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UFC 158 Play-by-Play: John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank

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John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank

Round 1: They feel each other out early.  Cruickshank lands an outside leg kick.  Makdessi starting to inch forward.  Cruickshank moves in with his jab.  The crowd starts to boo. Cruickshank lands a right hand.  Cruickshank lands an outside leg kick.  Makdessi lands a side kick to the body.  They exchange jabs.  Cruickshank lands a leg kick.  Makdessi lands an accidental kick to the groin.  Cruickshank is given time to recover and the fight is restarted.  Cruickshank pumping his jab.  Makdessi delivers a kick to the body.  Cruickshank lands a spinning back kick to the body of Makdessi.  They clinch and quickly separate.  Cruickshank lands an elbow.  Cruickshank jumps in with a flying knee at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank.

Round 2: Makdessi lands a kick to the body to start the second round.  Cruickshank lands a head kick.  Makdessi steps in with a double jab.  Cruickshank delivers a side kick to the body.  Makdessi lands a hard outside leg kick.  Cruickshank lands an outside leg kick.  He steps in with an uppercut.  They exchange jabs.  Makdessi delivers an outside leg kick.  Makdessi lands a spinning back kick toteh body. Cruickshank goes high with a spinning heel kick.  He looks for a takedown but Makdessi shakes it off.  Makdessi finds the mark with his right hand and followed with a stiff jab.  Cruickshank answers with a right hand.  Cruickshank lands a side kick to the body.  Makdessi lands a combination.  He lands an overhand right.  Makdessi lands a right hand.  Cruickshank jumps in with a flying knee that misses.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi.

Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round.  Cruickshank lands to the body.  He lands a right hand.  Cruickshank lands his jab.  He steps in and lands a right hand.  Makdessi answers with a counter.  Cruickshank misses with a wheel kick.  Makdessi lands his jab, and again.  Cruickshank lands a right hand and Makdessi counters.  Cruickshank looks for a takedown but Makdessi fends it off.  Makdessi lands a right hand.  Cruickshank misses with a spinning back fist.  Makdessi lands his jab.  They exchange jabs.  Cruickshank lands to the body.  Makdessi catches a finger to the eye.  He is given time to recover.  He does and the fight is restarted.  Makdessi lands a kick to the face.  Makdessi lands a left hand.  Makdessi lands his jab.  Makdessi lands a combination, and another.  Makdessi lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi.

The judges score the fight for Makdessi by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 29-28.

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