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UFC On Fox 6: Simeon Thoresen Vs. David Mitchell

Simeon Thoresen vs. David Mitchell

We begin an evening of action in the welterweight division, with Simeon Thoresen (17-3-1) taking on David Mitchell (11-2). The referee in charge will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Mitchell on the attack, but eats a nice left jab from Thoresen. Mitchell looking to use his jab from an awkward angle, and does, connecting himself. Inside leg kick lands from Thoresen. Mitchell counters a kick and connects, adding some nice uppercuts from inside the clinch. Another right lands by Mitchell, as both fighters appear set to stand and trade instead of going to the ground. Thoresen lands, and Mitchell answers back. Inside leg kick takes Mitchell down for a brief second. Thoresen counters and lands flush with a left, and is on the attack, pushing forward. Thoresen has Mitchell caught, and hits a combo. Mitchell comes out firing, landing himself a pair of strikes. Thoresen with a counter again, and Mitchell hits an uppercut. Mitchell peppering the body inside the clinch, and tees off with a big hook.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell

Round 2: Mitchell coming right out, but Thoresen nearly hits a knee. Mitchell now attacking again, knocking Thoresen down with several shots. Mitchell takes the back, locks in a hook and is looking for a rear-naked choke. Thoresen doing a great job of trying to slip out, and Mitchell gives up on the back and Thoresen goes to guard position. Mitchell hammering down with some big rights as the blood continues to pour from Thoresen’s face. Mitchell remains in control, and drops back for a leglock attempt. Mitchell figure-fours the left leg, looking for a heel hook, but gives it up. Thoresen gains the advantage, taking Mitchell to his back. Mitchell answers, looking for a choke from his back, but is unable to get it. Thoresen goes for a leg, but Mitchell gains the advantage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell

Round 3: The cageside doctor is looking at the left eye of Thoresen, and Herb Dean is over, as well. A brief discussion between the doctor and Dean, and it sounds like there is a cut to the eyelid of Thoresen. The doctor informs Dean he is close to calling it due to the eye issue, but we are going to continue on. Mitchell comes right out and fires a hook at the eye area of Thoresen, now working the body. Mitchell lands a huge right, but Thoresen walks through it and remains upright, firing a big head kick. Another quick jab lands by Mitchell, as does a combo. Thoresen drops down, looking for a submission, but Mitchell gains the advantage and Thoresen gets back to his feet. Thoresen catches Mitchell coming in, but answers with a pair of uppercuts. A left from Thoresen, and Mitchell goes to the dirty boxing again to regain the advantage. Inside leg kick by Thoresen, and Mitchell shoots for the takedown. Mitchell going for a triangle, while also connecting to the damaged eye of Thoresen. Well, the stream cut off as it reached time for the FX-televised prelims to start. That’s a first, which is weird because it was the lone fight scheduled.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell

David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)