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UFC 175: Chris Camozzi Vs. Bruno Santos

ufc 175

Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos

Back to the land of the middleweights with Chris Camozzi and Bruno Santos.

Camozzi (19-7) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid that comes on the heels of four consecutive victories. Santos (13-1) suffered his first career loss in December in his UFC debut to Krzysztof Jotko.

Round 1: Camozzi backing Santos down, as one would expect some big leg kicks from the Brazilian. He has tree trunks for legs, as they like to say, and is huge in terms of upper-body muscle mass – especially compared to the taller Camozzi. Santos attempting to press forward, but he’s struggling to cut into the distance. Front kick by Camozzi connects and here come the leg kicks by Santos. Camozzi with a huge right that lands to the chin and they clinch, but Santos gains the advantage quickly as we head under two minutes. Santos gets double under-hooks and has his hands clasped, but is unable to get the trip takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi

Round 2: Good pace to start the round, as Camozzi lands, Santos lands and the Brazilian follows up with a quick takedown. Santos on top, but Camozzi doing a fine job of defending and not allowing him to do much of anything. Short break to re-insert the mouthpiece of Santos, but not stand-up yet. Santos steps over the half-guard, uses a head-and-arm choke to get into side control and has two minutes to work. Santos bleeding from the top, as Camozzi lands a pair of elbows to the nose area. Santos working again for the choke, using to get to side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi

Round 3: Santos with a nice right off the bat, but Camozzi is the one moving forward. Front-kick to the body connects by Camozzi, as Santos works the body with a jab. Not sure, but Camozzi might be hurt or something because he’s backing up a lot and gets taken down – despite Camozzi using the fence to keep his balance at first. Santos controlling him with a body lock on the ground as we approach the two-minute mark. Camozzi gets to his feet, but he throws a knee and gets taken down with ease. Santos has over six minutes of ground control time to his credit.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)