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UFC 136 Results: Darren Elkins Dominates Tiequan Zhang With Superior Grappling

The third fight of the night at UFC 136 is Zhang Tie Quan vs. Darren Elkins. This is a featherweight fight, meaning 145 pounds. This fight is airing on Facebok. The referee in charge of the action is Dan Mirogliotta.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox. Hard uppercut stuns Elkins immediately. Zhang dumps Elkins for a guilltoine and sits to his hip, but Elkins recovers by returning to base. Now Elkins on top pounding Zhang. Elkins moves to half guard briefly before moving to full mount. Zhang recovers and Elkins is back to half guard. Elkins moves to mount after baiting a pass to side. Zhang rolls and now Elkins is on Zhang's back. Elkins is alternating between ground and pound and submission attempts.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Elkins.

ROUND 2 - Elkins starts again looking for the takedown, Zhang attempts the guillotine, but uses Zhang's attempted mount to reverse and end up on top. Zhang partially shrimps enough to escape mount to get back to half guard, but Ekins passes seconds later to side control. Elkins loses control, though, and both fighters stand. Not for long as Elkins drags Zhang back to the floor. Both fighters trade sweeps in different positions, Zhang from an attempted pass, Elkins by trapping Zhang's leg and disrupting his base.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Elkins.

ROUND 3 - Right hand from Elkins to kick off the frame. Another stuffed takedown from Elkins turns into another guillotine attempt, although this one a little closer than the previous. After a brief scramble, Elkins uses an Iranian Lift to put Zhang back to the mount. Now Elkins is back to the back of Zhang and doing exactly what he's done this entire fight.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Elkins and the fight 30-27 Elkins.

UFC 136 results: Darren Elkins defeats Tiequan Zhang by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27).