UFC 123 Live Play-By-Play: Mike Lullo vs. Edson Barboza

November 19, 2010
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Mike Lullo vs. Edson Barboza

Round 1:Both fighters tentative early, Barboza throws a couple leg kicks. Lullo looks for a takedown and Barboza reverses and lands a nice slam of his own. Barboza backs out and it’s back to the feet. Barboza with some vicious leg kicks and then another slam, landing in Lullo’s guard. Lullo is able to get rubber guard and then almost slips his leg under for a gogo plata. Lullo still looking for the submission, but Barboza stays patient and finally slips out. Barboza continues to punish Lullo’s lead leg and then sweeps his leg out from under him.

MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Edson Barboza

Round 2: Lullo gets aggressive to start round two, but it almost costs him as Barboza fires back with big strikes. Lullo goes for a takedown after eating a couple more leg kicks but again Barboza lands on top. Working for rubber guard, Lullo stalls the action. Back to the feet, Barboza unloads a couple more leg kicks and a vicious uppercut and Lullo pulls guard. Again, Lullo working rubber guard but not much offense happening. Barboza backs out and it’s up again and the Brazilian drops Lullo with a leg kick. Barboza drops him with a 2nd leg kick and Lullo is limping badly as the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Edson Barboza

Round 3: Barboza cracks Lullo with two more leg kicks that drop him to start the round and the referee steps in to stop the punishment.

Edson Barboza def. Mike Lullo by TKO (leg kicks) at :26 seconds, R3


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  • reggiethereckless

    Barboza is a beast. I’d like to see him against Siver, it’d be a standup war!

  • Deathexplosion

    i hope this fight gets shown on the PPV or Spike prelims.i love the systematic destruction of legs.

  • Lord Abortion

    Too bad that fight was so long. I love to see a fight end with brutal leg kicks. A lot of hype with this guy. I’ve especially heard about his leg kicks. I guess he lived up.