UFC Fight Night 25 Play-by-Play: Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta

September 17, 2011

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Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta

Round 1: Peralta coes out kicking, mixing high and low kicks, landing a couple leg kicks, but Peralta fires back, landing several leg kicks himself. They quickly tie-up, but Peralta gets a little better of the trading of knees and short punches before putting Lullo on his back. Peralta backs off and allows Lullo up where they begin exchanging, but it’s Peralta edging ahead with leg kicks that are already bruising Lullo’s lead (left) leg. Beautiful kick-punch combination from Peralta. Both fighters are throwing and landing, but Peralta is landing the harder shots, cleaner combinations, and out-striking Lullo about three-to-one. Peralta lands a side kick that puts Lullo down briefly just before the end of the round. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Peralta

Round 2: They pick up right where they left off in round one, both landing strikes, but Peralta out-dueling Lullo and causing more damage. Lullo finally shoots, but Peralta defends it well. Lullo lands a solid knee to the body along the fence, but keeps after the takedown, while Peralta keeps his defenses up. Good knee to the body followed by an elbow to the head from Peralta as they separate. Lullo fires back with a couple thudding leg kicks, then shoots and gets shucked off again. They continue to exchange strikes, but Lullo goes for the takedown again and gets stuffed. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Peralta

Round 3: Lullo opens firing leg kicks, but Peralta counters with a heavy flurry of punches. Lullo shoots and keeps pressing for a takedown, but Peralta keeps defending. Lullo keeps pressing against the cage, landing some good knees to the body and short punches. They separate and Peralta again lands an aggressive flurry of punches followed by a kick to the head. Lullo lands a couple more leg kicks, but still doesn’t seem to be mounting much damage. He presses Peralta to the fence, driving knees to the legs and body before finally scoring the takedown he’s been searching for. Peralta is quickly back to his feet, Lullo on his back with one hook in. Peralta escapes, but eats a solid straight left from Lullo, who follows with a leg kick. Lullo then scores another takedown, planting Peralta against the fence. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Lullo, but the fight 29-28 for Peralta

Robert Peralta def. Mike Lullo by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), R3

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