Pat Healy vs. Mizuto Hirota
Round 1: Hirota lands a left hook to start the action. Healy clinches and delivers a knee to the body. Hirota presses Healy against the cage. He pulls Healy to the canvas. Hirota works in Healy’s half guard. The referee stands them up. Hirota lands a shot to the body. Healy lands a short right hand and presses Hirota against the fence. Hirota spins him and they separate. Healy moves forward but Hirota lands a left hook. Healy looks for a takedown but Hirota defends it. Hirota presses him against the cage before they separate. Healy works for a takedown but Hirota side steps it. They exchange elbows on the inside. Hirota lands a right hand. They clinch and Hirota presses Healy along the fence. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hirota.
Round 2: Hirota lands a left h and. Healy eats another left hand. They clinch. Healy lands a short elbow. Hirota backs him to the cage. Hirota secures a takedown. Healy gets back to his feet. Hirota closes the distance and presses Healy against the fence. Healy spins him and lands knees to Hirota’s thighs. Hirota breaks free and lands an elbow. Healy works for a takedown and gets it. Two minutes remain in the round. Healy works some ground and pound. He works the body and head with light shots. Hirota stands. They work for position along the cage. Healy lands an elbow as they separate. Healy drives for a takedown. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Healy.
Round 3: The meet in the center of the cage adn exchange. Hirota lands a left to the body. He drives Healy to the cage. Healy turns him. They exchange knees inside the clinch. Healy delivers a couple of knees to the body. The referee separtes them. They exchange left hands. Hirota lands a right hand and Healy clinches. Healy works for a single leg takedown. Hirota makes him work for it and gets back to his feet. Healy gets him back down and works some ground and pound. Hirota lands hammer fists from the bottom. Hirota lands a combination. Healy gets a takedown with a minute remaining. Healy works short punches. Hirota works to control Healy’s posture. Hirota pushes him off but Healy dives back in and nearly takes his back. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Healy.
The judges score the fight for Healy by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.