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Francis Carmont picked up his second UFC win by submission in a back-and-forth bout with Magnus Cedenblad at UFC on Fuel 2. The momentum swung back and forth multiple times in the bout, with both fighters getting to mount and almost finishing at different points. Carmont landed some very hard punches to a grounded Cedenblad in the second though, and he couldn't recover well enough to avoid getting finished. Carmont picked up the rear naked choke victory at 1:42 of the second round.
Carmont came out with a nice switch kick and got a takedown. Cedenblad looked for a guillotine initially, then a leglock or armbar, but Carmont controlled him well. When Carmont postured up, Cedenblad grabbed a leg, got to his feet, and eventually got Carmont down. He rolled through Carmont's guard and got to full mount. Carmont rolled over onto his stomach and tried to stand up, but Cedenblad continued to control him and landed punches to the side of the head. He tried to latch a choke on and rolled Carmont over, but "Limitless" defended well enough to eventually reverse position. Carmont dropped some damaging shots in Cedenblad's guard and briefly moved to mount himself, but was reversed by Cedenblad at the bell.
The fighters went to work right away in the second, with Carmont coming forward but eating a big Cedenblad counter. Carmont still perseved for a takedown though, and landed some solid shots while controlling the back. Cedenblad rolled to guard, but Carmont immediately jumped into mount. He threw a bunch of punches and looked for a choke while Cedenblad flipped back and forth, looking for a way out. Carmont was finally able to latch on a choke from Cedenblad's back though, and that was all she wrote.
Carmont is a Tri-Star product and works closely with UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre. He entered the bout with one UFC win, over Chris Camozzi at UFC 137. Cedenblad was making his UFC debut and hoping to continue a seven-fight win streak.