UFC 159 Results: Steven Siler beats Kurt Holobaugh by Decision

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

The UFC 159 fight card kicked off with a regular war between Steven Siler and Kurt Holobaugh.

Kicking off the UFC 159 Facebook prelims are Featherweights Steven Siler and Kurt Holobaugh. It ended up be a very fun back-and-forth fight as Siler dominated the first round, finishing a double leg with a slam that appeared to daze Holobaugh and cause him to start bleeding from the mouth badly. Siler then locked up a very tight rear naked choke, but was unable to get Holobaugh to tap.

The second round opened with Holobaugh had a deep front head lock choke and then put Siler on his back and punished him with ground strikes. Going into the third it really seemed like anyone's fight and Siler seized the moment with clinch striking, a well timed takedown, and finished the round with back control. Siler took the decision with all three cards reading 29-28 in his favor.

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