90.2
Decision
15:00
      This fight was a fantastic back & forth battle, with both girls unloading on each other with a lot of great combinations. The first two rounds could have maybe gone either way, so I feel like if someone can win the final round decisively, I'd probably give the fight to that person if it goes to the scorecards.
     The final round was close, but I thought Eye was pulling ahead a bit with her striking, and then she tripped Clark with 90 seconds left in the round, which could be enough to secure the win for Eye. Eye was coming awfully close to gouging out Clark's eyes, but Clark didn't seem that bothered, so I guess I won't complain about it. For the most part, Eye just smothered Clark until the end of the round, which clearly secures the third round for Eye. I'm expecting Eye to win this fight, with a 29-28 decision, even though I was pulling for Clark going into the fight. All 3 judges agreed, giving Eye the unanimous decision victory.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      VanZant threw a bunch of silly jump kicks and shit to start this fight (she seems to be doing that a lot lately). Clark fired back with some hard punches, and then took down VanZant, they stood back up against the fence, and Clark was trying to setup a standing arm-triangle choke. They fell to the ground, and Clark still had it locked on, but she was on the wrong side of VanZant's body. VanZant was able to cling to half guard, preventing Clark from doing much damage, but Clark still pretty much dominated VanZant on the ground for a solid 4 minutes or so. Round one goes to Clark.
     VanZant came out throwing all of her wild shit again to start the second round, and she blasted Clark with a spinning back fist, but Clark clinched, and then pressed VanZant against the fence. Clark tried to throw VanZant to the ground, but VanZant ended up on top inside Clark's guard. VanZant tried to stand up, and Clark grabbed her leg, stood up, and then dumped VanZant to the ground 90 seconds into the round. Clark looked like she wanted that arm-triangle choke again, but she was on the wrong side, so she passed VanZant's guard, slapped on a triangle choke, and rolled over to her back, and locked on the triangle even tighter with 90 seconds left in the round. That triangle looked like it was locked on tight, but VanZant was hanging on. Meanwhile, Clark was blasting her with hard elbows to the head. Clark is clearly winning this fight, and she nearly finished VanZant in the last half of that round. When they went back to their corners, I THINK VanZant told her corner that she broke her right arm in the first round. They just ignored her and sent her back out to fight with a broken arm. VanZant deserves some credit for being tough at least.
     VanZant went out throwing some flying knees and shit to start the final round, and she landed a few decent kicks, but she was clearly holding her right hand back, because she didn't want to use it at all, which can cause problems if Clark notices. VanZant kept throwing flying knees, and a lot of kicks, and Clark landed some hard punches, but Clark looked like she was just coasting, looking to win the decision based on her performance in the first two rounds. I would really like to see Clark go for the finish though, especially since VanZant can't throw any punches at all. I guess I'm going to give that round to VanZant for throwing a lot of kicks, since Clark didn't really do much of anything, but Clark should still clearly win this fight 29-28 across the board. All 3 judges agreed, with one judge even giving Clark all 3 rounds. Congrats to Clark for a big win over a big name.
88.8
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Rawlings came out looking aggressive, a lot of forward movement, she landed some bombs, and then she caught a kick and took Clark to the ground a minute into the opening round. Rawlings threw some big punches & elbows from inside Clark's guard, allowing her to pass to half mount, but Clark quickly swept her and ended up on top inside the guard of Rawlings. Rawlings threw up an armbar halfway through the round, but Clark was able to spin out of it, and she ended up in side control. Clark looked like she was looking to setup an arm-triangle choke, without the arm or something. She gave that up though, stood up, and they reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Rawlings immediately plowed forward, and came out swinging. Rawlings applied a lot of pressure, and Clark was backing up for the last 90 seconds, but Clark still landed a few solid counter strikes. Overall though, I'm giving that first round to Bec Rawlings. Clark also looked exhausted at the end of the first round, which makes sense, since she took this fight as a late replacement for Joanne Calderwood, with 11 days notice.
     Rawlings continued to pressure Clark at the start of the second round, walking her down, while throwing a lot of big punches. Clark was circling around the outside, like she just wanted to survive until the end of the fight or something. Rawlings clinched and pressed Clark against the fence a minute into the round. Clark spun her around 30 seconds later. It's becoming obvious that Rawlings is the better striker, and Clark might be the slightly better grappler, so I'm not sure why Rawlings is initiating clinches & takedowns. They split up 2 minutes into the round and went back to trading strikes. Clark came forward and threw some big punches & knees, and then Clark threw Rawlings to the ground, and setup an arm-triangle choke with 2 minutes left in the round. Rawlings did a good job defending against the choke, but 2 minutes of top control by Clark should be enough to win that round for Clark. She also landed a massive elbow with 30 seconds left in the round. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, but Clark could be ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     They both came out brawling in the final round, and they both landed with some massive punch combinations. Rawlings cracked Clark's jaw with a hard right hand 90 seconds into the round, and she continued to plow forward, while Clark was still backing up for the most part. The striking exchanges were fairly even, but Rawlings clearly has forward momentum on her side. Rawlings cracked Clark's jaw again with another massive right hand with 2 minutes left in the round, and I thought that could be the end of it, but Clark clinched, and bought herself some time to recover. Rawlings threw Clark down with 90 seconds left in the round, pinning her against the fence. They stood back up, and Clark spun around to try to take the back of Rawlings while they continued to clinch against the fence, but Rawlings spun into her, and then Clark scored a final takedown with 30 seconds left in the fight. Clark finished strong, but I'm giving that round to Rawlings. I'm scoring thsi fight 29-28 for Bec Rawlings, but it was close. Clark also took this fight on short notice, and missed weight by 3 pounds. Two judges disagreed with me, giving the split-decision victory to Jessica-Rose Clark.
87.0
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These girls both traded some decent punches & leg kicks, but for the most part, I thought the first round was a bit underwhelming. I don't think either fighter did enough to clearly win that round. They traded a few random strikes to start the second round, and then Damm clinched with Clark's back halfway through the round, and tried to drag her to the ground. Damm's lead leg was torn up from Clark's leg kicks, but Damm was riding her back with 2 minutes left in the second round, so the leg damage might not matter. Damm landed a few decent punches from back mount, while she continued to dig for a rear-naked choke, but Clark did a good job NOT giving up her neck. Round two goes to Damm, so I guess I have her ahead going into the final round?
     The second round started with Damm's corner dropping ice all over the cage, so that delayed the fight a bit so she could recover, and then once they cleaned that up, she pointed out that her finger was sticking out of her glove, so that gave her more time to recover as well. When the fight finally started, Damm was dancing around the outside edge of the cage, while Clark continued to chip away at her with leg kicks. Damm's lead leg looks like it's going to fall off, so based on that detail, I'm going to go back and give the first round to Clark, so I have this fight all tied up going into the final round. Clark dropped Damm with an inside leg kick with 90 seconds left in the fight. I'm scoring this fight 29-28 for Clark, based almost entirely on those leg kicks. It took forever for the judges to add up the scorecards. They were split, and two of them agreed with me, giving Clark the biggest win of her career. Damm kind of looked like shit in this fight, and Clark took the fight on 2 weeks notice. That was a really big win for Clark.
85.3
Decision (Split)
15:00
      The first round was a really even round, with a few strikes being thrown, some clinching happened, but neither fighter really did enough to clearly win the round. So I'm scoring that round a draw. The second round started with some clinching, which lead to Clark scoring a trip takedown one minute into the round. Sorenson eventually went for an armbar from her guard, Clark stacked her against the fence, and they basically just hung out there in a stalemate for a good portion of the round. They stood back up in the last minute, and traded punches at a decent pace. To be honest, I have no idea who is winning this fight. I feel like both rounds were basically even. Whoever wins the third round, wins the fight in my opinion.
     The final round had Sorenson beating the shit out of Clark with some heavy punches, she took her down, grabbed her back, and continued to pound on her, bully beatdown style. Clark slid out the back door, Sorenson sort of went for an armbar from back control, but Clark did a decent job defending against the submission. They reset back on their feet halfway through the round. The rest of the round had some pretty mediocre striking being displayed by both fighters. I guess if I had to pick a winner, I'd probably give this fight to Sorenson, but it really wasn't a great performance by either fighter. The judges were split, with two of them giving the split-decision victory to Pam Sorenson. It's also worth noting Sorenson missed weight by 5 pounds.
90.2
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good fight. Both of these girls are extremely well rounded. The first & third rounds were mostly striking, with both girls showing some outstanding boxing skills. The second round was a crazy grappling match, where both girls showed great submission offense & defense, with Kianzad having the slight advantage in all 3 rounds. The second round really was one of the most interesting grappling matches I've seen in quite a while, with both girls basically turning into pretzels while digging for chokes and arm locks. The rest of the fight was a fun technical brawl. Great fight overall, and I scored this fight 30-27 for Pannie Kianzad in her Invicta debut.