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The prelim portion of the card breaks down like this:
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Mike Pierce vs David Mitchell - Round 1 -Pierce pushing Mitchell into the cage but it's Mitchell landing the majority of strikes, landing a lot of punches to the body of Pierce. Now Mitchell works some knees to the body and he's owning the clinch which is where Pierce wants to fight. Much of the same all round. Pierce initiating and holding the clinch but Mitchell doing the striking in it. 10-9 Mitchell.
Round 2 -Pierce's corner tells him not to worry about the clinch and strike as they feel he's got the advantage. So Pierce comes right out and clinches Mitchell and pushes him against the cage. Pierce manages to land a good left this time though. Pierce throwing his hands a bit more and now they separate. Mitchell throwing some awkward arm punches at distance. Pierce with the clinch again. Big left hand by Pierce and Mitchell is down and Pierce piles on with more strikes and it's over. Well then. Mike Pierce wins by TKO (punches), round 2.
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon - Round 1 - Melancon with a big left hook and he wings it again but misses. Now he drills Baczynski to the body with the left. Again Melancon with the big hook and now an uppercut. Another big left hand and Baczynski drops. Melancon pounces and is trying to finish but Baczynski is attacking enough off his back to make him hesitate and they're back to the feet. Now Baczynski with a counter and he ducks under a right hand and pushes Melancon into the cage. Melancon with the takedown now. Melancon pounces with about 5 seconds left and lands some big shots and it's over. That was some kinda timing. Brian Melancon wins by TKO (punches).
Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira - Round 1 - Barboza with a leg kick and Oliveira lands a solid punch. Barboza tuning him up with big leg kicks and now a crushing one to the body. Another, and now a left to the body. Barboza's kicks are just dominating this fight while Oliveira doesn't have much on the feet and he hasn't yet gotten a takedown. Oliveira's legs are just about gone, he's having trouble walking forward. Two more crushing leg kicks and he misses with a wheel kick as the round ends. 10-9 Barboza.
Round 2 - Barboza doing what he does, landing a leg kick and a hard right hand. Oliveira almost gets the takedown but Barboza scrambles to his feet. More crushing leg kicks. Another one and Oliveira goes down, he can barely walk. Two more hard leg kicks and he can't stand anymore and this one is over. Edson Barboza wins by TKO (leg kicks), round 2.
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman - Round 1 - Gonzaga lands one shot, Herman goes down and it's over after a few more punches. Gabriel Gonzaga wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome - Round 1 - Both men land left hands but Parke's lands harder. Tokudome with a clinch and Parke turns him. Parke tries for the takedown and Tokudome is able to shift his weight to end up on top as they go to the mat, ending up in Parke's guard. Tokudome doesn't do much with the position but he does spend much of the round on top working before Parke reverses and ends up in side control. 10-9 Parke.
Round 2 - Parke landing some very big shots and Takudome is eating them, but he's seriously getting crushed here. He's just getting lit up but he's able to take the shots and is trying to fire back. Parke with a takedown and Tokudome almost gets the reversal. 10-9 Parke.
Round 3 -Parke has uses the cage to improve position multiple times, it's inexcusable that he hasn't been deducted a point but there it is. It changed the entire complexion of the round, but Mazzagatti is a terrible ref, so that's that. Takudome landed a head kick that did some damage but Parke back to landing some decent shots. 10-9 Tokudome. Had a point been taken I'd have it a draw.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Norman Parke wins by unanimous decision.
Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig - Round 1 - Leben charges in, looking for a takedown. Craig does well staying on his feet. About two minutes in they exchange and Leben does land a good left hand. Leben gets hit with a good combo but he's still in there pressing into the cage and throwing some punches from the clinch. Craig shoots for a double leg and can't get it. Ugly round. 10-9 Craig.
Round 2 - Leben still looking for the takedown and still not getting it while Craig pokes him with strikes from the clinch. Big knee to Leben's face now. Craig tags him with an uppercut now. Craig landing a lot of knees to the face as the fight wears on. Easy 10-9 Craig.
Round 3 - Craig is crushing Leben and his legs are gone. Now Leben drops and Craig is pounding away. He doesn't get the finish but he does do whatever he wants to Leben the rest of the way through the round. Craig clearly wins the fight, taking all three rounds. Leben looks done. He has taken a lot of punishment in his career and took a lot of big shots tonight. I'm personally hoping he calls it a career.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Craig, 29-28 Leben, 30-27 Craig. Andrew Craig wins by split decision. Whoever scored that for Leben should never judge another fight. Ever.