Strikeforce Play-by-Play: Pat Healy vs. Kurt Holobaugh

January 9, 2013
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Pat Healy vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Round 1:  They touch gloves and this lightweight match is underway.  They immediately exchange.  Holobaugh lands a right hand.  Healy counters.  They clinch.  Holobaugh lands a knee to the body.  They separate.  Holobaugh delivers a combination.  Healy drops down for a takedown and gets it.  Healy moves to side control.  He delivers punches and elbows.  Holobaugh looks for an arm bar.  He switches to a toe hold.  Healy defends it and lands a hammer fist.  Healy works inside Holobaugh’s half guard.  Holobaugh rolls and stands.  Healy presses him against the cage.  Healy works for a single leg takedown.  He transitions to the back.  Holobaugh scrambles but Healy slams him.  Holobaugh works to take Healy’s back.  Healy shakes him loose and presses him against the cage.  Healy lands punches.  He applies a standing choke but gives it up.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Healy.

Round 2: They take  the center of the cage and exchange.  Holobaugh lands a leg kick.  Healy secures a takedown and works to advance his position.  Healy moves to the mount position and softens him up with short punches.  Holobaugh gives up his back.  Healy apples a body triangle.  Holobaugh stands and tries to shake Healy off.  He does and escapes out the backdoor.  Healy isolates a leg and works for a knee bar.  He gives it up. Healy is winning all the scrambles.  They work for position along the cage.  Holobaugh delivers elbows to Healy’s thigh.  Holobaugh works his way to guard.  Healy continues to lands short shots.  He lands two elbows.  Healy has him in a reverse triangle choke.  He lands right hands.  Holobaugh gets free of the submission, but Healy is still on him and landing punches. The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Healy.

Round 3: Holobaugh lands a left hand followed by a leg kick.  Healy looks for a takedown and Holobaugh shakes it off.  They clinch and exchange knees before separating.  Holobaugh lands a right hand.  He lands a combination.  Healy works to get the fight to the ground.  Holobaugh looks for an arm bar but ends up on the bottom.  Healy postures up and lands punches and elbows.  Holobaugh works for an oma plata.  Healy eventually gets free. Two minutes remain in the round.  Healy controlling Holobaugh on the ground.  Healy applies a side choke.  Holobaugh tries to defend the submission but it’s tight.  Holobaugh escapes.  Healy stays on him.  Holobaugh works to get to his feet.  They scramble for positoin.  Healy opens up with left hands in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Healy.

The judges score the fight for Healy by unanimous decision.  The scorecards read 29-28, 30-37, and 30-27.

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