UFC 148 Play-by-Play: Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

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Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

Rafaello Oliveira and Izquierdo at UFC 148Round 1: Oliveira opens with an outside leg kick.  Izquierdo misses with a left counter.  Izqueirdo lands a kick to the body.  Oliveira covers up.  Izquierdo lands a kick to the body.  Oliveira ducks under and takes the fight to the ground.  He works to pass Izquierdo’s guard.  He advances to side control with three minutes remaining in the round.  Oliveira peppers him with short punches.  Oliveira works to isolate an arm.  He applies an americana but Izquierdo defends.  Izquierdo hip escapes and pushes Oliveira off and gets back to his feet.  Oliviera lands a back kick to the body.  Izquierdo throwing big left hands.  Oliveira secures a double leg takedown but Izquierdo rolls with the momentum and gets to his feet, landing a knee in the process.  Izquierdo lands a straight left hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Izquierdo.

Round 2: Oliveira lands an outside leg kick to start the round.  Izquierdo lands a left hook.  Izquierdo gets aggressive and pushes the pace.  Oliveira ducks under a missed left hand and secures a takedown.  Oliveira has a cut on his forehead.  Izquierdo attempts a triangle from the bottom but Oliveira shakes it off.  Oliveira works to isolate an arm while in side control.  He locks on an americana but Oliveira gets free.  The referee calls for a doctor to check Oliveira’s cut.  The doctor says he’s fine and the fighters are returned to the previous position.  Oliveira lands a couple of short elbows. Izquierdo doing a good job not taking damage on the bottom.  Oliveira works for another americana but again Izquierdo defends it.  Oliveira lands a couple of right hands.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira.

Round 3: They touch gloves.  Oliveira unleashes a high kick that’s blocked.  Izquierdo lands an inside leg kick.  Oliveira moves in and Izquierdo lands a knee.  Oliveira secures the takedown and lands inside Izquierdo’s guard.  Oliveira works punches to the body and head.  Oliveira passes his guard to side control.  Izquierdo works back to full guard.  He pushes Oliveira off but Oliveira quickly gets back in position to keep him on the canvas.  Oliveira advances to the mounted crucifix and lands elbows.  Izquierdo gets free but Oliveira remains in side control.  Oliveira controls him through the final seconds of the round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira.

All three judges scored the fight 29-28 for Oliveira.  Oliveira wins by unanimous decision.

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