Chris Cariaso not only controlled the fight, but dominated the first two rounds. Both rounds, he tried to finish it late in the rounds with a sick guillotine choke that he almost got. Ultimately Louis Smolka tried to mount a comeback in the 3Rd Round, but ran out of time and Chris Cariaso got the split decision victory.
Cariaso is coming into this fight with 3 knockouts, 2 submission and 11 decision victories. He has only lost once via KO, twice by submission and twice by decision. He made his UFC debut against Will Campuzano which he won via Unanimous decision at UFC – Fight for the Troops 2 on Jan / 22 / 2011. In his last four fights he is 2-2. He lost against John Moraga via 3rd Rd Guillotine Choke at UFC 155 – Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 on Dec / 29 / 2012. He lost again against Jussier da Silva at UFC on FX 8 – Belfort vs. Rockhold on May / 18 / 2013 via Unanimous decision. He beat Iliarde Santos at UFC Fight Night – Maia vs. Shields on Oct / 09 / 2013 via 2nd Rd TKO and in his last fight he beat Danny Martinez at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber, 2 Feb / 01 / 2014 via Unanimous decision.
Smolka is coming into this fight with with 2 knockouts, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories while he is undefeated to make a perfect MMA record. Prior to the UFC he was 6-0 and finished all of his fights. In his UFC debut he beat Alptekin Ozkilic via Unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Rockhold vs. Philippou on Jan / 15 / 2014.
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