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UFC 141: Nam Phan Vs. Jimy Hettes

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The first fight on the main card will take place in the featherweight division and will be overseen by referee Herb Dean.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Hettes throws the first shot with a head kick. Hettes hits a slick foot trip and takes Phan down. Phan to his feet, but Hettes stays on him and drags him back down. Hettes is swarming fan, landing some decent punches from the top. Phan to his feet, but Hettes is still clinging to him. Hettes slaps on a guillotine and takes Phan down with it. He loses it, but he’s teeing off on Phan now, bouncing his head off the canvas. Phan turns over, he turtles, Hettes on him like glue. Hettes pacing himself, sinking one hook as Phan lays on his side. Hettes continually punching. Phan hip escapes, but Hettes just keeps tagging him. Phan gets to his feet, but Hettes keeps him into the fence, working some dirty boxing. Hettes gets clipped by a right hand from Phan and dives back in for a takedown. Hettes hits a nasty trip and then takes mount. Hettes nails Phan with a hard elbow. Again. Phan gives up his arm and Hettes rolls for it. A minute to go. Hettes is just pounding on Phan’s face as he defends the armbar. Hettes pounding Phan’s body. Phan bleeding badly from his face. Hettes hammers Phan with punches until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Hettes

Round 2: Hettes swarms immediately, failing on a takedown, but pressing Phan into the cage. Hettes tries for a jumping knee before grabbing a leg and dragging Phan to the mat. Phan rolls for a leg, but Hettes defends. Hettes posts up and starts back in with hard, accurate punches. Hettes goes for a choke, but it’s too high up and Phan escapes. Hettes goes for the guillotine and rolls, but Phan avoids and winds up on top, trying to rain down blows. Hettes gets to his feet and presses Phan into the fence, working dirty boxing and knees. Hettes is just all over Phan. They break briefly, but Hettes puts hits hands on him before closing the distance again and quickly getting the takedown. Hettes in side control pounding away at Phan from top position. Hettes puts the pressure on Phan until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Round 3: They touch gloves for the final round, Hettes whiffing a right hand. Hettes dives for the takedown, but Phan keeps clear of it and starts to work his boxing. Hettes doing well to avoid the brunt of it before clinching and taking Phan down again. Phan trying to get to his feet, but Hettes is making everything hard for him, staying on him and dragging him down as soon as he does. Hettes lands a knee against the cage before Phan separates. Phan lands a good right hand, and follows it up with a few more good shots before Hettes inevitably closes the distance and takes him back to the mat. Hettes sinks one hook in and looks to set up an arm triangle. Phan defends, but Hettes takes mount and start to pepper Phan with punches. Phan doing enough to defend and prevent the finish, but this is all Hettes. Hettes landing nasty elbows, Phan’s corner yells, ‘C’mon Nam!’ Hettes wallops him with a right hand. Hettes wailing away as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Jimy Hettes defeated Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)