[Show: UFC Fight Night 73] [Location: Nashville, Tennessee] [Date:8/8/15] [Airing Live On Fox Sports 1]
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman
Round 1: Christodoulou comes out as the aggressor. Holtzman stays calm and takes the center of the octagon. Holtzman lands with an inside hook that leads to the clinch and his elbows landing on the chin of Christodoulou. Holtzman lit him up with elbows and knees to the ribs of Christodoulou. Christodoulou has no answer for Holtzman’s elbows. None. Holtzman lands a spinning back fist just under forty seconds to go in the round. Holtzman with a huge uppercut to rock Christodoulou at the end of the round.
Round 2: Holtzman began the round where he left it. In the clinch. Holzman landed a sick spinning back elbow that stunned Christodoulou. Holtzman kept the pressure up as he was throwing bombs that kept Christodoulou going back and forth up against the fence. This is all Holtzman.
Round 3: The speed difference between the two fighters are huge. Holtzman continued his dominance as Christodoulou’s chin kept him in this fight up until this point. Holtzman with a takedown and got the back mount of Christodoulou. Holtzman with the rear naked choke for the win.
Result:Scott Holtzman def. Anthony Christodoulou by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:40, R3
Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera
Round 1: Salazar worked for a takedown early, but stuffed and ate a knee to the body. Salazar clinches and hit a big takedown. They scramble with Vera ending up on top. Vera moves into guard on top of Salazar as he lands some big elbows from the top. Moments later, the two were stood up. Salazar shot in for a takedown as soon as they were stood up. Figures. Salazar clinches with Vera on the fence while working for the takedown.
Round 2: Salazar landed a takedown right out of the gate, but was caught while in the guard of Vera as Vera locked in an armbar.
Results: Marlon Vera def. Roman Salazar by submission (armbar) at 2:15, R2
Jonathan Wilson vs. Chris Dempsey
Round 1: Dempsey pressed the action early, Wilson clinched with to slow him down. They break moments later. Wilson with a big left hand that dropped Dempsey and finished the fight with strikes.
Result: Jonathan Wilson def. Chris Dempsey via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:50