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Mike Thomas Brown made a successful defense of his WEC featherweight title Sunday night, dispatching of top contender Leonard Garcia with relative ease after blasting the hometown hero with an early right hand and then eventually submitting him with an arm-triangle before the completion of the first round.
On the undercard, newcomer Ricardo Lamas spoiled Bart Palaszewski’s shot at the lightweight belt in the near future by grinding out a split decision victory despite coming into the bout on just a few days notice. Former WEC lightweight champ Rob McCullough also got back into the win column, earning a lackluster decision over Marcus Hicks.
Complete results from the event are below. More coverage to come.
Mike Brown def. Leonard Garcia - Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke), R1
Ricardo Lamas def. Bart Palaszewski - Split Decision
Jose Aldo def. Chris Mickle - TKO (Strikes), R1
Rob McCullough def. Marcus Hicks - Majority Decision
Danny Castillo def. Phil Cardella - Split Decision
Damacio Page def. Marcos Galvao - KO (Punches), R1
Johny Hendricks dex. Alex Serdyukov - Unanimous Decision
Kenji Osawa def. Rafael Rebello - Split Decision
Alex Karalexis def. Greg McIntyre - TKO (Strikes), R1
John Franchi def. Mike Budnik - Split Decision
Mike Pierce def. Justin Haskins - TKO (Strikes), R3
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