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Old 04-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Round 1 - Dan Miragliotta oversees this one. And McKenzie goes to the floor quickly. He'll want that special guillotine he's known for. Garcia is up fairly quickly, but McKenzie brings him right back to the ground. He starts to sneak around and has Garcia's back. Lots of trouble for the smaller Garcia here. McKenzie locks up the body triangle, and McKenzie goes to work with some punches and then looks for the rear-naked choke. He gets it, but Garcia pushes it off. Still, with three minutes left, Garcia surviving the round would be an accomplishment. He lands some punches from Garcia's back and McKenzie again looks for that choke. Not yet. Garcia tries to stand up, but it's not going to stick. McKenzie keeps working for it. Garcia tries to turn out of it, but McKenzie tries an arm triangle. Somehow, Garcia is able to gather back up and gets to his back in guard. Garcia gets back to his feet. McKenzie goes for a couple guillotines, and as the round starts to wind down, he'll look for a triangle. But Garcia survives the round. MMAjunkie.com gives the round to McKenzie 10-8; it was dominant.

Round 2 - Garcia looks to throw some punches early in the second. But McKenzie ties him up and naturally wants the fight on the floor. He gets it there with Garcia's back on the fence. He'll try to wrap up Garcia's neck, naturally. Garcia scrambles out and gets back to the middle. HE lands a body kick and tries to get some punches off. He slugs. And with just under three minutes left, McKenzie tries to get the fight back down. It's Garcia who looks for a choke, but he has to give it up and McKenzie takes him down and takes his back. We're back to much of the same as the first round. Garcia has no room to do anything. He's landing punches to soften and trying to look for that choke, body triangle firmly in place. It's a 10-9 round for McKenzie fairly easily on the MMAjunkie.com card.

Round 3 - Garcia is going to have to turn this thing into a slugfest and stay on his feet. He throws a big kick. A spinning backfist misses. McKenzie dives for a takedown, but he can't get it. He ducks under a Garcia left, but Garcia lands a right. Garcia telegraphs a left high kick, but part of it gets through. A right hand from Garcia lands 90 seconds in. He'll kick high again. But McKenzie lands a 1-2. Garcia still wants the home run ball. But McKenzie puts his hands down, then puts them behind his back and lets him swing. Garcia kicks to the body. He just misses up high, then goes to the legs with a kick. McKenzie laughing at Garcia when he misses with these haymakers. With 45 seconds left, McKenzie gets a trip takedown, and he'll be on top in north-south position. He lands a few elbows from half-guard, and this is how the fight will end. It's a 10-9 round for McKenzie, and MMAjunkie.com has him winning the fight 30-26. Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
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