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UFC 137 Play-by-Play: Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

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Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Hioki vs Roop


Round 1:  Hioki wiht a high kick that’s partially blocked.  Roop lands a glancing high kick of his own.  Roop connects with a right hand and leg kick.  Roop lands a kick below the belt and the fight is stopped momentarily.  The fight is resumed and the pace picks up.  Hioki clinches and works for a takedown.  Roop fends off the takedown and spins Hioki to the cage.  Hioki reverses the position and lands knees to Roop’s legs.  The two work for position along the cage.  Hioki lands a series of knees to the body.  Hioki takes Roop’s back standing.  Roop shakes him off and lands a knee to the body.  Hioki tosses Roop to the ground and lands in side control.  Roop works his way back to guard.  Roop gets back to his feet and Hioki grabs him and clinches.  Roop frees himself and lands a right hand.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hioki.

Round 2:  Roop lands an outside leg kick to start the round.  Hioki with a right hand and Roop lands a combination ending in a high kick to the head.  Roop with a punch to the body.  Roop lands another head kick, but not much power on them.  Hioki clinches and takes Roop down.  He lands into mount.  Hioki moves to side control.  Hioki worked for an americana but let it go.  He moves to the mount position again.  Hioki works some light ground and pound.  Roop unable to escape the mount.  Hioki not doing much from the top position.  Roop gets out of the mount and lands and up-kick before standing up.  Roop presses forward with strikes as the round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hioki.

Hioki vs Roop

Round 3: Roop comes out and takes Hioki down.  Hioki gets back up or maybe Roop let him back up.  Roop misses with a flying knee.  Hioki goes for a takedown and Roops stuffs it.  They clinch.  Hioki has Roop against the fence.  Roop spins him and lands a knee.  Roop stomping on Hioki’s feet.  With two minutes remaining the referee separates them.  Roop takes Hioki down and moves him to the cage.  Hioki works a high guard.  Roop lands a few short left hands.  The round ends with Roop landing punches and lifing and slamming Hioki inside his guard.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roop.

 

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