Bellator FC 76: Nazareno Malegarie vs Rad Martinez
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10-12-2012, 10:10 PM
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Nazareno Malegarie vs. Rad Martinez
R1: Malegarie showing improved striking early but gets his nose bloodied up by the quick southpaw Martinez. Martinez shoots and Malegarie turns it into a guillotine attempt when Martinez sprawls, but nothing's ado. Nice 3-piece combo from Malegarie is answered with a step-in knee and hook from Martinez. Again Malegarie unwinds both hands with bad intentions and Martinez fires back with a combo of his own.
Malegarie gets wobbled by a combo on the fence but seems to recover quickly though his face is a mess. Martinez clips Malegarie with a straight punch that dazes him again and scores a double leg takedown to close out the round. 10-9 Martinez, bordering on 10-8.
R2: Malegarie changes his tune and tries to tie up Martinez early. Martinez circles away and keeps him at bay with more stiff punches. Malegarie shoots and half-lands the takedown but Martinez scoots free and shoots one of his own; Malegaries guillotine attempt causes him to back out.
Another crisp overhand left sails through for Martinez. Malegarie is the busier striker but Martinez is much more effective and powerful. Martinez goes downstairs with a left, then unloads a right-left combo to the breadbasket followed by a retreating left hand. Leaping left hand and body kick from Martinez to finish the 2nd. 10-9 Martinez.
R3: Nice set of successive hooks land for Malegarie. Martinez gets a momentary takedown but Malegarie pulls off a beautiful sweep and they restart standing. Martinez goes for the outside trip in the clinch and then switches to a single. He gets it but again for just an instant. Malegarie pops Martinez in the kisser. Martinez looking a little rough this round and might have gassed himself out.
Martinez now winging sloppy shots with his feet planted while Malegarie's maintained his pace. Malegarie attacks aggressively and Martinez shows signs of life with a few hard lefts in the clinch that back Malegarie up. Martinez shoots and they lock horns on the cage. Martinez clips Malegerie with a left hook when they separate and Malegarie goes down briefly again. As soon as he stands back up, Martinez puts him back down with a double. 10-9 Martinez, giving him a clean sweep on my card. All 3 judges see it the same with 30-27 scores across the board.
Rad Martinez defeats Nazareno Malegarie by unanimous decision
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