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UFC 111: Jon Fitch Vs. Ben Saunders

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Ben Saunders vs. Jon Fitch

Round 1: They trade early. Saunders gets Fitch against the cage. Fitch gets the takedown, Saunders gets butterfly guard. Fitch lands with some elbows. Saunders walking his legs up Fitch’s back. Saunders lands an upkick. Fitch smothers Saunders for most of the round. scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.

Round 2: They exchange and Fitch gets Saunders against the cage. He slams Saunders down and works him with the same grinding top control. The crowd is getting restless. They get back to their feet. Saunders lands well but Fitch gets him back on the fence. The round ends against the cage. scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.

Round 3: They exchange again until Fitch gets Saunders on the fence. Saunders looking for a kimura. The referee separates them. Fitch lands a nice combination and then goes for the takedown again. They break but Fitch gets Saunders down again. 2:00 to go, the crowd is silent, probably wishing that Thiago Alves was in the cage. Fitch gets into Saunders’ half-guard. Fitch cuts Saunders with an elbow, finishes the round with more ground and pound. scores the fight 10-9 for Fitch.

Jon Fitch defeated Ben Saunders via unanimous decision (all scores of 29-27).