the results so far al la Sherdog.
Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham
The fighters touch gloves as round one begins. Dunham comes out southpaw and lands a right hook that Aurelio shrugs off. Dunham is controlling the pace in the stand-up, avoiding Aurelio's shots and landing counterpunches. Midway through the round, Dunham lands a hard left hand, and Aurelio is in big trouble. Dunham follows up and tries to finish, but Aurelio holds on and survives. Dunahm stands up, and referee Shawn Gregory instructs Aurelio to join him. Dunham is continually stuffing Aurelio's shot attempts and is finding a home for his left straight. Sherdog scores the first round 10-8 for Dunham.
Evan Dunham edged Marcus Aurelio.Aurelio shoots in to begin the second frame, but is again stuffed. Dunham begins to mix up his striking, landing inside leg kicks. With four minutes to go, Aurelio finally scores a takedown and begins to land shots to Dunham's head from the half guard. Dunham escapes to his feet quickly, and is struck with an accidental eye poke shortly thereafter. Aurelio is now moving forward and throwing bombs. Both fighters are swinging with bad intentions. Dunham circles to his left and lands a flying knee as the crowd cheers the local fighter on. With 90 seconds left, Aurelio lands a right and pushes Dunham up against the fence. With the takedown again averted, both fighters exchange in the center of the cage as the horn sounds. 10-9 Dunham.
Aurelio immediately shoots in and secures a double leg, landing shots from Dunham's full guard against the fence. Aurelio lands an elbow from the top, bloodying Dunham's nose. Dunham escapes to his feet, but Aurelio is still in control, holding on to an anaconda choke. Aurelio flips his opponent over his head, and the fight looks to be close to a finish, but Dunham again escapes to his feet as the crowd erupts. Time on the feet is short, however, as Aurelio shoots and scores another takedown. Dunham has none of it, though, and gets back to his feet once again. Both fighters look weary as they trade shots, with Dunham getting the better of the exchanges. Dunham throws Aurelio off with 20 seconds remaining, and lands several hard shots as the fight comes to a close.
Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 Aurelio.
Sherdog.com scores the fight: 29-27 Dunham.
29-28, 28-29 and 30-27. The judges score a split decision for Evan Dunham.
Mark Munoz vs. Nick Catone
Munoz clinches right off the bat, but Catone pushes him up against the cage and lands a nice combination that stuns Munoz. Munoz shoots and looks to have the takedown, but Catone scrambles back to his feet almost immediately. Munoz with a good knee from the clinch along the cage. Munoz lands an inadvertent low blow while attempting an inside leg kick. Catone is given time to recover and after a minute or so is ready to go. Catone gets a takedown off the restart and winds up in side-control. He knees to the body of Munoz, who attempts to wriggle free. Munoz slips out the back door and pounds a pair of big rights to Catone's head. Catone gets to his feet, but is slammed back to the mat from a rear body-lock. Catone gets back to his feet once again. Munoz ducks under for a quick double, but gives up on it and the fighters clinch. Munoz lands a nice knee before being tripped to the mat as the horn sounds to end the first round. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Catone by a razor thin margin.
Mark Munoz decisioned Nick Catone.Catone hits another takedown about 30 seconds into the second frame. He quickly moves to north-south position and then tries to take Munoz back as he stands. Munoz escapes to his feet and pushes Catone against the cage. He gets a body-lock and repeatedly tries to sink Catone to the mat. Catone has none of it, working his way clear of Munoz grasp. Catone stuns Munoz with big right, but the former Oklahoma State wrestler shakes it off. Munoz clinches up along the cage once again, but he is having problems keeping Catone under control. Catone's right hand finds its mark once again, but Munoz keeps moving forward. The round closes with Munoz searching for a guillotine choke, but Catone keeps him at bay until the round comes to a close. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Nick Catone.
Munoz is attacking to start the third. He pushes forward, throwing a combination that sets up a shot. Caton is showing good takedown defense, defends the single-leg but finds himself on the end of a pair of Munoz rights. Munoz, showing a sense of urgency that was not there in the first two rounds, wades in throwing punches. Munoz shoots and gets stuffed again. He pulls guard and sinks a guillotine, but Catone defends. Catone goes for a toe hold, but Munoz defends and takes the top position. Catone escapes to his feet and hits a double of his own. He takes Munoz's back, but he quickly sweeps to top position where he punches to the head of Catone. The fighters scramble for the final 20 seconds with neither getting the upper hand. Sherdog.com scores the final round 10-9 for Munoz.
Sherdog.com scores the fight: 29-28 Catone.
The official scores read 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29 giving Mark Munoz the victory by split-decision.
Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague
Duffee crushes Hague with a left hand and follows him to the canvas, where he knocks him out with a barrage of punches. The final blow being an ill-intentioned left hand. Duffee takes home the knockout win in just seven seconds.
McCully is pumping the jab early as Russow walks him down and gets the takedown. McCully gets back to his feet briefly before being taken back down by a single. Russow goes to work from McCully's guard. The crowd shows their displeasure with the pace of the fight, booing for the first time. Russow continues to methodically attack from top position, not taking any chances. McCully gets back to his feet again, this time for a few seconds longer. Russow puts him back on the canvas, dodging a Kimura along the way. Russow overextends trying to pass and McCully slips out the back door and takes his back. Russow reverses postion again, this time he has to defend a kneebar. The round comes to a close with Russow back in McCully's guard. Sherdog.com scores the opening round 10-9 for Mike Russow. The ringside physician is in McCully's corner, and referee Herb Dean has called time. McCully will be allowed to continue after a quick battery of balance tests.
Round two begins with Russow mauling McCully up against the cage and pulling him to the mat. Russow attempts to pass from half-guard. Russow latches onto a kimura, but McCully defends. He is standing over McCully and dives back into his guard. The crowd is not happy with this fight, as they continue to boo. Russow is looking for the north-south choke he predicted before the fight. McCully gets to his knees and Russow is pounding away. McCully shows a big mouse under his left eye as referee Herb Dean stands the fight up to cheers from the crowd. Russow plants him again, this time easily passing to side control. Russow extends McCully's left arm in a kimura as the round closes. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Mike Russow.
McCully is moving forward, jabbing his way in on Russow to begin round three. Russow, almost in slow motion, ducks under and hits another takedown. Standing in McCully's guard, Russow lobs a few punches before settling back into the guard. Dean quickly stands the heavyweight back up. McCully finally finding some success with his striking game. He shrugs off a takedown and tosses a two piece combo Russow's way. The lumbering policeman does not want to stand, he clinches and hits another takedown, much to the Portland crowd's consternation. With 30 seconds left, Dean brings the fighters back to their feet in the center of the cage. McCully, out of desperation, is throwing wildly, but Russow ends the offense by putting his opponent back on the mat as time expires. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Russow.
Sherdog.com scores the fight: 30-27 Russow.
The official scores read 29-28, 30-26 and 30-27, all for Russow.
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Gonzaga lands a devastating left low kick to the groin of Tuchscherer in the opening seconds of the bout. After a delayed reaction, Tuchscherer waved for referee Dave Hagan who stepped in to halt the action. Tuchscherer crumpled to the mat and resisted any efforts to treat him by the ringside staff. Replays show it was a direct hit to the groin. He is up on a stool now and seems to be ready to continue. Tuchscherer is ready to go. Gonzaga lands a head kick that drops Tuchscherer soon after the restart. He follows him to the canvas and pounds away with punches to the head. Tuchscherer scrambles for position but Gonzaga is too much for him, easily taking the mount. Tuchscherer is bleeding profusely from the nose. Gonzaga continues his assault, now from the back of Tuchscherer, who has gotten up to his knees. Referee Dave Hagan has seen enough and steps in to end the beating at 2:27 of the first round.
Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson
Simpson picked up a win.Herman takes the center of the cage with Simpson circling as the fighters trade punches. Simpson shoots and missed, but Herman still ends up on his back after trying to sprawl. The fighters scramble and Simpson slams Herman to the mat. Simpson is standing over Herman looking for openings to strike, and Herman can't get to his feet. Simpson is kicking his legs and striking the downed Herman. Herman shoves Simpson with his legs and gets back to his feet. Simpson drops Herman with an overhand right and follows him to the mat looking for the finish. Though he lands some good shots, Herman is game and stalls his attack. Herman gets back to his feet again but is sent back to the floor by another Simpson takedown. Simpson gets some ground-and-pound going as the round comes to a close. Herman limps back to his corner favoring his left leg. Sherdog.com scores the first round 10-9 for Aaron Simpson.
Herman throws a head kick that Simpson catches and pushes him to the mat. Herman immediately grasps his left knee and yells in pain. Referee Lavigne jumps in to stop the match at 17 seconds of the second round, giving Simpson the TKO due to injury. Replays show Herman's left knee buckle as Simpson was throwing him to the mat.
I'm a bit suprised that Evan Dunham won. I predicted that Nick Catone would win though. I also predicted that Russow would win.