UFC 134 Rio Play-by-Play: Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher

August 26, 2011
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Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher (lightweight)

Round 1: They trade a few strikes before Tavares drives and takes Fisher to the mat, pinning him to the fence. Tavares begins grounding and pounding from half guard. Tavares is doing a great job controlling position, not allowing Fisher to stand, and then keeps peppering him with punches. In a night of quick stand-ups, the referee moves in and restarts the fight on the fight. Tavares quickly presses Fisher to the cage, again looking for the takedown, and he eventually gets it. Again Tavares starts peppering Fisher with punches, landing some heavier blows this time around, mixing in some elbows as well. Tavares transitions to mount and then briefly to Fisher’s back, but this time Fisher gets back to his feet as the round closes. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Tavares

Round 2: Tavares immediately fires off two kicks up high; they’re hard, but blocked. He then shoots in and takes Fisher to the mat once again, starting up ground and pound from inside Fisher’s full guard. Tavares moves to a half mount and continues pummeling Fisher, not landing really heavy blows, but continuing to pound away at him. Tavares transitions to Fisher’s back and opens up with some heavy blows. Fisher can find no way to slow the onslaught and the referee steps in to call the fight.

Thiago Tavares def. Spencer Fisher by TKO (Strikes) at 2:51, R2

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