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UFC Fight Night 49: James Vick Vs. Valmir Lazaro

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James Vick vs. Valmir Lazaro

Lightweights look to light up the Octagon next, as the unbeaten James Vick (5-0) faces off with Valmir Lazaro (12-2).

Round 1: Both are looking to land kicks early. Lazaro connects to the lead leg, and Vick fires back with his own. More leg kicks from both fighters, and it appears as if Lazaro is winning that. He looks to have injured his shin and Lazaro connects with a right. Head kick by Vick a glancing blow and he adds a knee to the body that appears to hurt Lazaro for a brief moment. These two are throwing everything, and wildly, and Vick is running into a lot of big-time strikes. Vick is finding his range and hurting Lazaro, who shoots for a takedown and scores. Lazaro with a second takedown of this round, but he can’t keep Vick down. Another good exchange to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lazaro

Round 2: Lazaro backing Vick down to start this round. Both men appear to have slowed it down, and Lazaro counters with a perfectly-executed combo. A lot of strikes are missing, but Lazaro has opened a cut under the left eye. Huge shot from Vick and Lazaro is wobbly, almost out on his feet. He ties up for a takedown, Vick avoids it and Lazaro comes back with a right out of nowhere. He appeared to be out, and Vick connects again. Lazaro misses and eats a head kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vick

Round 3: Lazaro ducks under a kick and connects to the body, but he ate another right hand just before that. Vick again with the right and Lazaro shoots. He’s got him up against the fence, with Vick searching for a guillotine. Nice knees to the body by Vick and he shows his chin is still there, taking shots right to it. They stand and trade in the center of the Octagon. Vick drops him again and pounces, trying to secure a headlock. Somehow, though, Lazaro has recovered and we have a low blow. Lazaro is ready to go and Vick lands a kick to the midsection.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vick

James Vick def. Valmir Lazaro via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)