This was clinching and octagon control 101 that you saw Saturday night from Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 44. This all lead to him getting a victory over Hacran Dias.
Ricardo Lamas (13-3) has 4 knockouts, 3 submissions and 6 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been finished twice via knockout. Since switching over from the WEC he went on a four fight winning streak with a TKO victory over Matt Grice in Jun of 2011, an Arm-Triangle Choke victory of Cub Swanson in November of 2011. He fought once in 2012 which he beat Hatsu Hioki via Unanimous decision. in 2013 he followed up with a win over Erik Koch via TKO in the second round. He challenged Jose Aldo for his Featherweight title, which he lost via unanimous decision.
Hacran Dias has three knockout victories, 9 submissions and 9 decision victories in his MMA career. He has never been finished in his MMA career. When he made his UFC debut he was on an eight fight winning streak and beat Yuri Alcantara in June of 2012. He suffered his first loss in several fights against Nik Lentz, which he lost a unanimous decision.
Here is the play-by-play from that fight:
Round 1: Lamas with a series of kicks, Dias with an overhand right. Diaz with a left jab, Lamas fires back with a right land. They keep working the leg kicks which is the real story early in this fight. Lamas clinches and puts Diaz on the fence, the referee breaks them up and they go back striking. They exchange to end the round.
Round 2: Lamas goes for a single leg takedown and get’s it. Diaz right back up, but Lamas stays on him and applies pressure to Dias while on the fence. They break, Lamas with double under hooks, he puts him on the fence and goes for a single leg takedown. Dias reverses and puts him on the fence. They continue to to fight over control over the clinch and they break. They exchange, Dias shoots in and puts Lamas on the fence. They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Final round, but more of a repeat from earlier rounds. Lamas comes out and puts Dias right on the fence. Dias reverses and tries to take Lamas down, but Lamas locks a guillotine choke. However, Dias gets out and is in top position. Lamas transitions into the back of Dias, but Dias slides out and they stand. Lamas shoots in and puts Dias on the fence.
Result: Ricardo Lamas def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)