A battle between surging lightweights Michel Prazeres and Mairbek Taisumov will go down at UFC Fight Night 38. Prazeres is coming off a split-decision win over Jesse Ronson while Taisumov picked up a unanimous decision win over Tae Hyun Bang in his UFC debut. Take a look below to get the result for their fight!
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Lightweight Bout: Michel Prazeres (17-1) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (21-4)
Round 1: Taisumov fakes a front kick to start the bout. Leg kick from Taisumov. Left hook lands for Prazeres. Prazeres gets the body lock and mows Taisumov to the canvas. Prazeres works his way immediately into full mount. Taisumov pushes Prazeres back into half-guard, but not for long as Prazeres advances to side control. Taisumov spins and works his way back to his feet. Prazeres avoids a front kick, pushes Taisumov to the cage, and lands a takedown. Prazeres uses a kimura attempt to move into mount. Big left hand lands for Prazeres. Taisumov pushes Prazeres back into his guard. Heavy ground and pound from Prazeres. Prazeres moves to mount again but gets pushed off. Taisumov lands an illegal kick to Prazeres and is deducted a point by referee Mario Yamasaki. SciFighting scores the round 10-8 Prazeres.
Round 2: Taisumov is rocked after a headkick of his is parried by Prazeres and countered with a crisp right hand. Prazeres nearly locks up a guillotine choke but slips off. After brief exchanges on the mat, Yamasaki stands the fighters up. A combination from Prazeres lands. Spinning back kick from Taisumov. Jab from Taisumov lands. Prazeres shoots for a takedown, but Taisumov grabs the fence for a second time. Yamasaki acknowledges this and deducts another point from Taisumov. The fight resumes and Taisumov is fighting with a sense of urgency. Head kick from Prazeres, then an overhand right from the Brazilian. A counter right lands for Prazeres. Left hook and straight right land for Prazeres. Front kick lands for Taisumov. Leg kick from Prazeres. Head kick lands for Prazeres to end the round. SciFighting scores the round 10-8 for Prazeres (20-16 Prazeres).
Round 3: The fighters touch gloves to open up the third round. The jab is landing early for Taisumov. Left hook and right hand land for Prazeres who ducks under a counter right to look for a takedown. Taisumov stuffs the takedown. Another takedown attempt from Prazeres leads to the fighters being clinched against the cage. Taisumov grabs the fence again which leads to Yamasaki stopping the fight and warning him that he will disqualify him if he grabs the cage again. Left hook lands for Taisumov when the action resumes. Combination lands for Prazeres. A takedown attempt for Prazeres gets stuffed. A takedown attempt from Prazeres puts Taisumov on the mat with 1:20 left in the fight. Prazeres moves to full mount once again. Taisumov pushes Prazeres into his guard, but it may be a bit late here. Taisumov stands. He needs to do something spectacular to win this fight. Right hand from Prazeres. Taisumov takes Prazeres’ back after a failed takedown attempt. Prazeres escapes and the fight ends with the fighters in the center of the Octagon. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Prazeres and the fight 30-25 for Prazeres.
Official Decision: Michel Prazeres def. Mairbek Taisumov via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
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