Round 1: Andrade lands an outside leg kick to start the fight. Musoke keeping his hands high and moving forward. He loads up on a right hand and Andrade changes levels and takes him down. Andrade lands left hands. Musoke works to get to his feet and Andrade lands more left hands. Musoke gets to his feet and they separate. Musoke lands a right hand. Andrade delivers a huge right hand that drops Musoke. Andrade celebrates but the fight isn’t over. He drops down into Musoke’s guard. Andrade postures up and lands hammer fists and a right hand. Musoke gets back to his feet and they separate. Andrade circles on the outside. Musoke presses forward. Musoke moves in with a combination. Andrade goes to the body with a left hand. Musoke inches forward. Andrade lands a knee to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Andrade.
Round 2: Musoke presses forward early in the second frame. He lands to the body with a right hand. They clinch. Musoke looks for a takedown. He gets it briefly but Andrade bounces back to his feet. Musoke stays on him and delivers knees to the legs of Andrade. Andrade turns Musoke and separates. Musoke steps in with a right hand. Andrade looks for a takedown but Musoke sprawls. Musoke lands a high kick. Andrade is hurt. Musoke goes after him and lands a combination. He takes Andrade down. He postures up and leaps in with a right hand. He lands another big right hand. Musoke delivers short hammer fists inside Andrade’s guard. Musoke continues to land shots. Andrade works to control Musoke’s posture. Musoke delivers a solid elbow. Musoke continues to pepper Andrade with punches and elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Musoke.
Round 3: Musoke moves forward with a jab. Andrade misses with a right hand. Musoke counters with a short right hand on the inside. Musoke initiates the clinch. Andrade pushes him away. Andrade moves in and misses with a right hand. He’s telegraphing the punch. Musoke works for a takedown and gets it. He tries to take Andrade’s back. Andrade stands only to pulled back to the canvas. Musoke takes Andrade’s back. He applies a body lock and chips away with short punches. Musoke continues to pepper away. He lands to the body. Andrade unable to escape the back mount. Musoke seems content with just keeping position. Musoke continues to land short shots. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Musoke.
The judges scored the fight for Musoke by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.
“It’s never the plan to get hit that hard in the beginning. All in all, happy with the win, but not at all with my performance especially with the way the fight started. I knew he’d come out hard although I did think I’d be able to avoid his punches a bit better. Hats off to him, he’s a tough guy.”
“The moment I hit him, he rolled his eyes and stopped, so I lifted my arms. Then he moved, the referee told us to continue and it was too late. It was stupid. He recovered very well. I hit him with hard punches, a few of which rocked him, but he managed to push through and impose his game. I was well-trained, that wasn’t the problem.”