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UFC 147 Round-by-Round Review: Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira

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Round 1: They touch gloves and Arantes takes the center. Arantes kicks to the body; Vieira stalking after him with punches. Vieira ducks right under a big right hand and moves directly into half guard. Vieira to side control. Arantes regains full guard after a few dicey moments. Vieira posturing and lands a volley of ground and pound and slides into side control. Thirty seconds to go and he's working for the D'arce choke. Arantes again recovers guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vieira

Round 2: Arantes starts off the round with a flying knee. He's clearly looking to take back the momentum. Vieira taking the outside, content to defend without doing much countering. Three minutes left and Arantes is just edging him out by virtue of a more active stand up attack. Vieira shoots with just over two minutes to go, but Arantes defends it easily. Arantes seems to be settling into a groove, timing Vieira, but his offense is far from overwhelming at this point. Vieira rocks Arantes with a wheel kick out of nowhere, but rushes in and allows Arantes to tie him up. Arantes takes Vieira down, but Vieira gets up quickly. Arantes threatens to take his back, but Vieira defends.

It looks like Arantes spit out a tooth after the round.

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FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Arantes demonstrating that he still holds the edge in the stand up department, but Vieira is still making it hard for him to put much together. Arantes follows up a jumping head kick with several straight shots that back Vieira up. Vieira ducks another punch and shoots for the takedown; Arantes stuffs it and avoids Vieira pulling guard. Arantes shutting down Vieira's bottom game and landing punches. Vieira manages to wrestle Arantes into his full guard now; a little under two minutes to go. Vieira can't get to work fast enough though and the ref stands them up. Arantes with a spinning back kick that goes to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Arantes

Felipe Arantes and Milton Vieira fought to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

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