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Middleweight Bout: Logan Clark vs. Scott Harper
RD1: Both fighters clinch against the cage, Harper pushing Clark against the cage. They seperate and trade shots, Clark goes for a knee and misses but Harper thumbs himself in the eye and the action is stopped. Clark pressures Harper on the feet with combinations and Harper takes Clark down. Harper going for a kimura, Clark escapes but Harper mounts him and Clark reverses him. Clark pounding on top with strikes, Harper goes for a leg lock but Clark starts to pound on Harper and turns it on, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Logan Clark def. Scott Harper by TKO at 4:37, RD1.
Bantamweight Bout: Kenji Osawa vs. Chris Manuel
RD1: Osawa comes out aggressive on the feet, Manuel throwing low kicks and goes for a takedown but Osawa defends well. They are clinched along the fence but are seperated. Osawa landing crisp combinations, Manuel lands a high kick and Osawa motions him to come in and they clinch along the fence. They are seperated and Osawa keeps landing crisp punches but Manuel responds with kicks. They clinch along the fence and break off< they trade shots but clinch along the fence again. Osawa seperates and they tarde shots till the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Osawa. RD2: Osawa comes out with a stinging combination and Manuel forces a clinch along the fence. Manuel goes down for a takedown but Osawa is defending well. They break, Osawa lands a punch and Manuel responds with a punch of his own. Manuel forces a clinch and goes for a takedown but Osawa defends well, not letting him get it. They break and Osawa lands a hook and continues with a combination. Manuel forces another clinch, they break and Osawa lands a combination and Manuel lands a knee. They clinch again, seperate and Manuel goes for a takedown but Osawa defends it till the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Osawa. RD3: Both fighters trade and Manuel forces a clinch, he lands a knee and then lands a kick that stuns Osawa. Osawa responds with a combination and manuel lands another kick. Osawa comes in with a combination but is bleeding from the nose. Manuel gets a takedown and moves into mount then gets his back but Osawa repositions and is along the fence. Manuel is on top, not landing many punches. Osawa turtles up and Manuel gets back on top. Osawa trying to get back to his feet but Manuel is keeping him down but not doing much else and lands a small flurry as the fight ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Manuel and the fight 29-28 for Osawa. Kenji Osawa draws with Chris Manuel (29-28, 28-29, 28-28) Welterweight Bout: Alex Serdyukov vs. Ryan Stonitsch RD1: Stonitsch comes out with a stinging flurry of punches and a little over aggressive because Serdyukov pushes to the ground. Serdyukov in side control, tries get his back and Stonitsch reverses him. Serdyukov locks in a triangle and forces Stonitsch to tap. Alex Serdyukov def. Ryan Stonitsch by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:35, RD1. Lightweight Bout: Rich Crunkilton vs. Sergio Gomez RD1: Crunkilton takes the fight to the ground and moves into half guard. He lands a nice elbow but Gomez gets back to his feet. They clinch along the fence, Crunkilton lands a nice elbow and does it again. Gomez is bleeding and Crunkilton gets a takedown. He goes for a anaconda choke but Gomez escapes and lands some crisp punches that hurt Crunkilton. Crunkilton gets a takedown but Gomez gets back to his feet. They are clinched but seperate and Crunkilton lands kick that is caught, Gomez lands some punches but Crunkilton gets a takedown to finish the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Crunkilton. RD2: Gomez lands a combination and Crunkilton gets a takedown. He gets Gomez's back but Gomez escapes to his feet and Crunkilton slams him to the mat. Crunkilton landing some good strikes from the top, moves into half guard. Crunkilton goes for a kneebar but Gomez escapes and gets into side mount but Crunkilton reverses and goes for another anaconda choke. Gomez escapes and gets into side mount. Crunkilton landing strikes from the top and gets mount as the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Crunkilton. RD3: Both fighters trade shots on the feet, Crunkilton lands kicks and Gomez landing punches. Crunkilton gets a takedown and works from the top with strikes. Gomez tries a kimura but Crunkilton escapes and puts him back on his back. They are stood back up, Crunkilton gets another takedown and works for position. Not much going on as both fighters are tired and Crunkilton finishes the fight on top of Gomez. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Crunkilton and the fight 30-27 for Crunkilton. Rich Crunkilton def. Sergio Gomez by Unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28), RD3. Welterweight Bout: John Alessio vs. Brock Larson RD1: Both fighters come out cautious then Larson lands a flurry and goes for a takedown but Alessio locks in a tight guillotine choke. Larson stands up and tries to escape, he goes back down and escapes the choke. Alessio goes for a kimura but Larson escapes and starts to pound from the top. Alessio reverses and knees Larson on the head as he tries to get back up. The fight is halted as Larson was rocked by the illegal knee. Brock Larson def. John Alessio by DQ (Illegal Knee) at 1:50, RD1. Welterweight Bout: Hiromitsu Miura vs. Blas Avena RD1: Avena comes out aggressive on the feet but Miura responds with a combination of his own. Miura lands a combination that hurts Avena and he takes him down but Avena gets back up. Miura landing nice low kicks and throws Avena down, landing vicious shots but Avena goes for a triangle choke. Miura escapes and lands a big right hand that knocks Avena out, landing another shot before the referee stops the fight. Hiromitsu Miura def. Blas Avena by TKO at 2:35, RD1. Light Heavyweight Bout: Tim McKenzie vs. Steve Cantwell R1: Cantwell and McKenzie start off standing, trading strikes with McKenzie throwing leg kicks. Cantwell connects with a solid head kick, taking the fight to the ground, but then stands back up. On the feet, Cantwell hits another head kick and a flurry of punches that puts McKenzie down. On the mat, Cantwell takes McKenzies back and forces a tap out due to a rear naked choke Steve Cantwell def. Tim McKenzie by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:13, R1 Lightweight Bout: Marcus Hicks vs. Ed Ratcliff R1: Hicks comes out and blasts Ratcliff right away and works for a guillotine choke. Ratcliff survives but then gets hit by a big uppercut. After another scramble on the ground, Hicks hits Ratcliff back on the feet and again Hicks locks on a guillotine choke and forces the tap out. Marcus Hicks def. Ed Ratcliff by submission (guillotine choke)at 1:42, R1 Middleweight Bout: Chael Sonnen vs. Bryan Baker R1: Sonnen immediately goes for and gets the double-leg takedown and pounds Baker with knees and elbows to the body. Sonnen pins Baker against the cage, switches to a D'Arce choke, but doesn't get it and they return to standing. Sonnen scores a huge suplex. Sonnen works into Baker's guard and starts grounding and pounding and finishes out the last minute and a half of the round landing some heavy punches to the head. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen. R2 – Sonnen again scores the double-leg takedown and starts ground and pounding and keeps it going as the round wears on. Baker is seemingly unable to do anything to stop Sonnen attack. With less than a minute left in the round, Baker starts bleeding profusely from his forehead. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen. R3 – Sonnen catches a kick from Baker and takes him to the mat again and starts ground and pound from side control. Sonnen mixes punches, elbows and forearms, Baker tries to scramble out, but winds up with Sonnen in his guard, still throwing down blows. Baker attempts an armbar, but Sonnen defends then continues his ground and pound attack. Sonnen unloads as the fight comes to a close, but can't finish Baker. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen and the fight 30-27 for Sonnen. Chael Sonnen def. Bryan Baker by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25), R3 WEC Light Heavyweight Championship Bout: Doug Marshall vs. Brian Stann R1 – They start off trading blows, Stann looking more to punch, while Marshall looking to throw more kicks. Marshall pulls Stann into a Thai clinch, but Stann does a good job working the body. Thy separate and Marshall starts unloading some big shots before getting caught big a huge left hook from Stann that puts him on his back. Referee Herb Dean lets it go just a little bit longer, but Stann follows Marshall down and Dean stops the bout. Brian Stann def. Doug Marshall by TKO (Strikes) at 1:35, R1 RESULTS: -Brian Stann def. Doug Marshall by TKO (Strikes) at 1:35, R1 -Chael Sonnen def. Bryan Baker by Unanimous Decision, R3 -Marcus Hicks def. Ed Ratcliff by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:42, R1 -Steve Cantwell def. Tim McKenzie by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:13, R1 -Hiromitsu Miura def. Blas Avena by TKO (Strikes) at 2:35, R1 -Brock Larson def. John Alessio by DQ (Illegal Knee) at 1:50, R1 -Rich Crunkilton def. Sergio Gomez by Unanimous Decision, R3 -Alex Serdyukov def. Ryan Stonitsch by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:35, R1 -Kenji Osawa draws with Chris Manuel, R3 -Logan Clark def. Scott Harper by TKO (Strikes) at 4:37, R1