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UFC FN 71: Prelim Play-By-Play And Results

UFC FN 71: Prelim Play-By-Play And Results

Alrighty, for the third time in five nights the UFC has an event underway, so let’s get to the action that’s going down in San Diego.

Fight Pass Prelim Results

Lyman Good def. Andrew Craig via TKO (punches) R2, 3:37

Kevin Casey def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland

Round 1: Araujo throws a kick not long into the bout. Strickland flurries in but doesn’t land. The latter comes in again with a nice combo. Araujo throws a kick but ends up stumbling to the mat. Strickland passes and Araujo gives up his back. Strickland chucks in some hard punches. Araujo gets to his feet. Wow. Strickland is pouring on elbows and punches and Araujo crumples to the mat. The latter has Strickland in his guard. Strickland gets out and starts firing down punches. Araujo gets to his feet but is clearly hurting. Strickland plants a knee and is picking away with punches. Araujo fires back a right. Round ends. Wow. Araujo made it out.

Round 2: Araujo throws a front kick and storms in, pushes Strickland to the cage. Araujo can’t get the TD. Araujo throws a high kick that’s blocked. Strickland with a leg kick. Araujo throws a wild overhand right and attempts a kick. Another kick attempt from Araujo is blocked and he’s taken down. Strickland continues to pick away with strikes from above. Round ends.

Round 3:  Strickland flurries in and takes Araujo down. Fights back standing.  Both men are keeping busy. Araujo attempts another headkick that misses. Araujo needs to do something big and fast. Latter wings another big right that misses. Strickland plants a left. Strickland continues to stick Araujo with the jab. Araujo charges in but doesn’t land anything telling. Final bell sounds.

Sean Strickland def. Igor Araujo (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya

Round 1: Yahya throws a flying knee and lands a TD. Kanehara briefly reverses with a switch. Yahya is working to move into mount but can’t get it. Fan yells out “boring.” Kanehara is working to get back to his feet and does. Yahya throws a right and starts looking for a TD. Kanehara digs some elbows into the head of Yahya. Latter moves to the back and hunts for a choke, but Kanehara works his way out nicely. Yahya with a nice 1-2. Kanehara chucks a front kick and Yahya dives in on his legs once again. Kanehara throws a few elbows. Round ends.

Round 2: Kanehara fires a right to the body. Yahya comes back with punches of his own. Kanehara throws a front kick to the body. Wow. Yahya drops down for a guillotine but Kanehara is defending. Kanehara is still trapped in the choke but he seems fine. Kanehara passes briefly. Kanehara is still working from within guard but they’re stood up by the ref. Fight’s momentarily stopped after a low blow to Kanehara. Yahya takes the fight down again. Round ends.

Round 3: Kanehara lands a knee to the body. Kanehara comes in with big right. Follows up with a big left after taking a leg kick. Yahya shoots but it’s defended. Yahya dives in again but Kanehara sprawls, throws in a couple of elbows. More punches from Kanehara. Yahya rolls and gets the reversal. Fights back standing. Kanehara lands an uppercut and Yahya dives in again, gets the takedown. Kanehara jumps back to his feet. Yahya is clinging to the leg of Kanehara. Ref stands them up. Kanehara with a hard punch to the body. Final bell goes.

Rani Yahya def. Masanori Kanehara via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade

Round 1: Moras changes level but can’t get the TD. Another TD attempt from Moras. Wow. Andrade throws Moras to the mat. Andrade jumps up and out. Andrade wings some heavy shots and Moras shoots in again. Andrade lands a hard left and Moras yet again, tries taking the fight down. A big left from Andrade but Moras pulls guard. Moras swings for an armbar but can’t get it. Andrade steps out. Moras shoots in again but eats a bunch of hard hammer fists. Andrade gets back to her feet. Latter lands a big right. Round ends.

Round 2: Moras with some jabs. Andrade lands an inside leg kick. Latter flurries in, counters a TD attempt and throws Moras to the mat. Barrage of hammer fists from Andrade. Elbows from Andrade as well. Andrade steps up and out. Big slam from Andrade. More cracking hammer fists from Andrade. Moras continues to eat punches. Round ends.

Round 3: Moras with a right hand; Andrade fires back with a left. Fight spills to the mat. Andrade is in side mount. Now Andrade rains down some heavy punches. Moras is bloodied up. Moras takes another left and falls back to her guard. Andrade pulls out. Moras shoots in again but can’t get it. Moras goes for a guillotine but can’t get it. Andrade attempts a throw but Moras takes her back. Moras is hunting for a RNC but Andrade wags her finger that she’s fine. Final horn sounds.

Jessica Andrade def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1: Meza fires a leg kick that’s checked. Sicilia comes in and Meza tries a level hange. Sicilia trips Meza to the mat. Meza is attempting to scramble out. Wow. Both guys try guillotine choke attempts and Sicilia is back on top. Sicilia looks for another choke but Meza defends. Sicilia misses with a right from above and Meza takes top position. They scramble and fight’s back up. Wow. Sicilia looks for a D’Arce but Meza defends. Entertaining round ends.

Round 2: Sicilia fires a hook but it’s blocked. Meza throws a leg kick that’s checked.  Meza locks up but can’t get the TD. Meza throws a kick but eats a right. Latter looks for a TD, can’t get it, drops to his back to defend guillotine choke attempt. Meza gets back to his feet and takes a right on the way up. Meza telegraphs a shot. Sicilia is starting to load up. Meza with a head kick that misses. Sicilia misses with a hook and Meza gets the TD. Round ends.

Round 3: Sicilia charges in and lands a right. Meza shoots in but is caught in a choke. Meza rolls to his back. Sicilia looks for a D’Arce but Meza saw it coming. Another guillotine attempt from Sicilia but Meza spins out. Right hand from Sicilia. Latter is digging for another choke but gives it up. Meza with a 1-2. Sicilia shoots in but winds up in a choke. Wow. Sicilia gets out just in time. Now Meza is looking for an armbar but can’t get it. Round ends.

Sam Sicilia def. Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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