Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski Updates
A huge ovation for Pudzianowski from the fans while Sylvia is roundly and loudly booed. Both the Polish and American national anthems were played before the fight, with the crowd singing along to both. This is an awesome atmosphere.
Round 1: Sylvia jabs Pudzianowski early. Pudzianowski shoots in, grabs a leg. He takes Sylvia down to a huge ovation. Sylvia gets right back to his feet though. Pudzianowski holds him against the cage and throws a few knees. Sylvia circles free and lands a knee of his own. Pudzianowski stuffs him against the cage. Sylvia rocks Pudzianowski with a right. Pudzianowski's bleeding from an elbow now. Sylvia asserting himself now with long jabs and an occasional right. Sylvia with a clinch and a knee. Pudzianowski looks exhausted with 1:20 left. Sylvia throws him down with :45 left. He moves to side control with :15 remaining, then postures up. Pudzianowski lasts the round. MMA Fighting scores it for Sylvia, 10-9.
Round 2: Sylvia with knees to the body and face in the opening seconds. Pudzianowski took both. Sylvia with some leg kicks. Not looking good for Pudzianowski, who goes down seconds later. Sylvia immediately moves to side control, then takes the crucifix and rains down punches until Pudzianowski taps. .
Winner: Tim Sylvia via submission (strikes), Rd. 2 (1:43) Source: www.mmafighting.com
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