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UFC 168 Online Preliminary Results: A Knockout, and Blood Loss Highlight Prelims

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The first two fights of the night took place online for free. These first two fights offered some intense stare downs and gave fans a precursor to what promises to be a great night of fights.

Robbie Peralta (16-4, 1 NC) vs. Estevan Payan (14-4)

Round 1: A strong opening to the first round for Peralta helped him earn valuable points early. He attacked Payan and pushed him back, eventually clinching against the cage. Peralta was able to bring Payan down until Payan flipped him over from side control in to a dominant position.

Round 2: Payan again survived an early onslaught by an over eager Peralta. Payan was able to clinch up and threw Peralta to the mat with force. He was able to hold Peralta there for the remainder of the round, seemingly going up two rounds to none.

Round 3: A third early attack from Peralta finally paid off as Peralta connected early in the final stanza and rocked Payan badly. Payan went down to his back after a left-right combination. Peralta followed him to the mat and finished him there.

Official Result: Robbie Peralta defeats Estevan Payan via knockout (punches) at :12 of Round 3.

William Marcario (6-1) vs. Bobby Voelker (24-10)

Round 1: Punches led to range fighting led to punches as both men threw heavy shots in tight just to separate and take a short break to catch a breath and resume their brawl. Marcario was able to rock Voelker and seemed confident when he had him hurt. Marcario was extremely diverse in his attack and showed a variety of skills while Voelker came out a bit flat in the first.

Round 2: The second round showed visible fatigue from both fighters. Voelker tried to take advantage of the situation and press the action but Marcario was able to counter and hurt Voelker once again, this time opening a huge cut on Voelker that required a doctor to check on. The fight continued with Marcario stuck to the outside while Voelker emptied his tank to try and catch him.

Round 3: Again, Marcario was the fresher fighter, outworking Voelker at every turn and making the cut on his nose even worse with every shot landed. Voelker is perhaps too tough for his own good but he showed heart and tenacity as he tried to finish with whatever he had left which by this point, wasn’t much.

Official Result: William Marcario defeats Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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