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UFC 129: Kyle Watson Vs. John Makdessi

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields. To access our full coverage, click here.

Round 1: The two touch gloves after ref Dan Miragliotta signals them to begin. Watson trying to land a few kicks that do little more than graze Makdessi. Makdessi lands a nice counter left hand. Watson using his reach to keep Makdessi out of range, but isn’t landing much of significance. Watson turns Makdessi with a leg kick before the shorter fighter scores with a pair of hard counter lefts. Makdessi with a turning side kick to Watson’s midsection. He then barely misses on a front hook kick. Watson looks confused as to how to establish his offense. Makdessi fires off a quick front leg side kick. scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi

Round 2: They touch gloves again. Makdessi gets off first with a pair of inside leg kicks. Makdessi capitalizes on Watson’s inability to tuck his chin and sticks him twice with jabs as he tries to close the distance. Makdessi lands a straight right and then another pair of lefts while moving backward. Watson fires off a big head kick. Makdessi with a front leg side kick and then avoids a takedown. Watson throws his own side kick. Watson lands a right hand. Watson whiffs on a spinning back fist. Makdessi lands one though and follows up with a few follow up punches. Makdessi looks to have stung Watson with a left hand. Makdessi continually finds a home for his counter left. Makdessi moves in as the round closes and fires off a bevy of punches. scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi

Round 3: Watson gets ahold of Makdessi off of a kick and bulls him into the fence. Makdessi gets off of the fence though and Watson backs off with a cut under his left eye. Makdessi tags him up with a few punches. Makdessi lands a spinning back fist off of a feinted kick that drops Watson like a sniper’s bullet. No follow up strikes are needed.

John Makdessi defeated Kyle Watson via KO (spinning back fist) at 1:27 of round 3.