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Benny Alloway vs Ryan LaFlare

Round 2:

Feeling out to start. Alloway rushes in and LaFlare grabs him. LaFlare throws a left hand. Alloway with a kick and LaFlare gets a takedown. LaFlare trying to improve position as Alloway tries to set up a triangle. Alloway grabbing LaFlare's wrists to hold him. LaFlare back up and Alloway on his back looking for upkicks. LaFlare goes back into Alloway's guard after a huge left hand. LaFlare trying to get into side control. LaFlare gets it and looking to grab an arm. Back to side control and lands a couple of elbows. LaFlare then gets up for a choke but Alloway fights it. Both get back to the feet and break up. Alloway attacks with some punches and a kick. LaFlare on the attack and grabs a quick takedown but it gets back to the feet. Alloway has LaFlare against the cage. LaFlare catches Alloway with a kick and rushes in. LaFlare grabs Alloway's neck allowing Alloway to get a takedown. Alloway on top trying to get mount. Alloway has LaFlare's head as the positions have now changed. Back to the feet but Alloway drags it back down. LaFlare ends on top to end the round.

Score: 10-9 LaFlare, 20-18 LaFlare

Round 1:

Alloway misses a left hand to start and they clinch up. LaFlare gets a takedown right into side control. LaFlare looking to throw punches. Both battling for position. LaFlare looking for a crucifix position as both get back to the feet. LaFlare misses with knees and puts Alloway's back against the cage. More battles for position. LaFlare lands an elbow. LaFlare scores another takedown. LaFlare looking to take Alloway's back. LaFlare lands some punches to the head from the back. Alloway defending well and gets back to the feet. Alloway looking for a standing kimura but lets go. LaFlare pressuring on Alloway's back. They break up but LaFlare grabs another takedown. LaFlare in half-guard. LaFlare being the aggressor. LaFlare looking to improve position and lands an elbow. LaFlare postures up and lands a few more elbows. Alloway looking for the triangle but LaFlare passes guard briefly. Back to the feet and LaFlare lands a huge knee. They trade exchanges to end the round.

Score: 10-9 LaFlare

Michael Kuiper vs Tom Lawlor

Round 2:

Lawlor starts with a quick left hand. Kuiper landing a couple of kicks as they trade exchanges. Kuiper puts Lawlor's back against the wall as Lawlor grabs a guillotine and has it in tight. Lawlor locking it in tighter. Kuiper battling through it but Lawlor trying to get the submission. Kuiper taps out and Lawlor scores the win!

Official Result: Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:05 of Round 2

Round 1:

Lawlor pushes forward quickly looking for the takedown. Lawlor with a body lock. Lawlor goes to the legs looking for a takedown. Lawlor again looks for the takedown with Kuiper's back against the cage. Good takedown defense from Kuiper. Both looking to establish position. Lawlor looks to change levels looking for the takedown. Lawlor still looking for the takedown and Kuiper gets a judo takedown. Back to the feet and Lawlor looking to score a double leg takedown. Lawlor pressuring Kuiper against the cage. Both land knees and Kuiper lands a takedown and throws some heavy punches. Back to the feet and Kuiper lifts Lawlor up and slams him down. Kuiper in Lawlor's half-guard. Both looking for submissions. Kuiper takes Lawlor's back. Lawlor looking for a sweep. Back to the feet and Kuiper blocks another takedown attempt from Lawlor. They're broken up and back to the center of the octagon. Lawlor misses a takedown and Kuiper lands some hard punches from the top. Kuiper on top as Lawlor works butterfly guard. They end with Kuiper on top.

Score: 10-9 Kuiper

Papy Abedi vs Besam Yousef

Round 3:

Final round underway with a leg kick from Yousef. Yousef pushes Abedi against the cage as Abedi is gassing out. Both men beginning to slow. They battle in a tie-up. Abedi with a trip takedown and into Yousef's guard. Yousef trying to get back to the feet but Abedi pulls him down. Abedi with hard shots to Yousef's head from the side. Abedi in half-guard and reigning down a few punches. Abedi on his feet with ahold of Yousef's legs. Abedi lands a body shot but Yousef gets back to his feet. They clinch back up and both land knees. Yousef puts Abedi against the cage and goes to the body. Abedi counters with a knee. Yousef then scores a takedown and is on top. Not much activity with Yousef on top as Abedi is holding on. A minute to go and a standup brings them back to the feet. Abedi slow to get up. Yousef with a hard right and pushes Abedi against the cage. They clinch back up and Yousef lands a couple of elbows. Both are tired against the cage. Yousef lands a flying knee to the body in the closing seconds.

Score: 10-9 Yousef, 29-28 Abedi

Official Result: Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Round 2:

Yousef with a swing and a miss to start the round. Abedi with a front kick. Abedi with a hard left hand and then another. Yousef clinches up and hits a couple of knees. Yousef with some body punches. Abedi with his back against the cage and Yousef lands some hard uppercuts. Abedi with a counter knee but having trouble breaking away from the clinch. Abedi scores another takedown and is on top. Abedi controlling with his judo base. Abedi in Yousef's guard. Abedi remains on top and throws some elbows. Yousef throwing elbows from bottom but Abedi attacks with his own. Abedi with some ground and pound. A standup is ordered by the referee. Abedi with a left kick/punch combo. They clinch up again and Yousef blocks a takedown. Elbow from Yousef. Abedi beginning to tire. Yousef has Abedi against the cage and attacking the body and then lands a big knee. Abedi counters with his own knee. Yousef counters with body shots. The round ends with Yousef landing a knee and elbow. Close round.

Score: 10-9 Abedi, 20-18 Abedi

Round 1:

We are underway today. Quick feeling out process to start. Abedi with a couple of leg kicks. Not much in the first 45 seconds. Abedi attacking the legs with leg kicks towards the calf. Yousef responds with his own leg kick. Still feeling each other out 90 seconds in. Yousef with a nice combination and work in the clinch. Abedi with an inside trip takedown. Abedi on top trying to break guard. Abedi throws an elbow from top trying to posture up. Abedi gets to the feet and passes into half-guard with Yousef's leg trapped. Yousef able to get Abedi back into full guard. Abedi looking to break guard with some elbows. Abedi with a hard elbow as Yousef covers up. Yousef trying to stall to get it to the feet. They're up against the cage with Abedi on top throwing elbows. Abedi on the feet and Yousef looks for upkicks. Abedi back down as Yousef tries to scramble. Abedi with a knee to the body and they get back to the feet. A clinch battle against the cage with Abedi's back against it. Abedi throwing a few knees as Yousef attacks the body. Yousef with his own offensive knees and elbows. They end the round in the clinch with both throwing elbows. Abedi with a quick takedown at the end.

Score: 10-9 Abedi

Main Card
Gegard Mousasi vs Ilir Latifi
Ross Pearson vs Ryan Couture
Matt Mitrione vs Phil De Fries
Brad Pickett vs Mike Easton
Diego Brandao vs Pablo Garza
Akira Corassani vs Robbie Peralta

Online Prelims
Reza Madadi vs Michael Johnson
Tor Troeng vs Adam Cella
Chris Spang vs Adlan Amagov
Marcus Brimage vs Conor McGregor
Benny Alloway vs Ryan LaFlare
Michael Kuiper vs Tom Lawlor
Papy Abedi vs Besam Yousef

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