UFC Fight For The Troops 3 Play-by-Play: Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

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Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

Round 1: Larkin opens with some kicks, backing Camozzi up, but he fires back with some kicks of his own. They dance around a bit before Larkin steps in and drops Camozzi with a right hand. Camozzi survives and gets back to his feet, moving in and landing some leg kicks and a big right hand, but Larkin answers with some solid punches and hard kicks to Camozzi’s legs. Camozzi answers with a punch combo and jumping knee. He catches a Larkin kick, they lock up for a bit and then separate. Larkin throws a kick, slips to the mat, but jumps back up. They get going again and Larkin lands a hard kick to the body. MMAWeekly scores round one 10-9 for Larkin.

Round 2: Larkin lands a quick jab and follow-up hook, but Camozzi counters well with kicks. They trade some low kicks, but then Larkin lands a hard straight right. Camozzi moves in and ties him up, but Larkin turns Camozzi to the fence briefly before they separate. Larkin is doing a good job with his kicks, staying slightly ahead, but Camozzi is answering and lands a hard inside leg kick. Camozzi lands a straight left that rocks Larkin a bit and follows up, but Larkin comes back with a right hand that stings Camozzi. It’s getting late in the round and Larkin’s speed is starting to show more as Camozzi looks to be tiring a bit. They clinch up on the fence, Camozzi initially in control, but Larkin reverses and lands a couple hard, short elbows to Camozzi’s face before they separate. They enter a furious exchange in the final seconds of the round, Larkin getting the better of it. Larkin lands a spinning back elbow just before the final horn. MMAWeekly scores round two 10-9 for Larkin.

Round 3: They open the final round exchanging kicks, but Larkin looks a little fresher, and starts landing the right hand, as Camozzi goes back to leg kicks. Camozzi lands a good punch-kick combination, but Larkin again answers with a stinging right hand, backing up Camozzi. Camozzi, blood rushing from his nose, keeps pressing forward, but Larkin is proving elusive, using his movement to evade many of Camozzi’s attacks. They clinch up, Larkin landing a hard knee to the body, and then a couple elbows to the face. Camozzi is trying to find an opening, but tied up in the clinch, he eats more elbows from Larkin, who then adds some knees to the inside of Camozzi’s thigh. MMAWeekly scores round three 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Larkin.

Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi by Unan Dec (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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