UFC 174 Play-by-Play: Daniel Sarafian vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

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Daniel Sarafian vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

Round 1: Sarafian takes the center of the cage.  Kunimoto lands first with an outside leg kick.  Sarafian steps in with a combination that stunned Kunimoto.  Kunimoto answers with a jab followed by a leg kick.  He presses Sarafian against the cage.  He takes Sarafian down after a brief period in the clinch.  Sarafian holds on to the head of Kunimoto.  Kunimoto moves to side control.  Sarafian gives up his back.  Kunimoto applies a rear naked choke.  It’s under the chin.  Sarafian tries to defend it but can’t.  He taps out to the choke.

The official time of the submission was 2:52 of the opening round.

Kiichi Kunimoto:
“I am very pleased with how the fight went.  I was considered a big underdog but I never felt that way. I always was confident in my abilities. I know some people had questions about me, especially with how my last fight played out, but hopefully I answered those questions tonight.”                                                                      

Daniel Sarafian:
“He caught me in a bad position. I made mistakes but I will be back better. Congrats to Kiichi.”

Sarafian vs. Kunimoto Scorecard

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