UFC Fight Night 28 results: Rafael Natal takes decision over Tor Troeng

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the second UFC Fight Night 28 main card fight, Rafael Natal took an entertaining decision victory over Tor Troeng.

The UFC Fight Night 28 main card has been a lot better than the undercard so far, that's for sure. Rafael Natal picked up a unanimous decision victory over Tor Troeng in their middleweight bout, but the scores don't really tell the full story. Despite getting knocked down in each of the first two rounds, Troeng was able to reverse Natal on the mat multiple times and made it a really fun fight. Nonetheless, he dropped the fight with Sapo getting all three cards. The scores were 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.

Natal led with some leg kicks, then dropped Troeng with a right. Troeng tied him up on the ground to try and recover. It worked, as he was able to reverse position, but he got reversed right back. Troeng almost pulled off two more half guard sweeps but Sapo barely stayed on top. The third time worked and Troeng was on top once again. He ended the round there.

Just like the first round, Natal dropped Troeng with a huge punch early in the second. This time he pounded away, but Troeng managed to survive and event ended up on top. Sapo quickly reveresed though. Troeng retuned to the feet, but Sapo dropped for a guillotine that Troeng rolled out of.

Troeng went for a takedown early in the final round but ended up in a guillotine. Natal rolled over to mount but Troeng was okay. Troeng ended up on top but didn't really get much done until he got reversed. Sapo sunk both hooks with back control and looked for a finish, but Troeng made it to the horn.

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