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AKIRA CORASSANI VS. ROBBIE PERALTA
Referee: Kristian Hacklou
ROUND 1- Corassani starts with a quick leg kick. Corassani circling and lands another quick kick. Peralta throws a punch and Corassani counters well. Corassani with a quick combo landing on Peralta. Peralta looking to land big early. Peralta lands a nice combination on Corassani. Corassani misses with a kick. Peralta backs Corassani up and lands a punch. They tie-up and Peralta pushes Corassani against the cage. They battle for position before they break. Corassani with a quick punch/kick combo. Corassani and Peralta exchange kicks before Corassani lands a big right hand. Corassani with good movement on his feet. Peralta lands a nice punch combination. They exchange punches. Peralta backs Corassani up with a kick. Corassani then does the same. Peralta misses and Corassani grabs Peralta and they battle in the clinch against the cage. Peralta against the cage and Corassani lands some knees. Peralta with elbows. Peralta tries a takedown but Corassani blocks it. They trade in the clinch and on the feet as the round ends. 10-9 Corassani.
ROUND 2- They trade to start the round. Peralta lands some kicks. Peralta still looking to land a big punch. Corassani misses on a head kick. Peralta with a huge punch to the body followed by looking for a takedown. Corassani blocks it but Peralta has him against the cage. They trade in the clinch before breaking. Both miss on exchanges then Corassani lands a kick. Pace starting to slow just a little. Both land overhead right hands. Peralta with a solid combination. Both land hard lefts and Corassani is rocked. Peralta swarms on him looking to finish but Corassani survives. Peralta still pouring it on with knees in the clinch. Corassani survives still but Peralta has his back against the cage. They battle against the cage in the clinch. Corassani looks for a takedown but Peralta grabs the cage to block it. Peralta with a short elbow in the clinch before switching to body shots. Corassani then rocks Peralta with an overhand right and Peralta staggers. Corassani lands a big left right before the end of the round. Close round. 10-9 Peralta.
ROUND 3- Both looking to score a finish as the scores could be close. Both exchange and Peralta throws a spin kick. They tie-up and Peralta lands a knee and punch on the break. Corassani attacks with a leg kick. Both countering the other well. Both rock each other with right hands before Corassani scores a takedown. Peralta looking for an arm from the bottom. Peralta trying to lock in a kimura but lets go. They get back to the feet and Corassani has Peralta’s back. Corassani with a trip and down they go. Both showing signs of fatigue. Peralta warned about holding the fence. Corassani has Peralta’s back looking to drag it back down. They clinch up as it’s back to the feet. Peralta with a knee and puts Corassani against the cage. They switch and now Peralta is against the cage. They reverse yet again. Both battling for position and possibly the round. Corassani is cut from an elbow and is starting to become bloody. Corassani pressuring for a takedown but Peralta with good defense. Peralta lands a knee but falls down and Corassani ends up on top which may make the difference. Corassani in half-guard and holds position to end the fight. 10-9 Corassani.
Official Result: Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
DIEGO BRANDAO VS. PABLO GARZA
Referee: Marko Gyllenland
ROUND 1- Garza with a big height advantage. Brandao quickly attacking the legs. Garza has a high kick blocked. Brandao attacking with vicious kicks. Garza misses a double jab and Brandao lands a nice combination. Brandao switches stances. Brandao blitzes Garza and lands a flying knee. Brandao with a huge takedown slam and looking to go to side control. Brandao lands body punches from the top. Brandao looking to set up an arm triangle but Garza sees it. Brandao moves into side control and looking to trap Garza’s arms. Garza moving to get out but falls into mount before moving out of it. Brandao locks in the arm triangle and it is deep. Garza fighting it off but Brandao then forces him to tap out! Impressive showing from Brandao.
Official Result: Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:27 of Round 1
BRAD PICKETT VS. MIKE EASTON
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- Pickett attacks Easton’s legs early on. Pickett with some punches and attacks Easton. Easton counters with a kick then Pickett counters him with a kick. Easton with a kick but Pickett catches it and trips him. Easton grabs Pickett’s back and looks for a takedown. Easton has Pickett against the cage. The referee warns about action. Easton lands a knee and Pickett turns it into a clinch and lands his own knee. Easton gets a trip and looking to complete the takedown. Pickett blocks it and they separate. Pickett with two solid elbows on the break and now he has Easton against the cage. Easton with a knee. They break up. Pickett with a leg kick and an uppercut. They trade combos. Pickett looks for the takedown but it is stuffed. Easton with a kick. Pickett then throws a combination. They battle close. Pickett misses an overhand right and Easton counters with a takedown. Easton in Pickett’s guard. Pickett pushes him off and it’s back to the feet. Pickett pressure with a takedown and picks Easton up and takes him down. Pickett has Easton’s back to end the round. Close round. 10-9 Pickett.
ROUND 2- Easton lands a nice right hand to start. Pickett looking for the uppercut as they trade. They trade inside the pocket. Easton tosses Pickett aside as they clinch. Pickett with a flying knee and they clinch again. They trade again inside the pocket. Easton with good head movement but Pickett still lands a combo. Easton coming forward slowly but Pickett lands. Pickett ducks under an Easton punch and gets a takedown but they get to the feet quickly. Pickett has Easton against the cage. They clinch and Easton lands a knee. Pickett pressuring for another takedown and gets it but they pop back up. Pickett has ahold of Easton’s side. Working against the cage with Easton against it but Easton lands. They break and Easton scores a takedown. Easton working from top and misses an elbow. Easton transitions to half-guard. They scramble to the feet. Pickett unloads with a combo as they work at a fast pace. Pickett goes for a takedown but it is blocked. They work against the cage as both begin to tire. Easton pressures for a takedown but they clinch. Pickett lands a nice combo and an uppercut. Pickett lands and wobbles Easton. Another close round. 10-9 Easton.
ROUND 3- This round could decide the fight. Pickett comes out aggressive but Easton lands a spin kick. They trade in close quarters and Easton lands a knee to the body. Both throwing with a lot of volume as Easton lands a head kick. Easton grabs Pickett’s back and gets a takedown. Pickett reverses it and ends up on top in a scramble. Pickett in Easton’s guard. They battle for position as Easton tries to stall while Pickett lands short elbows. Pickett moves into half-guard with a step-over. Pickett throws some punches. Easton tries to get to the feet but gives up his back. They get to the feet but Pickett has Easton’s back and picks him up and throws him. Pickett goes for the guillotine but Easton rolls out. Pickett still has Easton’s neck. Both men are tired as we have just a minute left. They break and exchange. Both land jabs. Easton with a kick and Pickett counters with a punch. They exchange close trying to score points as they fight goes to the decision. Solid fight from both men. 10-9 Pickett.
Official Result: Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
MATT MITRIONE VS. PHIL DE FRIES
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- They quickly meet in the center. De Fries goes for a takedown but it is stuffed. Mitrione then rocks De Fries as they collide on another takedown attempt and quickly finishes him off with elbows and punches. Very quick finish!
Official Result: Matt Mitrione def. Phil De Fries by KO (strikes) at :19 of Round 1
ROSS PEARSON VS. RYAN COUTURE
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- Couture starts with a front kick to the leg and goes for a takedown. Couture has Pearson against the cage and lands a knee to the face. They remain tied up as each looks to control the pace of the fight. Couture lands a couple of good knees. Two minutes in Couture continues to apply pressure against the cage. Not too much action as it’s a pressure game right now. They break briefly before Couture grabs a leg and scores a quick takedown. Back to the feet and Couture has Pearson against the cage again. They break. Couture with good movement as Pearson can’t connect with strikes, missing a head kick. Couture with a front kick. Couture with a straight jab stopping Pearson coming in. Couture continues with stance switching and he grabs Pearson and pushes him against the fence. Both clinch and land good knees. Both land punches to end the round. 10-9 Couture.
ROUND 2- Pearson comes out trying to apply pressure. Couture misses with punches and Pearson lands a counter. Pearson attacking with a left hook but Couture able to shake him off. Couture gets Pearson against the cage. Both landing to the body against the cage. Couture exits the clinch with a nice combination. Pearson lands a nice combo but Couture gets back on the offensive. Both using good footwork. Couture misses on a takedown as Pearson does a good job of separation. Couture circles as Pearson looks to land something big. Couture misses a spinning back kick. Pearson lands with a left. Couture misses a kick and falls down. Pearson lands a combo and has Couture in trouble and Pearson finishes him off with punches on the ground after dropping Couture! Nice finish from Pearson as he rocked Couture with a left and swarmed in when he had Couture in trouble.
Official Result: Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture by TKO (punches) at 3:45 of Round 2
GEGARD MOUSASI VS. ILIR LATIFI
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- We are underway with the night’s main event. Mousasi with a quick leg kick and Latifi misses on one of his own. Mousasi with another leg kicks. He has a huge height and reach advantage. Mousasi throwing fakes and Latifi bites a little bit. Latifi goes for a takedown but it is stuffed. Both missing on punches. Mousasi lands a jab followed by a straight right. Mousasi very patient right now with his attack. Latifi just misses a big right hand. Latifi throwing with power. Mousasi with a front kick. Mousasi lands a straight jab that hurt Latifi momentarily. Mousasi has his hands low. Mousasi controlling the action as Latifi is forced to counter and hope to land a big punch. Mousasi lands several left hands. Latifi gets the crowd into the fight urging Mousasi on. 10-9 Mousasi.
ROUND 2- Mousasi quickly comes forward to start the round. Latifi trying to be aggressive at the start. Mousasi is really relaxed in the cage as he lands his jab. Latifi lands a left hand but misses the next few. Latifi circles as Mousasi stalks him. Mousasi changes levels and attacks the body with the left. Latifi lands a big right hand but Mousasi is unfazed by it. Latifi misses a power right hand. Latifi again circles as Mousasi continues stalking. Mousasi continues to land the jab and it is showing on Latifi’s face. Latifi misses a takedown but Mousasi sprawls. Back to the feet. Latifi has blood coming out below his right eye. Mousasi lands the jab big time once again. Mousasi picking Latifi apart on the feet. Mousasi switches with a leg kick. Mousasi to the body with the left jab. Lots of damage to the face of Latifi as the round ends. 10-9 Mousasi.
ROUND 3- Latifi needs a finish in this last round. Mousasi continues to land the jab. Latifi with a head kick that lands. Mousasi shakes it off and goes back to the jab. Mosuasi now opening up with the right hand. Mousasi continues to pour it on. Latifi survives but is taking a good beating. Latifi really bloody under his right eye now. Latifi lands a big right hand but Mousasi shakes it off again. Latifi switching stances is throwing Mousasi off. Two minutes to go. Mousasi with a right hand that gets in barely. Latifi with a leg kick throwing Mousasi off balance. Mousasi with a big overhand right as Latifi covers up. One minute left. Latifi a bloody mess. Mousasi with a leg kick but Latifi catches it and trips him to the ground. Latifi on top as Mousasi wants to play with his guard. Latifi lands a big right hand and is attacking but it will be too little too late as the fight ends. Latifi put up a valiant effort but was picked apart by Mousasi on the feet. 10-9 Mousasi.
Official Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tags: Akira Corassani, brad pickett, Diego Brandao, Gegard Mousasi, Ilir Latifi, Matt Mitrione, Mike Easton, Mixed Martial Arts, Pablo Garza, Robbie Peralta, Ross Pearson, Ryan Couture, UFC, UFC On FUEL TV 9