Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi
Round 1: Mousasi lands an outside leg kick. Mousasi moving forward. Latifi looking to counter. Latifi looks for a takedown but Mousasi stuffs it. Latifi lands a left hand. Mousasi steps in with his jab. Mousasi using his reach advantage well. Latifi lands a counter right hand. Mousasi has his hands held low. Latifi lands a counter left hook. Mousasi lands a lead right hand. Mousasi goes back to working Latifi’s legs with kicks. Mousasi steps in with a fast jab. Mousasi landing his jab over and over. Latifi taunts him. Mousasi jabs him in the face. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi.
Round 2: Mousasi takes the center of the cage. He inches forward. Latifi lands a left hand. Mousasi works his jab to the body and head. Latifi delivers a big right hand. Mousasi continues to land his jab. Mousasi lands a left hand making Latifi move away. Mousasi controlling the range. Latifi changes levels and goes for a takedown but Mousasi sprawls and stands. Mousasi continues to land his jab and Latifi’s face is showing the damage. Mousasi backs Latifi up with his jab. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi.
Round 3: Mousasi comes out utilizing his jab. Latifi delivers a hard outside leg kick. Latifi still throwing bombs but coming up with air. Mousasi steps in with a combination. Latifi answers with a leg kick. Mousasi landing his jab at will. He’s starting to work in combinations. Latifi lands a right hand. Latifi switches stances and lands a right hand. Mousasi continues to land his jab. Mousasi’s jab has been the story of the fight. Latifi is bloodied. Latifi catches a leg kick and takes Mousasi down in the closing seconds. He postures and lands a huge right hand. Mousasi lands an upkick. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi.
The judges score the fight for Mousasi by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.