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UFC On FUEL TV 3: Yves Jabouin Vs. Jeff Hougland

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Round 1: Jabouin gets off first with an inside leg kick. A quick left hook lands for Jabouin. Hougland lands a good leg kick and then eats a right hand. Jabouin forces Hougland backward with a hard spinning back kick. Hougland coming forward, but Jabouin is keeping him at bay with kicks. Just over two minutes and it’s become mostly a feinting match now. Jabouin with a turning side kick that knocks Hougland back. Jabouin floors Hougland with a spinning back kick to the liver, after a brief moment of confusion with the ref, Jabouin rushes in and tries to finish with ground and pound. Houdland manages to hold on, so Jabouin backs out of his guard and nails him with an axe kick to the gut that has him wincing in pain. Jabouin pounces and goes back to work with punches on the ground, but Hougland manages to survive the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin

Round 2: Jabouin with a cross kick to the body. Jabouin clearly looking to work kicks to the body. Hougland goes for a takedown, but Jabouin scrambles away. Hougland is moving better, but unable to do much more than land leg kicks. Jabouin’s input has decreased, mostly countering at this point. Jabouin defends the takedown. Hougland lands a smacking body kick across the front of Jabouin’s torso. Jabouin throws a leg kick that snaps as it lands.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Jabouin drops Hougland with a clean left hook. Jabouin is warned for hitting the back of the head, so he adjusts and goes to work with hard punches to the face. Jabouin is wailing on Hougland, but can’t finish him. He goes to take Hougland’s back, but Hougland reverses and takes Jabouin down. Jabouin scrambles to his feet and ends up fighting Hougland to the mat. Jabouin working for mount from half guard, but Hougland defends and recovers full guard. Under two minutes left and Hougland is hanging on, absorbing a few shots here and there but defending pretty well all things considered. Jabouin misses with a spinning back kick but finds his mark with a flying knee. A head kick puts Hougland down, but not even Jabouin’s final salvo of ground and pound can put Hougland away before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin

Yves Jabouin defeated Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)