Tonightâ€™s card featuresâ€¦
BFC Featherweight Tournament Finals: Pat Curran vs. Marlon Sandro
BFC Heavyweight Division Non-Title Fight: Cole Konrad (BFC Heavyweight Champion) vs. Paul Buentello
BFC Heavyweight Division Fight: Ricco Rodriguez vs. Seth Petruzelli
BFC Lightweight Division Fight: Rene Nazare vs. Juan Barrante
Here are the preliminary card resultsâ€¦
Saul Almeida def. Tateki Matsuda by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Ryan Quinn def. Brett Oteri by submission via rear naked choke (1:49, R1)
Andrew Calandrelli def. Matt Nice by submission via key lock (3:55, R1)
Nik Fekete def. Mark Griffin by TKO via strikes (3:12, R2)
Jeff Nader def. Dan Cramer by TKO via strikes (1:04, R3)
Fight #1 â€“ BFC Lightweight Division Fight
Rene Nazare (9-0-0) vs. Juan Barrante (7-5-0-1NC)
Referee: Keith Peterson
The round begins with Nazare attacking Barrante with a punching combination, Nazare then catches Barrante with two rights and a left. Barrante then lands a few knee strikes on Nazare while on the cage wall, Nazare responds by hitting Barrante with a right. Nazare then clobbers Barrante with a right and left crosses, Nazare then scores a takedown on Barrante and he gets the open guard. Nazare then starts attacking Barrante with some ground and pound, Barrante nearly catches Nazare with a triangle choke during a scramble. Barrante tries to stand up and he eats a lot of strikes from Nazare, Nazare attempts a guillotine on Barrante as the round ends.
The round begins with Nazare destroying Barrante with punching combinations, Nazare then starts landing some leg kicks on Barrante. Nazare then scores a takedown on Barrante and he gets the open guard, Nazare then transitions to half guard on Barrante. Nazare then starts attacking Barrante with elbow strikes, Nazare then starts mixing up the strikes on Barrante. Barrante uses a sweep to get the fight back onto the feet, Nazare then lands three straight rights on Barrante. Nazare scores a takedown on Barrante and he gets the half guard, Nazare lands a few more strikes as the round ends.
(Note: In between the rounds, the ringside physician stopped the fight because Juan Barranteâ€™s eye was badly damaged.)
Fight Result: Rene Nazare def. Juan Barrante by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)
Fight #2 â€“ BFC Heavyweight Division Fight
Ricco Rodriguez (47-11-0) vs. Seth Petruzelli (13-6-0)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
The round begins with Petruzelli attacking Rodriguez with leg kicks, Petruzelli then catches Rodriguez in the testicles with a spinning back kick. The fight resumes with Rodriguez falling backwards on a takedown attempt and Petruzelli is on top of him, the fighters stand up and Petruzelli barely hits Rodriguez with a head kick. Petruzelli then catches Rodriguez with a punching combination, Rodriguez then catches Petruzelli with a body kick. Rodriguez then catches Petruzelli with a knee strike to the head, Petruzelli then hits Rodriguez with two straight rights. Petruzelli then lands two spinning back kicks on the body of Rodriguez, Petruzelli then drops Rodriguez with a straight right and he follows it up with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Seth Petruzelli def. Ricco Rodriguez by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)
Fight #3 â€“ BFC Heavyweight Division Non-Title Fight
Cole Konrad (7-0-0) (BFC Heavyweight Champion) vs. Paul Buentello (29-13-0)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
The round begins with Konrad testing his jab against Buentello, Konrad then starts attacking Buentello with some leg kicks. Buentello then catches Konrad with a counter left to the jaw, Konrad responds by catching Buentello with an uppercut. Buentello then catches a ducking Konrad with an uppercut, Konrad then resumes his leg kick attack on Buentello as the round ends.
The round begins with both fighters testing the range on each other, Konrad then starts landing some leg kicks on Buentello. Konrad then nails Buentello with a straight right to the face, Konrad then goes back to the leg kicks on Buentello. Konrad changes it up and he lands a body kcik on Buentello, Konrad charges at Buentello and lands two straight knee strikes. Konrad then catches Buentello with a lazy right to the ribs, both fighters then swing wildly at each other as the round ends.
The round begins with Konrad quickly working the jab on Buentello, Konrad then starts landing some leg kicks on Buentello. Konrad then drops a charging Buentello with a left and he grabs back control, Konrad then attempts a rear naked choke on Buentello and fails. Konrad then transitions to the half guard on Buentello, Konrad then starts attacking Buentello with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters after inactivity and Buentello hits Konrad with a left, Buentello then barely clips Konrad with an uppercut as the round ends.
Fight Result: Cole Konrad def. Paul Buentello by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Main Event - BFC Featherweight Tournament Finals
Pat Curran (15-4-0) vs. Marlon Sandro (19-2-0)
Referee: Keith Peterson
The round begins with Curran immediately hitting Sandro with a push kick, Sandro then lands some leg kicks on Curran. Sandro then catches Curran with a counter right and leg kicks, Sandro then catches Curran with a left hook and uppercut. Curran then nails Sandro with a kick to the rib cage, Sandro then resumes his leg kick attacking on Curran. Curran recovers to catch Sandro with a counter right, Curran then leaps at Sandro with a flying knee strike. Curran follows that up by rocking Sandro with a high kick, Sandro attempts a flying knee strike as the round ends.
The round begins with both fighters exchanging some leg kicks, both fighters then launch wild punches at each other. Curran then catches Sandro with a straight right to the ear, Sandro then just starst dominating Curran with looping punches. Curran then attempts to score a takedown on Sandro and it is blocked, Curran recovers to land a push kick on Sandro. Sandro then hits Curran with a right to the body, Curran then drops Sandro with a head kick and he follows it up with a few strikes until the referee steps in.
Fight Result: Pat Curran def. Marlon Sandro by KO via head kick (4:00, R2)