In the first round of the main event between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, the two middleweight fought a close content. We scored the frame 10-9 Munoz, but the round can be scored for Leben.
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ROUND 2 - Leben bullies Munoz in the fence, but Munoz reverses and gets a trip takedown. Munoz on top in Leben's guard and he's landing incredibly hard punches. Leben, incredibly, stands up, although he's bleeding. Munoz again with a trip takedown and lands a hard right elbow. Both fighters are parallel to the fence. From the seatbelt position, Munoz unloads on Leben's face. After a brief scramble, the referee stops the fight temporarily to check the cut. Leben states he can see and the fight is resumed. Leben drives forward with punches, Munoz drops levels, but now hip heists to take Leben's back. Munoz in mount now driving incredibly hard punches to the head of Leben.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Munoz.
After the end of the frame, Leben tells his corner he can't see. Referee Marc Goddard stops the fight.
UFC 138 results: Mark Munoz defeats Chris Leben by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.