Gary Goodridge vs. Paul Buentello
Goodridge lands a good low kick. Buentello lands another combination. Goodridge still moving forward, still throwing leg kicks. Buentello unloads another series of punches that again sends Goodridge into a shell against the ropes. Goodridge looks no worse for the wear, he even throws a head kick after Buentello backed away. Sherdog.com scores the opening frame 10-9 for Paul Buentello.
About 40 seconds into the round Buentello begins to open up again, landing another round of elbows and punchs from in close. Goodridge has stood up to the offensive so far and he continues to move forward. Buentello lands a crisp one-two. Goodridge is throwing haymakers but Buentello is using good footwork to stay away. Buentello unleashes another torrent of punches along the ropes and looks to have Goodridge hurt but he backs away just before the second round comes to a close. Another 10-9 round for Buentello.
Buentello is finding the mark even more in the opening exchange of the final stanza. Uppercuts, crosses and straight punches land with Goodridge's only answer an overhand haymaker. Buentello stands Goodridge straight up with a jab. A right cross snaps Goodridge head to the side, he looks like he wants to call a timeout. Buentello bullies him into the corner but can not land the lethal blow. Goodridge, blood trickling from the corner of his mouth inches forward only to find himself on the recieving end of more damage. Buentello lands another slew of knees from the clinch in the corner as Goodridge survives the 15-minute affair. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 (30-27) for Paul Buentello. Judges Nelson Hamilton, Lester Griffin and Marcos Rosales all scored the bout 30-27.