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UFC On FOX 11: Jorge Masvidal Vs. Pat Healy

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy

Our first of three lightweights bouts features Jorge Masvidal squaring off with Pat Healy.

Masvidal (25-8) had his three-fight win streak snapped by Rustam Khabilov in November, suffering a decision loss. Prior to that he had defeated Michael Chiesa and Tim Means inside the Octagon.

Healy (31-18) hasn’t scored an official victory since his 2013 win over Kurt Holobaugh. A win over Jim Miller was changed to a no-contest due to a failed drug test, and he was defeated by Bobby Green and Khabib Nurmagomedov via decision to close out the year.

Round 1: Healy looks very thin, but maybe that is a good thing for him. We’ll see, as Masvidal is quick and maybe Healy wanted to try and match that as best as possible. Quick right from Masvidal. Healy gets hit by another right, but eating the punch allows him to get close. He tries to grapple with Masvidal, but is unable to get him down. Nice body shot from Healy connects. Healy in deep on a single-leg, but Masvidal showing great balance and stays upright. Healy back to the clinch against the fence, working to wear on him and tire him out. Like that, he gets the takedown with 90 seconds to go. Masvidal goes to the body with a kick, and he appears to have hurt Healy. Flying knee attempt and Healy goes for the takedown. Sprawl and Masvidal is searching for a submission as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Round 2: Healy back to the clinch work, but eats a knee to the chin. Healy with some dirty boxing and gets in close, but eats a right for his efforts. Healy now striking much better this round, snapping off lefts with great quickness. Another single-leg attempt in deep by Healy, but he’s forced to go back to the clinch. Not an exciting approach, but a very effective one. They separate and Healy goes quickly back to the clinch, landing knees to the legs of Masvidal.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Healy

Round 3: Head kick and more shots from Masvidal, along with a follow-up kick to the body. Off the fence, Masvidal is in control. However, most of this fight has been contested against the cage and that’s Healy’s world. Leg-lock attempt leaves Masvidal in half-guard with two-plus minutes to go. Now, full-guard and Masvidal is in complete control. Healy reverses and takes the back for a moment before ending up in a weird situation along the fence. Masvidal looks frustrated or annoyed.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)