Round 1 – Early engagement from these two lengthy, lean lightweights. Crisp punches traded, with low kicks blended in, as effectively. Roberts wraps the physique and drives the motion to the fence, however Bahamondes in a position to slip free and again to the middle. Roberts discovering success with the jab. Bahamondes low kick sweeps him to the ground, however he pops proper again up. Bahamondes holding the middle, however Roberts touchdown along with his jab and provides a proper hand behind it. Bahamondes scores with the low kick. Bahamondes pressuring however finally ends up poking Roberts’ proper eye. Referee Mark Smith calls time, however we’re again to work shortly. Bahamondes busy on the restart. Roberts modifications ranges and appears for a single, however Bahamondes defends it completely and slips again to the middle once more. Bahamondes beginning to dial it in a bit along with his strikes and lands a pleasant proper hand, however Roberts solutions instantly. Punches traded, and Roberts once more appears to be like for the takedown. He wraps the waist and finally ends up slipping to the again. Bahamondes turns inside and stays upright. They commerce punches on the bell. Bahamondes with some strong work on the finish, and MMA Junkie leans towards him, 10-9.
Round 2 – Bahamondes once more busy to begin. Roberts calm within the pocket and swinging again, however Bahamondes simply appears to have slightly extra zip. He’s setting the tone, as effectively, holding the middle and pulling the set off first in most exchanges. Low kicks traded. Bahamondes goes to the physique. Bahamondes continues to be the busier fighter. Roberts having some success when he throws, however he’s letting Bahamondes go first. Bahamondes with better quantity on his punches, and the low kicks are scoring effectively. Bahamondes tagging the physique, and he leaps in with a knee. Roberts tries to vary ranges and capitalize, however Bahamondes’ protection once more as much as the duty. Bahamondes’ proper eye is broken, however he’s urgent ahead and doing harm of his personal. Roberts scores clear with two crisp pictures on the bell. MMA Junkie provides the second to Bahamondes, 10-9.
Round 3 – Roberts begins shortly, letting his fingers go and kicking low. He shoots, however Bahamondes sprawls completely and will get again to his toes. Bahamondes with a clear physique shot, and Roberts appears to be like like he’s attempting to masks the ache. He shoots, however it’s not there. Roberts falls to his again and tries to get Bahamondes to observe, however he declines. On the restart, Roberts once more desires a takedown and settle to his again when it fails. Again, Bahamondes isn’t . Bahamondes lacing off kicks on the restart that simply miss. Bahamondes choosing his punches effectively. He’s digging to the physique. Spinning kick scores. Roberts transferring effectively and attempting to get something going, however it’s simply not working. He shoots once more, however Bahamondes stuffs it with ease after which kicks the legs a bit when his opponent stays on his again. Roberts does briefly go to the ground with an enormous hammerfist, however he clearly is’t fascinated by working down there. Roberts stands, and Bahamondes chops at his legs. He kicks excessive, however it’s blocked. Roberts surviving, and he does land a clear proper hand. Two extra punches for Roberts rating, however he shoots inside once more. Not there. Final seconds ticking off, and Bahamondes uncorks a spinning wheel kick. It land clear, and Roberts is out. Highlight.
Result: Ignacio Bahamondes def. Roosevelt Roberts through knockout (spinning wheel kick) – Round 3, 4:55
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Records: Ignacio Bahamondes (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Roosevelt Roberts (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Referee: Mark Smith