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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Taylor takes the decision:

Round 1 – Both fighters trade kicks to start the fight. Shonie tries to catch the next two kicks from Taylor, but can’t. Taylor lands a stiff super-man punch. Shonie finally catches a kick and gets the takedown to full guard. Taylor stands, but Carter gets behind him and tries to suplex, but mostly falls to his own back. The fighters are now back on their feet. The fighters try to kick at range, but nothing lands. Shonie lands a hard spinning back fist a follow-up right, but Taylor is not hurt. Taylor tries an axe kick and follows it up with some shots. He then comes with a side kick to the chest. Shonie comes back with two body kicks of his own. Shonie presses Taylor against the cage with double underhooks. Taylor gets off the cage and lands a knee to the body. Taylor gets a trip takedown with less than 10 seconds left.
ProMMANow score 10-9 Taylor

Round 2 – The fighters both land leg kicks and end up in the clinch. Shonie tries to throw, but ends up giving up in the mount. In a scramble, Taylor almost takes the back. However, they end up back on their feet with Taylor pressing Shonie into the cage. Taylor drags Shonie back to the mat. Shonie gets back to his feet and finally finishes the clinch takedown he had been working for. Taylor creates a scramble gets back to his feet and lands a few punches. Taylor starts trying to land kicks. He lands a few to the legs, but misses the two to the head. Shonie lands one to the cup, but it is not even hard enough to bother Taylor. Shonie tries to kick, but eats a hard right hand for his trouble. Sensing Shonie is hurt, Taylor comes in with some hard shots and lands several. He tags Shonie again and out of desperation Shonie shoots, and it is stuffed. He stands and Taylor gets behind him.Taylor lands a head kick on the break. The round ends.
ProMMANow score 10-9 Taylor

Round 3 – Taylor backs up Shonie with several right hands to start the last round. Shonie tries to clinch, but he has trouble controlling the position. Shonie appears hurt. The referee steps in and ask him if he wants to continue. He does and the fight continues. Taylor lands a hard side kick to the body. He then presses Shonie into the cage. From the clinch he lands a few knees to the body and gets a takedown into half guard. From there, Taylor begins landing some “stay busy” punches to the head. Shonie seems to have very little left, but Taylor is not throwing enough to finish the fight. He starts to unload some harder shots, which force Shonie to scramble but he can’t escape the position. Taylor takes the back with both hooks. Shonie defends wrists with 20 seconds left in the fight. At the clapper, Taylor lands a few punches.
ProMMANow score 10-9 Taylor

OFFICIAL RESULT: Torrance Taylor defeats Shonie Carter Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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