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UFC 120: Mike Pyle Vs. John Hathaway

Leon Roberts will officiate this bout as well.

Round 1: They touch gloves and begin the feeling out process. Pyle with a leg kick. Pyle lands a takedown shortly into the fight; Hathaway backs his way to the cage and eventually turns Pyle so that his back is on the cage. They get back to their feet. Hathaway looking to sneak an uppercut into his combos. Pyle almost sits Hathaway down with a punch but the Brit quickly recovers. Pyle with a nice right as Hathaway tries a takedown. “The Hitman” tries a knee that whiffs. Pyle controlling the standup in round one. Pyle goes for a takedown that is stuffed but he turns it into a successful knee strike. Pyle gets Hathaway down. scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Round 2: Hathaway looking to land more frequently in this round but Pyle is timing him well and avoiding his punches. Pyle looks for the takedown but Hathaway avoids it. Pyle lands a nice right hand. Hathaway lands a nice one-two against the cage that pops Pyle’s head up. Pyle tries for another takedown that is stuffed. Hathaway with a knee, he misses on his follow up punches. Pyle deftly avoids a combo, fights hard and lands a spectacular takedown. He establishes side control with Hathaway’s feet against the fence. Pyle looking for a mounted triangle, he is slamming right hands into an immobilized Hathaway’s face. Hathaway trying to fight out but Pyle isn’t having it. Pyle landing elbow after elbow and the round ends with Hathaway in the same position. scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Round 3: They touch gloves and go back at it. Hathaway with a body kick. Pyle looks for the takedown and Hathaway avoids. Hathaway with a nice right hand. They hit the cage and reverse each other several times before Pyle looks for the single leg. Pyle briefly gets Hathaway down but “The Hitman” gets back up. Pyle is all over him though, and gets him right back down. Pyle showing beautiful grappling and gets Hathaway off the fence, landing in his guard. Hathaway doing his best to get free but Pyle just isn’t having it. Hathaway really trying to get up off of his back and he manages to scoot to the cage, almost starting to wall-walk, before Pyle drags him back down. Pyle is dominating Hathaway with superior grappling and landing several short elbows from on top. scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Mike Pyle defeated John Hathaway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)