UFC 132 Play-by-Play: Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki

June 30, 2011
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Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki (bantamweight)

Takeya Mizugaki and Brian Bowles

Takeya Mizugaki and Brian Bowles

Round 1: Fighters touch gloves to open the round and Mizugaki looks extremely light on his feet.  Bowles popping his jab out and looks to establish some range.  Mizugaki with a looping hook that misses.  Bowles using great lateral movement and giving Mizugaki different looks.  Bowles with a two punch combo that connects on Mizugaki, and he backs up and looks to attack once again.  Bowles looking very cool and calculated.  Bowles rushes in for a takedown and the fighters clinch against the cage.  Bowles with the body lock, as he peppers Mizugaki with knees to the thigs and body.

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

Referee Mario Yamasaki breaks the action, and the horn sounds. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Bowles.

Round 2: Bowles pressuring as round 2 opens.  Brief flurry from both fighters as Mizugaki gets the best of it.  Mizugaki misses with a looping right hook.  Bowles peppering his jab, as Mizugaki looks to push the action.  Solid straight right from Mizugaki backs Bowles up, as the action starts to heat up now.  Leg kick from Mizugaki forces Bowles to retreat, as it landed with a thud.  Mizugaki with a lead uppercut that just misses.  Bowles then gets ahole of Mizugaki and drags him to the canvas.  Bowles now takes the back of Mizugaki and is looking to sink in a RNC. The round ends. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Bowles.

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

Round 3: Both fighters come out aggressive, and Bowles clinches with Mizugaki against the cage.  Bowles with the body lock looking to drag Mizugaki to the ground.  The fighters separate after a lengthy clinch.  Bowles popping his jab, which leads to a huge power double.  During the scramble Bowles snags the back of Mizugaki from a standing position.  Bowles still on the back of Mizugaki as the round has one minute left.  The fighters break and we are back to standing.  Mizugaki getting aggressive as the round is coming to a close, he is looking to finish, but Bowles is being too smart to let that happen.  Mizugaki flurries as the round comes to an end. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Brian Bowles.

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki

-Brian Bowles def. Takeya Mizugaki by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), R3

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