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UFC On FOX 11: Jordan Mein Vs. Hernani Perpetuo

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Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo

We open up the televised action in the welterweight division, as Jordan Mein welcomes Hernani Perpetuo to the UFC.

Mein (27-9) had his three-fight win streak stopped by the surging Matt Brown last April, forcing him to spend the rest of the year on the sidelines with nasal and orbital bone breaks. Perpetuo (17-3) is stepping in for Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Round 1:Perpetuo is just a huge looking welterweight, and starts the fight off with some solid leg kicks. Mein doing a nice job of throwing feints and using his kicks now, setting up his jab, which he lands. Mein is forcing the pressure, bouncing around to keep Perpetuo from getting in close. Mein shoots for a single-leg and Perpetuo pulls guard, as he has no issues taking to the ground. Big lefts from Mein connect. Mein to side control, looking to land some elbows. Now he postures up and is firing away with lefts and rights. Mein with a perfectly-timed knee that nearly doubles Perpetuo over.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mein

Round 2: Sorry, gonna have to rely on Twitter for the second round as a family emergency knocked me from doing coverage. Sounds like Mein controlled things.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mein

Round 3: Mein with another takedown, as Perpetuo wants this to the ground to try and secure the submission. Perpetuo has the leg and is going for a heel hook, as Mein is completely trapped and locked with three minutes to go. Blood is pouring out of Perpetuo’s head, dripping to the canvas. Mein gets free, as Perpetuo seemed to be too tired and both men too slippery to keep the hold. Perpetuo baiting Mein to come in close, but he’ll have none of it and is out-striking him from distance. Here comes Perpetuo, landing a big left and a big right. Mein is hurt and backing up. Mein shoots with 40 seconds left and Perpetuo is working for a triangle choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Perpetuo

Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)