As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for. Our live coverage will start with the one prelim fight on Facebook, currently scheduled for 4:20pm ET/1:20pm PT, and continuing through the six-fight portion of the preliminary card that will air live on FX. That kicks off at 5pm ET/2pm PT. The four-fight main card will air on Fox and begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
This post will cover live commentary and play-by-play for the Facebook and FX portions of the card.
Round 1 - Stephens came flying across the cage immediately, but missed. Stephens caught a kick and put Yves down for a second, but Yves came back up and almost took Stephens down instead. Stephens was swinging for the fences early, but rarely connecting. Both men threw at the same time, but Yves dropped Stephens with a short right counter and started banging away! Elbows! IT'S OVER! Thugjitsu in the effin house! Yves Edwards defeated Jeremy Stephens by knockout (strikes), 1:55 of round one
Round 1 - Easton bouncing around a lot, which isn't surprising. He landed a couple of nice kicks early. Assuncao threw a nice high kick, but Easton managed to block it. Neither fighter is connecting a lot early though. Assuncao landed a couple of kicks and a nice jab. Easton responded with his own jab and a nice leg kick. Assuncao dropped for a takedown but couldn't get anywhere. Tough round to score. I'd say 10-9 Assuncao by a hair.
Round 2 - Both men were just kicking early in the second stanza. Assuncao landed a nice spinning backfist. A couple of nice counters from Assuncao too. Easton got poked in the eye, or took a punch in the eye. Assuncao missed with a wheel kick. Finally they picked up the pace a bit in the middle of the round, with Assuncao getting the best of it. Assuncao landed a low knee against the cage. Easton took a couple of minutes to recover. Easton was kind of cautious for the rest of the round, and ate a few counters when he did try to attack. Easton looked for a takedown but Assuncao fought it off. Assuncao missed with a spinning backfist and fought off a takedown attempt late. 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 3 - Both men missed with combinations early. Assuncao landed a big body kick and a nice counter right. Assuncao connected with a two-punch combination. Assuncao scooped up a single leg, but couldn't get it to the floor against the cage. Assuncao ducked a punch and looked for a takedown again, but he got nowhere. Easton turned up the pressure, continuing to come forward but couldn't land anything appreciable. Assuncao once again had a takedown attempt stuffed. Both men threw bombs and Assuncao slipped, but got up immediately. 10-9 Assuncao again, and I have him winning 30-27.
Raphael Assuncao defeated Mike Easton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Round 1 - Both men got down to business quickly, landing with some strikes. Nijem backed him up against the fence, but Proctor looked for a standing guillotine. He held onto it all the way across the cage, but Nijem escaped. Both men landed bombs immediately after. Nijem landed a crazy jumping front kick that sent Proctor reeling across the cage to his back. Nijem jumped him and pounded away, eventually taking his back. Nijem dragged him down into full back control, then came over to mount on a bloodied Proctor. Proctor escaped to his feet though, and looked for the neck again. Nijem took it back down again and climbed over to his back. Back on the feet again, Nijem got caught with a counter and Proctor ended up on top. He looked for the neck again, but there was nothing there. 10-9 Nijem, despite the late comeback.
Round 2 - Both men were a little more cautious at the start of the second. Proctor caught Nijem with the same counter left that dropped him in the first. Nijem responded with his own counter and leg kick though. Proctor started to turn it up a bit with the counters, so Nijem moved him against the cage. Nijem got him down. Proctor looked for a sweep but Nijem found it off and maintained top position. Proctor managed to push Nijem off and looked for a front choke against the cage. He continued to look for a guillotine but he let Nijem take him down again. Nijem closed it out with a few strikes. 10-9 Proctor.
Round 3 - Nijem's striking looked a little better early in the third round, and he connected a few times. Nijem looked for a takedown, and Proctor almost reversed to an armbar but couldn't get it. He then looked for a kimura, but ate some body shots. Nijem controlled position for a while, but Proctor eventually got up. But he missed with a guillotine attempt again and ended up on his back. He got back up, then jumped over on Nijem's back and attacked an arm . Beautiful transition, but he lost it and Nijem went back to punching.Finally they got back up with 20 seconds to go, and threw down until the final horn. I've got it 10-9 and 29-28 Nijem. But we'll see what the judges say.
Ramsey Nijem defeated Joe Proctor by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Cruickshank landed to the body right away, but Martinez pushed him against the fence. Martinez looked for the takedown but couldn't get it. They both banged a bit in the center, with each man landing a couple of nice strikes. Martinez went for the takedown again against the cage. It didn't work so they went back to brawling. Martinez picked up a cut in his hairline. Cruickshank landed some nice shots and missed with a flashy kick. Cruickshank landed a big shot to the body that hurt Martinez. Cruickshank opened up with a ton of kicks, but Martinez covered up and eventually fired back. The pace slowed for a bit, until Cruickshank landed a huge kick to the head that stunned Martinez again. Cruickshank blasted away once again, but Martinez stood his ground! Awesome round! 10-9 Cruickshank.
Round 2 - Martinez went back to looking for a takedown, but ate a big knee to the body for his troubles. The pace was much more measured, but Cruickshank was landing some good single shots. And then after almost half a round of relative inactivity, Cruickshank unleashed an unreal kick to the head that sent Martinez to the mat. He didn't even have to follow up, the ref just jumped in. Wow. That was amazing. Daron Cruickshank defeated Henry Martinez by KO (head kick).
Round 1 - LeVesseur ducked under a punch and scooped Trujillo up like nothing, then dumped him to the mat. Trujillo got up, but Marcus kept working to get it back down. Trujillo defended very well though, and landed some nice back elbows to the head. The ref separated them after two minutes. LeVesseur went right back on the wrestling attack though. Trujillo was game though, landing knees to the leg and staying upright. Trujillo just started beating him down with hard shots, but LeVesseur wouldn't give up on a single leg attempt until the ref separated them again. LeVesseur went right back for a shot, but ate a huge knee. Trujillo bombed away, but LeVesseur lasted till the end of the round. 10-9 Trujillo.
Round 2 - LeVesseur landed a nice punch early, and didn't look to wrestle. He ate another shot coming in though, and Trujillo locked up a standing guillotine. LeVesseur flopped around and Trujillo locked up a north south choke instead. LeVesseur escaped and they brawled a bit. Both men landed huge punches at the same time, but Trujillo's did way more damage, dropping LeVesseur. Trujillo worked in LeVesseur's guard, landing a big right that made LeVesseur turtle and roll over. LeVesseur managed to get up though, and they broke. Big right from Trujillo landed. LeVesseur ducked the next one and looked for a takedown once again, without success. LeVesseur got hurt with a huge knee to the body, then four or five more. More and more, absolutely DEVASTATING knees. Finally the referee mercifully stepped in. Wow. Abel Trujillo defeated Marcus LeVesseur by TKO (knees to the body) at 3:56 of round two
Round 1 - Siver leads with some kicks, as expected. Phan was having a hard time getting off, while Siver was on point with everything. Siver found a home for his right hand a few times, and wobbled Phan once. It was all Siver for the first two minutes. Siver landed a nice counter left that backed Phan off. A lot of Siver's punches were landing. Siver scooped up a leg and threw Phan down, but Phan got right back up. He shot in again and Phan defended, but Siver connected with a nice left. The German hit his patented spinning back kick late. Siver 10-9.
Round 2 - Phan was more active early in round two and tagged Siver with a couple of strikes, but a counter from Siver made him stumble away. Siver continued to land low kicks and left jabs effectively. Dennis landed a nice wheel kick to the head. Siver took the fight to the ground, which was kind of weird. Siver worked in half guard and landed a few strikes. Nice short elbow from Siver, and he opened up with a ton of rights to the face. Siver moved to side control, then to mount. More elbows. 10-9 Siver again.
Round 3 - After a few kicks, Siver took Phan back to the floor after ducking a Phan haymaker. Siver worked away in side control, landing a continual stream of punches. He tried to move to mount but Phan defended. Phan tried to work something, but Siver's punches and elbows made him revert to full defensive mode. Siver pinned Phan's arm with him knee and continued to beat him up. Phan looked to turtle up and grab one of Siver's legs, but it didn't do much. Just total domination for almost the whole 15 minutes. I want to see how many total strikes Siver landed. It has to be a massive number. Siver 10-9, and I have it 30-27 overall. I wouldn't be surprised at all with a 30-26 or even 30-25 score.
Dennis Siver defeated Nam Phan by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-26)
Round 1 - Jorgensen opened with an inside leg kick, Albert responded with a combination. Albert went for some sort of flying attack and Jorgensen planted him on his back. Albert did well to lock down Jorgensen for a while and eventually hit a beautiful sweep and took Scott's back. Jorgensen was able to scramble right back on top though, and started dropping short elbows. Albert whipped his legs up and locked up an arm-in triangle against the cage. Jorgensen fought it off well though, and escaped into side control. Jorgensen briefly looked for north south, but an inverted triangle attempt changed his mind. Albert retained full guard then tried to escape, but Jorgensen took his back and locked in a choke. Albert tapped right at the final horn. Great fight. Scott Jorgensen defeated John Albert by submission (rear naked choke), 4:59, round one.