UFC 131 dos Santos vs. Carwin Play-by-Play: Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa

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Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa

Joey Beltran and Aaron Rosa at UFC 131Round 1: Rosa and Beltran get on with heavyweight action.  They measure distance to start before Beltran clinches with his opponent against the cage.  Beltran continues to press Rosa against the cage, landing punches in the clinch and scoring points.  The two separate and start to just throw bombs on each other, trading off punches, exciting the crowd in doing so.  The exchanges continue into the final minute of the round and the two clinch again and Beltran lands some effective elbows.  The round ends with another furious exchange by the fighters.

Joey Beltran and Aaron Rosa at UFC 131Round 2: The second round had Beltran being the aggressor, landing punches and kicks then clinching Rosa against the cage.  The two separate again and Rosa lands some good punches, but Beltran later comes back and uses some kick and punch combos.  Beltran lands a low blow in the clinch with a knee and the referee calls time.  When going down, Beltran lands a knee just before the referee stepped in.  After a short break, the fight resumes and Rosa lands a nice lowkick.  Rosa begins to be more aggressive before kneeing Beltran in the groin.  The ref calls for time again, but the fight resumes a very short time later.  The two continue to go back and forth with punches and the two clinch against the cage into the end of the round.  Beltran also landed a couple punches after the horn.


Joey Beltran and Aaron Rosa at UFC 131

Joey Beltran TKO's Aaron Rosa at UFC 131.

Round 3: Beltran and Rosa go at it again in the final round.  Beltran drags Rosa down and lands a ton of shots.  Rosa gets back up, but Beltran drags him down again, landing punches and strikes until the ref steps in to stop the fight.

Official call: Joey Beltran defeats Aaron Rosa via TKO at 1:26 of round 3.

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