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UFC Fight Night 25: Mike Lullo Vs. Robert Peralta

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Round 1: They both start off throwing kicks. Peralta taking a page from Edson Barboza’s notebook by going to work on Lullo’s leg with kicks. Peralta stuffs a takedown and makes Lullo pay with knees before getting a takedown of his own. Peralta clearly targeting Lullo’s left leg. Lullo returns with two of his own, Peralta returns fire. Lullo starting to turn it up some, landing a combo bookended by two nice kicks. Peralta strings together a volley of strikes. Peralta counters a leg kick by Lullo with some shots to the body. Both men going to work with leg kicks. Peralta backs Lullo up with a punch combo. Peralta digs into Lullo’s leg twice with thudding leg kicks. Peralta sits Lullo down with a side kick. Lullo fights to his feet. scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Lullo has some serious swelling between his left eye and ear courtesy a Peralta right hand.

Round 2: Peralta goes back to work on Lullo’s welted leg. Peralta’s looking for the sidekick again, but he doesn’t let it go. They trade punches. Peralta with another leg kick; another. Lullo tries for the takedown but Peralta defends easily. Peralta fights off of the cage, landing a nice knee to the body, but Lullo stays on him. Peralta doing very well in fending off the takedown. Lullo is trying very hard to secure the takedown, but Peralta keeps to his feet. Peralta defends another shot after a brief striking exchange. Peralta thwarts another takedown attempt. Peralta cracks Lullo with a right hand on the break. Lullo throws a switch kick that misses. scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Round 3: Peralta gets off first with the leg kick. Peralta cracks Lullo with a series of right hands on the counter. Lullo drives in for the takedown, pressing Peralta into the fence. Lullo working knees to Peralta’s thighs, but Peralta makes space, lands a knee and breaks away. He moves in with a series of punches and finishes with a head kick. Lullo hits a solid leg kick. Peralta stuffs yet another takedown. Lullo fights unrelentingly for the takedown and eventually puts Peralta down. Peralta gets up, but Lullo takes his back as they’re halfway up, establishing one hook. They break and Lullo lands a nice elbow. Lullo gets it down again; he isn’t able to do much before the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Lullo

Robert Peralta defeated Mike Lullo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)