At a catchweight of 150-pounds, Billy Quarantillo and Spike Carlyle fought on the main card of UFC Fight Night on Saturday. The matchup went like this:
Bout 9: Billy Quarantillo (13-2) vs. Spike Carlyle (9-1) (Catchweight 150-lbs)
Carlyle charged at Quarantillo right off the bat, landing a kick to the head. Quarantillo tried for a takedown while Carlyle landed some elbows to the head. Quarantillo was on his back on the ground while Carlyle was standing up. After Carlyle slammed Quarantillo down once, he took his back on the ground. Quarantillo flipped over, with Carlyle taking full mount. Carlyle tried for an armbar, however Quarantillo slipped out, now being the guy in top position. Quarantillo had full guard. After getting on the back of Carlyle, Quarantillo was put on his back, with Carlyle taking full guard. Carlyle moved into side control, going into half guard after they got up and went back down. Carlyle was in full guard at the end of the round, although he got up thinking the round had ended. Walking away from Quarantillo, Carlyle was hit with a punch that knocked him down just as the round ended.
Carlyle hurt Quarantillo with an elbow early, following up with an overhand right. Quarantillo got on the back of Carlyle, going to the ground. Carlyle was able to spin around, taking top position in full guard. As they got up, Carlyle got on the back of Quarantillo, making them go back down. They got back up in a clinch with two minutes to go. Quarantillo got a trip takedown from the clinch after getting a knee to the body. They got up again, still in a clinch. They went back to striking with a minute to go. Carlyle got a single leg takedown, getting pushed from half guard into full guard. From the bottom, Quarantillo tried for a triangle choke, landing elbows to the head at the same time. Carlyle escaped before the round ended.
Carlyle got on the back of Quarantillo to start the third round, failing to get a takedown. Quarantillo got a takedown from the clinch, landing on top in full guard. They got on their feet, with Carlyle getting on the back of Quarantillo before they went back down. Quarantillo flipped around, getting into full guard and throwing punches. Getting on the back again, Quarantillo put in a choke that Carlyle eventually escaped. Carlyle got full guard on top again with three minutes to go. They got up with two minutes left, both clearly tired. After Quarantillo got on the back of Carlyle, Carlyle collapsed a little, going to the ground. Landing lots of punches to the head, Quarantillo kept threatening the rear naked choke. They got up with seconds left. They traded hooks, with Quarantillo connecting with many before time ran out.
RESULT: Billy Quarantillo def. Spike Carlyle via Decision, Unanimous
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