88.8
Submission (Triangle Choke)
1:23
      These guys traded some random strikes, Espinosa shot or a takedown a minute into the opening round, Schnell pulled guard with a guillotine attempt, quickly transitioned into a tight triangle choke, and finished the fight by submission. That was a strong performance by Matt Schnell, and he's on a 4-fight winning streak now.
88.8
Submission (Triangle Choke)
3:18
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Schnell took down Smolka with a body lock 90 seconds into the opening round. He landed in side control, Smolka tried to scramble out of it, Schnell slapped on a tight guillotine choke, the referee THOUGHT he fell asleep, but Smolka was fine. They continued to wrestle around for a few more seconds, and then Schnell slapped on a triangle choke, and finished the fight by submission with around 90 seconds left in the round. That was a great performance by Schnell, and another horrible loss for Smolka, as he's now 1-5 in his last 6 UFC fights. I'm curious to see how the UFC handles Smolka from here.
87.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      The first round was a boxing match, with Inoue throwing a lot of jabs, while Schnell was hammering him with some heavier punch combinations. Both fighters showed decent movement, and they both landed some decent shots, but I'm scoring that first round for Matt Schnell. The second round was the same story, with Schnell beating up Inoue with big punch combinations, while Inoue was still sticking to his jab pumping. I have Schnell ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round started with 30 seconds of boxing, and then Schnell shot for a takedown, Inoue stuffed the shot, and then clinched and pressed Schnell against the fence. They reset 90 seconds into the round. They spent the rest of the round trading strikes at a decent pace, and Inonue was picking apart Schnell for the most part, while controlling the distance. I would probably give that round to Inoue, but I'm still scoring the fight 29-28 for Matt Schnell. The judges were split, with two of them giving the split-decision victory to Matt Schnell.
87.3
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both fighters dancing around, trading strikes, with Schnell probably landing the better shots overall. Round one goes to Schnell. The second round was more of the same, with Schnell picking apart Beltran for the most part. Beltran threw a few hard shots, but he just didn't look confident enough to engage in any serious exchanges. I have Schnell ahead 20-18 going into the final round. Schnell clinched early to start the final round, he pressed Beltran against the fence, and then they reset 30 seconds into the round. They continued to trade strikes in the final round, and Beltran's right eye was completely swollen shut. Beltran scored a takedown with 10 seconds left in the final round, and found himself caught in a guillotine choke, which he popped out of as the buzzer sounded. I scored this fight 30-27 for Matt Schnell, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the somewhat lackluster unanimous decision victory.
90.2
KO
(Punches)
4:24
     These guys traded a few hard strikes, Sandoval rocked Schnell with a wild barrage of punches one minute into the opening round, they continued to brawl at a decent pace, and then finally slowed down 90 seconds into the round to set up some sort of strategy. Sandoval rushed in, got blasted in the face with a big punch, and then took down Schnell with 2 minutes left in the round, but Schnell scared him off with a triangle attempt, so they stood back up, and exchanged some hard punches with some dirty boxing from the clinch. Schnell slapped on a brutal looking guillotine choke as Sandoval shot for a takedown with a minute left in the round, and it looked like the fight was going to end, but he slammed the shit out of Schnell, pulled his head free, still stuck in Schnell's guard, Schnell tried to throw up a triangle choke, and Sandoval punched him with a series of short punches to the chin that knocked Schnell the fuck out. That fight was pretty insane, and that was a big win for Hector Sandoval, as he earns his second UFC win in a row.
89.5
KO (Knee & Punches)
3:47
      Schnell looks significantly faster than Font on the feet, as he was able to pick him apart with some punches early. Font took him down with ease, as he's quite a bit larger than Schnell, and he setup a Kimura one minute into the opening round. He gave that up in favor of back control, where he tried to setup a rear-naked choke with the body triangle. They eventually stood back up, Font slaughtered Schnell with brutal strikes, I thought Schnell was about to go out, and then he fired back with some big punches of his own, proving he was still in the fight, sort of. Font landed a big knee with around 90 seconds left in the round, Schnell collapsed, Font mounted his back, punched the shit out of him, and knocked out Schnell. That was a violent ass beating, and a horrible way for Schnell to make his short notice UFC debut in a weightclass above where he would normally compete.
92.3
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
3:25
      This fight started with Schnell kicking Elliott in the dick, just 5 seconds into the opening round. When the fight started back up a couple of seconds later, Elliott came out swinging, he took Schnell to the ground, they stood back up, Elliott continued to plow forward, pressing Schnell against the fence, some wild punches were thrown, Schnell tried to throw Elliott to the ground, but Elliott reversed him, as Elliott landed on top inside Schnell's guard. Schnell tried to slap on a triangle choke, Elliott pulled out of it, threw some heavy knees to Schnell's ass, Schnell slapped on an armbar, Elliott slammed his way out of it, and continued to pound on Schnell. The first two minutes of this fight have been insane so far. They continued to scramble around, Elliott slapped on a brutal looking guillotine choke, and finished the fight by submission with around 90 seconds left in the round. That was a fantastic finish for Tim Elliott, after possibly finishing the wildest round of the season so far.
89.2
Submission (Triangle Choke)
7:03
      Schnell came out, threw some hard kicks to the body, some nice punches, and then Rizzo clinched with him, tried to take him down, and Schnell punched him in the back of the head, so the referee gave him a stern warning. Rizzo pressed him against the fence, Schnell rolled with a guillotine attempt for a second, but Rizzo easily escaped, stood back up, and continued to press him into the fence. They scrambled around for a little while, Schnell locked on another guillotine choke, Rizzo eventually popped his head out, and they traded some strikes on the ground. Schnell passed to full mount halfway through the round, but they quickly stood up after that. Rizzo shot for a takedown, Schnell ran out of it, and Rizzo pressed him against the fence. They split up, traded some more punches & knees, and Rizzo clinched again. Schnell tried to take his head off with a head kick, Rizzo shot for a takedown, Schnell went for another guillotine, but didn't even come close that time, so Rizzo postured up and landed some punches before getting caught in a tight triangle choke. Rizzo dropped some hammerfists all the way up until the end of the round, but I'm still scoring that round for Schnell.
     Schnell landed some hard leg kicks to start the second round, Rizzo pulled guard, threw some elbows up from his back, and Schnell tried to wrestle his way into a better position, but Rizzo swept him one minute into the round, ending up on top inside Schnell's guard. Schnell locked on another triangle choke, Rizzo tried to stand up out of it, but this one was really tight, so Rizzo was forced to submit at 2:03 of the second round. Really good fight overall, and fantastic finish by Matt Schnell.