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T.J. Dillashaw defeats Walel Watson by unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 30-25, 30-25, and 30-26.
T.J. Dillashaw came out aggressive early with a superman punch and then an immediate takedown attempt. Walel Watson did a decent job to to avoid the first attempt but was taken to the mat after Dillashaw swept his legs out from under his body. Dillashaw sunk in his hooks and started to soften up his opponent with punches and choke attempts. While Watson didn't submit submit to the multiple attempts, he was never able to any sort of offense. Compustrike tweeted that Dillashaw landed 35 strikes to Watson's 0.
Round two was more of the same for Dillashaw. He landed an overhand right and then quickly got the fight to the ground. Once on the mat it was a strikingly similar round as the first with Dillashaw seamlessly transitioning between mount and back mount. Watson, to his credit, survived but through two rounds he was out struck 148-4.
The third round was when Watson finally came alive on the feet. He was able to land some some strikes and threaten with submissions but he was dominated for the second half the round. Dillashaw outstruck Watson 172-12 over the course of three rounds.