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UFC Live: Jacob Volkmann Vs. Danny Castillo

Jacob Volkmann continues his long-running joke about fighting President Barack Obama by sporting a ‘Volkmann For President’ shirt. All the members of his corner are also wearing the shirt.

Mario Yamasaki is the third man inside the cage for this lightweight bout.

Round 1: No touch of the gloves between the two, as Volkmann takes the early control of the cage. Castillo starts working on the legs of Volkmann, connecting with a solid inside leg kick. Volkmann with a quick shot in, taking Castillo to the ground. Volkmann tries to work in a choke and has Castillo’s leg wrapped up as well. Castillo works his body around Volkmann, but Volkmann keeps the choke locked in. Castillo finally slides his hand up along his bicep and gets out, landing on top of Volkmann in the process. Volkmann up and tries to lock in a standing choke. Castillo lands another big kick to the side of Volkmann and works on a double-leg takedown. scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 2: Castillo just misses with a big uppercut, landing an elbow instead up against the cage. Castillo powers his way to a takedown, but Volkmann attempts to lock in another choke. Castillo’s corner instructing him to move his head, which he does, getting out of Volkmann’s grip. The two sprawl around on the mat, trying to grab a hold of each other. The two former All-American wrestlers are really showing their mat game. Volkmann now in side control, lands a few punches to Castillo’s head. Volkmann attempting another choke right in the middle of the cage, but Castillo slips out. Volkmann again working for the choke with 20 seconds left in the round. scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Castillo’s corner instructing him to forget about the takedown and use his hands, as they must feel he is behind on the scorecards.

Round 3: Castillo with a pair of quick punches to the body, continuing his strong stand-up. Castillo back to working the leg of Volkmann, another sprawl results in Volkmann almost getting Castillo’s back. Leg kick by Castillo, but Volkmann with a takedown. Volkmann goes back to the D’Arce choke, which he has tried to lock in since the first round. Volkmann continues to work in the D’Arce, locking it in tight but Castillo continues to try to work his way out of it. Castillo works his way out, surviving the choke again. Volkmann right back on top, lands a pair of elbows to the head and tries to work in the D’Arce once more. scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Jacob Volkmann defeated Danny Castillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)