Chris "Mad Dog" Mickle (right) is surprised after defeating Will Shutt via an armbar. Shutt seemed to have the upper hand during the early part of the fight, before eventually submitting to Mickle's armbar.
There was a theme to MCC 45 - fast fights with spectacular endings. On a night that might have been dulled by the no-show by the title-holder in the main event, most of the fights didn't last past the first minutes of the the first round and all ended with convincing total knockouts or submissions.
Two of the most convincing wins came from Roy Moore and Demi Deeds. Moore, who won the first night of the fight, and Deeds, who won the last fight of the night, allowed their opponents a few seconds of offensive from their opponents before decisively and ruthlessly shutting them down. Moore defeated Jim Finney through a total knockout and Deeds defeated Gustavo Rodriguez through an armbar.
The Saldana brothers, Felipe and Luis, also represented themselves well. Luis, who only recently turned 21, came out firing and forced Nic Cox to verbally submit.
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Above: Roy Moore (right) delivers some powerful knees to Jim Finney (left). Below: Moore is pulled away from Finney by referee Thomas Mastin.
Above: Ryan Valline looks toward referee Tory Cline for confirmation that he has defeated Micah Luethje through a total knockout.
Above: Felipe Saldana delivers a few blows to Jerry Johnson. Felipe would submit Johnson through a guillotine. Below: Luis Saldana in the early moments of his fight again Nic Cox.
Above: Gustavo Rodriguez (right) in the early moments of his fight against Demi Deeds.