Jansen wins the last prelim, nice bet man
Jansen pushes forward on Kirwan right away, but Kirwan reverses the momentum with a shot. Kirwan slaps on a guillotine choke and Jansen scrambles until he can pop his head loose and stand back up. They tie up in the center of the cage and trade uppercuts and knees on the inside. Kirwan scores with a strong knee up the middle that has Jansen breaking away. Kirwan shoots again and this time it’s Jansen looking for a guillotine. Kirwan escapes and stays on top, trying to control the legs as Jansen works to stand using the fence. Kirwan has a body lock and Jansen slams a few hard right hands to his body as he gets to his feet. Jansen turns the corner and nearly takes Kirwan’s back before Kirwan hits a switch. Jansen goes around the back again and drops right hands to the face of the kneeling Kirwan. With 80 seconds left, Jansen goes back to the front for another choke attempt and Kirwan uses the opportunity to put Jansen on his back. Kirwan tries to stay heavy on top but Jansen gets to his feet again. Another guillotine try from Kirwan yields nothing, and Jansen closes the back-and-forth first round on top, throwing punches.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jansen
Bobbie Clark scores the round 10-9 Jansen
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jansen
Jansen survived serious danger
to get the win.
Kirwan pops Jansen with a left and drives on a single-leg attempt while Jansen grabs for yet another guillotine attempt. Kirwan gets his head loose and steps into full mount, then latches onto Jansen’s back to go for a rear-naked choke. Jansen twists free, giving Kirwan mount momentarily before stuffing him back into his guard. In one motion, Kirwan takes Jansen’s back again and sinks in a deep rear-naked choke. Jansen somehow bridges and gets free from the choke, then twists around to place himself in Kirwan’s closed guard. Jansen drops right hammerfists on Kirwan’s face and chest at the midway point of the fight. Kirwan goes for another guillotine and Jansen escapes once more. Jansen drops hard shots until Kirwan -- now trickling blood from his brow -- turns around, then takes his back and finishes the round with punches from there.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kirwan
Bobbie Clark scores the round 10-9 Kirwan
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kirwan
Jansen puts Kirwan on his back quickly and works from his closed guard. Kirwan throws up a triangle which Jansen denies and keeps pounding away. The action isn’t enough for ref Jacob Montalvo, who stands them back up with just about three minutes to go. The pattern repeats with Jansen shooting and Kirwan grabbing at a guillotine which he’s soon forced to abandon. Montalvo wants more action and Jansen postures up to put right hands on Kirwan’s body and face. Another guillotine try from Kirwan with a minute remaining. Jansen isn’t troubled and punches Kirwan’s body until he can get loose. Jansen finishes the fight as he finished the previous round, throwing punches from top position.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jansen (29-28 Jansen)
Bobbie Clark scores the round 10-9 Jansen (29-28 Jansen)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jansen (29-28 Jansen)
Official result: Judge Matt West scores the bout 30-27, while judges Michelle Drake-Browning and Steve Armstrong each see it 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Dave Jansen.