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vBookie Event: Ross Pearson vs Edson Barboza (UFC 134)
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Outcome Odds Total Bets Total Staked
Ross Pearson 261/100 (2.61) 22 2755662  
Draw 50/1 (50.00) 0 0  
Edson Barboza 10/27 F (0.37) 16 975150 WIN!

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 08:59 PM
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Exciting battle makes it to the judges:

Round 1 - Mario Yamasaki the third man in the cage. Barboza misses a big high kick early. Pearson in the center and both fighters very light on their feet. They trade punches in the pocket, and both have extremely bad intentions with the quick strikes. Barboza playing the counter game and mixing in a few low kicks. Pearson misses a Superman after Barboza misses a snapping front kick. Incredible pace early. Pearson lands a crisp left, but Barboza backs away and resets in the center. More big shots from both fighters. Barboza still mixing in kicks to all levels. Pearson stalking, and he moves in after a fake kick. Barboza answers back with one that lands. Pearson with a snapping leg kick. Two minutes remain. Barboza missing on a few short punches. He seems to be firing with more speed and power, but Pearson landing his share of punches. Continued exchanges from both. Pearson looks for a takedown after blocking a kick. Extremely close round that could go either way. MMAjunkie.com splits the difference and calls it 10-10. Sorry.

Round 2 - Quick exchanges again, and Barboza drops Pearson briefly with a counter. The Brit pops up quickly and goes back to work. Pearson mixing in a few kicks with his gameplan. It's still Pearson stalking, but Barboza is landing some crisp counters. Pearosn shoots in from distance, but Barboza sprawls out and away. It's crisp striking, and Barboza lands a few lefts. Barboza now starting to prove a little more elusive. He lands a crisp right and then slips to a knee and can't follow. Spinning kick to the ribs pushes Pearson back. Barboza gaining confidence and Pearson punching a little less. Barboza digs to the body. Now Barboza unleashing the kicks a bit, and they stun Pearson. Still, he moves in looking to land. Final seconds. Pearson remains fresh and aggressive, but Barboza with a solid round in the second. MMAjunkie.com sees it for Barboza, 10-9.

Round 3 - Pearson again leading the charge, and a leaping knee allows him to score a few punches. But Pearson still sharp and nailing those nasty kicks o the body. Pearson tries a flying knee by comes up short. Pearson briefly snags the leg, but his opponent pulls away. The technical striking battle continues. Pearson tries to duck in for a takedown, but Pearson defends well. Halfway in, and Pearson seems to be netting a little confidence and momentum. Still, Pearson will not quit and just misses a leaping knee. Another takedown attempt stuffed. Pearson still pressing the action, but he can't land a truly vicious blow. Pearson opens up a cut on Pearson's cheek. Pearson lands a few stiff lefts, and he's making it interesting. Final seconds, and Pearson begs for an exchange. He leaps in with a knee that doesn't land. Good fight, and the third is again close. MMAjunkie.com sees it narrowly for Barboza, 10-9, and awards him the fight, 30-28. Edson Barboza def. Ross Pearson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

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