88.8
Decision
15:00
     This fight started with some heavy clinching, and then they split up to trade some sloppy punches. Avila rushed forward a few times and showed some solid striking skills, while Kianzad was mostly relying on clinching and pressing Avila against the fence. Round one goes to Avila.
     Kianzad went right back to the heavy clinching against the fence to start the second round. Kianzad won the first 3 minutes of the round, and then Avila rushed forward and threw some sharp punches again, but Kianzad was able to get her to pause by cutting Avila's right eye. Avila then rocked the shit out of Kianzad by rushing forward with fast punches again. I thought Kianzad won most of that round, but Avila had enough explosive moments that it could go either way.
     They both looked a little tired in the third round, and Avila dropped Kianzad 90 seconds into the round, she rushed forward, jumped on her, and after a brief scramble, she took Kianzad's back. Avila tried to setup a choke, but Kianzad was doing a good job defending, while Avila was doing a great job maintaining top control. This fight was kind of close, but I'm still scoring it 30-27 for Avila. All 3 judges agreed, giving her the unanimous decision victory in her UFC debut.
91.2
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
7:11
      These girls both came out swinging, Chiasson beat up Kianzad with some strikes, she hammered her with some heavy knees, they clinched for a while, with both girls trading control, but Chiasson controlled most of the clinch, and then she took Kianzad's back late in the round, and slapped on a rear-naked choke, but didn't have enough time to finish it. Round one goes to Chiasson based mostly on clinch control, and landing the better strikes.
     They both came out swinging in the second round again, Kianzad landed some hard strikes early, and then Chiasson dropped her a minute into the round with a big combination, Kianzad tried to catch her in an armbar, and then Chiasson climbed over to escape, and immediately took Kianzad's back, locked on another rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission. That was a fantastic performance by Macy Chiasson, and she's one of my new favorite fighters. She was my favorite on TUF 28, and she's one of my favorites in the UFC Women's Featherweight division.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      The first round was sort of a mediocre round of kickboxing, where each fighter would throw a single punch or kick, and then they'd circle around each other for 30 seconds or so. They both landed a few solid shots, but I don't know if either fighter did enough to clearly win the round. Stoliarenko's right cheek was swollen by the end of the round, so I guess I would give that round to Pannie...? Yeah... I'm scoring that round 10-9 for Pannie.
     The second round was a little more active, with Kianzad knocking down Stoliarenko 2 minutes into the round, but she popped back up immediately. Stoliarenko then shot for a takedown, Kianzad stuffed the shot, hit her with a knee from the clinch, and they reset. They both started smashing each other with big punches halfway through the round, and they were both covered in blood. Stoliarenko kept digging for takedowns, and Kianzad was doing an excellent job keeping the fight on the feet, while mauling Stoliarenko with her boxing. Their faces were both all fucked up by the end of the round. I have Kianzad ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it COULD be all tied up at this point. Kianzad looked pretty awesome in that second round though.
     The third round was similar to the second, with both girls throwing big shots, but Kianzad is on another level compared to Stoliarenko on the feet. Kianzad was landing strikes that would make fans of Stoliarenko want to cry. Stoliarenko was also trying to mix in those takedowns, and Kianzad stuffed ALL of her shots. They were both covered in blood by the end of the fight, they both took a lot of damage, but this SHOULD be a 30-27 decision for Pannie Kianzad. All 3 judges agreed, giving Kianzad the unanimous decision victory.
88.3
Decision
10:00
      The first round started with a lot of clinching, as Kianzad pressed Lehner against the fence for a couple of minutes. When they split up, they started boxing at a decent pace, with Kianzad probably landing the better strikes in most of their exchanges. Kianzad landed a quick takedown with 25 seconds left in the round. Round one clearly goes to Kianzad.
     Kianzad scored a quick takedown to start the second round. Lehner worked her way back to her feet 90 seconds into the round. Kianzad continued to chip away at Lehner while clinching and pressing her against the fence for a minute or so, and then she dumped her to the ground again with 2 minutes left in the round. I scored this fight 20-18 for Pannie Kianzad, and all 3 judges agreed, giving her the unanimous decision victory.
87.4
Decision
15:00
      The first round started with both girls trading punches, and Kianzad was battering Daimoni's face with combinations, before she clinched 90 seconds into the opening round, and pressed Daimoni against the fence. Kianzad continued to bully Daimoni for most of the round, leading to a 10-9 round for Kianzad.
     The second round had Kianzad clinching and whipping Daimoni around near the fence. When they split up, Kianzad would work her combinations, and when they would clinch, Kianzad would keep Daimoni pressed against the fence. Kianzad dropped Daimoni with a left hook with 40 seconds left in the round, but she let her stand back up, and they finished the round clinching. I have Kianzad ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was another 5 minutes of Kianzad picking apart Daimoni with her boxing, while Daimoni was mostly just eating the shots. In the end, this was a clear 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Pannie Kianzad.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      These girls both came out swinging, and then they clinched 30 seconds into the opening round, and traded some knees & punches from the clinch, before resetting a minute into the round. They were both landing some solid shots, but Kaufman looked like she was dealing more damage with the heavier strikes. They clinched, and Kianzad landed some nice knees, and a slick short elbow, but Kaufman was still pressuring her more, and causing Kianzad to back up against the fence a little too much. That round was competitive, but it should pretty clearly go to Kaufman for landing a lot of big heavy punches.
     They both landed some hard strikes to start the second round, and then they tied each other up in the clinch for a bit of a stalemate against the fence. Kaufman tripped Kianzad halfway through the round, and threw some hard elbows at the backs of Kianzad's thighs, and Kianzad scrambled around on the ground, trying to setup an armbar or something. Kianzad worked her way back to her feet with around 90 seconds left in the round, but Kaufman continued to press her against the fence. Kianzad landed some solid shots in that round, and showed some solid scrambling skills on the ground, but I still have Kaufman ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     Kaufman came out swinging again to start the final round, pressuring Kianzad against the fence again with a lot of punches & knees. The rest of the round consisted of Kaufman bullying Kianzad while chasing her around the cage while throwing hands with her bully boxing, and Kianzad continued to chip away with some decent shots, but she was moving backward WAY too much, leading to the clear cut unanimous decision victory for Sarah Kaufman.
89.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:40
      These girls traded some heavy kicks, and then Pa'aluhi tripped Kianzad, taking her to the ground, where she quickly secured side control. Kianzad secured half guard, while Pa'aluhi continued to pound on her with short punches. Kianzad tried to scramble back to her feet, and Pa'aluhi took her back halfway through the round. Pa'aluhi locked on the body triangle, and continued to punch Kianzad, trying to open her up for the rear-naked choke. She locked it on tight and finished the fight by submission with around 90 seconds left in the opening round. That was a fantastic one-sided performance by Raquel Pa'aluhi, with the first round submission over a really strong grappler in Pannie Kianzad.
90.8
TKO (Punches)
8:34
      This fight was supposed to be a title fight, but both fighters missed weight, so the fight was turned into a non-title bout. Evinger ended up making the weight after the weigh ins, but Kianzad remained over the limit. Evinger started the fight by dragging Kianzad to the ground, where she got on her back, and started looking for a rear-naked choke. She spent the last half of the round looking for an armbar. Clear round for Evinger. The second round started with Evinger knocking Kianzad to the ground, and dominating her for another round of grappling action, ending with Evinger mounting Kianzad, and destroying her with punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Nice win for Evinger, even though it wasn't "officially" a title fight, since Kianzad missed weight.
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.