The Ultimate Fighter Live Round-by-Round Review: Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia

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Round 1: Sicilia initiating here as Marcello backs up after an uppercut attempt. Sicilia comes swinging and Marcello dives for a single. Sicilia get out and catches him with a right hand. Marcello will need to take this to the ground if he wants a chance at the W. Sicilia with a nice combination and follows up with a kick to the liver. Sicilia catches him with a body shot and Marcello falls to the ground. Sicilia not willing to engage on the ground and lets Marcello get to the feet. Both fighters struggling to close the distance. Sicilia throwing wild combinations but fails to land anything.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Sicilia

Round 2: Marcello off balance again and falls to the ground before going the single but struggles to get Sicilia to the mat. Marcello lands a number of tight punches, backing Sicilia onto the fence. First barrage from the Brazilian all fight as Sicilia begins to show signs of fatigue. Sicilia lands a big left hook and swarms Marcello on the ground. A defenseless Marcello eats a number of right hands before the ref stops it.

Sam Sicilia defeats Cristiano Marcello via TKO (punches) at 2:52 in the second round.

Not the best performance by either fighter but Sicilia clearly had the edge in striking and took advantage.

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