UFC on FUEL TV 4 Round-by-Round Review: Aaron Simpson vs.Kenny Robertson

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Aaron Simpson (11-3) makes his welterweight debut against a returning Kenny Robertson (11-1). Simpson was originally set to meet Jon Fitch, but an injury knocked Fitch out. The referee will be Marcos Rosales.

Round 1: Robertson with a head kick right off the bat, but Simpson gets close and fires off a right. Another head kick by Robertson, who goes to the clinch and lands some knees to the body. Robertson working hard to keep Simpson against the fence, and Simpson reverses things. Back to the center, with Simpson firing off several quick strikes. Knee to the body and that exposes a cut on the head of Robertson.

Hip toss by Simpson, but Robertson quickly gets back to his feet only to get thrown down by Simpson. Robertson, however, fires up and lands a big hook that pushes Simpson back a few steps and now Simpson is bleeding from the face. Knees to the body by Robertson, as Simpson fires off his own knees. Robertson lands a knee to the clinch, and Simpson gets some space and lands a big combo. Simpson takes the back, throws knees to the legs of Robertson and gets the takedown with less than a minute to go in the round. Big punch to the face by Simpson, as Robertson fires back an elbow. Simpson takes him back to the mat and works a choke, but Robertson powers out and hits a powerful right as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Simpson

Round 2: Robertson fights off a series of takedown attempts, but Simpson keeps his arms around the waist and lands some knees to the thigh region. Big lift by Simpson results in him taking the neck, rolling and getting control of the neck again. Simpson powers his way on top of Robertson and "A-Train" takes the back, landing big blows to the face of Robertson. Simpson remains in control, using his strength to control Robertson, who has little defense for this style of attack by Simpson. Awkward situation, as Simpson winds up almost sitting on the head of Robertson, but is able to move to back contrl and attempts to get his hooks in. More big strikes to the head of Robertson courtesy of Simpson as we approach 30 seconds left in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Simpson

Round 3: Simpson changing levels with his strikes, looking to pick Robertson apart now. Simpson controls the head as Robertson attempts a takedown, and fires off an uppercut to the chin. Takedown by Simpson, who proceeds to land several shots to the head of Robertson while attempting to work an arm submission. Robertson avoids the submission, but Simpson takes the back again and lifts Robertson up to only slam him right back down powerfully and move into some ground-and-pound. Simpson stands and begins delivering huge bombs to the face of Robertson with just over a minute to go, looking for the finish now. Robertson has a hold of Simpson's arm, but that only allows more punishment from the "A-Train" as the round comes to a close.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Simpson

Aaron Simpson def. Kenny Robertson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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