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Buentello struve

Struve and Buentello exchanging.

The fight was Paul Buentello's return to the UFC. Stefan Struve was replacing an injured Todd Duffee.

The FightEdit

The first round began and they touched gloves. Buentello blocked a high kick. Struve landed a body kick and sort of dodged a one-two. Struve landed a right hand. Struve landed a leg kick. Struve landed a body kick, Buentello caught it and they clinched. Struve pulled standing guard, Buentello managed to hold him up against the fence. Struve stood back up and they broek. Struve landed a big uppercut to the chin and they clinched again. Four minutes. Struve got the trip into mount nicely. He was trying to turn to take the back and he had it and he had the back as well. Three thirty-five. Struve was looking for that choke as much as possible, torquing the jaw of Buentello. He landed some shots in under. Three minutes remaining. Struve kept looking for that choke. He landed some shots in under. The crowd was getting slightly restless. Buentello said 'he's hitting the back of the head' and the referee acknowledged and warned Struve. Struve kept looking for the choke. The crowd was booing hard. Two minutes. Struve locked in that choke almost. One thirty. Struve went palm-to-palm but he couldn't get it. Buentello was showing some really good defense. The crowd was booing hard some more. One minute. Struve was trying under the chin with an S grip. Struve lost the body triangle and he only had hooks but he kept looking for the choke. Buentello turned on top to guard with thirty seconds. Struve worked for an omoplata on the right arm, Buentello avoided and landed an elbow to the body. Fifteen. Buentello elbowed the body once more. He landed another body shot. Struve landed an elbow from the bottom. Buentello landed a big double Sakuraba-esque hammerfist from the top at the bell as the first round ended. "You need to press him and go to work, Paul,' his corner told him. 'He's out of gas, trust me,' another cornerman said. The second round began and they touched gloves. They circled. Buentello landed a right hand. Struve landed an inside leg kick. Struve came in and ate a right hand and dropped. Buentello backed off after a moment and let him up and they touched gloves. Struve landed a body kick. Four fifteen. Struve pushed forward and they clinched. Four minutes. Struve kneed the body. Buentello turned and had the standing back and then back to the clinch. Three thirty-five. Struve pulled guard again and then rolled for a kneebar, Buentello was defending. He went for a footlock. Three minutes. Buentello pulled out to guard. They stood and broke. Buentello blocked a high kick. Struve missed a push kick. Buentello landed a right hand and another a moment later. They clinched again. Two thirty. Buentello landed an uppercut inside and Struve broke with a missed elbow. He came for a flying knee and ate a massive right hand and dropped hard and Buentello let him up after a moment. Struve got up dazedly and landed a knee to the body. Two minutes. Buentello landed a left hook and a right hand, Struve landed an uppercut and they clinched. One thirty-five. Struve broke with an elbow and a right hand. Struve came in and ate another big right hand and another and another and another and Struve landed a right hand of his own and they clinched. The crowd cheered. One minute. They broke. Buentello landed abody shot. Struve landed an uppercut and ate a few right hands. He smiled and they touched gloves. They exchanged missing. Thirty-five. They clinched. Fifteen. Struve broke with an uppercut. Buentello landed one of his own at the bell as the second round ended. There was a tiny mouse under Struve's left eye. Buentello looked exhausted in his corner. Struve looked fresh. Struve had a piece of his tooth in his mouthpiece. They had to take a moment to get it out. The third round began and they touched gloves. They circled. Struve missed a knee and a right hand. Struve missed another right hand narrowly. Four twenty-five. Struve landed a body kick and then a nice leg kick and another. Buentello blocked a high kick. Struve landed a leg kick. Another leg kick. Four minutes. Buentello was already limping. Struve landed another leg kick and then another. Struve landed a right hand and they clinched. Three twenty-five. Struve landed a nice elbow inside. Buentello landed a good uppercut on the break with three minutes. Struve landed a leg kick. Struve landed another leg kick, not much on that one. Struve landed a nice leg kick and then another. Two twenty. Struve landed another leg kick. Two minutes. Struve landed a hard leg kick and then another one. Struve landed another leg kick hard. Struve landed another. One thirty-five. Buentello blocked a high kick. One fifteen remained. Struve landed a leg kick. One minute. Buentello finally checked a leg kick. Struve landed aleg kick, Buentello caught it and landed a right hand and Struve slipped and laid there, Buentello stood over him and let him up after a moment. Twenty-five. Struve landed a leg kick. Buentello landed a right and a left. Buentello landed a right and a left hook. The third round ended. Struve had the majority decision win. Struve came over and hugged Buentello.

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