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Strikeforce Grand Prix Finale: Quinn Mulhern Vs. Yuri Villefort

Round 1: Mulhern goes for a kick, but Villefort catches it and tosses Mulhern to the mat. Villefort with a mean leg kick.Mulhern closes the gap with a few punches and presses Villefort into the cage. They break and exchange for a bit, before Mulhern shoots for a takedown after faking a kick. He gets it and plants Villefort on the mat. Mulhern bleeding, but still working top position, trying to pass the guard. Villefort goes to stand and Mulhern briefly threatens to take the back. Villefort defends and they end up fighting for position on the fence. Mulhern goes for a throw, but Villefort denies; Mulhern pulls rubber guard. Villefort socks Mulhern from guard. Villefort ends the round landing some ground and pound.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Villefort

Round 2: They exchange briefly before Mulhern gets Villefort to the mat with a double. Villefort tries to work to his feet using the cage, but Mulhern drags him back to the mat. Mulhern is doing work on top, though Villefort is aggressive off of his back. Mulhern works into mount, but Villefort reverses deftly and takes Mulhern down. Mulhern also active off of his back, doing well to control Villefort’s posture. Mulhern works for an omoplata from rubber guard. He rolls Villefort with it and goes for an arm triangle; Villefort defends, escapes and takes top position. The round winds down with Villefort on top, landing strikes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mulhern

Round 3: Villefort looks tired, but reverses a takedown attempt by Mulhern nicely. Mulhern gets to his feet and presses Villefort into the cage. Villefort goes for a takedown, but Mulhern reverses and goes for a north-south choke; Villefort defends. Mulhern in side control; he hangs on to the position through a scramble. Villefort rolls out and Mulhern tags him with a right. Mulhern goes for a takedown but Villefort denies and ends up on top. Mulhern goes for a leg lock, but Villefort defends and ends up in top position. Mulhern working an omoplata; Villefort defends well, but Mulhern works to mount. Villefort is scrambling and active from his back, but Mulhern is all over him, remaining in dominant position until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mulhern

Quinn Mulhern defeated Yuri Villefort via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)