UFC 171 Play-by-Play: Renee Forte vs. Francisco Trevino

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Renee Forte vs. Francisco Trevino

Round 1: Forte takes the center of the cage.  Trevino lands a kick to the body.  Forte presses forward and misses with a high kick.  Forte moves in with a combination.  He drops down and takes Trevino dow.  Forte takes Trevino’s back and puts both hooks in.  He softens Trevino up with short shorts.  Trevino rolls and gets to his feet.  Forte works for a single leg takedown and gets it.  Trevino scrambles to his feet.  Trevino presses forward. He paws with his jab and lands a kick to the body.  Forte answers with a right hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Forte.

Round 2: Trevino lands an outside leg kick.  Forte counters with a right hand.  Trevino lands an outside leg kick.  Forte catches a kick to the body and takes Trevino down.  Trevino quickly gets back to his feet and they separate.  Trevino steps in with a right hand.   He switches stances and lands a leg kick.  Trevino lands a right hand.  Forte delivers a kick to the body.  Trevino continues to throw leg kicks.  He lands a side kick to the body. Trevino pushes forward and Forte changes levels and takes him down.  Trevino gets back to his feet and works for a takedown of his own.  He secures a double leg takedown.  Forte stands.  Trevino lands a knee.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Trevino.

Round 3: Trevino takes the center of the cage.  He lands a right hand.  He’s pressuring Forte.  He lands a combination.  Forte slips and Trevino lets him up.  Trevino drops down and takes Forte down.  Forte gets up.  Trevino lands a spinning back elbow on the break.  Forte changes levels and takes Trevino down.  Trevino quickly gets back to the standing position.  He works to takes Forte down.  He delivers a series of knees to the legs of Forte.  He lands an elbow followed by a combination.  Forte initiates the clinch.  They exchange knees to the body and separate.  Trevino lands a right hand followed by another.  Forte presses forward and lands a right hand.  He ducks under and takes Trevino down.  Trevino rolls to stand and Forte takes his back.  Trevino stands and turns into Forte.  He lands a knee to the body inside the clinch.  Forte lands a knee to the body and separates.  Forte steps in with a right hand.  Trevino lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Trevino.

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

Francisco Trevino:

“I’m still undefeated so I’m very happy. I knew I had to control that third round and push the pace because he couldn’t keep up with my striking.  My grandma passed away during my camp about a month ago. I didn’t want to say anything because I wanted to stay focused. I’d like to dedicate this fight to her because she was always there for me and she helped raise me. It was a shame I couldn’t be at her funeral because I was training for this fight. My family really understood how important this night was for me. I’m a low key guy and I try to remain humble in this sport. I’m not the best or the greatest but I’ve got some talent and I’m going to keep pushing. I’m a normal guy who does his job.” 

Renee Forte:

“It was very disappointing. It started yesterday at the weigh in. I didn’t make weight and even though I think the scale was off the whole process of having to weigh again affected me tonight. I thought that I won the first two rounds. I don’t agree with the decision at all.”

Forte vs. Trevino

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