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UFC 141: Jacob Volkmann Vs. Efrain Escudero

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Round 1: Volkmann comes out fast, flicking kicks out, but not landing much. Escudero lands a nice leg kick and then slaps on a guillotine when Volkmann shoots. Volkmann defends and winds up in side control. Volkmann doing what most thought he would so far, smothering Escudero from top position. Escudero doing well enough to avoid damage, but cannot get up. The crowd boos.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 2: Volkmann shoots from the outside and he gets Escudero down, powering through Escudero’s half-hearted choke attempt to take top position again. After a full minute of little meaningful action, referee Herb Dean stands them up. Volkmann blankets Escudero again though, dragging him to the mat against the cage. Volkmann takes Escudero’s back and slaps on the rear naked choke. Escudero defends, but Volkmann retains top position as Escudero tries to squirm away. Volkmann rides top position until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 3: Volkmann lands a pair of stiff punches to start off the last round. Escudero throws a weak knee and opens himself up for the takedown, which Volkmann snatches quickly. Volkmann still doing his best Jon Fitch, riding Escudero from top position, but doing little to finish. Dean stands them up again. Volkmann drops for a single, Escudero defends and lands some decent elbows, but Volkmann stays on him and blankets him against the fence. Escudero keeping to his feet. He slaps on a choke out of nowhere and brings Volkmann to the mat with it. It’s a deep north-south choke, but Volkmann is defending well. Escudero adjusts and puts him in a guillotine, but somehow Volkmann is hanging on. Twenty seconds to go and it looks like Volkmann will survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Escudero

Jacob Volkmann defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Volkmann threatens to do the same to Frankie Edgar and then tells a bad Obama joke.