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UFC Fight Night 25: Court McGee Vs. Dongi Yang

The following is from our live coverage of ‘UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger. To access our full coverage, click here.

Yves Lavigne will be the third man in the cage for the night’s co-main event.

Round 1: McGee with an inside leg kick early. McGee is trying to work his distance, while Yang looks to be trying to throw from the pocket. A long feeling out period to start the first round. They start to loosen up and McGee drills Yang with a hard right hook counter. Both men throwing back and forth, but neither landing anything significant. McGee with some hard leg kicks and a head kick attempt. McGee appears to have some swelling around his left eye. McGee is walking Yang down, keeping him off-rhythm with near-constant pressure. Yang looking to snatch McGee’s leg off of low kicks, but unable to so far. McGee with a flurry to end it. scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Round 2: Yang presses forward, but McGee hangs in the pocket and fires back hard counter hooks. McGee grabs hold of Yang and bulls him into the fence. Yang shows tremendous base in shucking him off. Yang lands a hard one-two and scores with some follow-up punches as well. A good left hook lands for Yang. McGee dives for the takedown, but Yang holds him off again. McGee eats a straight right, but he’s still walking Yang down and keeping the center of the cage. Yang grabs McGee and throws a slow knee from the clinch. He lands a nice left hand . McGee lands a good left hook of his own before shooting for a takedown. He doesn’t get it before the bell. scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Yang lands a jab to start. McGee walks him down still, but Yang is landing some counter shots as he does. Yang working the inside leg kick some; the crowd boos the relative inactivity right as Yang sends McGee reeling across the cage with a hard left hand. He takes McGee down but McGee gets to his feet and fight backs. Yang puts together another series of shots that wobbles McGee, but he keeps moving forward. Yang appears too tired to capitalize and McGee starts to take back the momentum. He dives for a which is easily stuffed. Yang is bleeding and breathing heavily and McGee takes him down, landing right in mount. Yang spins out and they return to their feet, where McGee starts back in landing punches. McGee hits another takedown with under twenty seconds. He drops a series of elbows and then tries for the guillotine, it looks tight, but Yang escapes at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Court McGee defeated Dongi Yang via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-28)