Featherweights Mike Lullo (8-2, 0-1 UFC ) vs. Robert Peralta (14-3) meet on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger. The bout streamed live over Facebook.
Peralta last fought for Strikeforce where he upset Japanese champ Hiroyuki Takaya by split decision. Lullo lost his UFC debut to Edson Barboza and moved down to 145lbs.
Robert Peralta defeates Mike Lullo by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Round 1: They circle and Peralta lands leg kick. Lullo makes no attempt to check the kick. Repeat about 25-50 times. Sprinkle in some unsuccessful take down attempts by Lullo. Lullo's lead leg is swollen and red and he's beginning to look unsteady on it. Lullo with some jabs and a nice body kick. Peralta with a big combination. Hurts Lullo. Big right hand to Lullo's head. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 Peralta.
Round 2: Lullo aggressive but still not checking leg kicks. Hard kicks from Peralta. Lullo's thigh is RED. Lullo shoots, gets stuffed. They clinch. Lullo drops for the TD, Peralta pummels under. They separate. They trade leg kicks. Peralta is slowing. Lullo with some punches. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 for Peralta.
Round 3: Lullo is more aggressive and Peralta has visibly faded. Peralta winging hard punches. Lullo forces a clinch. They contend for a take down, Peralta defending. Peralta escapes. Peralta gets wild with a combo ending with a blocked high kick. Peralta knees a shooting Lullo to the chest. Lullo forces the clinch, gets Peralta's back. Elbow to the back. They separate. Lullo with a take down. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 Lullo and the fight 29-28 Peralta.