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UFC 144: Tiequan Zhang Vs. Issei Tamura

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Round 1: They touch gloves and set up in the center, Zhang eats a couple of hard punches and fires back with a right hand of his own that drops Tamura. Tamura pops to his feet and then drops Zhang with a punch as he rushes in to pressure. Zhang recovers guard, but Tamura is sneaking in a lot of shots, punches and elbows. Tamura has settled into half guard, landing short shots and working Zhang to the cage. Referee Herb Dean stands them up somewhat prematurely and they go back to trading on the feet, both men throwing bombs. Tamura looks for the takedown and Zhang latches onto a guillotine. Tamura is defending well; he escapes the hold and goes back to work with ground and pound. Zhang thinks about an arm triangle from his back, but Tamura again defends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tamura

Round 2: Zhang working inside leg kicks. Tamura drills Zhang with a right haymaker that turns off Zhang’s lights immediately, sending him crashing to the mat.

Issei Tamura defeated Tiequan Zhang via KO (punch) at :32 of round 2