UFC 144 Results: Chris Cariaso Defeats Takeya Mizugaki By Unanimous Decision

via Esther Lin

Chris Cariaso defeats Takeya Mizugaki by Unanimous Decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-28.

As the round opened Chris Cariaso attempted a high kick. He was countered quickly by Takeya Mizugaki. Cariaso again attempted a high kick and couldn't find his target. Cariaso initiated a clinch and landed an inside hook on the break. Cariaso landed and staggered Mizugaki. Takeya came forward with punches and then completed a trip takedown. Mizugaki threw punches and Cariaso threw his legs up for an omoplata. Mizugaki escaped and dove back into guard. Mizugaki worked from guard with short punches to the head and body but wouldn't posture up. The round ended with neither fighter really committing to an attack.

Round two opened with Takeya landing a leg kick and punches as he backed Cariaso against the cage. The American threw a head kick but it landed to the arm pit which could be because of the massive size difference. Takeya clinched agains the cage and tripped Cariaso to the ground. Takeya was unable to pass the guard but he was content to work from the American's guard. Mizugaki postured up and landed several punches before breaking posture and throwing body punches. Cariaso used a neck crank to sweep and Mizugaki quickly regained his feet. The rounded ended with the fighters battling in the clinch.

Chris Cariaso attempted a head kick as the third round opened but it was blocked by Takeya Mizugaki. Takeya clinched quickly but Cariaso turned him and dropped for a single leg takedown. Cariaso broke and landed a punch. He then drove forward with another clinch attempt but was unable to muscle Mizugaki. Cariaso attempted a head kick but slipped onto his back. Mizugaki followed him to the ground and was content to fight from Cariaso's guard. Mizugaki didn't posture up, instead he played the shoulder pressure game. Cariaso regained his feet and landed a right as the round ended.

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