UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley proved to fans that he can go far with all the brains in the world as he manages to apply a safe game plan against a dangerous power like Abdul Razak Alhassan in UFC Vegas 48. Read through the round-by-turn narrative to see how Buckley stayed calm, composed, and calculated rather than explosive to claim it safely and sanely for the advancement of his fighting career.
Round 1: Both fighters started slow. Buckley started off successfully with a high lead kick. Alhassan corner admired his patience. Buckley goes with a body punch. He continued walking around Alhassan. Alhassan throws a straight hit that almost hits Buckley as he moves away from it. Alhassan rushes to Buckley’s takedown. Both boxers got up after several attacks from Buckley. Keystone for Buckley. One more kick. Alhassan’s great right hand.
But Buckley’s sidekick saves him. Another power takedown for Buckley. Buckley did his best. Alhassan just cut the Buckley fruit in a short exchange. Buckley threw the ball without wobbling but dropped Alhassan for a moment. Round 1 is over. FirstSportz scored Buckley’s 10-9.
Round 2: Round 2 started with kicks that led back from Buckley, only to touch. Both boxers are touching each other until Buckley unexpectedly conducts a knockdown, defending it after some movement. Alhassan returned regardless. Buckley began to corner Alhassan with numerous strikes. Buckley seemed prepared when it arrived.
Joaquin Buckley turned this fight into a complete MMA fight to beat Abdul Razak Alhassan
Several exchanges and Alhassan touch Buckley significantly. Alhassan cornered Buckley, just for a while. Now it’s Buckley’s turn to corner and attack. Buckley changes levels with his attacks from body to head and back. Buckley performs a light teep kick. Alhassan defends Buckley’s takedown. Drop a great elbow on Buckley. Round 2 ended with Buckley’s successful knockdown. FirstSportz scores it 10-9 Buckley.
Round 3: The final round and both fighters seemed to have a bit of a slow pace. Buckley is throwing very good extended jabs while staying safe. This is a very high level fight for Buckley. Alhassan goes to visit Buckley. Hit some nice shots while balancing and Buckley might be up now. Alhassan went to see Buckley again. Buckley got hold of Alhassan’s left hand. Alhassan stayed out while Buckley struggled to stand this time. Some photos for Alhassan.
Buckley finally stood up. Alhassan had begun to control Buckley from behind. Not many people think Alhassan will be the stronger fighter leading to the final round but he is proving everyone wrong and he is winning this round. Alhassan took down Buckley. Some good ground and pounds. The fight ended with some good ground and power from Alhassan. FirstSportz scores 10-8 for Alhassan.
Results: Joaquin Buckley objected. Abdul Razak Alhassan approved the separation decision [29-28 x 2]
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