UFC 135 Play-by-Play: Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin

September 23, 2011
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Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin

Junior Assuncao and Eddie Yagin at UFC 135

Junior Assuncao and Eddie Yagin at UFC 135

Round 1:  

Extremely slow pace to start the fight, neither fighter wants to engage.  Assuncao finally shoots in and gets the takedown. Assuncao looking for strikes from the top.  Yagin does a good job kicking Assuncao away to get back to the feet.  The fight goes back to the mat with Assuncao on top before the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Junior Assuncao

Junior Assuncao and Eddie Yagin at UFC 135Round 2:

Assuncao looks for a takedown and tries to take Yagin’s back.  Unable to get the position, Assuncao ends up in the clinch but then backs out and it’s stand up again.  Assuncao lands a nice inside leg kick, but again the action is stalled.  Assuncao gets another takedown, but Yagin snags a guillotine choke.  It’s deep but Assuncao slips out. 

MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Junior Assuncao

Junior Assuncao and Eddie Yagin at UFC 135Round 3:

Yagin gets the fight to the ground to start the final round, but Assuncao uses his butterfly guard to get out and get it back to the feet.  Assuncao shoots in this time, but Yagin gets a guillotine and jumps to pull guard.  Again looks like he’s got it deep, but Assuncao stays patient and gets out. Assuncao now on top working inside Yagin’s half guard.  Assuncao getting aggressive with his strikes on the ground, punishing Yagin.  Assuncao just cracking Yagin over and over again, by far his most dominant round.

MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Junior Assuncao

Junior Assuncao def. Eddie Yagin by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

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