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The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez. Also on the card is: C.B. Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz, Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman and Damacio Page vs. Brian Bowles. In addition to those four bouts are Joe Stevenson vs. Danny Castillo and Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate on Facebook.
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Joe Stevenson vs Danny Castillo: Round 1 Extended feeling out process. They clinch up and Stevenson is working for a guillotine choke. Castillo escapes. They lock against the fence and Joe Daddy slams him from way up high. Castillo fight his way up and immediately locked into a guillotine. Castillo escapes. They separate. Castillo gets another take down. Stevenson works for the choke again. Castillo busts out. Now Castillo has a front headlock. Punching exchange, Castillo scores with a right and a left, and Castillo lands a knee too. Stevenson is hurt. They trade knees to end the round. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Castillo. Round 2 Slow start to the round. Stevenson forces Danny to the fence and gets the take down. Castillo to half guard. Some strikes from the top. Castillo gets full guard. Elbow from Stevenson. Closed guard from Castillo. They trade elbows. Castillo sweeps him to his feet. Castillo lands an illegal knee while Stevenson is down. Ref stops it and gives a warning. Flying knee attempt by Castillo. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 Stevenson. Round 3 Castillo scores with an early combination. Stevenson coming forward but landing nothing. Stevenson shoots, Castill stuffs it and gets a front headlock. Stevenson drives forward and forces Castillo into the cage. Castillo reverses and lands some knees to the body. Stevenson attacks the head again. Castillo throws him down and lands some shots from the top. Another scramble. Castillo working for a single. Joe Daddy attacks the neck again, falls to his back. Stevenson straining hard, has to give it up. Castillo on top in half guard. He cradles Stevenson and knees to the body. Stevenson stands but Castillo still has his back. Castillo takes him down, lands in full guard. They stand back up, Castillo lands a final slam and gets mount. Raining down punishment. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 Castillo and the fight 29-28 for the Team Alpha Male contender. Castillo takes a unanimous decision.
Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate Round 1 Diabate lands some hard strikes early. Cantwell gets a take down and attacks from the top. Diabate gets back to his feet. More strikes landing for Diabate. Diabate hurts Cantwell toward the end of the round. Cantwell wobbles to his corner. Cantwell's corner is insisting on him taking the fight to the ground. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 Diabate. Round 2 Diabate stalking Cantwell on the feet to start the action. Diabate lands a couple kicks. Diabate with the take down! Lets him up. More leg kicks from the Snake. Some jabs. Combination. Another. Cantwell tries to answer. Has nothing for Diabate standing. Standing knee from Diabate. Cantwell shoots and Diabate sprawls and ends up on Cantwell's back. Cantwell fights to his feet. Standing uppercuts from Diabate and an elbow. Body kick. Diabate with another take down, landing strikes from the guard. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 Diabate. Round 3 Cantwell lands an early leg kick. Diabate begins to tee off. Uppercuts from a distance, followed by straights. Ouch! Standing knee/straight punch. Cantwell still moving his head and firing punches, they all miss. Diabate tees off. Cantwell is busted up and bleeding but keeps coming forward. Diabate is taking a very leisurely approach and not going for the finish. The crowd boos. Diabate closes in for some uppercuts against the fence. Body kick. Cantwell eats more leather and fires back. Stiff jab from Diabate. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 and 30-27 for Cyrille Diabate. Cyrille Diabate wins by unanimous decision.
Brent Brookhouse taking the results back over for the Versus broadcast, which is now live.
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Round 1 - They are both throwing a ton of early strikes. Page with some real aggression with flying knees and such and Bowles settles it down and lands an uppercut as they go to a slower pace. Page with some very hard leg kicks. Page keeps going back to the leg kick and he's coming forward with serious intentions. Another hard leg kick. Page looks like he has Bowles very uncomfortable. Jab, leg kick by Page and a nice right hand by Bowles. Page is slowing down a little and Bowles is getting comfortable. Uppercut lands hard for Bowles and he follows up with more strikes and Page flops to his back. Big punches and elbows by Bowles from on top and in the scramble Bowles locks up a deep guillotine, pulls guard and Page is out cold in the choke. Great job of being patient and waiting out the early flurry by Bowles. Brian Bowles wins by submission (guillotine choke), round 1. Same submission that got him the win in their first fight.
Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman
Round 1 - Weidman flails in and almost falls down on a wild punch. Now he reaches in and misses a takedown. Weidman looks very nervous. Great two punch combo followed by a leg kick. Throws another combo again with a leg kick. Weidman pushes him into the cage but Sakara gets off and back to distance. Two punches for Weidman and one of them lands. Sakara keeps working the combinations. Sakara kind of walks away and Weidman pushes him into the cage. USA chant starts and Joe Rogan makes fun of the crowd for it. Again he can't get the takedown. Sakara throws a two punch combo to the body and it was beautiful. Weidman wings punches and misses pretty much all of them but early in the round he landed a glancing punch that opened a cut above Sakara's right eye. 10-9 round for Sakara.
Round 2 -Weidman gets the single early in the round and is in Sakara's guard. Big ground and pound and Sakara is bleeding badly. Pass to side control after a big right hand. Weidman spending a lot of time in side control landing punches and Sakara regains half guard. Sakara manages to stand up and lands a nice flurry of punches but he ends up getting taken back down against the cage. Sakara pushes him off and is back to standing. The ref calls time to check the cut. They go back to action. Leg kick by Sakara and Weidman fires a punch back. Leg kick by Weidman. Left hook by Weidman lands after a missed hook from Sakara. Nice hard jab by Sakara. Hard body shots by Sakara. 10-9 round for Weidman evens it on the Bloody Elbow card.
Round 3 - Sakara going nuts with the punches and really drilling Weidman in the body. Weidman drives through a takedown right into side control. A little ground and pound. Sakara regained half guard but ate a few punches. Bad stand-up by the ref. Takedown again by Weidman with about two minutes left. That should be enough to win him the fight. Sakara gets up but gets taken right back down. 10-9 round for Weidman, but I have a weird feeling he's about to get screwed on the decision.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board all for Chris Weidman.
CB Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz
Round 1 - Dollaway with an early takedown and Munoz keeps turning to try to get on top but they end up back on the feet. Huge right hand by Munoz stuns Dollaway and a few punches to follow up drop CB. Series of hard hammerfists by Munoz and the fight is stopped. It was a big right hand that set it up. Mark Munoz wins by TKO (strikes), round 1.
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
Round 1- Kampmann pawing with straight punches early trying to find the range. A few little pecking punches land now. Diego is winging wide shots and not finding a home for them while Martin is going with smaller shots to score points. Right hand by Kampmann and now Diego is driving in for the single leg. Kampmann sprawls out of it and lands a great right hand that drops Diego. Looked like it may have been a slip. Diego back up and he's looking for the takedown but Kampmann defends it very well. Diego drops down for a takedown and eats a knee. Left hand lands for Diego. Kampmann landing the straight right with a fair degree of regularity. Right hook by Diego. Nice body shots by Diego now but he eats a punch for his trouble. Diego is bleeding and swollen up. Diego driving in for the takedown again and again he can't get it. 10-9 round for Kampmann.
Round 2 - Diego looks for the takedown twice and still can't get it. Diego misses with a huge uppercut. Pushing Kampmann into the cage again. Martin is landing the cleaner punches but Diego is letting his hands go a lot more this round. Another takedown stuffed and a few punches land for Kampmann. Diego flurries and Kampmann's legs buckle. Now Kampmann is bleeding from above his eye. Diego shoots again and is stuffed. Diego pushes into the cage and lands another right hand. Another flurry and Diego lands a right. Now Kampmann lands a nice right hand. Diego flurries at the end of the round again and again Kampmann is hurt. 10-9 Diego round in my eyes for landing the harder and more meaningful punches.
Round 3 - Nice right hook by Diego early. Another big right hand by Diego. Nice body shot by Diego and a right hand in return by Kampmann. Knee by Kampmann as he stuffs Diego's takedown. Diego flurries in again this time Kampmann circles and lands a nice counter. Kampmann stuffs the takedown again. Nice flurry of punches by Diego. Diego punches and ducks under and gets his first takedown of the night. Kampmann manages to get up though. Left lands for Diego. Nice combo by Diego and he clips him hard and makes Martin go backward. Diego flurries again and both men land good punches. Kampmann broke his hand. He keeps shaking it. Series of punches for Diego and Kampmann lands a knee. Nice shot by Kampmann. Diego is trying to chase him down. I know no one is going to agree with me but Sanchez 29-28.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Diego Sanchez wins by unanimous decision.