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Old 12-15-2013, 12:34 AM
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Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza

Round 1:
Mike Beltran is the referee for this featherweight fight. Barboza throwing on-point jabs and lands a crisp spinning back kick to the midsection. Castillo's giving up no quarter though. He tags Barboza something fierce with a monster right hand to the ear, follows up, lands a takedown, and gets a rear-naked choke. The crowd absolutely explodes for the hometown favorite. Castillo raining down left hands. Barboza trying to weather the storm. Barboza tries to tie him up for a triangle. Trying to get back to his feet, but Castillo keeps landing big lefts. Castillo mounts his back and has a tight choke briefly, but he slips out. Now Castillo is landing lefts. One minute left. Barboza manages to get a heel hook briefly, but Castillo is back at it. Barboza cut wide open, but he's throwing up kicks. Huge ovation at the end of the round.

Round 2:
We'll find out soon if Castillo punched himself out in round one. Barboza throws one of his patented brutal leg kicks. Then another one. And another one. And a fourth. Barboza sprawls a takedown. Castillo with a left which opens a fresh cut on Barboza's forehead. Barboza misses a low spinning kick, slips, then darts out of the way before Castillo can capitalize. Barboza with another leg kick and flicks a front kick. Barboza wobbles Castillo with a big right hands. Castillo hits the mat. Barboza maneuvers into a deep choke. Castillo gets out of it. 30 seconds left. Castillo trying to rideo out the round. Barboza stands. Barboza whiffs on a big high kick.

Round 3:
Barboza continues chopping at Castillo with low kicks. But Castillo connects with a right which pushes Barboza backwards. Barboza fakes a left hand and delivers on a right. Barboza circling away, throwing fewer kicks. Castillo tries for a takedown, but Barboza sprawls. Castillo connects with a right hand. Barboza with a brutal kick and another one to the solar plexus. 90 seconds left. Barboza tags Castillo with a left on the button. Barboza wobbles Castillo with a spinning back kick. Barboza with a takedown, but Castillo is right back to his feet. Castillo throws a high kick. Fight comes to an end.

Edson Barborza def. Danny Castillo via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).
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