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UFC On FX 8: Jussier Formiga Vs. Chris Cariaso

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso

Our first of two flyweight bouts takes the Octagon, as Jussier Formiga (14-2) seeks his first UFC win against Chris Cariaso (14-4). The man in charge will be Kevin Mulhall.

Round 1: Formiga with the clinch and takes the fight to the cage, seeking a sweep takedown and transitioning into a successful double-leg. Cariaso quickly to his feet, but Formiga with another takedown via a trip. Formiga into side control and looking to dish out punishment. Formiga in complete control, but has yet to do much damage to his opponent. The ref stands them up, as I agree with the decision because Formiga wasn’t really doing much on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Formiga

Round 2: Formiga comes right out and scores another takedown, moving to control and looking for a submission this time. The Brazilian is transitioning smoothly, trying to potentially find an open arm or take the back. Formiga mounts and starts hammering with lefts to the face, but allows Cariaso to get to guard. The ref stands them up again, much to the concern of Kenny Florian, who disagrees with the call.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Formiga

Round 3: Cariaso trying to keep the fight standing, but Formiga quickly grabs a leg and scores with another takedown, looking to keep him on the ground and himself in control. Cariaso finally lands, connecting with his left after the ref breaks up the clinch. Counter right lands from Cariaso. Cariaso comes in a little too fast and slips, allowing Formiga to gain control again with the clinch. Cariaso locks in a choke, takes Formiga to the ground, but the Brazilian sneaks out. Cariaso nearly stole this one, and lands with another takedown. Formiga cut open and Cariaso is landing elbows to the face. He needs a finish and has an opportunity as we go under 30 seconds. Cariaso moving quickly to find something, going to side control and working on an arm. More elbows from Cariaso, but Formiga survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso

Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)