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UFC Fight Night 155: De Randamie vs Ladd Part 1

UFC Fight Night 155: De Randamie vs Ladd

Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez
Round 1
Liu is flicking out his jab and then follows with a body kick. Liu goes with a leg kick-right hand combination. The bantamweights trade kicks. A counter right lands for Martinez and then he catches Liu with a knee to the face. Liu lands a low kick and circles away. The action slows for a while until Martinez steps in with a left knee to the chest. Liu buckles Martinez with a right hand and swarms with punches and knees. Martinez recovers and he catches Liu with a flying knee. Another knee from Martinez against the fence in the waning seconds.
Sherdog Scores
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Martinez

Round 2
Martinez once again takes the center of the cage as Liu circles on the outside. Martinez lands a kick to the body. Tentative beginning to the round, much like the opening stanza. Regardless, Martinez is the one advancing. Liu blocks a high kick. Halfway through the frame, and Martinez finds a home for his jab. Martinez with a quick high kick that finds the range. Martinez follows a quick jab with a left high kick. Liu whips an outside leg kick, then dances around the outside. Liu blocks a high kick from Martinez. Martinez tries a knee again, but it doesn’t land clean. They trade as the horn sounds, but nothing significant lands.
Sherdog Scores
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Martinez

Round 3
Liu is looking more aggressive to start this period, moving forward with combinations. Liu pressures forward with punches, than backs away. A left hand over the top connects for Martinez. Liu follows a right hand with a high kick, but it’s blocked. Liu lands a right hand to the body. Liu presses forward and lands a glancing straight right. Liu lands a kick under the armpit of Martinez. Boos are started to come from those in attendance in Sacramento, who have grown impatient with the lack of action. Almost on cue, Martinez puts Liu on his back with a knee that lands flush to the jaw. The Chinese fighter is already out, but Martinez dives in with one more shot for good measure before referee Josh Rosenthal dives in to wave off the bout.
The Official Result
Jonathan Martinez def. Pingyuan Liu via KO (Knee) R3 3:53
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