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Outcome Odds Total Bets Total Staked
Johnny Eduardo 3/2 (1.50) 1 125000  
Draw 50/1 (50.00) 0 0  
Raphael Assuncao 20/33 F (0.61) 3 2050100 WIN!

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UFC 134: Raphael Assuncao vs Johnny Eduardo

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Here we go to another decision:

Round 1 - Referee Marc Goddard in charge. Assuncao strikes first with a leg kick. Eduardo comfortable but not moving forward just yet. Assuncao holds the center early. Assuncao moves in and gets clipped with a counter right, but he backs away and resets. Assuncao lands a crisp straight of his own. Very tentative pace early. Assuncao misses on a front kick. Assuncao continues to kick low, but Edaurdo looks to be settling in and trying to counter over the top. Assuncao rushes in from range and latches onto a leg. Eduardo defends as he backs up to the cage. Assuncao continues to press and does earn the takedown. Eduardo works from a closed guard. Assuncao postures and scores with a few short elbows, but the action is relatively moderate. Eduardo refuses to break the guard. Goddard inches in and finally calls for a restart. One minute left. Eduardo misses a flashy spinning kick. Assuncao gives a little Bruce Lee look as he misses a spinning punch. Both fighters miss again in the final seconds, and MMAjunkie.com gives the opening round to Assuncao, 10-9.

Round 2 - Eduardo takes the center and looks to be a little more determined. The two clinch up and briefly hit the deck but pop quickly back to their feet. Assuncao tries to work to the back from the standing position, and Eduardo is forced to defend the advance against the cage. Assuncao finally just drives a knee to the body and then backs away. Eduardo lands a crisp kick top the body, but he needs to up the output. Assuncao ducks in, but Eduardo feels it and sprawls, backing up to the cage as he defends. THe two lock up in the clinch, but there's nothing there. They finally separate from the stalemate, and the crowd urges them to pick up the pace. Both fighters trade punches and knees, but Assuncao slips quickly to the back and earns a nifty trip. Eduardo tries to recover, but Assuncao is on his back. Assuncao works both hooks in and tries for a rear-naked choke. Won't have enough time to finish, but the late action certainly secures him the round, 10-9.

Round 3 - Eduardo needs a finish, and he comes out swinging. But it's Assuncao who lands best in an initial flurry. Both fighters look content to trade in the early going, and Assuncao is showing some really crisp striking, as he avoids Eduardo's long reach and fires back with crisp countershots. Eduardo stalking, but he's having a hard time tracking Assuncao down.Eduardo cuts off the cage and begs Assuncao to come in. He does, moving the fight to the floor and attacking Eduardo's leg while defending his own. Assuncao looks comfortable with Eduardo's legs grapevined around his left leg, and he punches away from a standing position. Eduardo is warned a few times for holding Assuncao's right glove. He's warned again seconds later for grabbing the fence. Assuncao is punching, but Goddard decides it's not enough and stands them up. Less than a minute. Eduardo still hunting, but Assuncao doing a fantastic job of managing the distance. Assuncao slips on a kick, and the crowd goes nuts, but he points to the floor to show it wasn't a knockdown. Fight ends on the feet, and MMAjunkie.com will also give the third to Assuncao, giving him the round, 30-27. Raphael Assuncao def. Johhny Eduardo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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