Brendan Loughnane vs. Mike Wilkinson
Round 1: Wilkinson pumps his jab. Loughnane lands an inside leg kick. Loughnane delivers another inside leg kick. Wilkinson answers with one of his own. Loughnane switches his stance. He continues to work kicks to Wilkinson’s lead leg. He delivers a side kick to the body. Wilkinson moves forward, working to get on the insid. He drops down and secures a takedown. Loughnane landing elbows from the bottom. Wilkinson lands short punches to the body and elbows to the head. Loughnane works up the cage to get back to his feet. He lands a knee to the body of Wilkinson. Wilkinson lands knees to the thighs. Loughnane separates and lands a solid right hand. Loughnane landing kicks. He jumps in with a knee and they exchange at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Loughnane.
Round 2: Loughnane lands an inside leg kick to start the round. Wilkinson presses forward but Loughnane moves away. Wilkinson drives for a takedown but Loughnane defends it. Wilkinson lands a hard right hand, and another. They’re tied up against the fence. Wilkinson works for a single leg takedown. Loughnane defends it and circles away. Loughnane lands a left hand. Wilkinson is cut above his right eye. They exchange leg kicks. Wilkinson stalking Loughnane. He lands a shot to the body. Loughnane lands a right hand. Wilkinson moves in off a combination and works for a takedown. Loughnane shakes it off and separates. Wilkinson delivers a right hand. Loughnane lands a left to the body and a knee to the midsection. Wilkinson presses forward and eats a right hand. Wilkinson ties Loughnane up. Loughnane slips free and they exchange at the bell. It was a better round for Wilkinson but MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Loughnane.
Round 3: Loughnane lands a couple of combinations to start the final round. Wilkinson caught an accidental poke to the eye. He is given time to recover. Wilkinson says he’s okay and ready. The fight is resumed. Loughnane lands a combination. Wilkinson lands a left hook. Loughnane continues to work kicks. He lands a left hand. Wilkinson works to get the fight to the ground. Loughnane shakes it off and gets free. Wilkinson moves in with a right hand. He’s winging right hands. Wilkinson lands a solid right hand. They fight for position along the cage. Loughnane lands a knee on the inside. Two minutes remain in the round. They separate. Loughnane lands a right hand that drops Wilkinson. Loughnane works to finish but Wilkinson gets back to his feet. They clinch. Loughnane works for a takedown. They separate and slug it out to the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Loughnane.
The judges score the fight for Wilkinson by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.