Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins
Round 1: Cummins inches forward. They exchange jabs. Cummins works for a single leg takedown and gets it. Kingsbury gets to his feet only to be tripped back to the canvas. Kingsbury stands and turns cummins. He lands a knee to the body. Cummins powers forward and takes Kingsbury down. Kingsbury gets to to his feet and Cummins throws him back to the ground. Cummins lands a couple of right hands. Kingsbury gets to his feet and circles away. Kingsbury lands an uppercut followed by an inside leg kick. Cummins drives forward. Kingsbury defends the takedown attempt. He lands an inside leg kick. Cummins secures a double leg takedown. He lands an elbow. Cummins goes to the body with a right hand. Cummins softens Kingsbury up with elbows. Kingsbury gets to his feet in the closing seconds. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Cummins.
Round 2: Kingsbury lands an inside leg kick to start the round. He lands another one. Cummins drives forward and takes Kingsbury down. Kingsbury uses the cage to stand and pushes Cummins away. Cummins secures a takedown and lands in side control. Kingsbury gets to his knees and stands. Cummins lands a fews shots as he did. They exchange jabs. Cummins lands a left hand. He changes levels and slams Kingsbury to the canvas. He lands elbows. Cummins lands a hammer fist. He is wearing Kingsbury down. He lands left hands. The round ends with Cummins posturing up and delivering punches. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cummins.
Round 3: Cummins takes the center of the cage. He lands a high kick. Kingsbury circles on the outside. Cummins rushes forward and takes Kingsbury down. He lands a series of right hands. Kingsbury kicks him off and stands. Cummins drags him back to the ground. Kingsbury gets to his feet and circles free. He misses with a high kick. Cummins closes the distance and secures another takedown. Kingsbury uses the cage to stand and moves away. Cummins lands an uppercut. He changes levels and secures a double leg takedown. He lands left hands before Kingsbury stood up. Cummins controls Kingsbury’s head and lands knees to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Cummins.
The judges scored the fight for Cummins by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-25 and 30-24.
“I’m not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was never able to get ocmfortable in the Octagon. He set his takedowns well and I really couldn’t do much to stop them. That was definitely my last fight. I told everyone I didn’t want to be a .500 fighter and so enough was enough. It didn’t make sense to get beat up anymore.”
“Kyle Kingsbury is an incredibly tough dude. My game plan was to keep him guessing, throw strikes and then go for the takedown when it presented a good a opportunity to do so. If there was one thing I would liked to have improved on would’ve been scoring on my transitions, so I’ll work on that in my next camp. I want to stay active and keep fighting. The biggest thing I can do is just get as much experience as possible. The goal is to just keep taking on guys ranked above me and moving up the ladder.”