UFC 153 Play-by-Play: Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

October 9, 2012
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Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Round 1: Camozzi starts pressing the action early, exploring with some punches and a couple high kicks. He keeps the pressure up, throwing combinations and moving Cane around the Octagon. Camozzi presses with the jab and lands a knee to the midsection. Camozzi catches a Cane kick, but in a scramble, Cane gets to Camozzi’s back and drags him to the mat, sinking in a rear naked choke, but the initial hold is over the chin of Camozzi, not around the neck. Camozzi remains patient, maintaining wrist control. Cane keeps punching, landing a couple shots, as they get back to their feet and separate. Camozzi lands an uppercut and follows with a punch combination and knee to the sternum. Camozzi lands a leg kick and follows with a solid punch before moving in with an uppercut. Cane answers, but Camozzi keeps coming forward, landing the jab and mixing in the knee. Camozzi lands a hard right, just before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Camozzi.

Round 2: Camozzi again being the aggressor, pressuring Cane with his punching attack. Cane lands a couple good shots, however, that get Camozzi’s attention. Camozzi starts going really low with his kicks though, almost sweeping Cane’s ankles. Camozzi keeps pressing with two and three part punch combinations before they trade leg kicks. Camozzi keeps pressing, while Cane answers, but it’s Camozzi landing throwing tow and three part combinations, while Cane is throwing more one-off punches. Camozzi lands a leaping right hand and follows with a knee to the midsection, hurting Cane again. Cane fights back, but he’s having a tough time finding a home for his punches. He defends Camozzi shot and lands a couple punches, but Camozzi comes right back, landing a hard shot and follows once again with the knee. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Camozzi.

Round 3: Camozzi picks it right back up, coming forward with the jab and following with combinations. Cane gets his attention early with a hard shot, but Camozzi is unfazed and continues to control where the fight goes, punching all the while. Cane has started to come forward a little more himself now as Camozzi appears to be tiring somewhat, but they’re mostly trading shots. Camozzi has a couple nice flurries with about two minutes left in the fight. They continue trading blows, but Cane lands a scorching straight left that puts Camozzi briefly on the fence. They continue trading, but Cane has a bit of momentum. He shoots, but Camozzi fends it off and lands a knee off the break. They exchange hard as the round wears down, Cane landing a hard right hand just before the final horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Cane, but the fight 29-28 for Camozzi.

Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3

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