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UFC on FUEL TV 2 Round-by-Round Review: Cyrille Diabate vs. Tom DeBlass

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Round 1: DeBlass trying to close the distance and get his hands on Diabate. He eventually closes the gap and takes Diabates down, ending up in guard. The action on the ground is slow, as Diabate's length is providing him the leverage to make it difficult for DeBlass to pass or mount offense. Mike Goldberg generously describes the action as "methodical." DeBlass eventually works to side control. One minute left. The round winds down with little offense to speak of.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for DeBlass

Round 2: DeBlass catches a kick and dumps Diabate to the mat right off the bat. Diabate fighting free, but as he stands DeBlass throws him into a guillotine. Diabate defends, but ends up on his back again. Deblass in side control. Diabate gets to his feet and lands a takedown of his own. Diabate looking to work ground and pound. DeBlass stalls Diabate's assault and reverses positioning by threatening with a footlock. DeBlass back in side mount. Diabate reverses and gets back to his feet again, landing some mean punches from top position. Diabate doing the most damage of the fight right now.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diabate

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Round 3: DeBlass eats a pair of straight shots that sting. Diabate hammers DeBlass with a knee as he closes the gap. That one hurt him. Diabate taking his time, landing solid punches and keeping DeBlass on the outside. DeBlass ends up on his back on the mat, with Diabate working ground and pound. DeBlass looks like he'd rather be anywhere else right now. DeBlass rolls for a leglock again, but Diabate defends. DeBlass uses the hold to take top position with a minute and a half left, though. He doesn't hold the position long, as Diabate slips out and takes top position himself. Diabate pounding away at DeBlass as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diabate

Cyrille Diabate defeated Tom DeBlass via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

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