UFC on Fuel TV 7 Play-by-Play: Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago

February 14, 2013
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Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago

Round 1: They touch gloves.  They clinch briefly.  Nelson lands a right hand.  Santiago lands a right hand and a knee.  Nelson switches stances.  Nelson delivers a side kick to the body of Santiago.  Santiago fires off a high kick and clinches.  Nelson pushes him away.  Nelson works on the outside.  He shoots in and secures a double leg takedown.  Santiago gets back to his feet but Nelson landed a left hand in the process.  Nelson has his hands low.  They circle in the center of the cage.  Santiago moves in with a right hand and Nelson ties him up against the cage.  They separate.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nelson.

Round 2: Nelson moves on the outside.  He steps in with a left hand.  He looks for a takedown but Santiago has none of it.  Nelson lands a combination.  He drops down for a takedown and gets it.  Nelson works in Santiago’s half guard.  Nelson lands a left hand followed by two short right hands.  He stands and delivers a hard right hand.  Nelson works in Santiago’s full guard.  Nelson lands an elbow and stands.  Nelson passes Santiago’s guard and lands a left hand.  Nelson is in side control.  A minute remains in the round.  Nelson advances to the mount position.  Nelson postures up and lands a hard elbow, and another.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nelson.

Round 3: Santiago jumps in with a combination.  Nelson clinches but Santiago pushes him away.  Nelson lands an outside leg kick.  Nelson steps in with a right hand.  They clinch and Santiago delivers knees to the body.  Nelson lands an elbow on the break.  Nelson lands a left hand.  Santiago steps in and lands a right hand.  Nelson lands a big uppercut.  He jumps in and lands a straight left hand.  Nelson presses him against the cage and lands a knee to the body.  They separate.  Nelson lands a lead uppercut.  He works to secure a takedown but Santiago shakes it off.  Nelson lands a right hand followed by a knee to the body.  Santiago goes on the offensive.  He lands a huge right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nelson.

The judges score the fight for Nelson by unanimous decision.  The scorecards read 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27.

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