UFC Fight Night 25 Play-by-Play: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

September 17, 2011

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Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

Round 1: Both fighters trying to get their striking going early, but Yang is landing more frequently in the opening couple of minutes. McGee, however, finds a home for his right hand just about midway through the round and staggers Yang. McGee is starting to shake off the ruse of a year out of the Octagon, but Yang is still landing more frequently, connecting with some solid leg kicks and throwing a wide right hand. McGee is stalking in the latter half of the round, but Yang is doing a good job avoiding McGee’s punches then leaping out and connecting with his own. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Yang.

Round 2: Both fighters connect with sharp right hands to open the round, but Yang follows up well with a straight left to the body. Good inside leg kick from McGee. He then goes after the takedown, but Yang fights it off. Yang lands a punch combination that back McGee up. McGee keeps pressing, remaining tight with his punches, but still isn’t landing often. Yang lands a wide arching left hook and then goes straight up the middle with the right hand, snapping McGee’s head back. McGee shoots again, but again is denied. They tie up briefly, Yang landing a knee to the body followed by a punch. He then scores with a punch combination that stings McGee. McGee comes back with a head kick and then lands a couple low kicks before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Yang.

Round 3: McGee is again pressing the action, but can’t mount much offense as Yang sneaks in counter jabs and fends off McGee’s takedown attempts. Straight right from Yang finds a home, but McGee counters with a low kick. McGee is throwing a lot of punches, but not landing. Yang then cracks McGee, staggering him with a punch, then flies across the cage, landing a knee. They hit the mat and scramble back up, McGee catching Yang somewhere along the way, bloodying his face. Back on their feet, Yang is trying to keep his striking going, but appears to be gassing. McGee keeps coming, finally landing several of his right straights. He goes back to the takedown, but Yang defends. McGee remains in pursuit and scores the double-leg takedown, landing in mount. Yang is immediately out and they’re back to their feet. Yang appears to have little left in the tank. McGee shoots and takes him down again, landing in half guard/half mount. McGee moves to mount, locks on a choke, but can’t finish before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for McGee.

Court McGee def. Dongi Yang by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-28)

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