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Nick Catone 20/47 F (0.43) 5 275020 WIN!
Draw 5/1 (5.00) 0 0  
Costantinos Philippou 21/10 (2.10) 2 15000  

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UFC 128: Nick Catone vs Costantinos Philippou (Spoilers)

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Catone takes the UD:

Round 1 - Lots of circling early before Catone moves in with punches. Nothing lands, and they reset. Catone goes low with a kick Still little action a minute into the bout. Philippou has thrown nothing, but Catone looks for the occasional jab. Philippou whiffs on a low kick. Two minutes in, and still no action. Catone shoots and pins his opponent against the cage. They jockey for position, and Catone unloads a knee to the head while still looking for the takedown. Philippou fends it off, and they reset in the center. A firefighter breaks out, and Philippou gets the better of it before Catone regroups and retreats. They then trade solid jabs, which the crowd appreciates. Both fighter is working for a straight right, and each lands. The fighters trade, and Catone complains of an eyepoke, but the ref won't give a timeout. Catone is angry and shoots and gets the drag-takedown. He delivers a nice forearm and opens a deep head gash. Philippou delivers elbows from below as the round ends in entertaining fashion. It's close, but the final 10 seconds earn Catone the round, 10-9, on our scorecard.

Round 2 - Lots of circling early. We're 30 seconds in, and nothing has been thrown. Catone whiffs on a right, and Philippou counters with a couple nice shots. Catone clinches and puts him against the cage. Catone delivers a knee to the head and then works knees to the legs. He wants the takedown, but Philippou is defending well. Philippou works soft body shots that prove more a distraction. Catone looks for a single leg and fails but connects on a knee during the scramble. The pace slows midway through. Philippou swings with heavy hands but comes up short. He throws a laxy left and is countered with a solid right and then eats a high kick. Catone lands another. Philippou appears OK, but they landed well. Philippou moves in with lunging punches and clinches, but Catone puts him against the cage. Catone works knees to the inner thigh and dips for a takedown. Philippou defends, though. Catone keeps at it and finally gets the single-leg takedown. He lands in half guard and wrks elbows to the head. Philippou tries to tuck up under his opponent to avoid the shots. Catone briefly frees a leg, but Philippou pulls it back in. Catone, though, makes him pay with punches before the round ends. MMAjunkie.com scores another 10-9 for Catone.

Round 3 - Catone lands a nice combo. Philippou moves in, but Catone ducks and scores a nice double-leg takedown. He gets to half guard and looks for strikes from the top. Philippou pulls him close and tucks his head so Catone can only hit the back of his head, which prompts a ref's warning. Catone then uses forearm strikes to the face as Philippou pulls him into full guard. Catone delivers some more short punches. Philippou answers with some elbows. Catone postures up and drops punches. Philippou tries to roll free, but Catone is a blanket on top. Catone frees a leg as Philippou puts his back against the cage. Catone delivers some steady elbow strikes, and Philippou is stuck as Catone hops into mount. Catone starts to wail on his opponent. Philippou tries to pull him close, but the shots are getting through. Forearm strikes open some more cuts. Catone closes out the round with continued ground and pound to put the icing on the cake. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Catone and 30-27 overall. The crowd cheers loudly for the local fighter. Nick Catone def. Costantinos Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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