Round 1: They touch gloves and UFC 144 is officially underway. Tamura lands a lead left hook and a right hand. Zhang lands a counter punch that knocks Tamura down. He immediately gets back to his feet. Zhang rushes in and gets clipped. He walked into a punch and got dropped. Tamura dives into his guard and works ground and pound. Tamura lands short hammer fists. There’s still three minutes remaining in the round. Tamura works in half guard. Referee Herb Dean stands them up. Not too sure why they were stood up. Tamura lands a right hand. Zhang applies a guillotine choke and pulls Tamura to the ground. Tamura escapes and lands left hands from the top position. Zhang cloes his guard. Zhang goes for an arm-triangle choke from the bottom. Tamura frees himself and lands a couple of hammer fists. The round ends. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Tamura.
Round 2: Zhang begins the round with an outside leg kick. He lands one to the inside. Tamura lands a huge right hand that knocks Zhang completely out. Overhand right landed right on the button and shut the lights out.
Issei Tamura def. Tiequan Zhang by KO at :32, R2