Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan
Round 1: They immediately start going at each other. Phan with a left hand and misses with a high kick. Garcia pumps a double jab and then lands an outside leg kick. Phan moves in and lands a combination to the body and then a punch to the head. Phan with a right hand that drops Garcia. Garcia recovers and gets to full guard. After a moment, the referee stands them back up. Phan lands a left hook as Garcia moved away after clinching. Garcia with a body kick. Garcia went for a takedown. Phan fends it off. Big left hook to the body by Phan. Garcia lands a looping left hook. Garcia getting wild with his strikes. Phan lands a big right hand. Garcia goes for a takedown and Phan ends up on top and takes his back as the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Phan.
Round 2: They take the center of the cage and Garcia lands a straight right hand. Phan lands a combination to the body and a left hand over the top that staggers Garcia. Garcia breathing heavy and throwing wide punches. Phan presses forward. Uppercut by Phan lands. Garcia lands an uppercut. Phan’s punches to the body are taking their toll. Phan with another shot to the body. Phan picking Garcia apart. Phan lands a combination to the jaw of Garcia. Garcia is bleeding on the right cheek. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Phan.
Round 3: Garcia comes out aggressive. High kick blocked by Phan. Garcia lands two outside leg kicks. Garcia with a left hook to the body. Phan with a left hook to the body and Garcia answers with a left hook that drops Phan. Phan in trouble along the fence. Garcia trying to finish. Phan ties him up. Three minutes remaining. Phan lands a left to the body and a right hand to the head. Garcia looks completely gassed. Phan moves in with a three punch combination. Phan shoots and gets a double leg takedown. The referee stands them up after a minute. They touch gloves and go back to swinging. Garcia misses with a spinning back fist. A minute left in the fight. Garcia goes for a takedown. Phan immediately back to his feet and separates. The fight ends in a wild exchange. The crowd is on their feet cheering at the end of the fight. It’s in the judges’ hands.