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UFC On FX 8: Fabio Maldonado Vs. Roger Hollett

Fabio Maldonado vs. Roger Hollett

We open up action on the FUEL TV prelims with light heavyweights Fabio Maldonado (18-6) and Roger Hollett (13-4). Both are coming off losses and are looking for a much-needed victory. The referee will be Leon Roberts.

Round 1: No touch of gloves from these two, and Hollett quickly takes the center of the Octagon. Maldonado looking to work the body. And, after three fights, we have our first low blow, as Maldonado drops and is in an intense amount of pain. It was a straight spinning back kick to the groin from Hollett. Maldonado stood up and appeared to be ready to go, but quickly doubled-over. Hollett extends his glove and we are back to action. Maldonado appears amped up, attacking right away. Hollett with a takedown and moves into half-guard. Much like the Facebook prelims, Leon Roberts stands them up after no advancement. Maldonado taunting a little, asking Hollett to bring it, which he does, scoring a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hollett

Round 2: Straight right lands by Hollett, along with a sweeping left. Nice knee to the body from Hollett inside the clinch, as Maldonado starts to work the body with lefts and rights. Hollett spins away and works the body himself, and now Maldonado seems to have found his range, igniting the crowd in approval. Hollett looks fatigued, taking deep breaths and not throwing much anymore. Single-leg takedown attempt by Hollett, but Maldonado defends it and continues to work the body with lefts and rights. Blood pouring from left eye area of Hollett, as the Brazilian continues to land lefts and rights at will to the body. Maldonado appears to be breaking Hollett.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado

Round 3: Maldonado coming right out after Hollett. Dirty boxing, like Randy Couture made famous, being used by Maldonado, who tells Hollett to throw at his chin – to which Hollett responds with a body shot. Maldonado defends the takedown and goes back to the dirty boxing inside the clinch, which has just been killing Hollett. Left-right combo from Maldonado, who continues to taunt Hollett to hit him. Give Hollett credit, because he continues to stand and take these shots from a 205-plus-pound fighter. Big hook from Maldonado, but Hollett still stands. Maldonado stalking now, coming from his hip and throwing lefts and rights. Maldonado sews up the win with a trip takedown as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado

Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)