Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey Play-by-Play: Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki

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Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki

Round 1: No touch of gloves in this one.  Daley lands an outside leg kick.  Both feeling out the range.  Misaki lands a right hand.  Daley lands an outside leg kick and Misaki presses forward missing with a double jab.  Misaki lands a left.  Daley threw a leg kick and catches it and takes Daley to the ground.  Daley gets back to his feet.  Misaki lands a push kick to the body.  Misaki lands a leg kick.  He clinches Daley and lands knees to the body.  Daley pushes him away.  Misaki lands a solid right hand. Daley retreats.  Misaki flurries on Daley but Daley covers.  Daley goes for and gets a takedown.  Daley is inside Misaki’s closed guard.  Daley lands shots to the body and stands and lands punches.  Misaki reverses him at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Misaki.

Round 2:  Daley lands an uppercut to start the round.  Misaki moves in with a right hook and body kick.  Daley lands a right hand but Misaki counters.  They clinch.  Daley is working for the takedown.  Misaki breaks free.  Daley starts to utilize his jab.  Misaki lands a double jab.  Daley ducks under and takes Misaki down.  We’re halfway through the round.  Misaki controls Daley’s posture.  Daley lands short hooks to Misaki’s body.  Daley stands and Misaki turns.  Daley takes his back.  Misaki shakes him off and ends up in top position.  The referee stands them up with ten seconds in the round.  Misaki lands a right hand.  Daley answers with a left counter. scores the round 10-9 for Misaki.

Round 3: Daley comes out in the final round with an inside leg kick.  Misaki lands one to the outside.  Daley moves forward with his jab.  Misaki misses with a winging right hand.  Misaki misses with a right hand and Daley ducks under and takes him down.  Daley delivers an elbow that cuts Misaki.  Daley stands and the referee calls for the doctor to check the cut.  The doctor allows him to continue.  Misaki moves forward.  Daley lands a left hook.  Misaki is stalking Daley.  They exchange and Daley lands a kick to the head but Misaki walks through it.  Misaki continues to move forward while Daley circles away.  Daley gets a takedown with a minute remaining on the clock.  Misaki immediately gets back to his feet.  Misaki fends off a Daley takedown attempt.  The judges will decide this one.

The judges score Misaki the winner by split decision.  The scorecards showe 30-27, 28-29, 29-28.

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