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.