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UFC on FOX 8 Play-by-Play:
Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche
Rd. 1- Legkick by Carmouche starts the action. Andrade tries a takedown off a caught kick but Carmouche defends well and secures a takedown of her own. Adrade works up but gets taken down. Carmouche advances to side control. Andrade stands up with Carmouche on her back before securing the reversal. Guillotine attempt by Andrade. Carmouche defends for awhile but Andrade readjusts and it’s deep for a time. Carmouche seems ok and is firing knees to the hamstring of Andrade as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Andrade.
Rd. 2- Andrade drives forward early but Carmouche lands a powerful driving takedown. Carmouche moves to side control and then mount. Carmouche is firing off major punches now. RNC attack by Carmouche now but Andrade defends it and gets back to mount. Carmouche forces her to give up her back again and is landing big shots now. More shots as Andrade tries to survive but Carmouche just powers through and Herb Dean mercifully steps in.
Liz Carmouche def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of Round 2
Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker
Rd. 1- Dan Miraglotta is our referee. Lawler is starting the action off with some strikes to test Voelker’s defenses. Big body kick by Lawler and he lands an all-power takedown. Voelker stands by Lawler is still on him against the cage. Voelker is already a bloody mess from the shots Lawler has landed so far. Big exchange but Lawler gets the better of it. Headkick attempt by Lawler is checked but he looks very comfortable. Lawler lands a partially checked head kick and flying knee. Body kick by Voelker. Wicked body kick by Lawler and he is dominant early. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Lawler.
Rd. 2- Brief exchange as Lawler slips but he’s fine. Holy hell, massive head kick and punch by Lawler and it is all over as Dan Miraglotta throws him off.
Robbie Lawler def. Bobby Voelker via knockout (headkick and punch) at 0:24 of Round 2
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
Rd. 1- No touch of gloves tonight. Nice jab by Rory kicks off the action. Extended feeling out process taking place so far. Headkick attempt by Ellenberger comes up short. Both fighters seem to not want to make the first mistake that could end the fight. Nice jab by Rory is paired with headkick that misses. Ellenberger storms forward and connects with a knee and some punches in the clinch. Every time Ellenberger attacks Rory simply evades. Ellenberger looks for power and misses. Brief clinch but nothing comes of it. MMAFrenzy has it 10-10.
Rd. 2- Fans are restless now as very little seems to be landing. Ellenberger storms for a takedown and while it’s blocked, he lands some nice punches on the exit. More jabs by Rory. Rory tries for a takedown but is easily shucked off by Ellenberger. Ellenbeger charges again but nothing connects well. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 MacDonald (20-19).
Rd. 3- MacDonald is now flicking front kicks and jabs to keep Ellenberger at distance. Swarm by Ellenberger but again Rory evades. Takedown by Ellenberger and he is looking to posture up and attack. Rory is controlling posture though and tries an omoplata as the round ends. Not an entertaining fight at all. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Ellenberger, making it a draw (29-29) but expect it to go to Rory.
Rory MacDonald def. Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
UFC Flyweight Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. John Moraga
Rd. 1- Herb Dean is pulling triple duty on tonight’s main card. Moraga storming forward in an effort to close but DJ is evading early. Moraga tries to clinch but DJ slips it and counters. Legkick by DJ. Moraga is looking to counter that legkick each time. Legkicks by Moraga are landing due to his length. Moraga takes control in the clinch but DJ reverses and lands the takedown. Moraga is unwisely hanging on to the head and DJ passes to side control. DJ tries for mount but Moraga recovers half-guard. DJ isolates an arm but elects strike instead. Moraga scrambles though and is waiting it out in a FHL. DJ locks up a deep guillotine as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson.
Rd. 2- Legkick by DJ and then a big driving takedown by the champ. DJ stands and passes to side control. DJ with the Salaverry position and rains down some strikes as Moraga works out. Moraga tries to hook up a modified triangle but is stuck in side control again. DJ is isolating the arm for a Kimura but instead takes Moraga’s back and lands a nice snatch-and-return. Moraga is back up and lands a combo but DJ with a driving a takedown into side control. DJ again isolates the arm for a straight armbar but opts for some big elbows and punches to end the round. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson (20-18).
Rd. 3- Moraga tries to drive forward early in the round and just misses some bombs. Another beautiful takedown by DJ now. Moraga takes some damage and works up. Moraga grabs a body lock and tries to take him down but DJ gets his legs back and lands a gorgeous takedown attempt. DJ attacking with the kimura again and he misses on the first attempt but he steps over the head. It’s dangerously close, but Moraga survives and reverses position. DJ stands but Moraga quickly lands a takedown. Moraga is letting it all hang out with spinning attacks and a big knee as the round ends but neither land. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson (30-27)
Rd. 4- FIghters exchange kicks and DJ immediately lands a takedown after. DJ spins to the back as Moraga works up and DJ lands a body kick on the exit. Another body kick by DJ. Legkick by DJ and he lands some knees in the clinch. Beautiful transition into a takedown by DJ. Moraga uses his guard well and stands but takes some knees to the body. Looks like a possible illegal knee landed and Moraga is trying a take down. DJ grabs a guillotine and throws a big knee to the body and another. Moraga finally escapes. Moraga lands a huge shot but in his rush to try and finish he ends up being taken down. DJ is bleeding as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson (40-36)
Rd. 5- Touch of gloves to start the round. Moraga storms forward to try and land again and DJ with a slick takedown. Slick transition to side control by DJ. Moraga tries to stand and peeks DJ, but DJ takes him right back down. Moraga works back up but DJ with another single and he is down. DJ is again digging for the kimura and transitions to an armbar to finish and Moraga is forced to submit verbally. Impressive performance.