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UFC On FX 3: Leonard Garcia Vs. Matt Grice

Round 1: Grice swings and misses as the two continue to circle around the cage. Nice takedown from Grice who set it up with a jab. Now in Garcia’s guard, looking to press him against the fence. Some ground and pound lands as Grice looks to get his leg out of the half guard. Now in north-south, going for a choke but Garcia escapes. Some short elbows from the top position for Grice who continues to wear out “Bad Boy”. More elbows to the temple with nicely timed shots. Staying busy but composed as the round ends.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Grice

Round 2: Grice goes in for a single and lands a high kick in the transition. Both back to the feet. Solid takedown from Grice as he catches Garcia charging in. Great timing for the wrestler. Grice working more ground and pound from half guard, staying active on the mat. Controlling Garcia who continues to eat some more short elbows. That is exactly how you neutralize one of the biggest brawlers in the UFC.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Grice

Round 3: Garcia will need to watch that takedown which has ended his hopes in the previous rounds. Nice high kick from Grice. Garcia will need to swarm but looks fearful of the takedown. A couple of off balanced shots from Garcia as he appears fatigued. Another beautiful takedown, catching Garcia coming in. Grice stacks his opponent and rains down a series of full shots before landing into the guard. Leonard gets his hips out and comes to his feet. Another single leg coming off a Garcia kick before the bell.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Grice

Matt Grice defeated Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Great MMA wrestling showcased from Grice who was able to take Garcia down at will. “The Real One” has won 5 of his last 6.