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UFC 165 Play-by-Play: Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis

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Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis

Round 1: Reis lands an inside leg kick.  Menjivar responds with a kick to the body.  Reis presses forward.  He throws a high kick and Menjivar lands a counter right hand.  They exchange leg kicks.  Menjivar switching stances.  Menjivar delivers a kick to the body.  They clinch and Menjivar lands knees to the body.  They separate.  Menjivar delivers a kick to the body of Reis  Reis answers with a hard outside leg kick.  Reis rushes in and lands a left hand.  Reis changes levels and secures a takedown.  Menjivar active with punches off his back.  Reis lands an elbow.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Reis with the takedown and pressure.

Round 2: Menjivar opens the second round with a kick to the body.  He continues to switch stances.  Reis misses with a high kick.  Menjivar lands a counter right hand.  Menjivar throws a front kick to the body.  Reis catches the kick and takes Menjivar to the ground.  He stands and delivers kicks to Menjivar’s legs.  Menjivar stands.  Reis stays on him and presses him against the cage.  Reis lands a knee to the body.  Menjivar spins him and moves away.  Menjivar misses with a right hand and Reis drops under and secures a double leg takedown.  Reis lands short shots.  Menjivar doing a good job or controlling Reis’ posture. Menjivar kicks Reis off and stands. He applies the Thai clinch and delivers knees to the body.  Reis frees himself and pushes Menjivar away.  The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Reis.

Round 3: Reis lands an inside leg kick followed by one to the outside.  Menjivar responds with an inside leg kick.  Menjivar is now moving forward.  They exchange leg kicks.  Menjivar continues to switch stances and give different looks.  Reis closes the distance and works for a takedown.  They battle for position along the fence.  Reis fights hard for it and gets the takedown.  He has Menjivar mounted.  Reis lands a left hand.  Menjivar hanging on.  Reis moves Menjivar away from the cage.  Reis lands short punches to the body and head.  Menjivar works his way back to half guard and eventually full guard.  Reis peppers Menjivar’s body with left hands.  Reis lands a couple of elbows.  Menjivar fires back from the bottom.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Reis.

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

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