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Round 1: Kingsbury lands a hard right hand. Kingsbury gets the plum and lands several unanswered knees before Maldonado backs out. Kingsubry doing well disrupting Maldonado’s offense with stiff jabs. Kingsbury gets the clinch again and looks to have hurt Maldonado with a knee. Kingsbury gets a takedown and Maldonado threatens with a guillotine. Kingsbury rolls out of it and they get back to their feet. Another series of knees lands for Kingsbury. Maldonado lands a good left hook. Again. Kingsbury looks like he may have tired a bit. They trade punches in the center of the cage. Maldonado lands hard again with a left hook. Maldonado avoids the knees from the clinch and lands well to the body of Kingsbury. Kingsbury gets a takedown and lands in half guard, where he looks to work some elbows. Maldonado spins out and works the body as they hit the feet. Kingsbury goes for the clinch and works some knees, slipping to the mat at the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-10
Round 2: Kingsbury lands two body kicks in a row. He gets the takedown after ducking a punch, again landing in half guard. Maldonado reverses, but Kingsbury gets to his feet. Maldonado avoids a takedown, but gets kicked in the head afterward. Maldonado makes Kingsbury pay with body shots when he goes for the clinch. Kingsbury lands a pair of good knees. Maldonado dumps Kingsbury to the mat when he fails on a takedown, letting him back to his feet. Maldonado moving in with punches and Kingsbury hits a takedown. Maldonado goes for the guillotine but doesn’t complete it, they get back to their feet. Maldonado bleeding from the nose. Kingsbury avoids a takedown. Maldonado tagging Kingsbury’s body while he goes for the clinch. The two fight from the clinch before breaking. Kingsbury with a good jab, then a body kick. Kingsbury misses on a takedown as the round winds down.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kingsbury
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the last round. Kingsbury lands a good leg kick and gets tagged with a hook by Maldonado. Kingsbury lands a good kick, but Maldonado is walking him down, landing hard punches. Maldonado is bleeding from his eye. Maldonado egging Kingsbury on, who puts him to the mat with ease. Maldonado right back to his feet though, working the body shots and tagging Kingsbury with a good punch to the face. Kingsbury’s right eye is swelling badly; Maldonado sees it and goes to work attack it with punches. Kingsbury goes for the takedown but Maldonado avoids and looks to land one of his own. He can’t complete it either and goes back to working Kingsbury’s eye. Kingsbury goes for the takedown again and Maldonado reverses, putting Kingsbury on his back. Kingsbury holds Maldonado until the ref stands them up. Kingsbury’s eye is looking an absolute mess. Kingsbury goes for, but can’t complete the takedown. He lands some nice knees from the clinch afterward. Maldonado hits a takedown at the last bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado
Kyle Kingsbury defeated Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)