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UFC Fight Night 49: Aaron Phillips Vs. Matt Hobar

ufc fight night 49

Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar

Bantamweights do battle for our next fight, as Aaron Phillips (8-1) goes up against Matt Hobar (8-2).

Round 1: Hobar in deep on a single-leg and he scores with it less than a minute in. Hobard inside the guard and Phillips tries to throw up a triangle choke. He almost secures it for a second time, but Hobar slips his head out. Phillips again tries for a triangle, but he is very active on his back – almost more so than Hobar. By moving to side control, Hobar is able to get his offense going, landing a handful of elbows. Phillips back to working hard off his back, firing off elbows of his own as Hobar tries to advance. Big upkicks out of Phillips and Hobar is back inside the guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hobar

Round 2: Seconds in and Hobar scores with another takedown. He’s on the back and Phillips is trying to break the grip. Great little battle for control on the ground and Hobar starts pounding away and takes the back once again. Solid knees land by Hobar as Phillips stands. Knee from Phillips now, but Hobar catches it. Two huge overhand lefts by Hobar but Phillips just laughs and fires back with a combo of his own as he works to get loose after being held down. Uppercut and a left from Phillips, but he winds up on his back again. He goes for a triangle, but that results in Hobar gaining side control and opening up a good-sized cut by the left eye.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 Hobar

Round 3: Once again, it’s Hobar with a takedown just moments in. He’s in trouble here after these first two rounds, but works to his feet and fires off an elbow. He gets in too close, though, and gets thrown to the canvas once more. Side control and more elbows to the face for Hobar as we head under three minutes. Hobar transitions to the guard now and is continuing to use effective ground-and-pound. Phillips trying his best to get to his feet, attempting a switch.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hobar

Matt Hobar def. Aaron Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)