On the Facebook portion of the preliminaries Steven Siler defeated Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision. Also on Facebook Cody McKenzie took the unanimous decision over long time UFC and WEC veteran Leonard Garcia. This was the 5th straight loss for Garcia and that maybe the last of him in the Octagon.
In the first FX fight bantamweights and former TUF team Miller teammates went at it. Johnny Bedford faced off with Brian Caraway whom took the fight on 6 days notice. Caraway dominated the fight with a stifling ground game but was ultimately able to pull out the submission victory by guillotine with 16 seconds left in the fight.
In the women’s bantamweights division Sara McNabb dominated Sheila Gaff as she took her down at the opening bell and pounded Gaff’s midsection till the ref stood them back up. McMann took the fight right back and got the mounted crucifix and pounded away till the ref had seen enough. The finish came at 4:06 by TKO to move Sara to 7-0.
The referee has managed to screw up another fight in MMA as two Strikeforce light heavyweights made there debut in the UFC. Ovince Saint Preux the former University of Tennessee football standout faced Gian Villante. The first round belonged to Saint Preux a he hurt and out struck Villante but in the second Saint Preux tired and Villante took the advantage with leg kicks. In the final stanza the referee didn’t see a second eye poke of the fight this time it was Villante on the receiving end. As Villante stepped back the referee came over and asked Villante if he could see Villante said “no” as in I’ll take the time allowed to recover but rather than give home the time the ref waved off the fight with out even a doctor checking him out or time to recover. Due to it being accidental it goes to the judges scorecards and they scored it 30-28, 30-29 and 29-29 for winner by majority decision Ovince Saint Preux.
In another fight to stop early Yancy Mederos put his hand down to stop himself as he was about to get slammed and broke his thumb. Therefore Rustam Khabilov wins the lightweight match up at 2:32 by TKO in a fight that could have been a good one.