UFC 134: Paulo Thiago Vs. David Mitchell

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Round 1: No glove touch by these two welterweights. Thiago sends home a hard leg kick and then tags Mitchell with a few big punches as he moves in. Another leg kick for Thiago. He sidesteps Mitchell as he rushes in and takes him to the mat using his own momentum, landing in side control. Thiago looks for north-south and mount but Mitchell defends well and Thiago decides to back out to their feet. Mitchell wearing a smile throughout the fight. Thiago times another good takedown and again goes to work from side control. Thiago briefly sets up the crucifix. Thiago is all over Mitchell on the mat, but Mitchell keeps himself out of danger and they get back to their feet.

Mitchell is warned for grabbing Thiago’s shorts.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Round 2: Thiago lands a two-punch counter on Mitchell as moves in again. Thiago knocked to the mat when he mistimes a spinning back kick. Mitchell presses him into the fence, but Thiago finds a way to trip Mitchell to the mat. He works from half guard. Mitchell threatens to reverse briefly, but Thiago avoids and gets back to his feet. Thiago lands a good shot and knocks Mitchell to the mat, but he doesn’t stay there with him long. Another good takedown by Thiago and he goes back to work from side control. They get to their feet again and Thiago, though slowing a bit, continues to outclass Mitchell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Round 3: The crowd is going crazy and Mitchell is doing his best to egg Thiago on. Thiago is stalking Mitchell and keeping him on his heels with hard, straight punches. Thiago lands a trip with his back pressed against the cage, but he backs out when Mitchell tries to set up a leg lock. Mitchell lands a one-two, but they do little to damage Thiago. Thiago lands a nice lead high kick. Both men have given up on combos and are just going shot-for-shot. Mitchell starting to move forward now that Thiago is tiring. Thiago lands a hard left hook and some stinging follow up shots before engaging the clinch. He takes Mitchell’s back standing, against the cage. He tries for the rear naked and finishes the round punching Mitchell in the head.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Paul Thiago defeated David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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