UFC 140 Play-by-Play: Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

December 9, 2011
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Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

Round 1:  The touch gloves and the fight is underway.  Watson lands an inside leg kick and two side kicks to the body.  Jabouin moves in and misses with a right hand.  Jabouin lands a right hand counter.  Watson pushes forward with a flurry but Jabouin moves out of the way.  Inside leg kick landed by Jabouin and a right hand.  Watson pushes forward with a combination and works to get the fight to the ground.  Jabouin gets the takedown from the clinch.  Watson gets back to his feet but Jabouin works for a single leg takedown.  Watson lands elbows to the side of his head.  Watson rolls free and they’re separated.  They exchange leg kicks.  Watson lands a left hand.  Jabouin lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin.

Round 2:  Jabouin trying to close the distance.  Watson lands a kick to the body.  Jabouin catches it but Watson gets loose.  Jabouin is stalking while Watson circles on the outside.  Right hand lands for Jabouin.  Watson lands a solid kick to the body.  Watson lands a powerful kick to the body.  Watson misses with a spinning back fist.  They both miss with spinning kick to the body.  Outside leg kick lands for Jabouin.  Watson lands a stiff jab but eats an inside leg kick counter.  Watson uses a side kick to push Jabouin back.  Jabouin moves in and lands a spinning back kick.  He secures a takedown.  Watson applies a guillotine choke.  Jabouin’s head pops out as the bell sounds.  Close round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin.

Round 3:  They trade inside leg kicks.  Watson lands a right hand.  Jabouin answers with a solid leg kick.  Watson pushes forward but Jabouin moves away.  Watson lands a left leg kick and a kick to the body.  Watson landing kicks from the outside.  Jabouin moves in and lands a hard outside leg kick and another.  Jabouin goes for a spinning back fist and secures a takedown.  Watson gets top position and steps into Jabouin’s half guard.  Watson lands short elbows.  Watson goes for a d’arce choke.  Jabouin fends it off.  Under a minute remaining.  Jabouin lands a left hand.  The miss spinning back kicks.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Watson.

The judges score the fight 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 for Yves Jabouin by split decision.

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