UFC 156 Play-by-Play: Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

February 1, 2013
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Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Round 1: Vallie-Flagg moves forward.  He comes out aggressive and lands a body kick.  Edwards lands an uppercut.  Edwards steps in with a stiff jab.  Vallie-Flagg working the body of Edwards with punches.  They clinch briefly before separating.  Edwards goes to the body.  Vallie-Flagg delivers a right hand.  Vallie-Flagg lands a front kick to the body.  The clinch and Vallie-Flagg lands a knee to the body.  Edwards pushes him away and fires off a high kick.  Vallie-Flagg lands to the body and an uppercut inside the clinch.  Vallie-Flagg moving forward.  He lands a right hand.  Edwards clinches after Vallie-Flagg misses with a superman punch.  They break and Edwards lands a lead uppercut.  Edewards lands a hard kick to the body.  Vallie-Flagg catches it but Edwards lands a flying knee.  Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the cage.  Edwards circles away.  Vallie-Flagg swings away but misses.  They clinch and the bell sounds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.

Round 2: Vallie-Flagg presses forward.  Edwards lands a kick to the body.  Vallie-Flagg catches it and ties Edwards up.  He presses Edwards against the cage.  They separate.  Edwards looking to counter punch.  Vallie-Flagg  misses with a spinning back fist.  They clinch and Edwards lands a knee to the body.  Vallie-Flagg lands a combination on the inside.  Edwards lands a stiff jab. Edwards lands a combination.  Vallie-Flagg initiates the clinch.  Edwards turns him and works for a takedown and gets it.  Edwards moves to half guard.  Edwards advances to side control.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Edwards advances to the mount position.  Vallie-Flagg rolls and Edwards takes his back.  Edwards works for the rear naked choke with both hooks in.  Edwards softens Vallie-Flagg up with short punches.  Vallie-Flagg defends the submission attempt.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edwards.

Round 3: Vallie-Flagg delivers a front kick to the body of Edwards.  Vallie-Flagg moves forward.  Edwards counters with a combination.  Vallie-Flagg continues to press forward.  Vallie-Flagg lands an inside leg kick.  Edwards lands a knee inside the clinch.  Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the fence.  Edwards circles out.  Edwards lands a counter uppercut.  Vallie-Flagg lands a right hand.  Vallie-Flagg delivers a knee inside the clinch followed by a right hand.  Edwards works for a takedown.  Vallie-Flagg shakes it off.  They clinch and Vallie-Flagg lands an elbows.  Edwards spins away.  Edwards lands a counter uppercut.  Vallie-Flagg goes to the body.  Edwards has slowed.  Vallie-Flagg continues to apply pressure.  Edwards lands a left hand.  Vallie-Flagg lands a front kick to the body followed by a right hand.  Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the cage.  They exchange at the end.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.

The judges score the fight for Vallie-Flagg by split decision.  The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.

 

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