The prelim fights are completed for UFC Fight Night 71, so let’s move to the main card.
In the main event, former heavyweight champ Frank Mir will take on Todd Duffee.
Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban
Round 1: Jouban fires a kick which almost was low. Dwyer comes back with a head kick. Wow. Dwyer floors Jouban with a right hand. The latter gets up, Dwyer goes for a choke but Jouban is free. Dwyer kicks Jouban off. The welterweights clinch up against the fence. Jouban plants a left. Dwyer with a front kick; Jouban fires in a kick a body. Jouban charges in after throwing a head kick that’s blocked. Dwyer takes a right that stuns him. Dwyer stumbles to the floor and Jouban blasts him with a knee to the head while he’s down. Wow. Jouban has a point deducted. Jouban lands a left. Dwyer is bloodied up. Crazy. Both guys wing hard shots before round ends.
Round 2: Dwyer spins with a kick that misses. Jouban comes forward but eats a counter. Jouban drives in hard with a left straight. Dwyer absorbs a massive kick to the body. Both guys fire head kicks that are blocked. Jouban counters nicely with a right hook. Dwyer changes levels but can’t get it. Jouban with a body kick. They clinch up. Jouban with a elbow. Wow. Jouban sends Dwyer stumbling to the mat with a head kick. Dwyer is really bloodied up now but gets to his feet and is firing back. This is nuts. Jouban digs to the body with a vicious hook. Dwyer is still chucking shots. Cartwheel kick from Jouban blasts Dwyer. Round ends.
Round 3: Dwyer is still moving quite well on his feet. Dwyer with a front kick. Jouban took a shot or finger to his left eye which seems to be bothering him. Jouban fires another kick that misses. Jouban’s left eye is swelling up a bit. Dwyer with a couple of kicks. Dwyer with a 1-3. Now Jouban storms in and takes Dwyer to the mat. Jouban is digging shots to the body as Dwyer looks for a Kimura. Now Jouban lands a series of punches from above. Cartwheel kick attempt from Jouban. Final horn goes. Outstanding fight.
Alan Jouban def. Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri
Round 1: Moontasri with a couple of leg kicks. Lee returns fire with some of his own. Lee lands a nice jab. Both guys continue to stay busy with kicks. Lee plants a straight right. Yikes. Lee takes an eye poke. Fight resumes. Lee charges in and is looking for a TD. Nice suplex by Lee. Latter takes back of Moontasri. Lee is sliding in a RNC. This could be it, and it is. Impressive win for Lee.
Kevin Lee def. James Moontasri via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:56
Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen
Round 1: Jorgensen lands a double not long in but gets caught in choke. Wow. After several transitions from Gamburyan, Jorgensen works his way out. Gamburyan is on top. Jorgensen is trying to get back to his feet. Latter does but Gamburyan throws him down again. Jorgensen hits Gamburyan low with a knee. Fight resumes.Gamburyan picks up Jorgensen and slams him to the mat. Jorgensen works his way out. Wow. Jorgensen lands a hard knee but gets dropped by a right. Gamburyan is raining down shots, looking for the finish, but Jorgensen works his way out. Jorgensen throws a right but gets countered. Round ends.
Round 2: Gamburyan charges in with hooks. Jorgensen with a combo. Gamburyan hits Jorgensen low with a kick. Fight’s halted. Bout resumes. Jorgensen plants a right. Gamburyan storms in and pushes Jorgensen to the cage. Thumping body kick from Jorgensen. Latter goes for a single and Gamburyan drops for a guillotine. Jorgensen escapes. Gamburyan with a knee to the body and an overhand right. Gamburyan changes levels but can’t get TD. Now he finally does but Jorgensen reverses. They scramble and Gamburyan is back on top. Knee to the body from Gamburyan. Round ends.
Round 3: Gamburyan with a hard kick to the body. Big kick to the leg from Gamburyan. Gamburyan sticks a jab. Right hand from Jorgensen. Latter likely needs to do something big in order to win this. Gamburyan changes levels but Jorgensen defends. Gamburyan shoots in, can’t get it, and takes a leg kick. Another nice jab from Jorgensen. Gamburyan with a combo. Latter shoots in but can’t get it. Jorgensen with a knee to the body. Round ends.
Manny Gamburyan def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau
Round 1: Both women are keeping busy with kicks. Holm lands to the body with a kick. Reneau grazes the chin of Holm with a head kick. Side kick from Holm. Reneau lands a right hand. Another kick to the body from Holm. Leg kick from the latter. Reneau flurries in. Holm partially lands a head kick that hurt Reneau briefly. Bantamweights exchange punches. Round ends.
Round 2: Holm with a front kick that misses. Reneau fires a kick of her own. Holm lands with another high kick. Holm plants a left hand. Hard leg kick from Holm. Reneau is moving forward but is getting outgunned. Nice uppercut from Holm. Body kick by Reneau. Holm continues to pick away with kicks. Left hand from Holm. Now Reneau is trying to jump guard. Holm pushes her off and is kicking her legs. Round ends.
Round 3: Holm flurries in. Reneau catches a kick and chucks a counter. Hard body kick from Holm. Reneau can’t get inside. Holm charges in and Reneau stumbles to the mat, takes a kick to the body on her way up. Holm with a 1-2. Two hard leg kicks from Holm. Whoa. Hook kick from Holm almost lands. Reneau clinches up and tries pulling guard again, but Holm works her way up and out. Huge flurry from Holm and Reneau’s back pedalling. Final horn goes.
Holly Holm def. Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson
Round 1: Ferguson with a body kick to start things off. Thomson throws a front kick. Ferguson has a kick blocked and takes shots in scramble. Thomson lands a double leg but Ferguson rolls out nicely. Ferguson with a leg kick. Latter lands a stiff jab. Ferguson with a bit of showboating. Thomson just misses with a big right. Thomson does land with a follow up. Ferguson throws a leg kick and takes a counter. High volume of kicks continues from Ferguson. Wow. Flying knee attempt from Ferguson but he winds up on his back. Ferguson goes for an inverted triangle but Thomson escapes. Thomson with a right hand from above. Round ends.
Round 2: Thomson fires a hook. Wow. They exchange shots and Ferguson rolls out, lands a front kick. Standing elbow sends Thomson crashing to the mat. Thomson is eating a ton of shots from above. Yikes. Hard elbows to the head of Thomson. Referee Herb Dean breaks it up because Ferguson apparently grabbed fence to improve position. Ferguson is pouring on shots but Thomson is fighting back. Spinning punch from Ferguson cuts Thomson open. Fight spills to the mat and Ferguson locks in a triangle-choke. Thomson is bleeding like crazy. Thomson works his way out. Now Ferguson is going for a Kimura but somehow, Thomson fights through it. This is insane. Thomson gets back to his feet and is chucking back shots. Unbelievable.
Round 3: Ferguson has kick caught. Thomson can’t get TD. Thomson is moving in but Ferguson is countering well. Another standing elbow from Ferguson. Thomson has another cut and is bleeding like crazy again. Another elbow from Ferguson. Thomson shoots in but can’t get it. Thumping body kick from Ferguson. Thomson isn’t throwing much. Ferguson blasts Thomson to the body with a knee and he briefly goes to the mat. Thomson with a spinning backfist. Thomson clinches up but it’s too little too late. Final horn goes.
Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir
Round 1: Mir lands a left moments in. Another big left from Mir wobbles Duffee. Wow. Duffee is firing back. Both guys are chucking bombs. Duffee clinches up briefly. Hard jab from Duffee but Mir stiffens Duffee with a left, and the fight is over. Now that was crazy. What a win for Mir.
Frank Mir def. Todd Duffee via KO (punches) R1, 1:13