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The first of four undercard bouts is set to begin shortly.
Elvis Rodriguez vs. Juan Pablo Romero
Round 1: Both men staying outside the range of each other’s jabs. Rodriguez circles, he’s got that right hand cocked back, but Romero catches him with a short combo to the body. Right hand from Rodriguez backs Romero up. Romero with two more to the body. He’s the aggressor so far. Rodriguez fires a left to the body. Rodriguez wants to counter. Romero scores with a right. Rodriguez throws his jab to keep Romero from coming in. Romero with fast hands, Rodriguez defending well. Another exchange of body work closes the opening round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Romero.
Round 2: Rodriguez opening up more to start the second. Romero still walking him down. Nice uppercut to the body by Romero. He’s throwing punches in bunches. Rodriguez fires back, but mostly misses. High right hand by Rodriguez. Romero with lots of pressure but he eats a clean right uppercut. Another right uppercut lands for Rodriguez. Romero peppering Rodriguez’s body. Good head movement from Rodriguez to avoid a flurry. Romero with a right hand up top, then a shot to the body. Left hook counter by Rodriguez. Rodriguez stringing together some punches. Rodriguez to the body. He’s finding holes in Romero’s defenses.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Rodriguez. Overall, 19-19.
Round 3: Good left hook from Rodriguez as Romero advances and continues to throw with volume. Rodriguez keeping a tight guard, Romero slips in a left hook to the body. Glancing right hook by Rodriguez. Romero looking to counter now. Rodriguez finding the timing with his body punches. Romero now on the attack and he cracks Rodriguez’s body. Right hook to the body scores for Rodriguez. They exchange rights before the bell.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Romero. Overall, 29-28 Romero.
Round 4: Romero the body, then a combination up top. Rodriguez counters with a body shot. Uppercut lands for Rodriguez. Romero is just swinging for the fences. Rodriguez hits a three-punch combo. Left uppercut for Rodriguez and Romero felt that one. Rodriguez pouring it on. Romero gets his attention with two straight punches. One to the body for Rodriguez, Romero lets his hands fly in response. Jab by Rodriguez. Romero rocked by a clean left, then an uppercut. That’s a knockdown. Standing count and Romero is back in it. Rodriguez right back on the attack. Big round for Rodriguez.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8, Rodriguez. Overall, 38-37 Rodriguez.
Round 5: Rodriguez using his jab to set up his power. Romero with a couple of glancing punches to the top of Rodriguez’s head. Rodriguez jabbing the body as Romero comes in. Romero with a three-punch combo. Counter right by Rodriguez, followed by a right hook to the body. That left uppercut is money for Rodriguez. Right hook lands for Romero, Rodriguez pops him with another left uppercut. Rodriguez counters a body attack with a quick right hook. Straight left to the chin and Romero is put on his backside. He’s sat down and has no interest in getting back up. The ref counts him out and there’s a knockout win for Rodriguez.
Official result: Elvis Rodriguez def. Juan Pablo Romero via KO (R5, 2:59)
Rey Vargas vs. Leonardo Baez
Round 1: Vargas lets his jab go and follows with punches to the body. Baez looks to attack the body as well, but he’s having trouble getting past that jab. Counter right scores for Vargas. Baez with a hard right hand after absorbing a combination to the body. Vargas misses on an uppercut. The much taller Vargas controlling the pace. He lands a 1-2 to the head. Baez getting chewed up in the first. One-way traffic after three.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas.
Round 2: Baez comes out firing, he knows he’s down after one. Vargas quick to reestablish the range. Vargas gets in and out, Baez swinging at air. Lunging left hook lands for Baez. Vargas is sniping with the jab, he gets clipped by a 1-2 though. Vargas back to picking Baez apart with snapping 1-2 combos. Double left hook by Vargas, then he triples up on the jab. Baez with a lunging score. Vargas lands a left hook after stringing together some fast shots. Baez closes the round with a right hand.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 20-18 Vargas.
Round 3: Vargas not letting Baez close the distance without taking damage. Baez working the body. Vargas circles and feints to set up another rapid combo. Both guys getting a little wild in this round. Vargas bangs a right hand off of Baez’s head. Vargas continues to score and get out of Baez’s range.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 30-27 Vargas.
Round 4: Baez lands a jab, but Vargas makes him pay with multiple shots in return. Vargas to the body. Vargas content to snipe at Baez’s body with his jab. Baez lunges in with a right and follows with a clean lift. Vargas rips the body with a pair of left hooks. He’s making Baez miss. Baez with the occasional body shot, but he just can’t string together anything meaningful. Vargas tees off on Baez. Right uppercut by Vargas. He’s cooking in this round. Jab-uppercut combo by Vargas.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 40-36 Vargas.
Round 5: Vargas cooking Baez’s body. Baez just gets out of the way of a big right hand. Vargas cracks him with a jab. Baez slips and just stumbles against Vargas in the corner. Vargas with counters as Baez marches forward. More hooks to the body from Vargas. We have a pause as Baez loses his mouthpiece. Vargas with a beautiful counter to the body. He’s landing hard shots as Baez goes all out to try and get inside.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 50-45 Vargas.
Round 6: Baez looking to work his jab. Vargas with a clean left uppercut and a straight right, somehow Baez just ate that. Left to the body for Vargas. Vargas with another combination, then a left hook across Baez’s chin. Vargas stays on the attack, Baez counters by pumping the jab in Vargas’ face. Right hand lands for Baez, but he’s off balance and can’t follow up. Vargas with a right hand now. Jab-jab-jab by Vargas.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 60-54 Vargas.
Round 7: Vargas with a slick 1-1-2. Baez just keeps getting clipped. Baez corners Vargas and scores to the body. Vargas returns fire. Vargas getting cocky, he’s dropping his hands. He returns to a more traditional stance and gets back to sniping. Vargas hits the body as he circles out of the corner. Left hook backs Baez up. Vargas content to play the matador as time ticks down.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 70-63 Vargas.
Round 8: Vargas goes body-head. Left hook rip to the body by Vargas. Baez getting lit up by Vargas’ left hand. Vargas continues to target the body. Right hand by Vargas lands as he steps away. Baez walking forward and getting hit. Vargas with another body-head combo.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 80-72 Vargas.
Round 9: Baez ducks his head down and charges in. Vargas hits him with counters as he’s backed up against the ropes and slips out of there. Right hand for Baez scores. Vargas scoring to the body. Vargas with a left and right hook, he ducks a punch and goes back to the body. There’s a cut on the side of Baez’s head, likely from a previous clash of heads. Right hand by Baez and Vargas has been complaining that those punches have been landing behind his head. Right hook by Vargas. Vargas jabs his way to another 10-9 round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 90-81 Vargas.
Round 10: Vargas bangs a right hand to the body. That’s there for him whenever he wants it. To Baez’s credit, he’s not giving up and he’s hitting body shots too. Vargas with great footwork to avoid getting cornered. He tags a lunging Baez with a jab. Vargas throwing punches down the middle on an advancing Baez. Baez scrapping to the end, but Vargas dictated the action in every round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Vargas. Overall, 100-90 Vargas.
Official result: Rey Vargas def. Leonardo Baez via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 100-90)
Anthony Dirrell vs. Marcos Hernandez
Round 1: Dirrell sneaks in a left for the first strike. A right hand hurts Hernandez and Dirrell is unloading as Hernandez turtles up in the corner. Hernandez gets the fight back to the center of the ring. Dirrell splits the defense with a jab. They trade jabs. Hernandez throwing heavy leather that Dirrell gets his gloves up to deflect. Good check left by Hernandez. Dirrell with a combination, Hernandez answers with a body shot. Uppercut from Dirrell catches Hernandez coming in.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Dirrell.
Round 2: Dirrell again aggressive to start. Hernandez lands a nice counter, but Dirrell keeps up the pressure and he’s scoring. Dirrell lands two to the body. Hernandez scores with an uppercut as he digs in and looks to make this one ugly. Hernandez bangs punches off of Dirrell’s torso. Hernandez with a low shot that looked like it was below the belt, no pause in the action. Hernandez pops Dirrell with a jab. Dirrell with a short left inside. Hernandez rips a couple to the body.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Hernandez. Overall, 19-19.
Round 3: Right hand scores for Hernandez. Dirrell still landing, but Hernandez looks to be dictating the action right now. They exchange body shots. Hernandez backs Dirrell up with a jab. Right hand for Hernandez, right uppercut for Dirrell. They’re not giving each other any room to breathe. Left hook on the button for Dirrell. Right uppercut by Hernandez, followed by a high right. Jab shuts down a Dirrell combo. Some nasty body work by both fighters. Left hook by the ear lands for Hernandez.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Hernandez. Overall, 29-28.
Round 4: Ten seconds in and Dirrell CRUSHES Hernandez with a right uppercut. We have a count and Hernandez is up, but he looks like he is out of it. This one is over.
Official result: Anthony Dirrell def. Marcos Hernandez via KO (R4, 0:22)