Round 1 – Saffiedine moves laterally on the outside. Lim stalks in the center. Saffiedine misses a low kick. Saffiedine land sa right hand counter. He tries a knee, but Saffiedine blocks it. Saffiedine switches stances. Lim kicks the body again. Right hand score, and he avoids the return shot. Saffiedine kicks the lead thigh. Lim misses a knee up the middle. Saffiedine hits the floor as Lim picks his leg. Lim follows, but Saffiedine scrambles to his feet. Two minutes left. Saffiedine kicks the lead leg again. Those are scoring well. Lim with a nice jab, and he kicks the body again. Lim managing the distance well, avoiding a lot of Saffiedine’s attacks. His right hand scoring often, as well. Saffiedine kicks the body. Lim scoring, but he’s reaching at times, and Saffiedine countering well in those spots. Round ends, and MMAjunkie gives it to Lim, 10-9.
Round 2 – Saffiedine starts quickly, pumping his jab. Lim trying to keep some space and use his length. They exchange, and Saffiedine lands a right hand. Lim staggers. Saffiedine continues to press forward. He scores again. Lim recovers quickly, but he was in some trouble. Lim pumps a jab, but Saffiedine is finding a home for his right hand. Jab for Saffiedine, followed by a kick to the leg. Saffiedine picking up the volume. Lim misses a flying knee. Saffiedine with a right hand. Jab scores. He’s finding his mark. Saffiedine fighting well in tight. Saffiedine digs the body and lands a big left up top. Right hand follows. Saffiedine is in a rhythm. He’s chopping the leg, as well. Lim giving chase, and he’s dangerous, but the momentum has switched. Short right for Saffiedine. Lim misses a few power shots. Saffiedine is picking him apart right now. Round ends, and MMajunkie gives it to Saffiedine, 10-9.
Round 3 – Saffiedine out quickly again. Lim ready to answer, but he’s getting outworked. Lim slips, but he gets back to his feet. Saffiedine pushes, and Lim hits the floor. Lim looks for a leg, but Saffiedine turns through it and moves to the back. Lim pops out the back door and gets back to his feet. Saffiedine moving laterally again. Lim takes a hard leg kick and buckles. A second kick sends him to the floor. Saffiedine kicks the limb a bit more and then presses down on top. Saffiedine postures with a big left hand. Lim trying to hold him tight from half-guard. Saffiedine works in a few more punches from the top. eferee Leon Roberts stands them up. Lim is slow to rise. That leg is in trouble. Saffiedine kicks it again, and Lim falls. Saffiedine briefly celebrates, but Roberts makes them fight. Round ends, and MMAjunkie gives it to Saffiedine, 10-9.
Round 4 – Lim comes out swinging, but he can’t stand. Lim doing everything he can to turn this around, but Saffiedine knows the finish is near. Saffiedine weather the storm and looks to finish this fight with leg kicks. Lim is all heart, but his leg is shot. Saffiedine hits him with a leaping knee, and Lim hits the deck. Saffiedine follows to the canvas. Saffiedine tries to move to the back. Lim turns in to prevent the pass. Saffiedine in side control. Lim probably happy he’s not standing on that leg. Lim doing everything he can to survive. Saffiedine patient on top. He lands a few shots to the body before the bell. MMAjunkie gives it to him, 10-9.
Round 5 – Lim still wobbly, and Saffiedine attacks the leg. Two hard kicks see Lim buckle. Right hand scores for Saffiedine. Lim tries to flurry. Saffiedine covers well, but Lim has no quit. Knee for Lim. He’s punching away, but as soon asSaffiedine kicks the leg, it all stops. Saffiedine actually glances at the clock.Not sure if he’s tired or feels bad, but he seems to have Lim ready to go, yet he’s not getting it done. Lim chasing as Saffiedine constantly retreats and resets. He finally lands another big kick, and Lim falls. Saffiedine backs up, and we reset. Saffiedine with a right hand. Lim is showing heart, but Saffiedine in control. Saffiedine lands a high kick. Lim screams at him. What a tough, tough fighter. Final minute. Saffiedine retreats. Lim chases and blasts him. Saffiedine is in trouble. Wow. Lim all over a wobbly Saffiedine, but the bell sounds before he can finish. Amazing. MMAjunkie gives the round to Lim, 10-9, but awards Saffiedine the fight, 48-47.
Result: Tarec Saffiedine def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)