The sixth bout of the night here at Khan vs. Peterson: Capital Showdown is Anthony Peterson vs. Daniel Attah. This is a super lightweight bout, meaning 136 pounds. This bout is scheduled for eight, three-minute rounds. Peterson is the hometown favorite. This bout is being officiated by....
ROUND 1 - Attah comes out southpaw, Peterson is orthodox and lands a left right away. Peterson going to work right away lands left and right hooks to Attah's body. Peterson circles Attah into the ropes and does it again. Attah counters with a left straight that lands nicely. Hard right to the body from Peterson lands before the end of the round. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 2 - Peterson is attacking Attah with hooks to the body every time he pressures Attah against the ropes. Two jabs for Peterson lands, though not with a ton of authority. Attah content to counter at this point, landing a decent left straight. Peterson landing nicely to the body of Attah against the ropes again. Attah also seems to be having problems with Peterson's reach. Short uppercut from Peterson. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 3 - Peterson pressuring Attah in the ropes again and now he's connecting to the head. Peterson doing a lot of body work and inside fighting, but not landing anything significant. Attah trying to find a home for the lead left, but can't seem to get it done. Peterson continually pushing Attah against the ropes. Attah lands a nice right uppercut before the bell sounds. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 4 - Peterson going back to what works and is putting Attah against the ropes. Peterson now landing to the head, but eats a left hand for his efforts. Peterson gets Attack in the corner this time and tees off. Attah with a nice right over the top. Two nice short right uppercuts from Peterson before the close of the bell. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 5 - Peterson's stalking now and lands a nice left hook. Attah is just giving this fight away by getting caught against the ropes and getting nailed. Attah fires back, though, and lands a nice left. Peterson doing more inside fighting now and is winning because Attah is just covering up. Attah fires a three-punch combo and fires an uppercut to the jaw of Peterson. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 6 - Peterson back to pressuring and going to the body as Attah covers along the ropes. Nice left hook from Peterson and he's hurting Attah, but Attah is still connecting with hard punches when firing back. Left hand now for Attah. Attah lands a right as Peterson circles out of the corner. Peterson is getting chewed up a bit in this round as he focuses on the body of Attah. But now Attah is covering along the fence and getting nailed. Closer round. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 7 - Peterson going right to work cornering Attah. Attah lands a nice jab. Again, Attah is getting abused along the ropes and now Peterson is connecting with hard body shots. Peterson connects with a hard left hook to the body. He backs Attah up again and eats one punch only to return multiple. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson.
ROUND 8 - Attah appears to go down on a left hook, but the referee rules it a slip. Peterson keeps the pressure on, but Attah lands an ok right over the top. Peterson pressuring Attah heavy this entire round. Attah is sneaking through a punch here or there, but this is all Peterson. MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Peterson and the bout 80-72 for Peterson.
Official result: Anthony Peterson defeats Daniel Attah by unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)
Khan vs. Peterson results:
- Anthony Peterson defeats Daniel Attah by unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)
- Jamie Kavanagh and Ramesis Gil reach majority draw (58-56 Kavanagh, 57-57, 57-57)
- Fernando Guerrero defeats Robert Kliewer by KO at :45 of round 5.
- Dusty Harrison defeats Terrell Davis via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:46 of round 1.
- Terron Grant defeats Dashawn Autry by TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:10 of round 1.
- Joshua Davis defeats Chris Russell via unanimous decision (40-36, 39-37, 39-37)