Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
Round 1: Scoggins lands first with an outside leg kick. Scoggins switches stances. He moves in behind a right hand and takes Campuzano down. Scoggins works to take Campuzano’s back. Campuzano turns into him. Scoggins pulls Campuzano away from the cage. Campuzano gets back to his feet and pushes Scoggins away. Scoggins lands a kick to the body. Scoggins delivers a spinning back kick to the thigh of Campuzano. Scoggins is dictating the pace with kicks and movement. Campuzano moves forward and Scoggins changes levels and takes him down. He lands some short punches and Campuzano works his way back to his feet. Scoggins lands an outside leg kick. He continues to throw kicks. He drops down and takes Campuzano down. Scoggins has Campuzano reacting to him. Scoggins takes Campuzano’s back. Campuzano stands. Scoggins lands an elbow on the break. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Scoggins.
Round 2: Campuzano lands an outside leg kick. Scoggins delivers an inside leg kick. He presses forward with a combination. Scoggins lands a hook kick. He’s beating Campuzano in every aspect. He changes levels and takes Campuzano down. Campuzano applies a guillotine choke. Scoggins defends the submission attempt. He works from the half guard position. Campuzano works back to full guard and lands elbows from the bottom. Scoggins advances to side control. Campuzano rolls and gets back to full guard. Scoggins lands a hard short elbow. He works to take Campuzano’s back. Campuzano gets back to half guard. Scoggins advances to the mount position. Campuzano bucks and escapes out the backdoor. Scoggins dodges punches and counters with a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Scoggins.
Round 3: Campuzano presses forward. Scoggins looks for a takedown and Campuzano meets him with a knee. Campuzano aggressively rushes in. Scoggins changes levels and takes him down. He postures up and unloads punches. Scoggins moves to side control. Campuzano rolls. Scoggins lands right hands. Campuzano works to stand while Scoggins lands punches. Campuzano nearly gets back to his feet, but Scoggins drags him back to the canvas. Scoggins delivers left hands. Scoggins moves back to side control. He delivers a hard knee to the body. Campuzano scrambles to his feet only to be slammed back to the ground. Scoggins moves to the half guard position and lands an elbow followed by two right hands. Campuzano gets back to full guard. Scoggins opens up with punches in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Scoggins.
The judges scored the fight for Scoggins by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.
“I train at the best team in the world, American Top Team. The fight went how we planned but he caught me in a couple bad positions. I knew the submission attempt was a threat but I kept my head and focused on getting out so I could continue to put a pounding on him. The UFC has always been my goal. There’s no other organization in my book. It was always UFC or bust for me. I’ve been training in martial arts since I was three years old so my entire life has led to this moment. I’m only 21 years old but I’m learning every day and I’m ready for what’s ahead.”
“He got the better of me tonight. I’ll be back better.”