UFC on Fuel TV 8 Play-by-Play: Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares

February 25, 2013
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05-Fukuda

Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares

Round 1: They paw with their jabs.  Fukuda lands an outside leg kick.  Tavares lands a leg kick of his own.  Tavares fires off a high kick and Fukuda lands a counter right hand.  Tavares slips but gets back to his feet.  Tavares lands a right hand.  Fukuda catches a leg kick and takes Tavares down.  Tavares looks for a triangle but give it up and gets to his feet.  Tavares lands an inside leg kick and lands a right hand on the inside.  Fukuda moves in with an inside leg kick.  Fukuda continues to work the legs of Tavares.  Tavares lands a kick to the body.  Tavares delivers a knee to the body.  He fires off a high kick that’s blocked.  Tavares lands a hard right hand.  Tavares lands a straight right.  He sticks Fukuda with a stiff jab.  Tavares lands an elbow on the inside.  Fukuda lands but Tavares counters at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tavares.

Round 2: Tavares takes the center of the cage.  Tavares delivers a strong inside leg kick.  Fukuda closes the distance.  He presses Tavares against the fence.  Tavares pushes him away.  Tavares lands a right hand.  Fukuda moves in and eats a right hand.  Tavares landing his jab often.  They exchange leg kicks.  Tavares lands a combination.  Tavares lands an uppercut as Fukuda closed the distance.  Tavares is landing at will. Fukuda lands a leg kick.  Tavares lands a short right hand on the inside.  Fukuda lands a straight left.  Fukuda lands an inside leg kick, and another.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tavares.

Round 3: Tavares moving forward.  He lands a right hand.  Fukuda jumps in with a left hand.  Tavares continues to work his jab.  Fukuda lands a left hand.  They clinch.  Tavares pushes Fukuda away.  Tavares delivers a combination.  Tavares lands an outside leg kick.  Fukuda moves in.  He lands a hard kick to the body followed by a left hand.  Fukuda lands a kick to the body.  He counters with a right hand.  Fukuda definitely fighting with more urgency.  Tavares goes to the body.  They exchange leg kicks.  Fukuda lands a stiff jab.  Tavares answers with a left hand on the inside.  Fukuda presses forward.  Tavares makes him pay with a right hand.  Tavares goes to the body with a kick.  Fukuda counters with a left hand.  Tavares lands a stiff jab followed by a right hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Fukuda.

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

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