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UFC Fight Night 42: Bobby Voelker Vs. Lance Benoist

ufc fight night 42

Bobby Voelker vs. Lance Benoist

Our only welterweight scrap of the night will see Bobby Voelker collide with Lance Benoist.

Voelker (24-11) is looking to snap a three-fight losing skid, while Benoist (6-2) has lost his last two fights.

Round 1: Voelker doing a nice job of mixing up his strikes here in the early going, landing a body kick. Another good knee to the body from Voelker, who defends the single-leg attempt. Again, more work to the body of Benoist, but Voelker comes in too heavy and gets countered. Benoist with his own kick to the midsection. We’ve got a brawl, as these two stand and trade with conviction. Benoist with the first takedown of the fight, tying up the arm of Voelker to keep him on the mat.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benoist

Round 2: Voelker comes right out, loading up the right hand. Benoist answers, getting his shots off first. He is doing a nice job of sticking and moving, avoiding the heavy shots of Voelker. Huge shots landing from Voelker.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Voelker

Round 3: More big-time, heavy strikes from Voelker, as he connects with a knee to the body out of the clinch. Counter from Voelker, who defends a takedown attempt by Benoist. However, Benoist continues to work for it and scores with the takedown as we head under two minutes to go. Benoist takes the back and stretches Voelker out for a brief moment, but he quickly works to his back. Voelker throws up a triangle, but too much sweat to lock it up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benoist

Lance Benoist def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)