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UFC on FUEL TV 5 Round-by-Round Review: Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah

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It's time for our co-main event, as Nottingham's own Dan Hardy (24-10) battles Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah (7-3) at welterweight. Hardy has never lost in his hometown. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Sadollah coming right out and after Hardy, lands a pair of nice rights. Leg kick by Sadollah connects, as does another. Hardy checks the third leg kick and fires back. Hardy counters with a left hook, while Sadollah goes for the head kick. Hardy catches Sadollah, and gives him a smirk. Hardy again, and Sadollah circles away.

Sadollah with an inside leg kick. Hardy tries to counter a straight by Sadollah, as Hardy continues to look for the big hook. Sadollah clinches, and pushes Hardy up against the fence. Knee to the body by Sadollah. Hardy reverses the situation and fires off his own knees. Sadollah with a front kick, but Hardy attacks. Sadollah right back with his own offense, as Hardy pushes Sadollah up against the cage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

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Round 2: Big knee by Hardy lands, as he fires off a pair of hooks. Hardy more effective now as the crowd starts to cheer. Quick left hook just misses by Hardy, who lands with a right hook. Hardy with a big right hand, as he continues to push the pace. Body kick by Hardy, who shoots in and gets a huge double-leg takedown. Bodylock by Sadollah, as he holds Hardy up against the fence. Hardy switches things up and the two split. Sadollah with a quick right and Hardy smirks at him. Big bombs being thrown by Hardy. Another drop down and a double-leg takedown by the British....wrestler? Hardy showing a new side to his attack. Elbow to the face by Hardy. Sadollah looking for an armbar, but Hardy escapes and does more damage from the top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Round 3: We enter the third, and with the second going to Hardy for sure, it's possible Sadollah claimed the first. Sadollah fends off a takedown attempt by Hardy for the first time in this fight. Hardy fights off a pair of trip takedown attempts by Sadollah. Hardy connects and Sadollah's face is becoming a bloody mess. Uppercut by Hardy lands, as blood continues to pour from the right eye area of Sadollah. Head-kick attempt misses by Sadollah, as he slips and Hardy gets the double-leg takedown. Just over two minutes, and now there is a second cut on Sadollah, this time on the left side of his face. Sadollah going for an armbar, as Hardy lands a nice elbow to the face. More elbows to the face of Sadollah by Hardy. The hometown Brit still on top and causing damage to Sadollah as we go under 50 seconds. Back to the feet and Hardy lands a nice combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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