N/A
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
5:43
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
7:54
(Unaired)
86.9
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded some random strikes, they hit the ground quickly, with Carey on top, and Williams spent the next couple of minutes working to setup a triangle choke. Carey slammed his way out of it at one point, but then let Williams continue to work for another one. Carey stood up late in the round, and they just kind of stared at each other, while Williams stayed on the ground. I guess the first round goes to Williams based on his submission attempts?
     Williams pulled guard early in the first round, they ended up standing back up, and then Williams shot for a takedown, Carey grabbed the fence, so the referee warned him, and then Williams completed the takedown, pinning Carey against the fence, where he was able to take his back. Carey spun around into the guard of Williams, landed a few punches, and then stood up with a minute left in the round. I don't know, I'm assuming Carey is winning this fight, but I don't really know how to score it. I'm going to say it's all tied up going into the final round.
     Williams scored an early takedown to start the final round, and then quickly took Carey's back again. They stood up, clinched, and Carey threw some knees, while Williams looked exhausted with his back against the fence. Williams ended up scoring another takedown, tripping Carey, and basically just grinding him out against the fence. Carey stood up with a minute left in the fight, and immediately started walking down Williams. The fight hit the ground again, Carey ended up on top, and I guess I'm going to give this fight to Carey, based mostly on having better cardio? Neither fighter looked that great tonight. All 3 judges scored the fight 29-28 for Daniel Carey, as he hands Williams the first loss of his professional career.
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
87.0
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
11:36
     These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Lopez used a flurry to press Carey into the fence, where they clinched for a little while. They eventually split up, and traded a few more random strikes, but neither fighter seemed to want to leave themselves open for counters, so they both just kind of stared at each other, while Carey was walking down Lopez for the most part. Carey finally landed a decent combination, and then Lopez caught him with a knee to the groin, so the fight was paused. When the fight started back up, Carey continued to land some decent combinations, Lopez fired back with some big shots, and they finally started to brawl wildly in the final seconds of the round. Round one probably goes to Lopez, but it was a close round overall.
     They continued to throw some wild strikes at each other in the second round, but neither fighter was really going in for the kill. It mostly felt like a display of that "I'm getting attacked, I need to fire back!" mentality, where neither fighter was REALLY working much offense, they were both mostly just throwing strikes in an effort to defend themselves. Carey eventually dropped Lopez late in the round, landed in half mount, and worked a little ground & pound, while Lopez squirmed around from the bottom. Carey eventually went for a rear-naked choke, but he couldn't quite lock it on, as Lopez continued to roll around on the bottom, so Carey settled into full mount, and worked some short punches & elbows. Round two definitely goes to Carey. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, but Carey could be ahead 20-18, I'm not sure.
     Carey threw some big punches & knees to start the final round, he pressed Lopez against the fence, beat him up inside the clinch for a few seconds, he yanked him to the ground, took his back again, locked ona rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission around the 90 second mark of the final round. That was a solid performance by Daniel Carey.
86.1
Decision (Majority)
15:00
      Coughran shot for a takedown early, the shot was stuffed, so he punched Carey a few times, and then shot again, and he took Carey down one minute into the round, but he couldn't hold him down at all, so they reset. They traded a few punches, Carey dropped Coughran, he punched him a few more times, dropped him again, and he kept letting him stand back up. Coughran then slammed Carey halfway through the round, and took his back this time. Carey stood up, Coughran continued to press him against the fence, and then he took him down again. They stood up, reset, and Coughran took him down again, and worked some ground & pound from half mount. The round ended with Coughran still pinning Carey against the fence. That's a weird round to score, since Carey did more damage, but Coughran scored way too many takedowns to give the fight to Carey, so I scored the first round for Coughran.
     The second round started, and Coughran immediately scored a slow takedown, as he pinned Carey against the fence again. Coughran continued to grind all over him for the rest of the round. Carey tried to work his way back to his feet with 2 minutes left in the round, and Coughran just kind of squashed him and took his back in the process. The first round probably could have gone either way, but the second round 100% goes to Coughran for holding top control for the entire 5 minutes.
     The final round started with Coughran scoring an early takedown again, and he continued to grind Carey into the fence for the entire round again. This fight should be a VERY clear 29-28 decision for Coughran, if not 30-27 as far as I'm concerned. For SOME reason, one judge called the fight a draw, so I guess maybe he scored the first round 10-8 for Carey? Maybe I overvalued Coughran's takedowns? Either way, two judges still scored the fight for Coughran, giving him the majority decision. This wasn't a great fight though, as it was mostly just a lot of stalling on the ground outside of the first round which was pretty wild.