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UFC Fight Night 49: Wilson Reis Vs. Joby Sanchez

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Wilson Reis vs. Joby Sanchez

We kick things off in the flyweight ranks with Wilson Reis (17-5) welcoming Joby Sanchez (6-0) and his perfect record to the Octagon.

Round 1: Here we go and Reis quickly takes the center of the Octagon and Sanchez is on his bike moving freely. Very little action, as these two are feeling each other out. Reis with a little flurry, and throws up a head-kick that gets blocked. Overhand left lands by Sanchez, but Reis eats it and fires back. Another head kick from Reis is blocked, but he’s setting it up nicely. Right hand out of Sanchez connects and buckles him for a brief moment. Off a left, Reis scores with a power takedown. Sanchez right to his feet, but gets brought back down. Transition to the back by Reis as he secures the body lock. Sanchez stands, but Reis remains on his back and he is searching for the choke with under 40 seconds to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Reis

Round 2: Left hook lands for Sanchez and drops Reis, but he recovers and is back up. Seconds later, a head kick connects from Sanchez that floors Reis once again. This time he pounces, but Reis recovers and tries to grapple. After that incredible early onslaught, things have slowed down greatly. Reis with a right and follows up by scoring with a double-leg takedown. Reis transitions to the back, just like the first round, and secures a lock. He’s working for a potential submission, but Sanchez gets free. Another takedown for Reis, who transitions to the back once more with just seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Round 3: Perfectly-timed takedown to start for Reis, but he’s unable to keep Sanchez on the canvas. He gives up his back and Reis is again elevated while locking up a body triangle. Sanchez avoids the choke and uses underhooks to work Reis off his back. However, he again gets taken down and Reis goes to the back. Nice job by Sanchez to slip out the back and get to his feet. One more takedown for Reis as we head under 90 seconds to go. Reis has a neck crank secured with a minute left, but Sanchez slips free and is now pounding away.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Reis

Wilson Reis def. Joby Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)