Ricky “The Sniper” Rainey def. Joseph “Crush” Corneroli
Round 1 – Ricky Rainey is a BAD dude. Fun to watch. Side kick from Corneroli, again. Lots of those tonight. Round house attempt from Corneroli, runs into a straight right. More kicks from Corneroli and Rainey times him up to the cage, knee to body, Corneroli gives one back, clinches, turns him around and Rainey turns him around. Knees to thigh from Corneroli, dirty boxing and knee to the body from Rainey. Corneroli turns him to the cage. Rainey reverses. It’s a clinch war game of dos-e-do. Elbow from Rainey, knee to body, dirty boxing. Corneroli turns him around, knee to body. More clinch work, knees and body shots from Rainey, elbows to the thigh. Elobw and a big punch combo from Rainey on the break before the bell stuns Corneroli to put a stamp on the round. PMN sees it 10-9 Rainey.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Corneroli has this karate stance and lots of karate style kicks. Round kick from Corneroli to the body score. Corneroli bouncing on the balls of his feet, jumps in with a side kick but eats a right from Rainey. Corneroli with a left hand as Rainey pushes him to the cage in a clinch. They dos-e-do and Rainey gives him several right hands to the face from the clinch. Nice elbow from Rainey get some cheers. Clinch, knee to gut from Rainey. Ref finally separates them. Lunging right hook, knee from Corneroli. Leg kick. Crane kick is next. Rainey pushes him to the cage, right back to the clinch. Nice elbow from Rainey. Lots of clinch fighting tonight guys, not the prettiest fights we’ve seen. Corneroli finally gets out of the clinch, leaps in with a right hook, then a left. Rainey gets a takedown before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 Rainey.
Round 3 - Corneroli with a side kick, walks into a right. Rainey slips on a kick. Corneroli tags him with a left and right, hurts him. Rainey is staggered and Corneroli drops down for a guillotine, Rainey pops out and gets up. Gets a body lock on Corneroli and presses him to the cage. Crowd cheers or Corneroli. Rainey is exhausted. Couple right hands a big elbow from Rainey, two knees, another big elbow. They dos-e-do from one cage wall to the other. Corneroli’s nose is a bloody mess. Two minutes to go. Corneroli grabs a leg, lets it go. Body lock from Rainey. Rainey unloads a big punch exchange to the face and snaps Corneroli’s head back before Rainey clinches. Corneroli escapes to the center and goes for a head kick, punch, Rainey goes for the takedown, sprawl from Corneroli, clinch to the cage. Rainey tries for one last takedown but no dice. PMN has it 10-9 and 30-27 for Rainey.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ricky Rainey def. Joseph Corneroli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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