Strikeforce Melendez Vs. Masvidal Results: KJ Noons Defeats Billy Evangelista

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KJ Noons defeated Billy Evangelista by Unanimous Decision with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28.

The first round started with KJ Noons opened up with two leg kicks before shooting for the takedown. Evangelista got back to his feet immediately. The clinched against the cage trading knees and punches. Evangelista dropped down and slammed Noons. On the way up he grabbed a guillotine but Noons escaped. Evangelista landed a nice knee and then pushed Noons against the cage looking for a takedown. Noons defended well and created space. Noons landed a cutting leg kick. Evangelista grabbed the thai plumb and landed knees and elbows from inside. A hook rocked noons. Noons regained his composure and landed a big right hook. Evangelista clinched and landed nice elbows to close out the round.

The second round began with Evangelista landing a jab and then leg kick. Noons finally started to open up throwing a hook-spinning back kick-back fist combo. Evangelista started to taunt Noons to open up. Noons landed several hooks before getting caught in a brawl. Evangelista caught Noons agains the fence in a clinch and landed several knees before Noons put his hand on the mat. Noons creates space and backs away before landing a lead knee to Evangelista's body. Evangelista responds with a hook that stuns Noons. Noons tried to circle and land an uppercut but he got caught in a clinch and was kneed in the face. As the round came to an end Noons shot another failed takedown.

KJ Noons opened the final round with a leg kick. Evangelista landed a hook. Noons landed an upper cut. Noons caught Evangelista with a right hand. Front kick landed and Noons followed up with back fist. Evangelista walked through it and shot a takedown. Noons fired off a jab and then opened up with punches with his back against the fence. Evangelista had a single collar and transitioned to a d'arce. Noons somehow escaped and blasted Evangelista with punches. The two fighters jaw at each other before throwing heavy punches at each other. Noons landed a left hook that stunned Evangelista. The round ended with them throwing punches in the pocket.

KJ Noons entered the fight on a two fight losing streak. His record in Strikeforce is 3-2 and his overall record is 11-4. Bill Evangelista is now 11-2 and on the first two fight losing streak of his career.

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