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UFC On FUEL TV 8: Cristiano Marcello Vs. Kazuki Tokudome

Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome

Our lone lightweight contest (since someone missed weight) will feature Cristiano Marcello (13-4) going up against Kazuki Tokudome (11-3-1). Thomas Fan is the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Marcello lands a big knee and a right that drops Tokudome against the fence, but he quickly recovers and attacks. Now, Marcello is firing off some heavy rights, and this one is action-packed. I really liked Marcello’s chances on The Ultimate Fighter. Slip by Marcello, who is bleeding from the nose. Tokudome takes advantage, and is working to advance position. Tokudome postures up, and Marcello hits an upkick, but remains in control in top position, advancing into half-guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Round 2: Marcello again comes right after Tokudome, landing some nice rights, but gets taken down for his effort. Marcello opening up his guard, but is denied, as Tokudome remains in complete control of this one after two minutes of action. The ref has seen enough, and he stands them up. Marcello charges in, eats a knee, and scores a takedown. The Brazilian is dangerous when on top, so Tokudome backs up against the cage and stands up. A right hand lands from Marcello, but has little power behind it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Round 3: Marcello eats a right and gets dropped, and Tokudome pounces, throwing lefts and rights. Marcello appears to have recovered, Tokudome is looking to advance his position. Tokudome gets a little too careless, and Marcello is able to stand up. Marcello lands a left, but is unable to follow it up and string anything together. Knee to the body misses by Tokudome, and Marcello goes to the back, but is unable to get a takedown. Tokudome gets a trip takedown and is looking to finish.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Kazuki Tokudome def. Cristiano Marcello via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)