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UFC on FX 4 Round-by-Round Review: Rick Story vs. Brock Jardine

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Round 1: Story with a big knee to start, and continues to keep Jardine from finding his distance. Story catches a kick attempt by Jardine and lands a left. On a side note, Story looks a lot like a Diaz with his fighting stance. Story with a takedown on Jardine, looking to get a hook in and mount the back. Story still working to get an arm, but goes for the mount on the back and a second hook in. Story with some knees to the body, but Jardine gets up and the two are back standing. Jardine not mounting much of any kind of attack through the first four minutes, as Story lands a combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Story

Round 2: Story with a takedown off a wild Jardine strike, taking the back and in control. Story locks in a hook after delivering a knee, breaking Jardine down with a series of strikes. Jardine able to work out, but still needs to find his rhythm with his offense. Story in complete control, using takedowns, kicks, strikes to keep Jardine at bay. Jardine still wild with his strikes, missing very badly. Another takedown with Story, who has been in control throughout.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Story

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Round 3: Jardine told he needs to end the fight, but Story garners another takedown to start the round. Story is all over Jardine, working to finish the fight himself. Story nearly falls over on a strike, as he might be tiring himself out. Jardine looks like the fresher fighter, but is way down on the scorecards as his corner continues to tell him to finish. Jardine down to one knee as Story lands several blows, working a choke against the fence. Story still with a choke attempt, landing a pair of knees to the body. Story shakes off a kick to the groin, as Jardine misses with a big uppercut. Story catches Jardine on the way in, gets another takedown and goes back to work with the headlock and knees to the body combo. Story trying to lock in an armbar as the clock continues to wind down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Story

Rick Story def. Brock Jardine via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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