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UFC 131: Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Mike Massenzio

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin. To access our full coverage, click here.

Round 1: Soszynski gets off early, landing a couple of big shots before Massenzio takes the fight to the mat. Soszynski threatens with the kimura and they get back to their feet. Massenzio presses Soszynski into the fence. Massenzio hits the double and gets Soszynski to the mat against the cage. He gets to his feet and lands a pair of right jabs. A good leg kick lands for Soszynski. A big right lands for Soszynski but Massenzio presses forward. Massenzio hits the takedown again, doing well in the grappling department against a larger opponent. Soszynski gets to his feet and ref Kevin Dornan separates them when they stall a bit on the cage. Massenzio goes in for a takedown again, doesn’t get it but lands a nice knee. Soszynski tags Massenzio a few times and Massenzio dives for the takedown. scores the round 10-9 for Massenzio

Round 2: They touch gloves for round two. A good leg kick lands for Soszynski and Massenzio shoots back in for the takedown. He fights for it against the fence, but Soszynski uses his size to drop Massenzio to the mat. Soszynski appears to be looking for a front choke, but lets it go. Massenzio gets to his feet. He looks to fight for the takedown against the cage, but they separate and go back to work on the feet. Massenzio throws a few punches before going for the takedown again, which Soszynski avoids. Soszynski puts a few punches together before Massenzio shoots in again. Soszynski avoids it again, but Massenzio is staying on him. Massenzio doing well for being undersized and under-trained for this bout, but Soszynski lands some big punches towards the end of the round that looked to have hurt Massenzio. scores the round 10-9 for Soszynski

Round 3: They touch gloves again for the last round, both men showing respect. Soszynski presses Massenzio into the cage and lands some punches, before taking Massenzio’s back on the ground. Massenzio rolls out of it, but Soszynski is on top in side control. Massenzio gets to his knees, but Soszynski is weighing on him heavily. Soszynski landing elbows to the body. Soszynski is all over Massenzio, starting in with the knees to the body. Massenzio showing great heart in hanging tough this long and defending against the worst of Soszynski’s attack. Soszynski landing some vicious knees to the midsection. He goes for a bulldog choke, but Massenzio rolls out of it and they get back to their feet. With 45 seconds to go, Soszynski is walking Massenzio down. He avoids the takedown and keeps coming at him. The round ends with Soszynski on top. scores the round 10-9 for Soszynski

Great showing of heart by Massenzio, who took the fight in a higher weight class on extremely short notice.

Krzysztof Soszynski defeated Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)