UFC Fight For The Troops 3: Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal LIVE Play-by-Play & Results

Welcome to Inside Fights’ live coverage of UFC Fight For The Troops 3 from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The main event will be a five-round middleweight affair as Tim Kennedy takes on Rafael Natal in front of the troops. The fight caps off a solid 13-fight card beginning with online prelims that you can catch here on our site before the action moves to FOX Sports 1. We will keep you covered with all of the news and notes coming out of the event, so stick around for coverage and results. As always, enjoy the fights.

Derek Brunson vs. Brian Houston

Referee: Gary Copeland

ROUND 1- Houston makes his UFC debut as Brunson fights in the UFC for the second time off a 10-month layoff. Gary Copeland officiates the night’s opening bout. These men are mirror images of one another. Brunson misses a leg kick to start. Head kick immediately from Brunson knocks Houston down and he rushes right in and locks in a rear-naked choke. It is deep as Houston is trying to escape but it is still in deep. Houston fighting hard but he taps out! Big quick win for Derek Brunson.

Official Result: Derek Brunson def. Brian Houston by submission (rear-naked choke) at :48 of Round 1


Neil Magny vs. Seth Baczynski

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Both men looking to get back into the win column following losses. Big John McCarthy is the referee for this bout between tall welterweights. Magny with a six-inch reach advantage. They trade jabs to start. Leg kicks traded by both men. Baczynski misses a head kick. Big right hand from Baczynski and he follows with a leg kick. Just missed a right hand from Baczynski and they clinch. Magny has the advantage but Baczynski switches positions. Underhooks from Magny and he lands some short knees. They switch positions and Magny looks for a trip but they switch again. They’re warned to work and McCarthy separates them. Nice combination from Baczynski gets the troops cheering. They trade and tie up again and Magny pushes the fight against the fence. Knee from Magny. Another knee from Magny and not a lot of action is going on. They’re warned to work again. Another knee from Magny and short punches from him as well. Nice uppercut from Magny. They are broken up again. Baczynski shoots for the takedown and picks him up and forces him down to the mat. Baczynski in guard and looking for punches. Magny throws his legs up and lands a punch from the bottom but Baczynski is back in the guard. Baczynski with body punches and an elbow. Magny with punches from the bottom. Baczynski postures up and lands a right hand. More posture and he lands a right hand and gets into full mount. Magny looks to escape but eats a big elbow. Big punches from the top by Baczynski and the round ends. 10-9 Baczynski.

ROUND 2- Baczynski starts with an inside leg kick and misses a big right hand and then misses another. Baczynski tries to land a counter but Magny counters with a takedown attempt. They’re tied up and Baczynski pushes the fight against the fence. Nice knee from Magny against the fence. Both men are battling for the underhooks and the advantage against the fence. Baczynski looking for a takedown off a trip but Magny is defending it well. They’re broken up again. Leg kick from Magny and Baczynski counters with a right hand. Bacyznski tries a takedown but it is defended by Magny. Magny now looking to take the fight down and he has the advantage against the fence. They reverse. Knee from Magny. They’re warned to work again. Knee to the body from Magny. Baczynski fighting for the takedown but Magny has the double underhooks. They are broken up again. Baczynski misses a left hand and Magny counters with a right hand. Baczynski goes for the takedown but it is reversed and they are tied up again. Magny with a right hand. Body punch from Magny. They break up. Baczynski misses a head kick. Time is called as some tape is loose on Magny’s hands. Back to action. Right hand from Baczynski that transitions into a takedown and Baczynski is on top. Baczynski looking to land a right hand but he falls into guard. Baczysnki with an elbow. He postures up and lands some body punches from a standing position before he passes into side control as the round ends. 10-9 Baczynski, 20-18 Baczynski.

ROUND 3- Both miss on short punches and Baczynski with a body kick. They tie back up and Baczynski forces Magny against the fence. They battle for underhooks as Baczynski looks for the takedown. They trade short punches. Knee from Bacyznski. Bacyznski looks to trip Magny and get the fight down to the mat. Knee from Magny and they break. Bacyznski with a body kick and he goes back for the takedown. Magny is defending well and Baczynski takes the back. Magny goes to his knee for a moment and forces a reverse. Magny with a knee from the clinch and then another. Bacyznski with a knee to the thigh. They’re split by McCarthy. Right hand from Bacyznski and he goes for the takedown. Baczynski picks Magny up and throws him to the ground. Baczynski on top and lands with punches and elbows. Magny with some strikes from the bottom but Bacyznski is in guard as Magny has his right hand locked a hold of. Magny pushes Baczysnki off and they get back to the feet. They battle for underhooks against the fence as both look for the takedown. Magny with a trip and down to the ground. Magny with some punches from the back and they get up but Magny takes it back down. They get up but Magny lands a big right hand as the troops loudly respond. They are battling for takedowns against the fence as the fight is drawing towards a close. Dirty boxing from both and Magny has Baczysnki in a lot of trouble and the fight ends. Strong finish from Magny. 10-9 Magny, 29-28 Bacyznski.

Official Result: Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- A lightweight bout is up with the veteran Edwards fighting for the 19th time in the UFC. Both looking to rebound from a loss. John McCarthy is the referee. They touch gloves to start. Leg kicks from both men to start. Medeiros with a left hand and Edwards counters with a combo. Leg kick from Edwards. They trade punches. Superman punch from Medeiros. Edwards misses a body punch. Leg kick from Medeiros and then a body kick from him. They trade punches and Edwards lands solidly to the chin of Medeiros. Front kick to the body from Medeiros. Edwards lands a big body kick. Edwards with a leg kick. Right hand over the top from Edwards and they trade punches. Medeiros keeps landing front kicks to the body but Edwards lands a big knee and Medeiros is urging him to come on. A hook stunned Medeiros. Edwards slips for a moment. Edwards with some solid punches that are tagging Medeiros. Another nice combo from Medeiros but then Edwards is dropped from a punch by Medeiros. Edwards is in a lot of trouble and Medeiros lands two punches on the ground and it is over. Knockout win from Medeiros. An uppercut dropped Edwards and follow up punches ended it as McCarthy stepped in.

Official Result: Yancy Medeiros def. Yves Edwards by knockout (punches) at 2:47 of Round 1


Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- We are down to our final online prelim with a middleweight bout. Both looking to get back into the win column. Herb Dean is the referee. Big leg kick early from Larkin. Front kick from Larkin and they trade body kicks. Leg kick from Camozzi and then a push kick. Larkin with a leg kick and he’s looking to set something up. Larkin with a left hook and Camozzi counters. Larkin drops Camozzi with a right hand and then lets him back up but Larkin scored big. Head kick from Larkin and Camozzi returns with a body kick. Right hand from Larkin and Camozzi lands a leg kick. Larkin with a front kick and then a left hook. Larkin misses up high but lands a body kick. Nice counter from Camozzi and a big inside leg kick. Camozzi with a leg kick and then another in the same spot. Combination from Camozzi but Larkin lands a big right hand. Camozzi with an inside leg kick and then another. Larkin with a body punch. Camozzi with a leg kick and misses a push kick. Camozzi with a nice combo ending with a knee. Larkin with a body kick and he takes the back of Camozzi. They break. Larkin with a big kick and he slips but gets up. Larkin with a big uppercut. Larkin with a leg kick and then a big body kick that was very hard. Camozzi with a body kick. Larkin with good footwork. Camozzi with a leg kick and the round ends. 10-9 Larkin.

ROUND 2- Larkin with a front kick to start. Leg kicks from Camozzi. Camozzi with a right jab and misses a front kick. Larkin with two jabs. Camozzi with a leg kick and Larkin comes back with one of his own. Larkin with a high body kick and Camozzi lands a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Camozzi misses a head kick and Larkin lands a straight right hand. Camozzi with a flying knee and they tie up. Camozzi with an elbow and Larkin spins around and has Camozzi pressed against the fence. They push away. Larkin with a front kick and then leg kicks. Camozzi with a leg kick. Camozzi with a nice combination and then a big leg kick. Right hand to the body from Larkin and Camozzi counters with a leg kick. Right hand from Larkin stuns Camozzi. More leg kicks from both men. They trade punches in close range. Head kick from Larkin and Camozzi comes back with an inside leg kick. Straight left hand from Camozzi. Larkin with a right hand. Camozzi is bleeding. Larkin with a big right hand and he’s opening up. They clinch against the fence. Camozzi with soft punches. They trade positions. Camozzi with a knee. Larkin with two big short elbows. Larkin with a head kick. Larkin lands some punches and Camozzi counters and they trade to end the round. Close round. 10-9 Larkin, 20-18 Larkin.

ROUND 3- Camozzi misses a leg kick to start and Larkin lands a body kick. Larkin with a spinning leg kick. Larkin drops low and tries to trip Camozzi with a spinning kick but they’re back up and they trade. Right hand from Larkin lands. Camozzi with a leg kick. Camozzi with a nice kick combination. Larkin with a stiff jab. Camozzi with two leg kicks. Larkin with a body punch. Camozzi with a solid combination. Larkin with a big right hand. Larkin misses a big uppercut but lands a short left hand. Larkin with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. Larkin with a body punch as Camozzi sprints away. Larkin misses a big left hook. Camozzi is busted open pretty good. Larkin with a knee to the body as they clinch. Larkin pushes Camozzi against the cage. Big right hand from Larkin hurts Camozzi and Larkin has the Thai-plumb clinch. Big knees from Larkin from the clinch. He lets go and is against the fence but Camozzi isn’t doing much. They’re warned to work as Larkin tries to create space. The troops are cheering loudly. Larkin lands some elbows and Camozzi lands a knee. Larkin with big body punches and they trade in close range. Short elbows and a knee from Larkin. The fight ends with a big right hand from Larkin and the troops applaud loudly. 10-9 Larkin, 30-27 Larkin.

Official Result: Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- We have our first of two women’s bouts on the card. Herb Dean is officiating this one. de Randamie starts with a leg kick. She has very long legs. Nunes with a leg kick and misses a spinning wheel kick. Nunes misses a leg kick. Nunes with a leg kick. She misses a leg kick and de Randamie lands a leg kick but Nunes grabs the leg and they clinch against the fence. Nunes looking for the takedown but it is defended well. de Randamie showing good balance to keep the fight upright. Nunes works hard for the takedown and gets it and is on top against the cage. Nunes with punches from the top and is now in full mount. Nunes with big ground-and-pound from the top. Nunes with a big elbow. Nunes with big elbows from the top as de Randamie covers up. More big elbows from Nunes and she switches to punches. Back to elbows from Nunes but de Randamie is covering up. A big barrage of elbows are being thrown. Herb Dean is warning that he’s gonna stop the fight and he does as Nunes is landing elbows. Questionable stoppage as de Randamie was blocking the elbows mostly but it was a ton of elbows coming down and de Randamie wasn’t getting out of the position. TKO win for Nunes.

Official Result: Amanda Nunes def. Germaine de Randamie by TKO (elbows) at 3:56 of Round 1


Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

ROUND 1- This one has the potential to be fight of the night. Mario Yamasaki makes his first appearance tonight as a referee. Siler misses a jab to start. Bermudez with a double jab and he goes for a takedown and gets it after Siler stalls it for a bit. Bermudez in half-guard and landing from the top. Siler gets it back to full guard and gets back to his feet. They’re battling against the cage and Bermudez lands a low knee to the cup and time is called as Siler took an errant shot. Back to action and Bermudez misses a big right hand. Bermudez with a high kick and then a leg kick. Bermudez with a nice combination and then a leg kick. He goes for a takedown and Siler locks in a deep guillotine choke and Bermudez rolls out of it. They scramble as Siler goes for another submission and Bermudez ends up on top. Siler locks in a triangle but Bermudez stands up and slams his way out of it. Bermudez on top and lands some big elbows. That was an awesome sequence of events. Bermudez with some ground-and-pound from the top. Big right hand and Siler rolls out to his feet and goes for a guillotine but gets thrown out of it. Bermudez locks in a guillotine choke and it is in tight. Siler is surviving but it is still locked in. Bermudez calm with it locked in but Siler is hanging in. Bermudez has it in full mount and is still cranking on it. Siler somehow escapes! Wow! They get back to their feet. Siler goes for a guillotine but Bermudez escapes and lands a big punch. Round over. Awesome round. 10-9 Bermudez.

ROUND 2- How will they back up that first round? Bermudez with a leg kick and slips on a head kick but gets up. They trade punches. Nice combination from Bermudez ending with a leg kick. Bermudez goes for a takedown and gets it as Siler misses trying to lock in a choke. Bermudez in the guard but Siler forces a scramble to the feet. They tie up against the fence. Bermudez then gets a big takedown and back into the guard. Siler looking to throw his legs up for a choke. The pace is slowing just a little. Bermudez postures up and looks to escape a lock of arms. Bermudez with a short punch as he covers Siler’s mouth. Bermudez looks to pass guard but Siler grabs a hold of him. Siler with heel stomps from his back as he has butterfly guard. Bermudez remains in guard and transitions to half-guard. Bermudez grabs the neck and lands a knee to the body. Bermudez has a neck crank locked in as Siler’s neck is pinned down but he’s out of trouble. Siler pops his head out but Bermudez remains on top. Bermudez with a punch and then a knee to the body as they get to the feet and the round ends. 10-9 Bermudez, 20-18 Bermudez.

ROUND 3- Bermudez with a big right hand to start the final round. Bermudez goes for a takedown but Siler grabs his neck as they go to the ground. Bermudez spins out and they’re back to the feet. Bermudez with a leg kick that is checked. Bermudez misses a combination. Bermudez lands a big right hand. Siler with a short right hand. Siler with a right hand and Bermudez counters with a takedown attempt as he pushes the fight against the fence. They break. They trade punches. Bermudez with a leg kick and then another. Bermudez with a high kick and a left hook. Body punch from Bermudez who then attacks the head. Bermudez with a nice combo ending with a big right hand. Siler misses an uppercut and Bermudez pushes him against the fence but they separate. Bermudez drops down and scores a takedown and is in the guard of Siler. Bermudez looks to pass guard but Siler has a grasp of him. Bermudez with some smothering and short punches from the top. They scramble to the feet but Bermudez has Siler’s neck and looking for a standing guillotine choke but Siler escapes. They trade punches as the fight begins to come to a close. They are both swinging and both land elbows and punches and the fight concludes. Fun fight. 10-9 Bermudez, 30-27 Bermudez.

Official Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Steven Siler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27. 30-27)


George Roop vs. Francisco Rivera

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

ROUND 1- Time for some bantamweight action. Mario Yamasaki is our referee for the second straight fight. Roop is very tall for a 135-pounder. Roop with a head kick and Rivera comes back with a head punch. Rivera rocks Roop with a big right hand and they tie up against the cage. Roop with a knee to the body. Rivera with some punches to Roop’s body. They break and Rivera lands an uppercut. Roop goes for a takedown and gets it and they are down against the fence. Rivera lands from the bottom. Roop looks to take the back of Rivera as he lands from the top. Rivera looking to wall walk. Roop with more punches but not a lot of action is going on. Rivera looks to push Roop off. Roop gets to side control but Rivera rolls out and they get back to the feet. Rivera has Roop against the cage but they reverse. Knees to the body from both men and Yamasaki splits them up. Roop rushes in and lands a knee but Rivera lands a right hand over the top. Roop with a body punch but misses a head kick. Roop with a body punch and a jab but Rivera is connecting with counters. Roop with a body kick. Rivera with two good uppercuts. Roop with a leg kick. They tie up. Roop with a high kick. Roop shoots in but it is stuffed and he eats an uppercut as the round ends. 10-9 Roop.

ROUND 2- They trade to open the second round. Roop misses a flying knee. Roop with a body kick and Rivera comes back with some punches to Roop’s head. Roop shakes it off and they trade leg kicks. Roop with a leg kick and Rivera counters with a right hand. Roop misses a big right hand. Rivera with an uppercut and lands with an overhand right. Roop circles out and then lands a stray kick to Rivera’s groin, and we have a break in the action. Roop misses a front kick. Rivera with an overhand right that lands. Rivera is bleeding but hurts Roop with some right hands. Rivera is teeing off on Roop and Roop is in trouble. Rivera lands tons of punches and Roop falls down and Rivera is hurting him with some punches. Roop is surviving and is to his feet but Rivera knocks him down again and Yamasaki stops the fight. Knockout win for Rivera as he swarmed on Roop with tons of punches once he got him in trouble.

Official Result: Francisco Rivera def. George Roop by TKO (punches) at 2:20 of Round 2


Bobby Green vs. James Krause

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- We end the prelims with a lightweight bout. John McCarthy is the referee. Krause with a series of leg kicks. Green with a front kick. Green with a low kick that catches Krause in the groin and we have a timeout. Krause with a leg kick. Green misses on some punches. They tie up and Green spins out. Krause lands on a nice combo. Green with a body punch. They trade leg kicks. Green with a right hand and Krause lands a leg kick. Green with a leg kick and then a body kick. Green with a body kick and Krause keeps catching his leg. Big right hand from Krause. Krause with an uppercut to the body. Green with a body kick as he misses on some punches. Krause lands the jab and then a body kick. Green with a combination. Krause with a leg kick. Green with a right hand and they are both ducking under the others’ punches. Green lands a solid left hand. Krause lands some short punches. Green with another errant kick that lands to Krause’s groin. Green was deducted a point by McCarthy. We resume action. Green then accidentially lands another groin strike and McCarthy stops the fight due to groin strikes. Replay shows it hit the stomach and we have a confusing call coming up. It seems Green may have won the fight. And he has.

Official Result: Bobby Green def. James Krause by TKO (kick) at 3:50 of Round 1


Colton Smith vs. Michael Chiesa

Referee: Gary Copeland

ROUND 1- We open the main card with a battle of TUF winners. Gary Copeland is the referee. Both looking to rebound from a loss. Chiesa is a southpaw. Smith with a soft body kick. Another body kick from Smith. They trade punches. Smith with a leg kick and then one high. Chiesa with a leg kick and Smith slips. Smith backs Chiesa up with a combination. Chiesa with a leg kick and they tie up against the fence. Smith looking for the takedown but it is defended well. Smith has the back and picks Chiesa up and slams him down. Chiesa turns and reverses positions. Smith spins to his back and Chiesa has a body triangle and is looking for the choke. Chiesa has his arm around the face of Smith. Chiesa with punches from the back. Chiesa has a choke locked in but Smith gives a thumbs up and escapes. Chiesa looking to get the choke back in. Smith escapes and takes the back of Chiesa. They’re standing and the troops are going wild for Smith. Smith drags Chiesa back down to the ground and lands some punches. Smith locks in a choke and they’re standing. Smith has it in tight and Chiesa is truing to survive. Chiesa slams his way out but Smith still has the back. Smith with an elbow. More elbows from Smith. Smith looks to lock the choke back in as he still has the back. They get up and separate. The round ends. 10-9 Smith.

ROUND 2- Smith with a combo to start the round as he pressures Chiesa against the fence. They’re tied up and each land some knees. Chiesa looks for the takedown but couldn’t get it and they break. Smith with a high kick. Smith with a leg kick off a combo. Chiesa lands a left hand and a knee as Smith comes in for a clinch. They battle against the fence and Smith is looking for the takedown. Chiesa witha  nice takedown and immediately has the back and has the choke locked in and Smith taps out! Submission win for Chiesa and the troops applaud. Nice finishing sequence as Smith was hurt from the takedown and got the choke quickly.

Official Result: Michael Chiesa def. Colton Smith by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:41 of Round 2


Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- A fun lightweight battle is now up with John McCarthy as the referee. Khabilov with a jab and then lands a big right hand. Masvidal with a leg kick. Masvidal with a right hand and Khabilov counters with one. Khabilov lands another right hand. Fake of an uppercut by Khabilov and he lands a left hand. Masvidal barely lands a right hand. Masvidal with a leg kick and Khabilov counters with a right hand and then lands another. Khabilov with a nice combo. They trade punches and Khabilov just misses a big right hand. He misses another. Khabilov with a step-in elbow. Khabilov with a right hand. Khabilov with a nice combination. They clinch but break. Khabilov goes deep for a single looking for the takedown and they break. Masvidal with a body kick and then a flying knee. Khabilov takes him down off the flying knee and has a neck. They tie up and then break as both land knees. Khabilov with a front kick. Masvidal with another flying knee. Khabilov lands a short punch. Masvidal with a leg kick but Khabilov catches the leg and pressures Masvidal against the fence. They land body shots as the round ends. Close round. 10-9 Khabilov.

ROUND 2- Khailov with a big right hand. Khabilov with a nice combo. Big right hand from Khabilov. Leg kick from Masvidal countered by Khabilov. Masvidal with a body kick. Khabilov with a nice combo again to the body. Khabilov keeps going from the body to the head with his combos. Masvidal with a nice jab and a leg kick. They trade solid combinations. They tie up but break quickly. Khabilov with a right hand. Masvidal with a left hook to the body but misses the overhand right. Body kick from Masvidal. Right hand from Khabilov. Leg kick from Masvidal as Khabilov lands a left hand. Big right hand from Khabilov. Masvidal with a takedown and is in the guard. Masvidal tries to pass but they get back to the feet. Masvidal with a knee to the body and they break. Khabilov goes for the takedown and pressures Masvidal against the fence. Khabilov has the back. Masvidal with an over-the-shoulder punch. Khabilov drags it down. Masvidal spins around and looks for the takedown. They get to the feet and separate. Khabilov with a left hook and the close round ends. 10-9 Masvidal, 19-19.

ROUND 3- We have this fight even going to the final round, so this could be up for grabs. Khabilov with a big high kick that is checked by Masvidal. Left hook from Khabilov. Nice combo from Khabilov. Leg kick from Masvidal. Leg kick from Masvidal and Khabilov counters with a right hand. Masvidal lands a solid right hand. Khabilov with a spinning back kick to the face and Masvidal goes down and is in a lot of trouble. Khabilov swarms on Masvidal and takes his back. Masvidal tries to spin back to the feet but Khabilov keeps getting him down. They get back to the feet. Masvidal hits a right hand and Khabilov spins to his back and drags the fight down. Khabilov looking for the choke but Masvidal is out and in side control. Hip escape from Khabilov back to the feet. They trade punches and tie up. They break. Khabilov shoots for the takedown but it is stuffed. Masvidal drops down for the takedown but it is defended against the fence. Knee to the body from Masvidal. Masvidal just lands a flying knee. Both men are tired. Khabilov with a right hand and then to the body. Masvidal tries a spin kick but Khabilov grabs his back during it and drags it to the mat. Masvidal tries to roll out but Khabilov still has him. They break. Masvidal stuffs a takedown attempt from Khabilov. They battle against the fence. Khabilov with a trip and he lands body punches on Masvidal. Ten seconds to go and these men are scrambling. Fight over. 10-9 Khabilov, 29-28 Khabilov.

Official Result: Rustam Khabilov def. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)


Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero

Referee: Mario Yamasaki

ROUND 1- Time for some explosive middleweights as Mario Yamasaki gets the assignment. Big body kick from Markes and Romero comes back with a leg kick. Markes misses a leg kick and Romero comes back with one. Romero with a side kick and then a leg kick. Big body kick from Markes but Romero lands one of his own. Front side kick from Romero. Leg kick from Romero. Markes grabs a leg on a kick and gets a takedown but Romero gets right back up and the separate. Big left hand from Romero. Romero with a leg kick. Romero slips on a front kick but they get up. Romero lands a left hand. Markes just barely lands a body kick. Romero with an elbow and they tie up and Markes gets a trip takedown from double underhooks. Markes lands a left hand from the top. Romero looks to create a scramble and does and they get back to their feet. Romero with a nice left hand. Another left hand followed by a kick from Romero. Romero lands a straight left hand. Romero lands a big left hand following a leg kick. Big body kick from Markes. Romero just misses a spinning back fist. Markes stuffs a takedown and they feel each other out to end the round. Close round. 10-9 Markes.

ROUND 2- Both men miss on their opening attacks. Romero with a body kick. Romero with a short elbow and then lands a knee. Romero with a straight left that tags Markes and Markes stumbles. Markes misses a combination. Markes misses a big right hand. Romero fakes with a spinning back fist. Knee to the body from Romero and Romero throws Markes down and lands from the top. Markes is very tired two minutes into the second round. Romero with two straight left hands. Markes just lands on a right hand. Romero tags Markes with a left hand and Markes gets stuffed on a takedown attempt. Romero with a big body kick and a left hand drops Markes. Romero looks for an opening while Markes is on the ground. The referee orders Markes to stand up. Romero misses a side kick to the face. Romero with a left hand and Markes with a flying knee and then a hard body kick. They trade in close range and they are teeing off on each other. Markes misses some big right hands and Romero counters with left hands. Kick to the body from Markes. Romero lands that straight left twice more. Another left hand from Romero and Markes tags Romero with a right hand and the round ends. 10-9 Romero, 19-19.

ROUND 3- This could be anyone’s fight. Markes comes out swinging. He goes for a takedown but can’t get it and wants Romero to go to the ground with him but Romero won’t. Markes gets poked in the eye and we have a timeout. Back to action. Markes lands the left hook but Romero lands a left hand that hurts Markes. Romero comes on strong but remains patient and they break. Romero lands the left hand again and then blocks a kick from Markes. Romero with the left hand to the body. Markes with a leg kick. Big left hand drops Markes and Romero finishes him with two more punches for good measure. Knockout win for Romero!

Official Result: Yoel Romero def. Ronny Markes by TKO (punches) at 1:39 of Round 3


Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

Referee: Gary Copeland

ROUND 1- Women get the co-main event as Gary Copeland oversees this bout. Davis with a leg kick and Carmouche counters with her own leg kick. Carmouche misses a right hand. Carmouche lands a right hook. Davis misses on a combination. Carmouche with a big leg kick. Carmouche with a leg kick and Davis backs her up with a punch. Outside kick from Carmouche. Davis with a leg kick. Carmouche with a leg kick and then a big right hand. Davis backs her up with a front kick. Davis misses a leg kick. Carmouche with a side kick. Davis stumbles Carmouche with an inside leg kick. Not a lot of action going on. Davis lands a solid combination. Davis misses a leg kick and they exchange punches at close range against the cage. Carmouche lands a big right hand. Davis lands a right hand as Carmouche lands a leg kick. Davis with an outside leg kick. The round concludes. Tough to score as it’s really a 10-10 round but I don’t like giving those. 10-9 Davis.

ROUND 2- Carmouche with a leg kick that is countered with a right hand from Davis. Inside leg kick from Carmouche. Davis misses an overhand right. Davis with an inside leg kick and she has good control of the Octagon. They trade big punches and both were stunned. They trade against the fence and Davis is cut open as the pace begins to pick up. They tie up for a moment but break. Davis with an inside leg kick. They trade against the fence and Davis lands a clean right hand. Davis pushes Carmouche’s back against the fence but Carmouche circles out. They both swing and Davis lands cleaner. Davis has been the aggressor. Carmouche with an inside leg kick. They trade and Davis forces Carmouche to circle out. Davis with the inside leg kick again. Another leg kick from Davis and she then lands a right hand. Carmouche with a body kick but Davis grabs the leg and gets the takedown and moves right into side control. Carmouche looks to sweep out but Davis plants her down on the mat. Davis holds side control as Carmouche looks to push off the fence. Knees to the body from Davis. Big body punches from Davis and Carmouche reverses to the top but the round ends. 10-9 Davis, 20-18 Davis.

ROUND 3- Davis with a right hand and they tie up against the fence. Davis has the body lock and is looking for the takedown. Davis lands a knee to the body. Carmouche tries to escape and lands some short punches. Davis with more soft knees to the body. Davis with an elbow over the top. Carmouche with a knee to the body. They trade knees. Davis looks for a throw as she has double underhooks but Carmouche is defending well. The referee breaks them up. Davis with a nice combo. Carmouche with a right hand and Davis counters with a leg kick. Carmouche misses a big right hand. Davis with a leg kick. Carmouche counters with a right hand. They clinch against the fence and Davis is looking for the takedown. Carmouche with right hands and Davis comes back with knees to the body. They break and Davis lands a leg kick. Davis with a leg kick. Davis with another leg kick. The ladies trade punches and Davis continues to land the leg kick. They tie up and Davis lands knees. They break and both land combos to end the fight. 10-9 Davis, 30-27 Davis.

Official Result: Alexis Davis def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Time for the five-round main event to be officiated by Herb Dean. They touch gloves to start. Natal with a leg kick that Kennedy catches and backs him up with a right hand. Natal with a right hand and then another. The troops begin to chant for Kennedy. Leg kick from Natal. Head kick from Kennedy and then another. Natal misses a big right hand but then lands one after tagging Kennedy with a left hand. They both land punches and Kennedy catches Natal with an uppercut. Natal with a leg kick and Kennedy responds with one of his own. Natal scores a quick takedown but the fight gets back up. Natal stumbles Kennedy with a leg kick. Kennedy with a leg kick and then Natal lands a leg kick. Big body kick from Kennedy. Natal misses a right hand and Kennedy lands a grazing head kick. Two hard leg kicks from Kennedy. Natal with a spinning back fist to the arms of Kennedy. Kennedy with a front kick. Kennedy with a leg kick and Natal just misses a body kick. Natal lands a short left hand. Kennedy lands a left hook and drops Natal and then knocks him out cold with one punch on the ground. The troops go crazy. Big knockout win by Kennedy!

Official Result: Tim Kennedy def. Rafael Natal by TKO (punches) at 4:40 of Round 1

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