04-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Gabba Gabba Hey
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Not a popular bet I guess?
The fighters touch gloves and McCray comes with a harmless low kick. He ducks under a Barbosa left and clinches up with the American Top Team welterweight. He puts Barbosa up against the cage as both fighters seem to work simultaneous knees. McCray finally gets the better of the clinch battle and scores the takedown working from side guard. With 90 seconds gone in the round, Barbosa uses the cage to get full guard back on McCray as the TUF veteran works short elbows and rights from there. Barbosa quickly opens up his guard and looks for a couple of submission attempts but to no avail on McCray. The resulting scramble sees McCray fighting off another submission and winds up back in Barbosa's full guard with 75 seconds left in the round. McCray postures up to create some distance and lands with a couple of shots to Barbosa's body. With 30 seconds left in the round, Barbosa opens his guard up again looking for another submission but nothing comes from it. The round ends with McCray on top.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 McCray
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 McCray
Lutfi Sariahmed scores the round 10-9 McCray
Barbosa throws a sloppy kick to start and McCray makes him pay for it. He grabs the leg and throws Barbosa down and goes to work from Barbosa's open guard. Barbosa closes his guard back up but less than a minute into the round the ATT welterweight is back in the same place he ended the last round. McCray is scoring with some small shots but Barbosa is keeping him close and forces the standup from referee Kevin Mulhall. On the restart, Barbosa connects with a couple of strong punches, but McCray closes the distance again and takes Barbosa down with less than three minutes in the round. The action slows to a lull again and Mulhall again restarts the action on the feet where. McCray connects again, but as he comes in to close the distance on Barbosa again he eats some heavy leather from the Brazilian. It allows Barbosa the opportunity to take McCray's back in the ensuing scramble and go to work on a rear-naked choke with less than a minute left in the round. McCray works to turn into Barbosa which hinders his attempts at the submission. McCray successfully turns into Barbosa to end the round.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Barbosa
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Barbosa
Lutfi Sariahmed scores the round 10-9 Barbosa
McCray battled back from
adversity against Barbosa.
McCray lands with a kick to Barbosa's lead leg to open the round. As McCray looks to clinch again he comes in throwing shots, but the Brazilian is able to duck under this time and score with a takedown. Almost immediately, Barbosa works for an armbar on McCray but can't secure it. He lets go of the armbar and the subsequent scramble sees McCray in Barbosa's guard with three minutes remaining. With neither fighter working though Mulhall stands the action back up. On the restart, Barbosa connects with a nice one-two forcing McCray to go back to the clinch and work for a single-leg. McCray looks gassed as he eventually scores with that single and follows up with some tired lefts. Barbosa opens up his guard with 30 seconds left in the round as McCray continues moving from on top to avoid another restart. Barbosa locks on a triangle as the round ends but it's not secure.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 McCray (29-28 Barbosa)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 McCray (29-28 Barbosa)
Lutfi Sariahmed scores the round 10-9 McCray (29-28 Barbosa)
Official result: Judge Sue Sanidad sees it 29-28 for Kris McCray, while Eric Colon reckons it 29-28 for Ailton Barbosa. Decisive judge John Bilyk has it 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Kris McCray.