Francis Carmont finally had the opportunity to fight on his home turf at the Bell Centre in Montreal at Saturday’s UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit. He didn’t plan on utilizing the home field advantage in his fight with Tom Lawlor, but it may have played to his favor.

Lawlor immediately tried to take Carmont’s striking away by pressing him to the fence. The referee restarted them, but Lawlor kept at it, repeatedly pressing Carmont to the fence, trying to find a takedown, but Georges St-Pierre’s teammate defended well.

Carmont got caught in a deep guillotine choke late in the opening round, but he remained calm and survived the round.

Lawlor continued to shoot, pressing Carmont to the fence, but the Canadian defended well and started to utilize his striking advantage, scoring with a mix of knees, kicks and punches before Lawlor finally scored the takedown late in round two.

Carmont didn’t stay down for long, but Lawlor continued smothering him on the fence and again scored a takedown. This time, he passed guard and again locked on an arm-in guillotine, full guard on, but much like round one, he couldn’t sink it before the end of the round.

The fight followed suit for the final stanza, Lawlor continuing to press Carmont to the fence, trying to secure takedowns, but in round three, Lawlor was unable to land the guillotine choke the way he did in rounds one and two.

When the scorecards were tallied, Carmont was awarded the split decision victory. The scoring received a heavy dose of boos from Carmont’s hometown crowd.

Carmont notched his ninth consecutive victory, but didn’t have a very happy expression on his face as he left the Octagon, seemingly not pleased with his performance.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC 154 fight coverage.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 189's Rory MacDonald: 'My hunger was not there' in first fight with Lawler

  • 14 hours ago
  • 5 views

MONTREAL – Rory MacDonald admits his passion for competition had fizzled prior to his first encounter with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 70 results: Hacran Dias edges Levan Makashvili via split decision

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 views

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In a fight that slowed to a suffocating crawl down the stretch, Hacran Dias did just enough to edge out Levan Makashvili on the scorecards by the slimmest of margins after three rou read news >>

UFC Fight Night 70 results: No. 14-ranked Hacran Dias barely escapes Levan Makashvili via split decision

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

Hacran Dias and Levan Makashvili kicked off UFC Fight Night 70's main card on FOX Sports 1 tonight (Sat., June 27, 2015) inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Makashvili took the 145-pound bout read news >>

Video: Joseph Duffy says training at Tristar Gym 'a different level' than Ireland

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

MONTREAL – With MMA training, there’s no exact formula for success. For UFC lightweight Joseph Duffy, the training he’s received at Montreal’s Tristar Gym is superior to his native Ireland, he said.F read news >>

Rory MacDonald: 'More dangerous' Condit should get title shot over Hendricks

  • 9 days ago
  • 25 views

MONTREAL – Carlos Condit made it clear he wants a title shot following his TKO of Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 67. No. 1 welterweight contender Rory MacDonald has endorsed him.Filed under: News, U read news >>

Rory MacDonald subjected to two random drug tests ahead of UFC 189 title fight

  • 15 days ago
  • 18 views

MONTREAL – UFC 189 is the first event that falls under the new drug testing guidelines of the UFC’s recently announced partnership with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Co-headliner Rory MacDonald is among t read news >>

UFC 188 results: Yair Rodriguez wins wild split decision over Charles Rosa

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

MEXICO CITY -- All night long, the fans at Arena Ciudad de Mexico were looking for a pair of competitors to engage in an all-out war.Featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Charles Rosa gave them what they read news >>

UFC 188 results: Yair Rodriguez tops Charles Rosa via split decision after action-packed, bloody brawl

  • 19 days ago
  • 18 views

Charles Rosa had an opportunity tonight (Sat., June 13) to put the Featherweight division on notice with a big win over The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Latin America" winner, Yair Rodriguez, at UFC 188 read news >>