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Old 07-22-2012, 04:09 AM
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Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch

Round 1:
Josh Rosenthal is the referee. Lombard refuses to touch gloves. Lombard with his hands high, Boetsch throwing front kicks. Boetsch goes for a single-leg, Lombard sprawls it, and throws a few punches. Rosenthal warns Lombard for shots to the back of the head. They're standing again. Lombard with a takedown and Boetsch is breathing heavily. They're standing again, 90 seconds in. Boetsch with a leg kick a quick clinch and a knee. Lombard throws a left. Boetsch with a front kick, tries for a takedown, doesn't get it and pushes Lombard off. Both guys standing again. Lombard misses a couple bombs. Lombard throwing occasional overhand rights. Lombard isn't wasting much energy, Boetsch moving a lot. Final minute. Crowd gets a big restless. Boetsch again goes for a front kick to try to set up a takedown and Lombard again sprawls it. Close, cautious round.

Round 2:
Lombard tags Boetsch with a big overhand left. Also connects with a solid jab. Boetsch goes for a superman punch and walks into a counter combo. Lombard with a right and a left. Midway through the round and there isn't much action, as Boetsch has abandoned his front kick/takedown approach. Lombard lands an uppercut. Lombard connects with a body kick that sends Boetsch looking for cover. Boetsch covers up on the ground, Lombard on top of him but doesn't do anything with it. They're standing with a minute left, turns into a scramble which ends up with Lombard pinning Boetsch along the fence.

Round 3:
Absolutely nothing happens in the first minute. Lombard throws a left hand and Boetsch a knee. Not much action in the second minute, either. Neither fighter seems aware the decision is in the balance. Boetsch throws a couple leg kicks. Boetsch shoots a takedown, Lombard easily defends. Lombard with a trip, but Boetsch ends up on top of him and they're quickly back on their feet. One minute, crowd is booing. Lombard gets a takedown, They're back up, Boetsch lands a knee. Going to give Lombard round three based on the trip and the takedown, but he looks a lot more like a hype than a contender after this one.

Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:40 AM
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Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

Round 1:
Barao feins at a high kick. Faber using a lot of motion. Faber rushes in and eats a Barao combo. Crowd chanting for Faber. Barao with a front kick. Both guys throwing kicks. Barao misses with a spinning back kick. Barao lands a high kick and a knee to the body. Every time Faber rushes in he eats a few punches. Barao clearly going to the Jose Aldo playbook with his kicks. Faber lands a late straight right, but Barao landed most of the significant strikes in the round.

Round 2:
Cat-and-mouse game continues in round two. Ref Mario Yamasaki calls time as Barao catches an accidental eye poke. They're back after a short break. Barao connects on a flying knee, followed by a clinch. Faber lands a right hand on the break. Barao makes solid contact with a low kick midway through. Faber having trouble getting untracked. Barao's low kicks are starting to do damage. Barao with a low kick and a solid combo.

Round 3:
Faber lands a jab early. Barao once uses a leg kick to set up a combo. Faber's left leg is starting to swell. Faber catches Barao with a right hand as Barao came toward him. Faber with a straight right. Barao with a right which knocks Faber backwards, he rushes after Faber but Faber gets to safety. A Faber uppercut lands, but Barao responds with a right. Barao lands his biggest leg kick of the fight. Faber doesn't seem to have a path to victory here.
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