UFC 145 Round-by-Round Review: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero

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Round 1: They touch gloves and begin engaging immediately. Neither man lands much before they close the distance and clinch against the cage. Danzig landing some nice punches inside before hitting the takedown. Escudero rolls for a heel hook, but Danzig defends and rolls out to the side. Escudero gets to his feet. Danzig sticking his jab well. Danzig using his range better, keeping Escudero on the end of his punches. Danzig working hard to drag Escudero to the mat, but Escudero defends well. Escuero shoots and Danzig defends. This one is evenly matched and neither man is holding a clear edge yet.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Danzig out of the gates quickly. Escudero lands a nice right hand. Danzig grabs the body lock, where he's working knees. Escudero starting to string his punches together. The crowd is restless, with this being the third straight evenly-matched fight. They're going to work from the outside; staying evenly matched in this department as well. Danzig and Escudero's skill sets are cancelling each other out and neither man is willing to open up enough to make something happen.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Joe Rogan points out in between rounds that Danzig's right ankle is very swollen, possibly as a result of the heel hook.

Round 3: It doesn't seem to be impeding his movement, and he lands a kick with it shortly after. They clinch against the cage, with little coming from it. Danzig shoots for and is denied on a takedown. Danzig has the body lock and tries to drag Escudero down, ad the ref stops them. They clinch again, Danzig getting in a knee. More of the same even striking to close out the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Mac Danzig defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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