Seth Dikun vs. Charlie Valencia
Valencia starts off with a glancing high kick and number of low kicks to the lanky Dikun. Dikun attempts to take the fight to the canvas but is rebuffed. He ends up pulling guard before escaping back to his feet. Valencia lands a nice combination before scooping Dikun up and slamming him in the center of the cage. Valencia getting the better of every striking exchange as the round comes to a close. 10-9 Valencia after one.
Valencia starts off where he left. He lands a high kick that backs Dikun to the cage. Valencia changes levels and slams him again. Valencia lands a nice elbow from the top while the lengthy Dikun tries to elbow up. Valencia scores again from the top with the elbow. Dikun gets back to his feet and tries to take Valencia's back but is shrugged off and taken back to the mat as the horn sounded. 10-9 again for Valencia.
Valencia lands a kick to Dikun's lead leg to start the third. Dikun blocks successive head kicks before eating a big overhand right. Valencia buckles Dikun with a pair of leg kicks and then drops him with a body kick. Dikun scrambles to his feet only to be double-legged to the mat. The pace slows with 90 seconds left. Valencia locks on a loose guillotine but Dikun easily works free. Valencia moves to side-control then mount. Valencia drops a few elbows until the final bell brings the one-sided affair to the end. 10-9 once again.
Official scores agree with 30-27 on all three cards.
Jesse Lennox vs. Blas Avena
Avena kicks low, Lennox answers with a right Avena tries to gain a Thai clinch but Lennox has none of it. Avena with a trip take-down to side but he is quickly reversed. Lennox tries to tie Avena up in the Hughes crucifix but can only land a couple glancing blows before Avena extricates himself. Lennox still in side works to full mount. He goes for an armbar but misses and pays for it in the form a salvo of punches from the top. Avena attempts to take Lennox's back as he works his way back to his feet but the round ends. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Lennox.
Lennox comes out in a hurry to start the second, landing punches at will. The best combination was a left hook-right knee that folded Avena against the cage. He followed up with right hand until referee Josh Rosenthal saves Avena at just 41 seconds of the frame.
Frank Gomez vs. Scott Jorgensen
Gomez has a marked height advantage as the fighters touch gloves. Jorgensen wastes little time taking the upper hand as he locks up a guillotine choke. Gomez tries to wiggle off the hook but Jorgensen adjusts his grip and forces the tap at 1:09 of the first round.
Ian McCall vs. Dominic Cruz
Cruz moving forward looking for an opening. He lands but nothing consequential. McCall hits a double but Cruz pops right back up. Cruz finding his range a bit clobbers McCall with a left hook. Cruz counter a flurry with a big punch that spins McCall around. He follows with another combination. He keeps finishing them with head kicks and it may just be a matter of time before one finds its mark. The final minute is all Cruz, he lands at will and opens a cut under McCall's left eye. Cruz 10-9 on the Sherdog card.
A retreating Cruz lands a swiping right hand on a charging McCall. Superman punch by Cruz. McCall is taking a ton of punishment, but he won't stop coming forward. Cruz's movement is too much, he slips everything and counters accurately. A big left kick to McCall's face. This kid will not back down. Cruz hits a double after changing levels. He allows him right up and batters him with punches as he ascends. This one is all Cruz, 10-9.
Cruz enters the third round of what has been a glorified sparring session with more of the same. He picks away at a desperate McCall. Knowing he needs a finish, McCall showing amazing determination, continues to stalk Cruz. He hits a takedown and tries to knee but Cruz pops right up. McCall takes a close third round but make no mistake this was a clear runaway for Cruz.
The official scores are 30-27 for Cruz on all three cards.