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UFC 140 Results: Yves Jabouin Split Decisions Walel Watson

UFC 140 Results: Yves Jabouin defeats Walel Watson via decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).

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Yves Jabouin and Walel Watson kicked off the UFC 140 card on Ion TV in a bantamweight bout. 

ROUND ONE: Yves Lavigne is the referee. Jabouin coming in but Watson keeping him back with front kicks. Jabouin lands a hard right hand. Watson keeps him outside. Watson pushes forward. Jabouin fires a spinning kick. Watson fires a hook kick. Jabouin catches Watson coming in on a spinning back fist with a hard right hand. Jabouin lands a combination. Watson shoots. Jabouin stuffs it. Jabouin slams Watson down with a hard trip. Watson bets guard, tries to stand. Succeeds. They stand up without much action for a while. Watson fires some kicks that miss badly. Jabouin misses badly with a leg kick. Jabouin charges in winging punches but misses. Jabouin lands a hook. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 Jabouin.

ROUND TWO: Watson keeping a more than wary distance. Some awkward exchanges. Watson landing leg kicks. Jabouin controlling the cage but can't get inside. Jabouin firing strikes but Watson is too tall. Uppercut lands for Watson. Right hand, body kick by Jabouin. Both men trying to land spinning kicks. Jabouin lands a leg kick. Watson lands with soft shots while Jabouin is just out of range. Jabouin lands with a hard spinning back kick. Gets a take down. Watson locks on a tight guillotine. Jabouin pops his head out as the buzzer rings. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 Watson making it an 18-18 tie on our score cards. 

ROUND THREE: Jabouin lands a hard right leg kick. Watson trying to counter, lands some glancing blows. Jabouin lands a hard side kick to Watson's chest. Watson lands a hard leg kick, then a leg kick and a jab. Body kick by Watson. Yves shoots Watson holds an odd hold on his head. Watson comes out on top. Watson looking for a D'arce choke. Watson threatening to finish the choke. Watson tries to tell the ref Jabouin is out cold, but Jabouin kicks out. They stand back up. Jabouin lands a hard body kick. Throws a spinning kick. Both men spin and Watson lands. Jabouin lands a left hand. Both men claim victory after the buzzer rings. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 Jabouin and 28-27 Jabouin overall.

UFC 140 Results: Yves Jabouin defeats Walel Watson  via decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).