Steven Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio
Round 1: UFC 136 is underway in Houston. Cantwell pumping his jab. Fighters feel eachother out early. Cantwell with a front kick to the body. Massenzio pushes forward with a flurry of punches but are all blocked. Cantwell tries to put together a combination and Massenzio shoots for a takedown. Cantwell defends it. Right hand landed by Massenzio. Cantwell lands a right hand that hurts Massenzio. Cantwell with a kick to the body. Massenzio clinches but Cantwell pushes him away. Cantwell finding his range. Cantwell closing the distance. Massenzio shoots for a single leg. Cantwell defends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cantwell.
Round 2: Head kick partially lands by Cantwell to start the round. Massenzio goes for a takedown, pushing Cantwell to the cage. Cantwell lands several punches to the body as Massenzio works for the takedown. Cantwell frees himself and takes the center of the Octagon. Massenzio tries to push forward with punches but can’t put anything together. Three minutes remaining in the round and Massenzio lands a left hand that sends Cantwell back. Another left hand by Massenzio. Cantwell throws a high kick that’s blocked. Massenzio with an outside leg kick. Left had of Massenzio finding it’s mark. Massenzio throws punches and drops for a takedown. Cantwell fends it off. Cantwell is cut and bleeding. Massenzio pushes forward landing punches. Cantwell covers up. Cantwell is bleeding from the nose. Cantwell lands a few knees to the body inside the clinch. Left hook lands for Massenzio in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Massenzio.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Massenzio comes out swinging. They tie up along the cage. Massenzio pressing Cantwell against the fence and the separate. Massenzio uses punches to get to the clinch and works for a takedown. Cantwell widens his base and lands punches to Massenzio’s body. Left hand by Massenzio and and uppercut. Massenzio gets the fight to the ground with a single leg takedown. Cantwell looks for an arm bar but it’s not there but he gets back to his feet. Half way point in the round and the fighters are in the center of the cage. Massenzio with an uppercut that hurts Cantwell. Cantwell fires back. Massenzio goes for takedown but Cantwell defends. Right hand lands by Massenzio. Cantwell breathing heavy and looks to have a broken nose. Right hand by Cantwell lands. Massenzio gets the fight to the ground and works to take Cantwell’s back. Cantwell spins and Massenzio lands punches. Cantwell goes for a heel hook in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Massenzio. It goes to the judges’ scorecards. The judges score the fight 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 for Massenzio.