UFC 131: Jon Olav Einemo Vs. Dave Herman

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Einemo goes with “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by GNR, a strong entrance. Kevin Dornan will oversee this bout.

Round 1: Einemo runs out of the gate, looking for a takedown, but Herman stalls him with a front kick. He lands a nice right leg kick afterward. Einemo bulls Herman into the fence with double underhooks. Herman avoids and lands a good knee. Einemo returns with a right hand. Einemo with a nice punch combo, punctuated by an uppercut that pops Herman’s head up. Einemo ducks his head a bit when looking for the takedown and Herman sees it, looking for the knee. Herman landing some nice leg kicks. Einemo tags Herman with a right hand, he returns fire with a knee. Herman showing some nice knees and leg kicks. Einemo catches a kick and puts Herman on his back with two minutes to go. He passes half guard easily and moves into side control. Herman spins out and kicks Einemo off of him. Einemo lands a nice leg kick. Einemo goes for the plum and lands a nice knee-right hand combo. Einemo lands some nice dirty boxing against the cage. A solid right hand barely misses with a right and lands a takedown right before the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Einemo

Round 2: Herman throwing some decent kicks to start out, but Einemo tags him with a one-two before clinching him against the fence. Herman breaks and lands an elbow. Einemo lands another hard one-two. Herman throwing some slow kicks and Einemo goes for the clinch. He lands a nice knee that hurts Herman. Einemo pushes forward with punches that back Herman up, but ends up falling to the mat after missing a shot. The action is halted so that Herman can replace his mouthpiece. Einemo with another nice right. Einemo is tagging Herman up on the fight with some hard, straight shots. Herman drops Einemo to the mat with a nice punch of his own. Einemo looks to work half guard while Herman drops punches on him. Herman lets him to his feet. Einemo throws a knee that misses, but follows up with a nice right hand. Herman is landing some hard knees from the clinch. Einemo with some hard uppercuts, but he falls to the mat again after Herman tags him with a left hook. Though Einemo is still clearly conscious, he isn’t doing much more than defending and Herman tees off on him against the fence until the ref stops it. Good call by Dornan.

Dave Herman defeated Jon Olav Einemo via TKO (strikes) at 3:19 of round 2

Herman, who was smiling throughout the fight, is happy with his UFC debut. Awesome fight and a great first showing by both men.

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