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Mark Munoz defeats Chris Leben by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5.00mins of Rd2
Renan Barao defeats Brad Pickett by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.09mins of Rd1
Thiago Alves defeats Papy Abedi by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.32mins of Rd1
Anthony Perosh defeats Cyrille Diabate by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.09mins of Rd2
Terry Etim defeats Edward Faaloloto by submission (guillotine choke) at 0.17mins of Rd1
John Maguire defeats Justin Edwards by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Good, competitive fight here. Edwards rocked Maguire early with a big left hand that felled him, but despite appearing to be in a bad spot Maguire battled his way back into the fight and showed superior grappling ability to earn the unanimous decision victory.
Philip De Fries defeats Rob Broughton by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Not the most eventful heavyweight fight we’ve ever seen. De Fries used his wrestling to take Broughton down and controlling him for large periods of the fight without ever putting the bigger man in any significant danger. The best action came mid-way through the second round when Broughton used a kimura from his back to sweep De Fries and end up on top. From their he managed to secure a mounted crucifix and landed repeated blows to win the round, but ultimately not the fight.
Michihiro Omigawa defeats Jason Young by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Young got the better of the stand-up with crisper, more dangerous striking, though he himself suffered the worst damage after a clash of heads left him with a nasty swelling above his right eye. For his part Omigawa was able to take Young down on multiple occasions, and while he rarely did much from on top he was able to control the Brit for extended periods in the second and third rounds which reflected favorably on him when the fight went to the scorecards.
Che Mills defeats Chris Cope by TKO at 0.40mins of Rd1
The UK fans got their first big win of the night as the debuting Che Mills made short work of Chris Cope. A well timed left knee to the face dropped Cope early and after struggling to his feet he was met with another, leaving him dazed on the canvas as the referee rushed in to stop the contest with just 40 seconds on the clock.
Chris Cariaso defeats Vaughan Lee by split decision (28-29, 29-28×2)
Lee started off the better of the two men, cheered on by the hometown crowd as he secured a number of trip takedowns and made good use of the cage. From round two onwards it was Cariaso who started to get the upperhand though, outstriking Lee and more significantly getting takedowns of his own. Maneouvering himself into a number of dominant positions including full mount on numerous occasions and landing some good elbow strikes helped him emerge from the fight with a split decision victory.