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TUF 12 Finale Play-by-Play: Ian Loveland vs. Tyler Toner

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Ian Loveland vs. Tyler Toner

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Round 1: Loveland opens with a flurry and drops Toner with a brutal right hook.  Loveland follows to the ground and is postured up raining down some ground and pound.  Toner is looking for an armbar, but Loveland does a great job at staying active and giving Toner too much to think about.  Loveland is staying postured, and is very cautious of Toner’s guard. Toner is staying very active looking for triangles and armbars.  Two minutes left in the round and Loveland is still postured up in Toner’s guard and is landing some disruptive punches and elbows to Toner’s face.  Two very nice downward elbows land for Loveland and he is dominating this round.  The round ends with Loveland landing some brutal shots to the face of Toner. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Loveland.

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Round 2: A snapping leg kick by Toner gets a rise from the crowd.  Loveland rushes in but Toner shrugs him off and just misses a high kick that could have been trouble for Loveland.  A jab/head kick combo by Loveland, but the latter is blocked.  Another snapping leg kick from Toner.  Toner is bleeding from the nose now.  Loveland lands a crisp left hook, right hook, right upper cut three-punch combo, that was easily the best of the fight.  Loveland is looking for a kill-shot as he lunges in with a right hook.  A beautiful spinning backfist by Loveland crumples Toner and he follows him to the canvas looking for the finish. Toner does a great job at recovering however, and pulls Loveland into a controlled guard.  The round ends with Loveland in Toner’s guard. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Loveland.

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Ian Loveland and Tyler Toner

Round 3: Toner opens the round with a lunging left uppercut that connects, however Loveland fires back with a flurry of his own that backs Toner up.  Toner is pressuring as Loveland retreats looking for the counter.  A knee by Loveland connects as Toner shoots in.  Toner wings a right hook and Loveland counters with a stiff left.  It looks as if Toner knows he’s down two rounds and is looking for the finish.  A straight right from Toner connects on Loveland’s jaw and briefly wobbles him, but he recovers nicely and lands a body kick.  A jab from Toner snaps Loveland’s head back once again.  Loveland flings another spinning backfist that just misses, but draws a reaction from the crowd.  A low kick by Toner snaps Lovelands thigh as the round ends. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Toner.

Ian Loveland def. Tyler Toner by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26), R3

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