Darren Uyenoyama vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and UFC on Fox 9 is underway. Ozkilic lands first with an inside leg kick. They exchange leg kicks. Ozkilic throws a strong left hook and Uyenoyama shoots in and secures a takedown. Uyenoyama lands to the body. Ozkilic looks for an arm bar and scrambles back to his feet. Uyenoyama puts him back on the canvas. Ozkilic gains top position and lets Uyenoyama back to his feet. Uyenoyama drives forward looking to get the fight to the ground. He presses Ozkilic against the cage. Ozkilic trips Uyenoyama and works in Uyenoyama’s guard. Ozkilic postures up and delivers an elbow. Ozkilic lands a couple of punches and stands. He lets Uyenoyama up. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ozkilic.
Round 2: Uyenoyama throws a high kick that’s blocked. He changes levels and works for a single leg takedown. Ozkilic stuffs it and gains top position. Uyenoyama isolates an arm. Ozkilic lands a right hand and stands. Uyenoyama steps in with a solid right hand. Ozkilic answers with a right hand over the top. Uyenoyama pulls guard. Ozkilic lands a couple of left hands. The referee stands the fighters up. Ozkilic lands to the body followed by an uppercut. Uyenoyama dives for a takedown but Ozkilic sprawls and gains top position. He stands and lets Uyenoyama up and lands a right hand. Uyenoyama fires back with a left hand. Uyenoyama lands two outside leg kicks followed by an inside leg kick. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ozkilic.
Round 3: Ozkilic’s corner tells him the fight is even and he needs to win this round. Uyenoyama fires off a high kick that’s blocked. Ozkilic lands a hard right hand. He presses the action and lands to the body. Uyenoyama clinches. Ozkilic presses him against the cage and takes him down. Uyenoyama lands elbows from the bottom. Uyenoyama works a high guard. Ozkilic stands. Ozkilic steps in with an uppercut that wobbles Uyenoyama. They exchange jabs. Uyenoyama lands a kick to the body and pulls guard. He lands elbows from the bottom. Ozkilic stands. Uyenoyama throws a high kick. Ozkilic steps in with a straight right hand and takes Uyenoyama down. He stands back up and lets Uyenoyama back to his feet. They both try spinning back fists that miss. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ozkilic.
The judges scored the fight for Ozkilic by spit decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28.