The preliminary card for UFC 141 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is in the books. As the PPV gets underway with the five main-card fights, headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem to determine the No. 1 contender for the UFC heavyweight title, currently held by Junior Dos Santos.
All five preliminary matches went the distance. One notable California fighter lost his bought while another fighter out of California lost his. Manny Gamburyan, who made it to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 5, fights out of Hollywood. He lost his preliminary fight against Diego Nunes by unanimous decision and has now lost three fights in a row.
Danny Castillo, fighting out of Sacramento, took home the winner's purse in his fight against Anthony Njokuani. He is now 3-1 in the UFC.
Featherweight bout: Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes
Nunes defeated Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Lightweight bout: Jacob Volkmann vs. Efrain Escudero
Volkmann defeated Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight bout: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
Kim defeated Pierson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Lightweight bout: Anthony Njokuani vs. Danny Castillo
Castillo defeated Njokuani via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Featherweight bout: Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assunção
Pearson defeated Assunção by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
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