UFC 156 Play-by-Play: Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira


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Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Round 1: Nogueira takes the center of the cage.  Evans paws with his lead hand.  Evans delivers first with an outside leg kick.  Nogueira paws with his lead hand.  Evans lands a kick to the body.  Evans throws a high kick that’s partially blocked.  Nogueira moves in with a right hand.  Nogueira moves in with a straight left.  Nogueira lands a left hand.  Evans lands a big right hand.  Nogueira misses with a left hand and Evans drops under and takes him down.  Nogueira quickly gets back to his feet but Evans landed shots as he did.  They clinch and Evans lands a right hand on the break.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Evans.

Round 2: They both work to establish their jabs.  Evans delivers an inside leg kick.  Nogueira lands a left hand.  Nogueira moves forward.  Evans circles on the outside.  Evans moves in with a right hand.  Nogueira checks a leg kick.  Evans looks for a takedown, but Nogueira has none of it.  Nogueira goes to the body.  Nogueira steps in with a left hand.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Nogueira lands a left hand.  Evans closes the distance and lands a combination.  Nogueira answers with a kick to the body followed by a stiff jab.  Evans works for a single leg takedown.  Nogueira stuffs it. Nogueira lands a right hand.  Evans eats a right hand. Nogueira presses forward.  They exchange jabs and leg kicks.  Evans fires off a high kick that’s blocked at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira.

Round 3:  Nogueira’s corner tells him he is winning and to keep attacking between rounds.  Evans’ corner tells him to use his speed.  Evans inches forward.  He lands to the body.  They’re standing in front of each other.  Nogueira lands a jab.  Evans moves in with a combination.  Evans moves in with a right and Nogueira answers with a left.  Nogueira lands his jab.  Nogueira lands a stiff jab.  Nogueira gets poked in the eye. He is given time to recover.  A doctor is called in to check the eye.  Nogueira is cleared to continue and the fight is resumed.  Evans goes to the body.  Nogueira lands a straight left.  Nogueira is the more active fighter.  Evans looks for a takedown but Nogueira moves away.  Nogueira lands a kick to the body.  Nogueira lands a left hand on the inside.  Evans answers with a jab.  Nogueira lands a jab of his own.  Evans tries to get it to the ground, but Nogueira defends it.  Nogueira lands a left  hand.  Nogueira steps in with a knee to the body.  Evans misses with a big right hand.  He lands a straight right.  They clinch.  Nogueira lands a knee to the body.  Evans lands a right hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira.

The judges score the fight for for Nogueira by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 29-28.

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