UFC Fight Night: Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy Play-by-Play

Undefeated Movsar Evloev faced Mike Grundy in a featherweight fight on UFC’s prelims on Saturday. The three-round fight went liken this.

Bout 5: Movsar Evloev (12-0) vs. Mike Grundy (12-1) (Featherweight)

Grundy got a takedown after a kick from Evloev in the first minute. They got to the feet in the second minute after Evloev rolled out of a position on the ground. Grundy scored a perfectly timed double leg takedown in the third minute. Grundy tried for a d’arce choke from the top while trapping one leg of Evloev. Evloev was able to free his leg and roll out of the tight choke, returning to the feet after. Grundy landed a body kick that Evloev was able to counter with a hook to the body in the fourth minute. Grundy had a takedown attempt blocked with a minute to go. A cut under the left eye of Grundy opened and started to bleed near the end of the round. Evloev blocked another takedown. Grundy got Evloev to his knees before the round ran out of time.

Grundy started the second round by failing to get a takedown. He tried for another takedown a minute later, although Evloev kept it to a clinch on the feet. Evloev landed punches and knees in a separated clinch shortly after. Grundy got a takedown in the third minute, but Evloev returned to his feet a few moments after. Evloev was landing almost all the strikes on the feet. Grundy would get takedowns, although Evloev would escape immediately and go back to striking.

Grundy got a takedown in the third minute of the fight, getting on the back of Evloev. It took Evloev around 10 seconds to get back to the feet. Grundy got a takedown with two minutes left in the fight, getting back up in a clinch. They went back to stand-up with a minute to go, where Evloev was the better striker. After three rounds, a unanimous decision went to Evloev (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).

RESULT: Movsar Evloev def. Mike Grundy via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Evloev 9 10 10 29
Grundy 10 9 9 28

Live coverage of the entire show can be viewed here.

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