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TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Rony Jason Vs. Robbie Peralta

tuf brazil 3 finale

Rony Jason vs. Robbie Peralta

We kickoff the main card with featherweights Rony Jason and Robbie Peralta.

Jason (14-4), a former Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner, rebounded from a 2013 loss to Jeremy Stephens to finish Steven Siler in March. He is 4-1 with the UFC and 9-1 in his last 10.

Peralta (17-4) has gone 3-1 with one no-contest since signing out of Strikeforce, including a knockout of Estevan Payan in December. He also defeated Jason Young and Mike Lullo, while falling to Akira Corassani, and talked with FightLine recently concerning his bout with Jason.

Round 1: Jason coming right out after Peralta, backing him up to the fence. Peralta goes with an outside leg kick and Jason answers with a left. They clinch again and Peralta has him against the cage. Judo takedown scores by Jason who tries to take the back but gets too high. Combo lands by Peralta, who follows up with a kick to the body. Right hand answer from Jason, much to the delight of the Brazilian crowd. Overhand right misses from Peralta and Jason land an inside hook.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jason

Round 2: Peralta lands first and Jason has some swelling under his right eye. Here comes Peralta, landing several lefts and rights. He locks up with Jason against the cage after the flurry, but gets taken down off a trip. Peralta reverses off a submission attempt and is now inside the guard with two-plus minutes left. Jason throws up a triangle, almost gets an armbar, but Peralta is able to break free. Peralta lands with a right that stuns Jason, who tells him to “bring it.” Head kick from Jason is blocked. Huge flurry from both to end the round, as they tee off on each other.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Round 3: Counter left hook connects by Peralta after Jason goes too high, and he follows up with another low kick. Peralta with a combo as he storms in after. Jason comes back to the body and Peralta catches a shot to the eye. We have a break in the action. Peralta had some issues seeing and is still blinking, but he refused to have the doctor come in. Peralta’s working hard to keep Jason at bay to avoid not seeing a shot coming in. Nice side kick by Peralta as Jason continues to try and come forward. Jason scores with a takedown, but Peralta immediately gets to a knee and stands up, avoiding any damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Robbie Peralta def. Rony Jason via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)