Riki Fukuda defeated Tom DeBlass by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Fukuda just wore Deblass down in this fight. Started with some takedowns in round one, used the striking in round two and then closed things with going back to the takedown.
John Lineker defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Once Lineker found his range and tasted the power or lack there of from Urushitani it was all the Brazilian.
Alex Caceres defeated Motonobu Tezukaby by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Caceres started out slow and Tezukaby scored a few early takedowns but as the fight went on it was all Caceres. Not sure where the split decision came from though, maybe it was added up wrong.
MAIN CARD (FUEL TV)
Takeya Mizugaki defeated Jeff Hougland by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
All Mizugaki for all 15 minutes and the only thing he couldn’t do was finish Hougland. Dominate showing from Mizugaki as he gets back in the win column.
Jon Tuck defeated Tiequan Zhang by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Very entertaining fight, back a forth grappling early on turned to wild striking in round three. Tuck got the better of things though and made a successful Octagon debut.
Takanori Gomi defeated Mac Danzig by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Another decision but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good fight. Gomi looked really good, maybe even the best ever inside the Octagon with confident striking and solid ground work. Danzig was game though and had Gomi in some tough spots on the ground but was unable to make him in the striking.
Dong Hyum Kim defeated Paulo Thiago by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Kim was all over Thiago for 15 minutes and to call him a blanket would be a understatement. Big win for Kim after the injury in his last fight.
Thiago Silva defeated Stanislav Nedkov by 3rd rd. Submission (arm triangle)
Finally a finish! Nedkov was in complete control of the fight for two rounds and even dropped Silva late in round two but apparently took the tank passed empty in an attempt to finish the fight. In round three Nedkov had nothing left and was throwing the same head down over hand right and Silva knew it and timed it for the finish. Much needed win by Silva to hand Nedkov his first career defeat.
Cung Le defeated Rich Franklin by 1st rd. KO
Le landed a right counter to the jaw of the former champion and Franklin crumbled. Prior to that Franklin was landing some good combos but Le caught him flush for the night’s only knockout.