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UFC 102: Brandon Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski

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Brandon Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski

Round 1: Both fighters touched gloves to start. Soszynski threw some big punches to start, and Vera answered with a body kick that backed off Soszynski. Vera continued to work Soszynski over with kicks before Soszynski clinched Vera against the cage, but he was able to break away. Vera continued to pick his spots and then clinched Soszynski against the cage, where both men traded knees before Soszynski pushed away. Soszynski shot, but Vera was able to defend it and land some elbows to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Vera.

Round 2: Vera landed a couple of good shots to start the round. Soszynski pressed Vera up against the cage, but wasn’t able to inflict any damage. Vera then pressed Soszynski against the cage, but they released before Vera did any damage. Both men traded blows, but Vera’s strikes were more precise. Soszynski was able to take Vera down with less than a minute left in the round, but Vera was able to get back to his feet. Vera pressed Soszynski against the cage and landed some knees to the legs of Soszynski and a couple of shots to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Vera.

Round 3: Vera picked his shots again, landing jabs and leg kicks. Vera attempted a kimura, but Soszynski was able to get out of it. Vera took Soszynski to the ground and was able to deliver some punishing shots before Soszynski got back to his feet. Vera landed a knee which was a little low, prompting the referee to pause the action for a few seconds. Vera landed a good combination and more kicks to end the round. scores it 10-9 for Vera.

Winner via unanimous decision (all score it 30-27): Brandon Vera

After the fight, Vera said he wished he could have knocked Soszynski out, but Soszynski’s a tough guy. He noted that he’s going back to the gym on Monday and will be ready whenever Joe Silva calls him.