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UFC 136 Results: Nam Phan Edges Leonard Garcia Despite Challenging Third Round

The second fight of the night on the pay-per-view for UFC 136 is Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia. This is a featherweight fight, meaning 145 pounds. The referee in charge of the action is Jacob Montalvo.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters stand orthodox with Phan taking center of the cage. Garcia lands jab and outside leg kicks so far. Phan rips a body shot, but Garcia responds with a left hook. Straight left from Phan puts Garcia on the mat and now Phan working from Garcia's full guard. Referee separates them and they stand. Two left hooks from Phan clearly hurt Garcia. Phan tries to hip throw Garcia, but Garcia whizzers hard. Phn continues to drive punches to the body, both sides. Inadvertent eye poke from Phan temporarily stops the action. Phan stuffs a takedown and lands a punch before the bell as Garcia falls to his back.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Phan.

ROUND 2 - Nice right hand from Garcia to start the frame. Phan driving forward with punches. Phan connects with a hard right hand as the fight takes a more frenetic pace. Phan still driving punches to the body of Garcia. Straight left from Phan also finds the mark. Liver shot now from Phan. Three-punch combo for Phan lands clean at the midway point of the round. Phan connecting with all sorts of lefts and rights at this point. Garcia landing virtually nothing.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Phan.

ROUND 3 - Garcia opens the frame with a pair of leg kicks. Another hard outside leg kick from Garcia. Hard liver shot from Phan lands, but Garcia responds with a left. Garcia lands a hook to the body and now a hook to the body. Phan trying to recover here lands a hard hook to the body. And a left hook to the head. Phan times a takedown with less than two minutes into the round and it works. Referee stands them up. Garcia manages another leg kick, but misses with a spinning back fist. Garcia attempts a double, but Phan essentially stuffs it. Fighters trade punches in the center.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Garcia and the fight 29-28 Phan.

UFC 136 results: Nam Phan defeats Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).