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UFC on FX 4 Round-by-Round Review: Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

Round 1: Hioki throwing several quick submission transitions after the fight goes to the ground early on. Lamas powers Hioki down on his head, but Hioki doesn't release the submission. Lamas, however, gets out of it with his strength from the ground, and the two trades blows standing. Lamas connects with a leg kick that nearly drops Hioki. Lamas with a takedown, but unable to keep Hioki down to go for a submission. Hioki with another trip takedown, as he works into side control. Hioki is working on the shoulder, trying to lock in a kimura as the round begins to wind down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hioki

Round 2: Hioki goes on the attack, testing Lamas with kicks and jabs. Lamas fires back several kicks of his own. Lamas with a terrific combo, but Hioki moves out of the way, avoiding much damage. Hioki goes for a single-leg takedown, but is unable to get it as Lamas balances off the cage. Lamas to the attack, pelting Hioki with some power punches. Lamas hits with a left that Hioki takes full-force. A body shot with a left-hook by Lamas, but Hioki able to get a takedown. Lamas tries to secure a guillotine as Hioki leaves his head vulerable for a second. Hioki gets out and works into side control after not being able to get his back yet. Hioki leaves his head exposed again and Lamas locks in a guillotine for a second time. Hioki able to get out, once again, but gets himself put in a guillotine for a third time in this round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lamas

Round 3: Lamas fakes a knee and lands a stiff jab to start the action. Hioki not doing much, as he appears to be tired. Lamas looks the fresher fighter right now, moving well and mixing up his attacks. Lamas with a spinning heel kick that just misses. Lamas remains steadfast with his plan, trying to take the lead-leg out from Hioki. Lamas lands a head strike, followed by another left hook. Lamas locks in a guillotine and slams Hioki down head first, almost like a DDT. Hioki seems fine in the choke, as Lamas tries to hold it in tight. Hioki almost out of the choke, resulting in him being inside the guard of Lamas as the clock winds down. Hioki unable to do any damage to Lamas on the ground, and we head to the scorecards for a very interesting decision.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lamas

Ricardo Lamas def. Hatsu Hioki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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