UFC On Fox 7 (Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson) – Facebook Fights

Welcome to the Inside Fights coverage of UFC on Fox 7, going on concurrently at Fox Sports.com. I’m Daniel Sohn and welcome to my live coverage of the entire card. Here are the facebook fights.

Lightweight Anthony Njokuani vs. Roger Bowling

Referee:  Herb Dean

Round 1 – Herb Dean gets them started and they touch gloves. Bowling misses a leg kick. Both guys showing a lot of movement. Couple jabs from Bowling and a solid body kick lands. Feeling each other out, a soft body kick from Bowling. Bowling lands a nice hook to the head and throws a body shot. Njokuani not mounting much offense so far. Njokuani throws a jab. Bowling is the aggressor and lands a couple of left hooks to the body and head. Backs up Njokuani for a moment. Njokuani throws a quick jab to the body. Njokauni lands a body kick and Bowling makes Njokuani stumble with a jab. Solid leg kick from Bowling lands, Njokuani catches it but drops the leg. Bowling shoots and gets a big takedown. Njokuani in full guard. Bowling lands a short elbow to the face. More elbows and Njokuani works to the cage to get back to his feet. Njokuani on his feet now and they clinch against the cage. Njokuani breaks the clinch with a great elbow and knee. Headkick lands for Njokuani. Bowling lands a left hook, Njokuani with a nice 1-2 to end the round.

10-9 Bowling

Round 2 – Bowling starts with a leg kick that gets caught and Njokuani sweeps Bowling, who bounces right back up. A couple of punches exchanged, but nothing connects. Nice combo thrown by Njokuani, but Bolwing dodges. Bowling with a stiff jab. Njokuani lands a front kick. Bowling misses an inside leg kick. Njokuani lands a front kick but takes a jab in return. Body shot by Bowling followed by a left hook. Looping right hook misses for Njokuani. Njokuani catches Bowling coming in a with short, solid left hook that floors Bowling. Dean steps in and that’s all she wrote folks. Njokuani break dances in the Octagon in celebration.

Official Result: Anthony Njokuani def. Roger Bowling via TKO (punches) at 2:52 of Round 2

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Middleweight Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero

Referee:  Mike Beltran

Round 1 – They touch gloves to start.  Starks with a few feeler jabs.  Romero with a nice leg kick and body shot. Starks lands a jab.  Starks with an inside leg kick. Romero with a high kick that grazes Starks’ head.  Starks with a jab to the body. Inside leg kick from Romero.  Starks feints in and a HUGE flying knee from Romero connects with Starks’ face and Starks is down.  Romero follows up with a few punches on the ground and Beltran stops the fight.

Official Result: Romero def. Starks via TKO (flying knee) at 1:32 of Round 1.

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