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UFC 159 Play-by-Play: Steven Siler vs. Kurt Holobaugh

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Steven Siler vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Round 1: They exchange leg kicks to start the fight.  Siler goes to the body with a right hand. Siler clinches and delivers knees the body while Holobaugh lands punches to the body.  Silver initiates the Thai clinch and lands knees to the body.  Holobaugh presses Siler against the cage.  Silver again goes to the Thai clinch.  He lands knees to the body.  He changes levels and takes Holobaugh down.  Holobaugh gives up his back and Silver takes it.  Siler softens Holobaugh up with punches.  Holobaugh stands and tries to shake Siler off.  He rolls.  Siler rolls with him and applies a rear naked choke.  Holobaugh defends the submission attempt but Siler still has his back.  Siler applies a body triangle.  He lands punches.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Siler.

Round 2: Holobaugh quickly takes the center of the cage.  Siler drops down and secures a takedown.  Holobaugh works for a guillotine choke.  Siler gets out of the choke and has top position. Holobaugh lands elbows from the bottom.  He pushes Siler off and stands and Siler pulls guard.  Holobaugh works his way back to his feet.  Siler misses with a big punch and eats a counter right hand.  He may be hurt.  He quickly works for a takedown.  Holobaugh stands over Siler.  Siler delivers two up-kicks.  Holobaugh lands a huge right hand followed by elbows.  Siler works a high guard and controls Holobaugh’s head.  Holobaugh stands and Siler gets up to his feet.  Siler lands a combination.  Holobaugh answers with an outside leg kick.  Siler drops down for a takedown.  Holobaugh stuffs it and lands punches to Siler’s leg.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Holobaugh.

Round 3: Holobaugh lands inside leg kicks.  He steps in with a right hand.  Siler presses forward.  They clinch.  Holobaugh presses Siler against the cage.  Siler turns him.  They battle for position along the cage. Holobaugh lands punches to the body.  Siler lands an elbow and they separate.  Siler lands a right hand.  Holobaugh works for a takedown and Siler gains top position and quickly moves to the mount position.  Holobaugh gives up his back.  Siler applies a body triangle.  He goes for a rear naked choke but it’s not under the chin.  Siler remains on his back.  He lands punches.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Siler.

The judges score the fight for Siler by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 29-28.

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