UFC on ESPN+ 39: Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises Play-by-Play

Looking to continue his hot streak in 2020, Bobby Green fought Thiago Moises to kick off the main card on Saturday. The lightweight fight between the two went like this.

Bout 7: Bobby Green (27-10-1) vs. Thiago Moises (13-4) (Lightweight)

Green was confident early in the first round as Moises threw kicks at him. Moises scored a double leg takedown in the second minute of the round. Green took top position after throwing Moises off of his back. Green held a guillotine choke as they worked up to the feet. They broke the clinch after Green landed a knee to the body. Green complained about an eye poke in the fourth minute of the fight, although the referee did not stop the fight due to it. Moises was the much more active striker while on the feet. Green looked comfortable, often standing in front of Moises with his arms down.

Green scored a takedown from a clinch a minute into the second round. Moises was kept against the cage after getting to the feet. Moises got on the back of Green in a body lock. Moises brought the fight to the ground while looking for a heel hook. Green was able to escape and return to the feet with half of the round to go. Green had Moises against the cage on the feet, throwing a large volume of punches from the position.

The striking was close early in the third round, as both fighters were throwing a high number. Green clinched with Moises in the fourth minute of the round, taking him down to his knees for a moment. Moises was able to get a takedown from the clinch later in the minute. He got on the back of Green with a minute to go. After numerous attempts, Green returned to the feet with 30 seconds left in the fight. The fighters swung for wild punches before the round ran out of time. Needing judges to find a winner, Moises was picked as the winner (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

RESULT: Thiago Moises def. Bobby Green via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Green 9 10 9 28
Moises 10 9 10 29

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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