daly locks half guard. Ward finally postures up and starts to blast Daly with a big flurry of punches. Ward is just dominating this round now driving punches to the body. The round ends with Ward landing a few more punches and I've got it 10-8 Ward.
Round 2 - Ward comes right out and gets the same head and arm takedown. Daly manages to get to her feet and Ward locks her up again. They're back to space after Daly manages to avoid the head and arm throw but again Ward gets the takedown. Daly manages to get on top with Ward trying to get a choke but Daly gets her head free and is on top in half guard. Daly on top in north-south.Daly with a takedown in a scramble and the round ends. Very close round but I'd go 10-9 Daly.
Round 3 - They come out throwing and Ward goes right back to that same throw.Ward on top in half guard landing punches to the body with an occasional punch to the head. Ward takes her back now looking for the choke. Daly manages to roll back over and eats a flurry. Daly gives up her back again and while she doesn't get choked she was completely overmatched in that round. 10-9 Ward makes it 29-27 on my card.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Lisa Ward wins by unanimous decision.
Jose Vega vs. Danny Tims - Round 1 - They're both exchanging bombs. Tims stuns Vega and puts him down. He follows him down and is landing punches but Vega sits up and takes him down. Vega lands a big right hand after posturing up. Tims looks for an armbar and eats a punch and regains full guard. Tims with an armbar attempt again and Vega manages to get out into north south and he's looking for a choke but Tims rolls out. Vega is in side control. Tims with the sweep and he's on top. Now they're back to standing with Vega landing a leg kick. Left hand from Vega and Tims goes down but he's not hurt badly and stands up. Tims decides to pull guard and that's a great way to give away the round. Tims sweeps him as the round ends. 10-9 Vega on my card.
Round 2 - Tims shoots and Vega avoids and makes him stand back up. Right hand from Vega. Accidental low blow from Vega and we get a short break. Tims landing a big left hand and firing but he's too wild to land at a high rate. Good body kick from Vega and a nice jab. Left hand by Vega again and a great counter right. Tims shoots and Vega avoids. Body shot from Vega and Tims falls down but gets back up. Vega buckles his leg with a hard kick. Left hand from Tims lands. Tims misses on the shot again. Vega on top in north south landing to the body. Round ends and it should be a 10-9 Vega round.
Round 3 - Counter left from Vega. Vega keeps going back to the leg kicks and Tims is still trying to shoot for takedowns but he's getting worse and worse with them. Tims says he took a low blow but the ref tells him no. Kick from Tims lands to the leg and then he shoots and Vega avoids. Pair of right hands from Vega. Soft left hand from Tims. Jab from Vega knocks Tims' mouthpiece out. After a break to put the mouthpiece back Vega gets the quick takedown. Vega with a couple hammerfists. The fight ends and I gave all 3 rounds to Vega.
Official Scorecards: 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 all for Jose Vega. Jose Vega wins by unanimous decision.
Mike Hayes vs. Alexey Oleinik - Round 1 - Oleinik lands a few punches before ending up on his back. Quickly he gets his legs high and looks for a triangle or armbar but Hayes manages to get to his feet. Oleinik looking for a single leg. Hayes is getting tagged by awful punches and Oleinik pulls him to the ground trying to work off his back again. Some hammerfists from the top by Hayes. Oleinik tries to lock up an armbar but Hayes escapes to the back of Oleinik. They trade sloppy punches as the round ends. 10-9 Oleinik.
Round 2 - Hayes pushes him into the cage and lands a few punches to the leg and now some foot stomps. Hayes takes him down with Oleinik allowing it because he wants to be on the ground. Oleinik looks for the armbar and a trianble but can't get either. This fight is honestly really awful. Hayes transitions to the side control. There's a small cut by the eye of Oleinik from...something. The ref stands them up. Left hand from Hayes lands and the round ends.One punch for Hayes + being on top all round vs. Oleinik trying to get subs from the bottom all round. I guess 10-9 Oleinik but who knows.
Round 3 - They trade punches and Oleinik takes him down with a headlock. He's looking for his ezekiel choke but the ref has to stop the action to check a nasty cut on Hayes' eye. The doctor lets it go so we're back to where they were with Oleinik on top. Hayes with a good sweep and they trade punches with Oleinik landing some good right hands. Hayes lands a punch and Oleinik tries for a takedown but ends up on his back. The round ends and I guess I had it 30-27 Oleinik but I say again...who knows.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Hayes, 29-28 Oleinik, 29-28 Oleinik. Alexey Oleinik wins by split decision.