UFC on Fox 1 Play-by-Play: Mike Pierce vs. Paul Bradley

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Mike Pierce vs. Paul Bradley

Round 1:  Pierce pushing the pace right away.  They clinch and Pierce lands a left hook on the break.  Bradley lands a left hook.  Bradley moving well on the outside.  He moves in and lands a combination.  Pierce clinches but the quickly separate.  Outside leg kick landed by Pierce.  Pierce lands a solid right hand.  Pierce lands another outside leg kick off his jab.  Bradley pushes forward landing a left hook.  Bradley throws a superman punch that’s blocked.  Bradley ducks under a punch and gets a takedown.  Pierce gets back to his feet but Bradley has his back.  He gets free and they’re back in the center of the Octagon.  Pierce lands a nice hook to the body.  Close round.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Pierce.

Round 2:  Pierce lands an inside leg kick that’s checked.  Pierce moves forward with a hook and gets hit with one in the process.  They clinch and Bradley lands a hook on the break.  They clinch again and Pierce works soem dirty boxing before they separated.  Pierce shoots in for a takedown and Bradley stuffs it.  Pierce lands a stiff jab and drives Bradley to the cage.  They exchange knees to the body from the clinch.  Back at distance, Bradley lands a right hand.  Bradley shoot and gets a takedown but Pierce immediately gets back up.  Bradley picks up the pace but it’s Pierce moving forward.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierce.

Round 3: The pace picks up.  Pierce throws a flurry.  They clinch and Bradley lands a knee to the body.  They separate.  Pierce lands a right hand and Bradley answers with a counter hook.  Stiff jab by Pierce lands.  Bradley shoots in for a double leg takedown but Pierce fends it off.  They clinch and before long the referee separates them.  Pierce throws a combination and Bradley lands a counter left hand.  Inside leg kick lands by Pierce.  Bradley secures a takedown with 90 seconds remaining.  Pierce lands hammer fists from the bottom.  Pierce works his way back up.  Pierce lands an uppercut.  They exchange and Pierce lands a left hand.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierce.

The judges score the fight a split decision for Mike Pierce (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).

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