Jabouin scored first with a series of leg kicks that dropped Garza three times. Garza countered with the Thai plum and landed a series of hard knees to the face. From there Garza lept into the flying triangle and pulled Jabouin down to the ground.
Jabouin fought against the choke with a determined will, but Garza continued to roll and continually tightened the choke until Jabouin was finally forced to tap.
The fight was streamed live on the UFC's Facebook page and opened the UFC 129 card.
Garza, a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck, is a former WEC fighter with a 1-0 record in the UFC.
The Québécois Jabouin went 1-2 in the WEC, winning his last fight over Brandon Visher at WEC 52.
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