The opening bout of the evening at Khan vs. Peterson is Joshua Davis vs. Russell. This bout is scheduled for four rounds and being contested at 134 pounds. The referee in charge of the action is Malik Waleed.
ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox. Davis with early work to the body with the jab. Not a lot of action from either guy. Russell trying a two-punch combo with the final shot to the body. Nice right hook from Russell. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Russell.
ROUND 2 - The second was very different and the Maryland native took over. With the fast, stinging jab and excellent speed, the Oklahoman in Russell had no answer and was blasted throughout the course of the round. Easy scoring as Davis takes this. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Davis.
ROUND 3 - The face of Russell turned into a mess early in the frame as Davis showed himself to be the superior boxer. With the trademark jab, deft counterpunching and better athleticism, Davis cruised to another easy round. Russell even showed signs of desperation, blowing his nose and trying to clinch after getting tagged. Davis in control as this bout heads into its final round. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Davis.
ROUND 4 - Davis simply outclassed Russell not simply in the fight, but for sure in the round. Russell continued to be punished by the jab of Davis and was clearly rocked in the final minute of the round with hard hooks from the Maryland resident. Russell hung on, but took a beating in the process. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Davis and the fight 39-37.
Official result: Joshua Davis defeats Chris Russell via unanimous decision (40-36, 39-37, 39-37)
Khan vs. Peterson results:
- Joshua Davis defeats Chris Russell via unanimous decision (40-36, 39-37, 39-37)