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UFC 157 Play-by-Play: Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice

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Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice

Round 1: Burmudez lands a right hand and ties up Grice.  He presses Grice to the fence.  Grice turns him around.  Grice lands a knee to the body and works for a takedown.  He ends up mounted.  Burmudez lands a series of left hands.  Grice escapes out the backdoor.  Bermudez works for a guillotine and gets taken down, but immediately gets back to his feet.  Grice lands knees to the legs of Bermudez.  They separate.  Bermudez walks into a right hand.  Berumudez moves in, Grice lands a right hand.  Bermudez works for a takedown.  He doesn’t get it.  Grice lands a right hand and an elbow on the break.  Bermudez lands a hard leg kick and closes the distance with jabs.  He works for a single leg takedown.  Bermudez gives up on it and Grice lands a combination.  Grice lands a left hook that drops Bermudez.  Bermudez gets up but is on shaky legs.  He presses Grice against the cage.  Grice lands a knee to the body.  Grice lands a spinning back kick to the body.  Grice moves in with a combination.  They clinch.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Grice.

Round 2: Bermudez lands an outside leg kick.  Grice lands a left hand.  Bermudez works for a takedown. They’re tied up against the cage.  They separate.  Bermudez delivers an outside leg kick.  Grice sticks Bermudez with a stiff jab.  Bermudez moving forward.  Grice works for a takedown and gets it.  He takes Bermudez’ back.  Bermudez turns into him.  They battle for position against the fence before separating.  Grice delivers a combination.  Bermudez jumps in with a right hand.  They clinch.  Bermudez lands an elbow over the top.  Grice turns him.   Bermudez is keeping the pressure on.  Grice works for a takedown and Bermudez stuffs it.  He lands a knee to Grice’s head but looked like Grice’s hands were down.  Bermudez works for a guillotine choke at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Grice.

Round 3: Bermudez moves in with his jab.  He lands a right hand.  He drops Grice with a punch.  Bermudez dives on him and lands punches.  Grice is in trouble.  Bermudez lands short elbows.  Bermudez lands a series of left  hands.  Grice stands.  They’re tied against the cage.  Bermudez lets his hands go.  He’s connecting.  Grice is  hurt.  His eyes roll from an uppercut by Bermudez.  Grice is hurt bad.  Grice works for a takedown.  They’re tied up against the cage.  Grice lands a knee inside the clinch.  Bermudez lands an uppercut.  Grice grabs him and presses him against the cage.  Bermudez lands left hands to the body.  Bermudez lands a right hand.  Grice is wobbly.  A minute remains.  Bermudez lands a winging right hand.  Grice lands a left hand on the break followed by a spinning back kick to the body.  Grice eats a right hand.  They slug it out in the closing seconds.  Bermudez lands a front kick to the body at the bell.  That’s fight of the fight thus far without question.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez.

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

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  • Maddawgmar

    FOTN… I call a Draw