Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
Fernando Yamasaki is the man in charge of the action. Brandao unloads a massive head kick and Gambino crumbles to the mat. Oh, wow. Brandao swarms and this one could be over already. Somehow Gambino survives, pops back to his feet and looks fresh as a daisy. Hell of a chin on that guy. Brandao misses with another head kick. Gambino presses forward and nearly connects with a big uppercut. A Brandao side kick backs up Gambino. Gambino catches another kick and ties Brandao against the fence. Brandao secures a leg and tosses Gambino to the floor, landing in side control. Gambino works his way back to half guard. Gambino generates some space, kicks Brandao off of him and quickly stands back up. Gambino finds his mark with a combination and looks to take Brandao down as the horn sounds.
Gambino connects with a flurry then nearly lands a jumping front kick. Huge right hand blasts Gambino off his feet. What a shot! Brandao swarms, but Gambino implausibly keeps his wits about him and scrambles into half guard. Brandao works a little ground and pound from guard until Gambino grasps for an armbar and nearly gets it. Brandao stands back up, motioning for Gambino to follow. Brandao promptly lifts Gambino into the air and tosses him back onto the mat. Brandao staying active on top, only to be thwarted by an early stand-up from Yamasaki. Gambino misses wildly to close out the round. MMA
Brandao slips an uppercut but eats a jab for his troubles. Brandao catches a body kick and unloads a huge right hand on Gambino's jaw. Gambino crumbles, only to have Brandao yell for him to stand back up. Brandao clinches and trips Gambino to the mat. Brandao working from full guard but Gambino is defending well. Gambino wildly grasps for a triangle. Brandao postures up and escapes. Yamasaki with another questionable stand up. Greg Jackson screaming "Simulation! You've got this!" at Brandao cageside. Brandao drops his hands and nearly connects with a bomb of a right hand. Ten seconds left. Brandao starts playing to the crowd, and they're eating it right up.
Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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