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Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier Play-by-Play: JZ Cavalcante vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

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JZ Cavalcante vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Isaac Vallie-Flagg and JZ Cavalcante at StrikeforceRound 1: Cavalcante wastes not time getting started.  He comes across the cage with a combination.  Vallie-Flagg misses with a looping left hand.  Cavalcante lands an outside leg kick.  Cavalcante shoots in and secures a double leg takedown.  He takes Vallie-Flagg’s back.  He works for a choke.  Cavalcante is on top pressing him against the cage.  Vallie-Flagg gets up but eats a knee in the process.  They clinch.  Cavalcante presses him against the cage before separating.  Vallie-Flagg misses with a big right hand.  Vallie-Flagg lands a jumping knee.  Vallie-Flagg lands a kick to the body.  Cavalcante lands a high kick.  Vallie-Flagg lands another jumping knee.  Cavalcante slips throwing a  high kick but gets up and lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cavalcante.

Isaac Vallie-Flagg and JZ Cavalcante at StrikeforceRound 2: Cavalcante on the offensive.  He secures a takedown early.  Cavalcante advances to half guard.  He moves to the mount position.  Vallie-Flagg escapes out the backdoor.  Cavalcante works hooks to the body.  Vallie-Flagg lands a combination and a knee.  Cavalcante lands an overhand right and Vallie-Flagg misses with a big counter right hand.  Vallie-Flagg connects with a right hand.  Vallie-Flagg lands two right hands.  He’s finding his range and timing.  Cavalcante looks for a takedown but Vallie-Flagg shakes it off.  Vallie-Flagg lands a short uppercut on the inside.  Cavalcante switches stances.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.

Isaac Vallie-Flagg and JZ Cavalcante at StrikeforceRound 3: They take the center of the cage.  Vallie-Flagg pumping his jab.  Vallie-Flagg applying the pressure.  The clinch.  Vallie-Flagg lands knees to Cavalcante’s legs.  JZ drops down for a single leg and Vallie-Flagg peppers his body with punches.  They separate.  Vallie-Flagg continues with the pressure.  He pushes Cavalcante to the cage and lands knees to the thighs and body of JZ. Valli-Flagg lands a hard right hand.  Vallie-Flagg lands a front kick to the face of JZ.  Vallie-Flagg is the more active fighter.  He isn’t giving Cavalcante much space to work.  Cavalcante lands a straight right.  Vallie-Flagg presses him against the fence and mixes up his strikes to the body and head.  He lands another jumping knee.  Vallie-Flagg lands a series of punches at the end.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.

The judges score the fight for Vallie-Flagg by split decision.  The scorecards read: 28-29, 29-28, 29-28.

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