UFC 152 Round-by-Round Review: Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

| by

We will see the return of Matt Hamill (11-4) next, as he takes on UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3) at light heavyweight. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Hamill goes right after Hollett, jumping right into his face. Hamill looking to unload, throwing some quick jabs at Hollett, who appears a little hesitant to start. Hollett lands an overhand right and a left to the body. Hollett throwing some heavy punches. Jab by Hamill connects, as he avoids the hands of Hollett.

Restlessness from the fans, despite both fighters deciding to stand and trade. Hamill taunting Hollett a little now, trying to get him to come in wildly. Hamill gets a takedown off the single-leg, and now he is unloading on Hollett from above. Hollett covering up, but he isn't fighting back. Hamill locks a leg and continues to fire off on the head of Hollett. Fists to the face by Hamill as we go under 30 seconds in the round. Hamill moving from side to side, attacking Hollett, who is able to get to his feet and land a big knee as the round ends. Hollett with a right that bloodies the eye of Hamill.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hamill

Round 2: Hamill again stalks right at Hollett to start. Hollett loading up the right, looking to maybe catch Hamill coming in. Big left by Hollett, and another left. Hollett fends off a weak takedown attempt by Hamill, who threw 75 significant strikes in the first round - a record for the 205-pound division. Hollett goes for a knee, but Hamill gets the easy takedown. Hamill lets Hollett up, and eats a right. Body shot misses by Hollett. Spinning-back kick by Hollett just a glancing blow, if anything. Hamill looks a little tired, as he isn't throwing his left at all. Failed takedown attempt by Hamill. Hollett again goes to the body, as Hamill seems gassed. Hamill with a takedown to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hollett

Round 3: Quick exchange to start, as Hollett lands a big left. Both fighters seem tired, and Hamill takes advantage, shooting in and getting the takedown. Hamill now on top, takes the back of Hollett and unloads on the face, much like the first round. Hamill riding Hollett, who is covering up. Hollett tries to roll, but winds up in side control, giving Hamill an opening to his face. Hamill firing the right to Hollett's head, but Hollett is able to get back to his feet. Hamill shoots again and gets a power double-leg takedown into half-guard. Hamill in complete control, as Hollett is breathing heavy and bleeding from his nose/mouth. Wild right misses by Hollett, and Hamill gets his sixth takedown of the match.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hamill

Matt Hamill def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Related Content

Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline