Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan
Round 1: Mizugaki lands a jab. Phan trying to get on the inside. He lands a left hand to the body. Mizugaki returns fire with a hook to the body. They exchange. Mizugaki lands another left hand to the body. Phan answers with a right hand. Mizugaki moves in and changes levels. He secures a double leg takedown. Phan gets to his feet but Mizugaki lands a series of right hands. Phan presses forward. Mizugaki continues to land left hands to the midsection. Mizugaki takes Phan down with two minutes left in the round. Phan works his way back to his feet. Mizugaki steps in with a combination. He drives his left hand into the body of Phan. The punches to the body continue from Mizugaki. He delivers a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki.
Round 2: Phan inches forward. Mizugaki lands a right hand. He looks for a takedown but Phan shakes it off. Mizugaki lands a left hand that hurts Phan. Mizugaki lands a combination. He’s looking for the finish and unloading on Phan. Phan weathers the storm and circles away. Phan goes to the body with a left hand. Mizugaki mixes in a takedown attempt but Phan defends. Mizugaki is simply outboxing Phan. Mizugaki looks to get the fight to the ground. Phan isolates an arm. Mizugaki gets his arm free and puts Phan on his back. Phan scrambles back to his feet. Mizugaki goes back to landing left hands to the body. Phan returns the favor with a left hand to the body of his own. He lands a left hook. Phan has come to life in the closing moments of the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki.
Round 3: Phan’s corner tells him that he’s down two rounds. Phan comes out with a sense of urgency. He picks up the pace and lands a left hand. Mizugaki answers with a shot to the body. Phan lands a combination. Mizugaki works to get the fight to the ground. Phan isolates an arm and looks for a kimura. Mizugaki gets free . Phan lands a hard left hand and Mizugaki immediately looks for a takedown. Phan stuffs it. Phan lands a right hand followed by a left hook to the body. Mizugaki looks at the clock and lands a left hook. Phan is using the left to the body that Mizugaki was so successful with early in the fight. Mizugaki lands a combination. Phan answers with an uppercut. Mizugaki briefly looks for a takedown but Phan has none of it. Phan counters with a left hand. Mizugaki lands a combination that wobbles Phan. Mizugaki presses forward at the end but MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Phan.
The judges score the fight for Mizugaki by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 29-28 and 30-28.