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Ring edged his rival McGee.
All three cageside judges scored it the same: 29-28 for Ring (13-1, 3-1 UFC).
McGee (14-3, 3-2 UFC) set the pace, and it was a frenetic one. He attacked Ring with uppercuts from the clinch and relentlessly pursued the Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt throughout the 15-minute encounter. Ring countered effectively -- the right hook and left cross were his primary weapons -- and left McGee with a bloody nose and mouth. The damage, coupled with Ring’s accurate kicks and punches, were enough to earn the judges’ favor.
Delorme (8-2, 2-1 UFC) never looked comfortable. Rivera belted him with heavy multi-punch combinations and stiff leg kicks throughout their one-sided encounter. He caught the Canadian coming forward, dropped him with the left hook and sealed it with ground strikes.
“I trained my ass off every day. As you can see, that’s what happens,” Rivera said. “My mom has been sick, so this is the only way to show her that we’re still fighting for her. This is the way to prove to her that I still love her. I thank God every day that she is OK, as you can see in my performance.”
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Jimmo had reason to smile at UFC 149.
Jimmo (17-1, 1-0 UFC) threw one right hand, and it found the mark. An unconscious Perosh (13-7, 3-4 UFC) collapsed against the cage, beaten for the first time in more than two years.
“I just went at him,” Jimmo said, “and I knew when I threw some heavy leather he was going to be on the bad end of it.”
Caraway (17-5, 2-0 UFC) found himself in trouble in each of the first two rounds, as Gagnon battered him with standing-to-ground punches in the first and close-quarters punches and elbows in the second. Caraway weathered his assault, waited for fatigue to set in on his foe and then went to work on the mat. He trapped Gagnon on the ground with a body lock, calmly fished for the choke and finished it.
Pineda, who filled in on short notice for the injured George Roop, never moved off his starting block. Carvalho leveled him with a beautiful short right hook and finished it with three more on the seated and dazed Texan. Pineda (17-9, 2-2 UFC) had never before been knocked out.
“I’ve got a great kickboxing coach. He worked extensively on my extension and me staying loose,” Carvalho said. “A lot of mistakes I made in my last fight I didn’t want to make against Daniel. He’s an amazing fighter, and he took this fight on short notice. He came out here to fight, and you’ve got to give a man props for that. He came into our backyard and fought. I respect this man, big time.”
A competitive first two rounds gave way to a dominant third for the victor. Kuivanen spent much of the final five minutes in top position, driving punches and hammerfists into the Canadian’s head. Clarke (9-2, 0-2 UFC) looked weary and did not fare well in the standup exchanges. Kuivanen closed with a flourish, as he attacked the Canadian with heavy punches and knees.view original article >>
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