Virgil Zwicker vs. Carlos Inocente
Round 1: They take their time early feeling each other out. Swicker moves in with a looping right hand that misses. Inocente lands a right hand. Zwicker rushes in and clinches. They separate. They exchange right hands. Inocente lands an outside leg kick. Inocente lands a high kick and Zwicker drops for a double leg and gets it. Inocente reverses him. They stand. Inocente lands a spinning back kick to the body. Swicker still hurt. Inocente lands a knee and a spinning back kick. Zwicker briefly looks for a guillotine. Zwicker is eating big shots. He continues to move forward, though. Inocente lands leg kicks and a kick to the body. He lands a glancing high kick. Zwicker’s chin is amazing. Zwicker secures a takedown. Inocente gets back up. The round ends and MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Inocente.
Round 2: Zwicker lands a leg kick and misses with an uppercut. Inocente slips on a high kick attempt and Zwicker dives down on him. Zwicker stands over him. Inocente lands kicks from the bottom to Zwicker’s legs. Inocente gets back to his feet. Inocente lands a straight left hand. Zwicker catches a kick and presses Inocente against the cage. Inocente gets free. Inocente lands a spinning back fist. Zwicker eats it and keeps coming forward. Inocente lands a knee from inside the clinch. Inocente clinches but Zwicker throws him to the canvas. Inocente quickly gets back to his feet. Zwicker misses with a spinning back fist. Inocente looks fatigued. Zwicker dives for a takedown at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Inocente.
Round 3: Inocente throws a front kick to start the round. Zwicker catches it and they work for position along the cage. They separate. Inocente lands a left hand. Zwicker lands a counter right hand. Zwicker works for a takedown but Inocente fends it off. Inocente lands two uppercuts inside the clinch. Zwicker has displayed his toughness but he’s outclassed in this match up. Inocente lands a left hook. Zwicker continues to move forward, missing with big shots. Inocente slows. Zwicker lands a superman punch and a jab. Zwicker lands a right hand. Inocente lands a flying knee. Zwicker presses forward in the closing seconds. He’s long on heart but short on technique. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Inocente.
The judges score Inocente the winner by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.