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Strikeforce 38: Tyron Woodley Vs. Jordan Mein

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Round 1: Mein working the center of the cage. Woodley drives for the takedown and Mein does well in avoiding it, though Woodley stays on him. The referee separates them after Woodley lats against Mein on the cage for a spell without getting the takedown. Mein doing well on his feet, cutting off Woodley’s footwork and landing some good shots occasionally. Woodley gets a nice takedown and threatens with an arm triangle that Mein defends. Woodley in half guard, but not doing much more than holding Mein down. Mein trying to squirm free, but Woodley is doing just enough to keep him down. Mein escapes to his feet when Woodley goes for the arm triangle again. Mein can’t get anything off before Woodley closes the distance and lands a knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 2: Woodley threatens to catch a kick right away, then cracks Mein with a right hand. Woodley comes forward aggressively, grating Mein against the fence. Woodley hits the trip and lands in half guard. Mein recovers guard and Woodley settles back into doing just enough to keep the fight from getting stood up. Mein keeping himself safe, but can’t get much off from his back other than a few elbows. Mein works a high guard briefly, but Woodley just stifles him, continuing to blanket from the top. And that’s how the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 3: Mein tries for a knee; Woodley avoids the brunt of it and gets Mein down, scooting him against the cage where he presumably looks to hold him down for the rest of the round. Just over three minutes to go and they’ve moved position slightly, having scooted away from the cage some. Woodley just content to lay and pray from the top, staying busy enough but never truly threatening. The silent crowd is now growing restless. Woodley thinks about ground-and-pound briefly, but Mein might get up so he hangs on him. Mein trying to work a keylock from the guard and the ref stands them up. Mein slips and loses balance after trying a front kick. Woodley drives in for the takedown again, pressing Mein into the cage. Mein briefly throws Woodley off balance, but Woodley pops right up and holds him against the cage. They trade a few knees before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

The crowd boos heavily.

Tyron Woodley defeated Jordan Mein via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)