Gabba Gabba Hey
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Round 1 - Referee Josh Rosenthal makes his first appearance of the night. Yagin strikes a low stance. Assuncao stoic from just out of range. Both fighters start to bounce a bit, but neither is striking. Boos come 30 seconds in. Assuncao has missed a pair of front kicks. He misses a low kick, as well. Boos continue to come as Assuncao darts in and out of range. Yagin snaps off a high kick that's blocked. Yagin short on two quick punches. Assuncao maintaining range, but he's slow to strike. Yagin works in an overhand right. Assuncao ducks in and lands a takedown, pressing his opponent against the cage. Assuncao postures to pass the legs, but Yagin battles well to keep guard. Yagin rolls the hips and tries to trap an arm. Two minutes remain. Assuncao lands a few firm left hands to the head before Yagin kicks him away. Slow pace again on the feet. Assuncao holds his hands wide, but Yagin won't overcommit. Assuncao circling left and gets another takedown. Yagin throws elbows from his back. Round ends there to a chorus of boos. MMAjunkie.com scores the round even, 10-10, not wanting to reward the two takedowns, which resulted in zero offense for Assuncao.
Round 2 - Yagin looks to strikes early, but he pulls back a flying knee. An Assuncao kick is blocked. He ducks in for a takedown but eats a knee for his efforts. Assuncao kicks to the body, but it's blocked. Both fighters just seem to want to counter, and the result is a slow fight. Assuncao shoots in, and Yagin turns his back while defending. Assuncao takes the opportunity and leaps to back control. He slides off, and Yagin turns in. Nothing there, and they separate. Assuncao lands a straight right. Yagin started to breathe a little deeply. Halfway in, and more boos come forward as neither fighter is willing to lead the charge. Assuncao lands a left, and he follows with a low kick. Yagin standing in the center, and he does work in a Superman punch. Assuncao changing levels on the outside, and he scores with a left. Assuncao shuffles his feet, but that draws the biggest boos of the night. Gotta strike if you want to showboat. Assuncao shoots in again, an Yagin grabs a guillotine. He's only got half-guard, and Assuncao tells Rosenthal to stay away. Less than a minute, and Assuncao lands a few elbows and punches to the body. Yagin spins and woks back to his feet, and they break away again. Inside leg kick for Assuncao. Yagin misses with a punch, and the round ends. MMAjunkie.com sees it for Assuncao, 10-9. Crowd just sees red.
Round 3 - Yagin comes out striking in the final round. Assuncao shoots in, but he's forced to fall back and pull guard. Nothing there, and both fighters scramble up. Assuncao lands a left and avoids the counter. Yagin is stalking, and he nearly catches a front kick. Assuncao shoots in again, and Yagin wants that guillotine. He wraps the neck and leaps up, circling his legs around the waist. Tense moments for Assuncao, but he eventually shakes the choke free and sets up in Yagin's guard. Assuncao advances to half-mount and fires off a few left hands. Halfway in, and more punches are finding the mark. Yagin is against the cage, and he looks to finding escape very difficult. More punches from Assuncao, and he's mixing in a few right hands now. They're not massive blows, but Yagin is not answering from the bottom. Assuncao wraps the left arm around the neck, but he releases in favor of more ground and pound. Rosenthal watching closely. Again, not massive shots, but Yagin has done nothing to suggest he can escape. Clock winding down. Assuncao still firing punches while remaining conscious of the position. Assuncao flurries n the closing seconds, but the fight ends without a finish. MMAjunkie.com sees the final round for Assuncao, 10-9, giving him the fight 30-28. Junior Assuncao def. Eddie Yagin via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
FFL: Silva, Silva, Nogueira, Nogueira... Franklin.