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Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace

Preliminary Card | Catchweight · 138 lbs | MMA

Ivan Menjivar defeats Nick Pace via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Ivan "Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar
Mmaweekly large Nick Pace

Round 3

Ivan Menjivar Nick Pace

"Pride of El Salvador"

22-8-0   Pro Record At Fight   6-1-0
Climbed to 23-8   Record After Fight   Fell to 6-2
-165 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +140 (Slight Underdog)
Sv El Salvador   Nationality   Us United States
Montreal, Quebec   Fighting out of   Staten Island, New York
29 years, 2 months   Age at Fight   24 years, 3 months, 6 days
138.0 lbs (62.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.8 lbs (61.6 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'7" (171cm)
66.5" (169cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Tristar Gym   Gym   Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 133
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
  • Date: Saturday 08.06.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 138 lbs (62.6 kg) (re-scheduled from 135.0)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Menjivar Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Pace Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Menjivar vs. Pace Wiki Update Wiki

Pace and Menjivar entered the cage for the fourth bout of the evening.

Both fighters came out trading punches before battling for position in the clinch. Menjivar was busier with his hands, but Pace landed a nice leg kick. Both fighters traded shots from distance before a halt was called due to Pace being hit with a groin kick. Pace got a takedown on the restart and moved to side control before taking Menjivar's back in a scramble. Menjivar got to his feet but Pace sank in a choke on his back but Menjivar escaped and landed a body shot at the bell.

Menjivar landed a pair of leg kicks to start the second then clipped Pace with a hook. Menjivar stayed busy with kicks as Pace looked to adjust. Menjivar landed a front kick to the body and landed a hard combo to the face as Pace attacked. Menjivar landed a hard right hook to Pace's head then a leg kick. Menjivar landed an overhand right then a spinning side kick to the body. Menjivar caught Pace in a thai clinch and unloaded with knees that were mostly blocked before separating and landing another leg kick. Menjivar closed the distance with strikes as Pace failed to mount any offense of his own. Pace shot in for a successful takedown against the cage and looked to pass Menjivar's half guard. Pace abandoned a guillotine and postured up to land some punches at the end of the round.

Menjivar landed a pair of nice leg kicks to start the third then stuffed a takedown. Menjivar landed an overhand right then another that took Pace off balance. The fighters struggled in the clinch then separated. Pace landed a jab then a knee to an incoming Menjivar but continued to eat leg kicks. Menjivar landed a left hook to the body then clipped Pace with another groin kick that prompted another brief halt to the action. Menjivar landed another leg kick and Pace answered with one of his own. Menjivar backed Pace into the cage with more punches and Pace continued to struggle on the feet before finally landing a hard knee from the clinch that hurt Menjivar. Pace went on the offensive and began landing hard uppercuts to a retreating Menjivar. Pace landed more hard shots as the bell rang, including a flying knee.

The official scorecards read 29-28 across the board for Menjivar.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:30 PM ET
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Menjivar vs. Pace Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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4 days
Helo I like to say good luck to Yves Jaboin for his next fight a UFC rio!!!! I will like to go and dancing samba olala bye
4 days
5 am i am back to work!! have a mice day bye
3 days
Hola gracias laos hispanos latinos por el apoyo y ver mis paleas : )
19 hours
Hi Tweet friends, i make I fight last night tha was fun and hard thanks to alls of you to support the MMA and UFC bye : )
19 hours
Hi my tweefriends this is my last tweet before the fight. Thanks you see you a UFC 133 bye : )
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