Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Round 1: They exchange jabs to start the fight. Clarke lands an outside leg kick. Clarke continues to attack the front leg of Maguire. He lands leg kicks over and over. Maguire delivers a counter left hand. Clarke lands to the body. Clarke is keeping a high pace. Maguire got accidentally poked in the eye. He’s given time to recover and the fight is restarted. Clarke fires off a high kick that’s blocked. Maguire closes the distance and works to get the fight to the ground. Clarke lands a back elbow while Maguire has his back standing. Clarke shakes him off. Clarke turns and reverses the position. They separate. Maguire tries to get the fight to the ground. Clarke delivers a series of elbows to the forearm of Maguire. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Clarke.
Round 2: Clarke moving forward. Maguire lands a stiff jab. Clarke continues to land leg kicks. Maguire lands a left hand and Clarke answers with one of his own. Maguire secures a takedown. He works inside Clarke’s full guard. Maguire lands short shots to the body. Clarke controls Maguire’s posture. He isolates an arm and looks for a kimura. Maguire peppers Clarke’s body with right hands. Maguire works his way back to his feet and presses Maguire against the cage. Clarke lands foot stomps and knees to the legs of Maguire. The referee separates them. Clarke goes back to landing leg kicks. Maguire gets the fight to the ground in the closing seconds. Close round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Maguire with top position.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Clarke lands more leg kicks. Maguire looks for a takedown and eats a knee. Clarke lands a combination. Clarke is outworking Maguire. They clinch. Clarke presses Maguire against the cage. Clarke delivers foot stomps and lands right hands to the body. He delivers knees to the thighs of Maguire. The referee separates them. Maguire rushes in and works for a takedown and gets it. He has Clarke’s back. Maguire applies a body triangle. Maguire maintains position. Clarke rolls over and gains top position. He lands right hands and moves to side control. Clarke unleashed punches. He lands a hard right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Clarke.
The judges score the fight for Clarke by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.