William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker
Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this welterweight fight. Macario throw a low kick. Macario throws a few wild punches, one of which lands and sends Voelker backwards. Crowd is very much pro-Macario, who was a TUF 2: Brazil finalist. An exchange ends with Macario landing a knee in the Thai clinch and Voelker covering up. Macario lands a straight right. Midway through the round. Macario again rocks Voelker back and pummels him before Voelker can escape. Voelker's nose is cut open. Voelker lands a straight right. Macario with a takedown. Lands a knee to the body as Voelker gets back to his feet. Final minute. Macario with a big left. Voelker starts throwing in the closing seconds, but doesn't land anything of note.
Voelker twice pops Macario with solid rights. Macario's pace has slowed considerably since the last round. Voelker landing straight lefts. Macario shoots a single and gets the takedown. Voelker scoots back to the fence and gets back to his feet. Voelker moves forward, but eats a counter right which stops him in his tracks. Voelker with a rope-a-dope right. Macario opens up with a series of lefts and rights. Voelker's covering up. He eats a right which briefly knocks him to the mat. Huge Macario chants in the crowd. Voelker's face is cut open badly. He doesn't go down, though. Yamasaki calls time and the doctor's coming in. Referee clears him to fight. One minute left. Voelker lands a solid two-punch combo Voelker's nose is in hideous condition. Voelker's still pushing forward.
Voelker's nose has already busted back open before the round even starts. Early action alternates between Voelker pushing forward and clinch work. Macario's blond hair is turning red from Voelker's blood. Macario sprawls a takedown attempt. An accidental eye poke, as if Voelker doesn't already have enough problems right now. Midway through. Voelker trying to wipe the blood out of his face. Have I mentioned Voelker is shedding a lot of blood? He's spending more time wiping it out of his eyes than fighting. Macario's fighting like a guy who knows he's way up on the cards. Macario with a late takedown. Back up, Voelker with a final flurry.
William Macario def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Well, Bobby is one tough dude to last another round after the punishment he took in the 2nd. I was really hoping he could get a big win, dang. I think he was just too hurt and couldn't see well enough to time his punches after the middle of the 2nd round.