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UFC 129: Daniel Roberts Vs. Claude Patrick

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

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan reveals that tonight’s fight bonuses will be in the amount of $129,000. Maybe that’s why everyone is going for the finish…

Round 1: Roberts comes out aggressive and swinging and promptly gets taken down and put on his back for it. Roberts working for a kimura off of his back. Roberts uses the hold to get back to his feet. Patrick lands a right hand. Roberts eats a leg kick and Patrick closes the distance. Roberts turns him into the cage. The two begin jockeying for position against the fence, but nothing comes of it and they reset in the middle. Patrick lands a jarring right hand and eventually gets “Ninja” back to the mat. Patrick briefly looks for the arm triangle. Roberts gets to his feet, where Patrick pours on the strikes as the round closes. scores the round 10-9 for Patrick

Round 2: Roberts gets it started with a pair of inside leg kicks. Patrick returns fire with one of his own. Roberts catches a kick and gets Patrick to the mat on his back. Patrick threatens with the sweep and uses it to get back to his feet, where they fight against the fence. Patrick lands a nice knee on the break. Roberts lands a hard body kick. Patrick scores with a nice leg kick. Patrick dives in and gets Roberts to his back. “Ninja” snatches a guillotine and uses it to roll Patrick to his back. Patrick establishes half guard, then full. Roberts takes Patrick’s back, but Patrick rolls out of it and they are back on their feet against the cage. Patrick gets Roberts down briefly. Back on their feet, Roberts looks like he’s punching underwater. scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Roberts lands another hard body kick. A superman punch follows. Patrick catches another body kick and pushes Roberts into the fence, where he gets a takedown in short order. Patrick gets full mount briefly. Roberts gets to his feet, where he fights hard for a takedown that Patrick avoids. Under two minutes to go and the two are battling for position against the cage. Referee Dan Miragliotta separates them with just under a minute to go. Patrick lands a nice front kick to the body, before Roberts dives in for the takedown. Patrick stuffs it but ends up on his back after trying and failing on a guillotine attempt. scores the round 10-10

Claude Patrick defeated Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)