UFC on FOX 3: Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

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Round 1: Mostly feinting for the first minute; Castillo shoots in and closes the distance. Cholish defends the takedown and lands a nice punch-leg kick combo. Cholish slips and avoids a front headlock attempt. Cholish goes for the takedown and briefly gets Castillo to the mat. Castillo defends a trip and turns Cholish into the fence before they separate. Back to a feint-heavy stand up bout. The crowd is growing restless. Castillo digs in and lands a nice right hand to the body and then one to the head. A nice right hand lands for Castillo. They end the round on their feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Cholish ducks under a pair of punches and hits a nice takedown. Castillo offensive from his back, landing some nice elbows. Castillo gets to his feet quickly. Castillo keeping the pressure on standing up. Castillo defends another takedown. The crowd boos the measured stand up exchange. Cholish hits the double; Castillo defends and takes top position, but Cholish makes space and gets to his feet. Castillo sneaks in a hard right hand. Less than thirty to go and Castillo is holding a slight edge in the stand up. Big slam for Castillo before the round's end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Round 3: Castillo lands another big slam. Cholish pops up quickly, but Castillo is keeping him pinned against the cage. Cholish rolls for a leg, but Castillo isn't having it. He defends and takes top position on the ground. Cholish stands and Castillo backs off. The fight has settled back into a measured striking contest, with neither man holding a clear edge or landing much of significance. The crowd boos heavily. Less than a minute to go. Cholish drops for a leg again, but Castillo defends and ends the round on top scoring with ground and pound.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Danny Castillo defeated John Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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