Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier Play-by-Play: Virgil Zwicker vs. Carlos Inocente

May 16, 2012
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Virgil Zwicker vs. Carlos Inocente

Carlos 'Guto Inocente' and Virgil Zwicker at StrikeforceRound 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.

Carlos 'Guto Inocente' and Virgil Zwicker at StrikeforceRound 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.

Carlos 'Guto Inocente' and Virgil Zwicker at StrikeforceRound 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.

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  • AdamBianski

    What a sloppy fight. For punishment these two should have to do two rds with JDS.