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Rising strawweight star Cynthia Calvillo made it three for 3 within the Octagon for 2017, and she or he needed to journey to The SSE Hydro in Glasgow to do it, beating hometown favourite Joanne Calderwood by way of unanimous choice in Sunday’s UFC Battle Night time co-important occasion.
Scores have been 30-27 twice and 29-28 for the No. 14-ranked Calvillo, now 6-zero. The No. eight-ranked Calderwood, who missed weight for the struggle at 118 kilos, falls to eleven-three.
Calderwood and Calvillo stored it standing for a lot of the primary spherical, with little vital scoring coming from both fighter. With forty five seconds left within the body, although, Calvillo sprang into motion, taking Calderwood to the mat. Whereas there, Calvillo took her opponent’s again, and whereas Calderwood scrambled out of that hassle, she wound up into some extra problem as Calvillo almost obtained her arm earlier than the horn sounded.
Outdoors of being on the receiving finish of a bloody nostril, Calderwood had a strong second spherical because of vary-discovering kicks and a spinning elbow. Calvillo obtained in a number of photographs, however not sufficient to vary the course of the body.
The third spherical was shut as properly, however it was Calvillo who might have sealed the cope with a late takedown and rear bare choke try.
FELDER vs. RAY
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Dedicating his battle with Scotland’s Stevie Ray to his lately deceased father, light-weight up and comer Paul Felder definitely made dad proud with an emotional first-spherical end of his opponent.
A very good a part of the opening body was spent within the clinch towards the fence as Ray tried to implement his grappling recreation, however with beneath two minutes left, Felder scored with a flush left knee that put Ray on the canvas. Ray took a number of onerous comply with-up photographs, and whereas he weathered the preliminary storm, two proper elbows ended the bout, with referee Grant Waterman stepping in at three:fifty seven of spherical one.
With the win, Philadelphia’s Felder improves to 14-three; Fife’s Ray falls to 21-7.
MARSHMAN vs. JANES
Welsh banger Jack Marshman pounded out an in depth, however unanimous, determination over Canada’s Ryan Janes in middleweight motion.
Marshman went on the hunt as quickly because the bout started, and he stalked Janes all through. That doesn’t imply it was a one-sided body, although, as Janes received in a number of onerous photographs on Marshman. But the extra frequent and telling blows have been landed by the Welshman within the first 5 minutes.
Each fighters had their moments at lengthy vary within the second spherical, Marshman once more holding the lead, however Janes was capable of do some good work within the clinch, closing the scoring hole.
Within the third, Janes surged late with some flush punches within the remaining minute, however it wasn’t sufficient to tug it out on the scorecards, which learn 29-28 throughout the board for “The Hammer.
With the win, Marshman strikes to 22-6; Janes falls to 9-three.
ROUNTREE JR. vs. CRAIG
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Former Final Fighter finalist Khalil Rountree Jr. earned his second consecutive KO win within the Octagon, halting Coatbridge’s Paul Craig within the first spherical of their mild heavyweight bout.
Each fighters have been affected person within the opening spherical, Craig throwing kicks whereas Rountree sought a house for his left hand. Earlier than the top of the body, he landed that left twice and jarred Craig, nevertheless it was within the closing seconds that he completed the battle with it, as he dropped his opponent after which scored with a collection of photographs that introduced in referee Leon Roberts to name a cease to the bout at four:fifty six of spherical one.
With the win, Las Vegas’ Rountree improves to 7-2; Craig falls to 9-2.
WILLIS vs. MULHERON
Heavyweight newcomers Justin Willis and James Mulheron kicked off the primary card, with Willis taking a shutout three-spherical choice win.
All three judges noticed it 30-27.
Willis combined issues up properly within the first two rounds, as he fired off leg kicks, landed punches and scored takedowns as properly, with Mulheron (eleven-2) having no solutions for his versatile foe on the mat or the ft. Mulheron was capable of put somewhat offense collectively within the clinch within the ultimate body, however it wasn’t sufficient to get the eye of Willis, who improved to five-1 with the win.