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UFC 130: Michael McDonald Vs. Chris Cariaso

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Round 1: Both men take their time to engage. McDonald clips Cariaso with a good shot while he goes for a kick and he briefly stumbles. He threatens immediately with a takedown and they end up clinched against the fence. Cariaso with a good leg kick and backs out before McDonald can place his counter. Cariaso with another good leg kick. McDonald with one of his own. McDonald lands a good left hook and Cariaso goes for the head kick. Cariaso landing some nice shots while McDonald looks to find his range. They clinch and McDonald looks briefly for the guillotine. Cariaso with a really solid pair of kicks, though he ends up on his back with McDonald on top of him for his efforts. They get back to their feet. Cariaso switching back and forth from Southpaw. Cariaso with a good punch combo. He ducks a head kick. McDonald dumps Cariaso to the mat after he throws a head kick that misses. scores the round 10-10

Round 2: The two start off trading kicks. McDonald looking to load up on his right hand. Cariaso tries with a body kick that is blocked. McDonald counters with a right off of another slightly telegraphed body kick from Cariaso. Another body kick from Cariaso and he slips to the mat. He gets back to his feet quickly, but slips again when McDonald pushes forward with punches. Cariaso lands low and they halt the action. McDonald takes his tame and comes back with a missed head kick. Cariaso lands a good body kick. They hit the fence but separate shortly thereafter. McDonald hits a takedown easily, but Cariaso gets to his feet before the bell. scores the round 10-9 for McDonald

Round 3: Cariaso tries a head kick that misses. Cariaso goes to the body with a hard kick. McDonald with a lead right-left hand combo that lands nicely. Cariaso gets a takedown and lands in McDonald’s guard. McDonald isolating Cariaso’s right arm. Cariaso continues to give him his right arm, but McDonald can’t capitalize much. McDonald throws up the triangle, but Cariaso backs out and they get back to the stand up. McDonald gets the takedown off of a right hand and Cariaso immediately goes for the omoplata. McDonald fights it off and they get back to their feet. The stand up exchanges are mostly even, with both men having a hard time finding their mark. Ten seconds to go and no clear edge to either man. It stays that way until the bell. scores the round 10-10

Michael McDonald defeated Chris Cariaso via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)