UFC on Fuel TV 3 Play-by-Play: Igor Pokrajac vs. Fabio Maldonado

May 10, 2012
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Igor Pokrajac vs. Fabio Maldonado

Round 1: Maldonado misses with a right hand and Pokrajac ties him up and gets him to the ground.  Pokrajac advances to side mount.  Pokrajac lands elbows.  Maldonado rolls and Pokrajac takes his back.  Maldonado rolls and Pokrajac works in half guard.  Pokrajac lands a few punches.  He works to trap on of Maldonado’s arms.  Pokrajac lands a solid right hand.  Maldonaldo escapes and ends up on top.  He stands over Pokrajac and lets him up.  Pokrajac lands a right hand.  Maldonado lands a left hand that hurts Pokrajac.  Pokrajac presses him against the cage but Maldonado circles out.  Pokrajac clinches and lands a knee.  Maldonado lands punches to the body and uppercuts.  Pokrajac lands a knee from the Thai clinch.  They separate.  The round ends.  Close round.  MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Pokrajac.

Round 2: Pokrajac opens the round with an outside leg kick.  Maldonado works his jab.  Pokrajac lands a left and followed by a combination.  He works for a single leg takedown.  Maldonado defends it but is pressed against the cage.  They exchange punches to the body.  Pokrajac gets the Thai clinch and lands a knee to the head of Maldonado.  They briefly separate.  Maldonado works a series of body shots.  Pokrajac lands a knee inside the clinch.  Maldonado works on the inside with uppercuts and short hooks.  They separate.  Pokrajac lands a knee.  Pokrajac lands a slow spinning back fist.  Pokrajac drops down for a takedown.  Maldonado defends it and gets top position.  He lands a couple of hooks to the body at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado.

Round 3: They hug to start the round.  Maldonado closes the distance and lands left hooks to the body.  He presses Pokrajac against the cage.  He continues to deliver punches to the body.  They exchange and Maldonado lands a short left hook.  They work for position along the cage.  Pokrajac lands a flying knee from the clinch.  The referee separates them.  Maldonado lands a right hand and Pokrajac fires back landing a big right hand.  Pokrajac with another solid right hand.  They clinch along the cage.  Maldonado lands several body shots.  They’re separated.  Pokrajac lands an outside leg kick.  He moves on the outside while Maldonado presses forward with his jab.  Pokrajac lands a straight left hand.  They exchange and Maldonado lands two right hands.  They exchange right hands.  The round ends.

The judges scores Pokrajac the unanimous winner. The scorecards read: 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.

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