UFC 155 Round-by-Round Review: Chris Cariaso vs. John Moraga

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We open up action on Facebook with flyweights Chris Cariaso (14-3) and John Moraga (11-1). The referee in charge will be Chris Tognoni.

Round 1: Big kicks to start by Cariaso, as Moraga looking to set something up. Moraga catches a kick and lands a stiff jab that stunned Cariaso for a brief second. Moraga with a miss of a huge kick to the head, but gets a takedown. No ground work, as Moraga lets Cariaso back up. Cariaso catches Moraga with a kick as we head to the two-minute mark. Kick-punch attempt by Cariaso lands. Moraga with a knee to the body as they tie up. Not a lot of action this round, as both seem hesitant to really mix it up. Cariaso with a right that lands, and another kick to the lead leg followed by a body kick as we complete the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Moraga

Round 2: Cariaso throwing combos to start, just like his corner asked for between rounds. Moraga with a big right but misses, as he seems just a little off so far with his striking. Overhand left misses by Moraga. They tie up and Moraga pushes Cariaso up against the fence. Cariaso with a knee to the body, but Moraga lands a knee to the body and an elbow off the clinch. Moraga looking fluid with his strikes now, really hurting Cariaso with everything he lands. Body kick by Cariaso, and a high kick that glances off the head. Cariaso with a kick-strike combo, as Moraga tosses him to the mat and goes to work on the ground. Cariaso grabs control, but is unable to lock in anything with a minute to go. Cariaso kicks off and gets up, as Moraga does no damage on the ground. Cariaso closes out the round on top after a takedown of the Div. I wrestler.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso

Round 3: Cariaso has 26 kicks and knees landed to zero by Moraga through two rounds. Uppercut by Moraga, as the two exchange. Moraga locking in a front headlock and he finishes Cariaso off just like that. An incredible front choke that Cariaso did not see coming at all.

John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:11 of Round 3

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