UFC 152 Round-by-Round Review: Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage

We begin the FX-televised prelims with featherweights Jimy Hettes (10-0) and Marcus Brimage (5-1). The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Let's see if the televised prelims can deliver like the Facebook ones. Brimage tags Hettes early, dropping him to the canvas. Brimage fends off a weak takedown attempt by Hettes. Brimage dancing around, landing big strikes with ease. Hettes goes for another takedown and Brimage avoids it. Brimage with a nice 1-2 combo, as Hettes lands a knee that connects a little low. Brimage sweeps Hettes' leg and "The Kid" falls, but Brimage doesn't go to the ground, allowing him back up.

Brimage catches Hettes with a left that drops Hettes and follows up with a few strikes, but lets him up again so not to get caught in a submission. Brimage teeing off with lefts and rights. Heavy breathing by Hettes now, as he misses with a wild right. Blood coming from right eye area of Hettes, as Brimage continues to pepper him with strikes. Knee to the body by Brimage. Left from Brimage connects, as Hettes is unable to do much damage with his punches. Big left and right land by Brimage, as they two seem to be enjoying this style of fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brimage

Round 2: Brimage ducks a head kick and comes in with several power strikes. Hettes looking a little more confident with his striking now. Brimage landed 65 significant strikes in the first round. Hettes gets his hands around Brimage and takes him to the mat, which is exactly where Hettes wanted to be. Brimage trying to power out, but Hettes takes his back. Brimage, however, rolls through and is able to avoid the submission attempt and get back to his feet. Hettes has the back of Brimage once again, this time in more control with a body triangle. Hettes looking for the rear-naked choke with just over two minutes to go in the round. Brimage's size seems to be causing Hettes trouble, as he works to his knees. Hettes still on his back with the body triangle. Just over a minute to go, and Brimage eats a few punches to get to his feet. Brimage fends off the takedown attempt by Hettes and lands a big right.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Round 3: Brimage with a left, and is landing some nice leg kicks to start the round. Looks like an accidental headbutt has caused bleeding behind the ear of Hettes. Hettes with a solid right that lands to face of Brimage, as he is using his quick striking to keep Brimage off balance. Not much power from Brimage now, as Hettes is just walking through his strikes. Hettes drops for a single, but Brimage fends it off with ease. Brimage with a leg kick as the round comes to a close.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brimage

Marcus Brimage def. Jimy Hettes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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