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[Show: UFC Fight Night 96] [Location: Portland, Ore] [Date: 10/1/16] [Airing Live On FS1]

MAIN CARD (FS1, 11 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight bout: John Lineker vs. John Dodson

Round 1: Dodson with constant movement. Not a ton of action in this round. Dodson landed a sick head kick towards the end of the round. Lineker was pressing forward for the majority of the round. Dodson shoved him to the ground but Lineker got right back to his feet.

Round 2: In the middle of the round, Lineker mocked Dodson for his stance and danced. Dodson was avoiding most of Lineker’s strikes. Dodson kicked Lineker in the nuts after Lineker landed a big left hand. Lineker recovered and they exchanged to end the round.

Round 3: Lineker was winding up his strikes. They had a wild exchange and went toe-to-toe. The fans popped. Lineker landed a good right hand then clinched and went for a takedown but didn’t fully commit.

Round 4: They came out swinging and had a nice exchange. Things slowed towards the end of the round. Lineker clinched with him and landed some knees. Dodson got out with his speed and while Lineker was chasing him down, Dodson avoid most of the damage. Lineker clinched and landed some good combos to Dodson’s body.

Round 5: Dodson started to mix up things in this round in terms of his striking. Lineker continued to land leg kicks in an attempt to slow down Lineker. They exchanged to end the round.

Result: John Lineker def. John Dodson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Lightweight bout: Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira

Round 1: They came out and clinched right away. Brooks scored a takedown early but Oliveira scrambled to his feet. They clinched for the majority of the round. Late in the round, Brooks got another brief takedown. With just seconds to go, Oliveira locked in a jumping guillotine choke.

Round 2: Brooks scored an early takedown and got mount and rained down strikes. Oliveira scrambled and got to his feet. Brooks got his back but Oliveira stood up and shoved him off. Oliveira scored a brief takedown and then clinched with him up against the fence. Brooks went for a late round takedown but didn’t get it.

Round 3: Oliveira dropped him with a right hand to start the round off. Brooks got back to his feet and Oliveira clinched with him right away. Brooks went for a takedown but it was stuffed. Brooks had a rib injury and was gutting through it. Brooks told his corner in between rounds to pop it back in. Ouch. Oliveira took him down and rained down strikes for the win.

Result: Alex Oliveira def. Will Brooks by TKO (punches) at 3:30 of Round 3

Flyweight bout: Josh Burkman vs. Zak Ottow

Round 1: After a feeling out process, Burkman was kicked low. Not a ton of action in this round. They exchanged throughout it.

Round 2: Both guys tried to pick up the pace of the fight but nothing way really making waves. Towards the round, Burkman was starting to land some offense for a moment. leading and being successful. Ottow landing a nice couple strikes, Burkman not committing to his wrestling much at all.

Round 3: Burkman pressed the action more in this round but Ottow was landing a lot of leg kicks, about 18 of them. Ottow was looking to counter strike, which worked perfectly. Burkman clinched and pressed him up against the fence. Burkman had some nasty bruises to the back of his legs. Burkman scored a takedown with over a minute to go in the round and ended up in half guard. Ottow scrambled, got to his feet and took Burkman down and got back mount to end the round.

Result: Zak Ottow def. Josh Burkman via split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Lightweight bout: Brandon Moreno vs. Louis Smolka

Round 1: Moreno took him down right out of the gate and got guard. Smolka scrambled off his back and took him down. Moreno went for a guillotine choke for the win.

Result:  Brandon Moreno def. Louis Smolka via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:23 of R1

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 9 p.m. ET)

Light heavyweight bout:Joachim Christensen vs. Luis Henrique da Silva

Round 1: They clinch right out of the gate. Moments later, they went back to striking. Silva dropped him with a right hand and then landed some leg kicks. Silva was pressing forward and was mixing up things with kicks.

Round 2: They clinched again early in the round. Christensen dropped him with a knee and got into guard and rained down more strikes. Christensen controlled Silva while on the ground. Silva scrambled and got on his back and landed some more strikes. Silva locked in an armbar for the win.

Result: Henrique da Silva def. Joachim Christensen via submission (armbar) at 4:43 of R2

Featherweight bout: Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili

Round 1: Fili dropped him with a left hook and landed a series of right hands when he was on the ground. Dias got up and clinched with him up against the fence and took him down. Dias landed some right hands then Fili got back to his feet and they exchanged to the bell.

Round 2: Dias clinched and took him down and got into half guard. Dias landed some shots while on top. Fili got back to his feet and they went back to striking. Fli took him down and landed some leg kicks. Dias popped up and they went back to striking. Fili landed a judo toss to end the round.

Round 3: Dias took him down early in the round but Fili got right back up. Fili took him down with about two minutes to go and rained down strikes to end the round.

Result: Andre Fili def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight bout: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Walt Harris

Round 1: After a feeling out process, Abdurakhimov scored a takedown and got side control then rained strikes. Harris got back to his feet and they exchanged. Harris was bleeding from the back of his head.

Round 2: Abdurakhimov missed a spinning fist and fell down. Abdurakhimov got up and Harris locked in a guillotine choke and took him to the ground. Abdurakhimov got out of it and stood up. They exchanged to end the round.

Round 3: They kept it on the feet for the majority of the round. Harris had the range down and landing excellent strikes. They exchanged to end the round.

Result: Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Welterweight bout: Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Round 1: Nakamura threw a head kick to start the round and clinched with him up against the fence. Nakamura took him down and got guard but Santos stood up. Nakamura clinched and took him down and got his back. Nakamura worked him over with strikes and was looking for a rear-naked choke. Santos got to his feet with just seconds left in the round and blitzed him with strikes.

Round 2: They exchanged for the first part of the round. Nakamura scored a takedown midway through the round. Nakamura got his back and works him over with strikes. Santos scrambled to his feet to end the round.

Round 3: Nakamura kicked Santos in the nuts midway through the round. After a pause in the action, Nakamura scored a takedown. Santos got back to his feet but Nakamura took him down. Santos scrambled and got side control and went for a side choke then let go of it and got back mount. Nakamura scrambled and Santos stayed on him. Nakamura scrambled and got his back with less than a minute to go.

Result: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:15 p.m. ET)

Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory

Round 1: They had a feeling out process early. Marquardt took him down midway through the round and got guard. McCrory went for a triangle off his back but couldn’t get it. Marquardt rained down some elbows and strikes. McCrory tried to scramble off his back but Marquardt stayed on him and landed some more strikes.

Round 2: McCrory landed a good combo and then clinched with him midway through the round. Marquardt scored a takedown moments later and got guard. Marquardt landed some more strikes and just dominated him. McCrory got up and Marquardt landed a head kick that KO’d McCRory for the win.

Result: Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCrory via TKO (Punch and Head Kick) R2, 4:44

Light heavyweight bout: Ion Cutelaba vs. Jonathan Wilson

Result: Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Heavyweight bout: Curtis Blaydes vs. Cody East

Round 1: Blaydes scored an early takedown but East got right back to his feet. Blaydes clinched and then let go and they went to striking. Blaydes scored another takedown just inside a minute into the round. Blaydes pressed him against the cage and landed some elbows while in side contract. East got back to his feet but Blaydes took him down and got mount and rained down strikes. East got back up to his feet with two minutes to go took Blaydes but Blaydes got up quick. East clinched with him. They had a wild exchange then East took him down to end the round.

Round 2: Blaydes took him down right out of the gate and got full guard. Blaydes rained down elbows to earned the TKO victory.

Result: Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East via TKO (elbows) at 2:02 of R2

Women’s bantamweight bout: Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieira

Round 1: Vieira closed in and clinched with her inside a minute into the round. Faszholz separated and shoved her down then clinched up against the fence midway through the round. Vieira tripped her and took her down moments later. Vieira got in guard and rained down strikes.

Round 2: Vieira took her down to begin the round and got in guard and rained down strikes. Faszholz scrambled to her feet moments later but Vieira caught a body kick, tripped her and took her down to get back into guard with a just a minute remaining.

Round 3: Faszholz started to let her hands go and was throwing more volume. Faszholz clinched with her up against the fence and landed some knees to the body. Vieira scored a late round takedown.

Result: Ketlen Vieira def. Kelly Faszholz via unanimous decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)



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