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UFC Fight Night 25: Evan Dunham Vs. Shamar Bailey

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Round 1: They touch gloves and Dunham lands a nice one-two early on. Dunham using his reach well, but Bailey able to get off on a few counters. He stuffs the takedown with ease. Dunham backs Bailey into the fence with a volley of straight punches. Bailey lands a hard left but seems none the worse for the wear. Dunham scoring well with a one-two, Bailey landing a few leg kicks. Dunha, stuffs another takedown and feeds Bailey some punches for his trouble. Dunham is making Bailey miss most of his counter shots and finding a continual home with his one-two, putting punctuation on the combo with a hard straight left. Dunham gets stung with a left hand but keeps Bailey at bay with a front kick. Dunham goes back on the attack with two head kicks before going back to work punches. Bailey gets a takedown briefly at the bell. Well after the bell, Dunham takes him back down. scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Round 2: Bailey circling better this round, landing the left hand square again. He avoids a takedown and briefly threatens to take Bailey’s back before they both get back to their feet. Dunham lands another one-two. Dunham ducks under a set of punches and grabs hold of Bailey. Bailey avoids the takedown and they break. Dunham with a front kick to the face. Dunham showing nicer head movement now and timing Bailey, putting together his punches with more and more frequency. They trade from the pocket, Dunham dotting Bailey up. Dunham lands another front kick to the face. He shucks off Bailey from another takedown. Bailey looks to be slowing down here, while Dunham just keeps moving forward landing straight punches. A head kick lands for Dunham. Dunham deftly spins out of a takedown attempt and goes right back on the attack, landing a punch that cuts Bailey open. Dunham working nice combos off of his jab, landing at will. scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Round 3: They touch gloves and start to trade, with Bailey trying to be the aggressor. Dunham keeps his composure and works the same gameplan, keeping Bailey on the end of straight punches. Bailey barely misses on a hard left. Bailey is no stalking after Dunham, who’s picking him apart with counters and lead one-twos. Bailey is clearly losing, but hanging tough and making Dunham work for the win. Dunham is absolutely cracking Bailey with some of these shots, but he just keeps walking forward. Bailey is showing a tremendous chin; Dunham is hunting him down and trying to finish. Dunham falls briefly after getting too overzealous with a kick, but Bailey is unable to capitalize. Dunham lands a hard knee to the body and then sinks the guillotine, cranking it until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Evan Dunham defeated Shamar Bailey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)