Completed MMA Bout

Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Yves Jabouin defeats Walel Watson via 3 Round Decision

Yves "Tiger" Jabouin
Walel "The Pharaoh" Watson

Jabouin
Decision
Round 3

Yves Jabouin Walel Watson

"Tiger" "The Pharaoh"

16-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   9-2-0
Climbed to 17-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 9-3
-160 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +135 (Slight Underdog)
Haiti   Nationality   United States
Montreal, Quebec   Fighting out of   Long beach, California
32 years, 6 months, 1 week, 3 days   Age at Fight   27 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'7" (170cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Tristar Gym   Gym   Team Bodyshop MMA
UFC 140
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
  • Date: Saturday 12.10.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: Air Canada Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Jabouin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Watson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Jabouin vs. Watson Wiki Update Wiki

The fourth bout of UFC 140 featured Yves Jabouin taking on Walel Watson in the bantamweight division.


The fighters began throwing at each other quickly. Watson threw a variety of flashy moves but Jabouin was out of range. Jabouin landed a nice right hand and again was out of range when Watson looked to counter. Watson's huge reach advantage had Jabouin staying far out of range, but he was still able to close the distance and land his right hand again. Watson looked for a takedown attempt, Jabouin stuffed it, and landed a takedown of his own. The fighters scrambled out and saw some good exchanges take place, with Jabouin likely picking up the round.


Jabouin caught a leg kick early in round two and landed a right while still holding on. Watson connected on a low kick. Jabouin had a hard time dealing with the reach and height disparity, but nonetheless appeared to be doing enough damage to edge Watson in the scoring. Late in the round Jabouin connected on a nice spinning back fist, following it up with a takedown, but landing in a guillotine choke from Watson. With 15 seconds remaining Jabouin looked at risk of being choked out, but he popped his head free with a moment left and calmly walked to his corner.


Jabouin hit a nice side kick to the upper body in the third round. Neither fighter was dominant on the feet and Watson landed his low kick again. Jabouin connected on a big low kick of his own. Jabouin again threw a spinning back fist, Watson ducked under, Jabouin landed a takedown, and the fighters scrambled out. Watson lulled Jabouin into a D'Arce choke and had him in deep trouble, but couldn't force a tapout. Some flashy final exchanges closed out a competitive and entertaining fight.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 Watson, 29-28 Jabouin, and 30-27 Jabouin, the winner via split decision. Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Jabouin commented, "First things first, it's an honor to be here... oh man, they keep giving me those tall guys... it's real hard to get in tight, it's a puzzle that you have to figure out... those chokes were tight, but the will was there."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:45 PM ET
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Jabouin vs. Watson Fight Predictions

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Jabouin vs. Watson 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.

Listening to my bro @UNKLESAM287 new shit! He the next rep for the WEST!
4 days, 20 hours, and 29 minutes
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Got a lil cold! Classes will be taught by head coach @MHHURRICANE don't miss class!!
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Going to bed too early waking up to early! -JetLagLife- lol
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Going to bed too early waking up to early! -JetLagLife- lol
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One love to my coaches @MHHURRICANE @tigersmalls @unclebill...
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One love to my coaches @MHHURRICANE @tigersmalls @unclebill...
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Wanna thank @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @Joesilva for everything!!
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Wanna thank @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @Joesilva for everything!!
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Wanna thank @TAPOUTSKRAPE @TapouTPunkASS @TapouT @Gunstore @TrainingMask @AlchemistMMA @lexani for the support!!
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Wanna thank @TAPOUTSKRAPE @TapouTPunkASS @TapouT @Gunstore @TrainingMask @AlchemistMMA @lexani for the support!!
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“@UNKLESAM287: Watson: I Thought the Fight was Mine http://t.co/JjmoeRAN”
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“@UNKLESAM287: Watson: I Thought the Fight was Mine http://t.co/JjmoeRAN”
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Back home eating a good meal courtesy of mom and pops!!
1 day, 1 hour, and 57 minutes
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@virgilzwicker Thanx bro!!
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We back DAGO!!!
23 hours and 31 minutes
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Gettin ready to board my plane and heading back to DAGO! Thanx Canada much love be back for my vengeance soon!!!!
18 hours and 5 minutes
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Once again I just gotta thank the fans who are supporting me and showing so much love!!! Thank you! Im100% injury free and ready to go!!
17 hours and 52 minutes
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Truly big thank you to all the support coming from y'all! Means a lot!! I layed it all on the line and can't wait to do it again!!!
9 hours and 59 minutes
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Thank you @TAPOUTSKRAPE @TapouT @NimaSafapour @lexmcmahonMMA @AlchemistMMA @Gunstore @lexani @TrainingMask @TapouTPunkASS for all ya support
9 hours and 57 minutes
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I wanna thank my coaches, teammates, family, & all the fans for your support!!!
9 hours and 53 minutes
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Well ya win some ya lose some! I fought a Great fight tonight! I'm 100% no damage! can't wait to be back soon!!!
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Don't forget one more day lets hit that 1k so I can hook somebody up with these signed shorts!!!!
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Big thank you to all my supporters!!!!!
18 hours and 20 minutes
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Finally I get a signal! Don't worry y'all I'm good and rehydrated ready for tomorow!!!!
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“@CrooklynMMA: The Gazelle ready to rise to the occasion at UFC 140 http://t.co/iXCOAlj7 Re: @135Gazelle @lexmcmahonMMA @AlchemistMMA”
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“@FightHubTV: @135Gazelle on his @ufc 140 match up w/ @TigerJabouin "Going into his backyard means nothing to me!" http://t.co/arihZ2Tc
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@PhilMrWonderful ya dat!!!
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@PhilMrWonderful @mhhurricane that's how we do
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Yup we missed it guess a lil more hurry up and wait! Lol
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Finally land in Chicago hopefully we didn't miss our connecting flight to Canada!! -_-
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F'n Hour behind our flight cuz of these dumb brakes looks like we gonna miss our connecting flights!! SMMFH!!-_-
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Bout to board our flights! Bye bye DAGO see you in a week God willing with another W!!!
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Goin to pick up head coach @MHHURRICANE than we off to the airport in route to Toronto Canada @ufc 140 here comes TeamHurricaneAwesone!!
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@JosephSandoval1 Thanx bro!!!! Gonna give my all!!!
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Just finnished a quick mitt sess with the real @tigersmalls! Thanx so much coach!!
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“@MHHURRICANE: @BasRuttenMMA please wish @135Gazelle & I luck @ufc this weekend! http://t.co/Dw1x86Eo”
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For all my supporters I do write back and answer questions on twitter! And yes it's me on my twitter account not no avatar! Lol
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Fight week!!!!! Remember supporters once I hit 1k I'll be giving away a pair of signed shorts! LeeGo!!!! @ufc 140 Toronto Canada!!!
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Just finnished packing for Toronto Canada!!! @ufc 140 here comes the GAZELLE!!!
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Great morning world! Closer than close to my fight @ufc 140 next Saturday! But tonight tune in for the TUF finale!!!!!
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“@BrianMendez11: @135Gazelle UFC 140: Walel Watson by submission over Yves Jabouin? RT for Walel fans! http://t.co/Naq6HVAx”
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“@sotomma: Follow my coach @MHHURRICANE as he gets ready to corner @135Gazelle at UFC 140! Team hurricane awesome!”
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“@mikethorwart: I will be rocking the house on tomorrow's Cage Talk with @MikeyRukus and @135Gazelle (Walel Watson). Get some!"
1 week, 1 day, 3 hours, and 12 minutes
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In route to the @sdcombatacademy get that early mitt sess with head boxing coach @tigersmalls!!!!
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Rise-n-grind!!! 9 days left till my showdown @ufc 140! BeastMode!!!
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 48 minutes
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I wanna thank @AlchemistMMA @NimaSafapour @lexmcmahonMMA @MCHammer, you guys done so much for me!! Truly appreciate it!!
1 week, 1 day, 14 hours, and 56 minutes
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My team mate Mike D got his brown belt today! Watch out world this dude is the Boogeyman of MMA!!! Congrats Brotha!! http://t.co/8X3iW3CV
1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, and 32 minutes
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“@CrooklynMMA: Interview with @135Gazelle (Walel Watson) on weight cuts, training and prep for @UFC 140 right here: http://t.co/zbnjo2tO”
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Gonna be on @TAPOUTRADIO in 1 minute!!!
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@thugjitsumaster can't wait to see you smash!!!
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“@CrooklynMMA: PLEASE RT! @135Gazelle and @JaredHammanMMA TONIGHT only on http://t.co/0nG4QoPL at 6 PM PST http://t.co/tqlD8nBj”
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@JosephSandoval1 Thanx bro
1 week, 2 days, 5 hours, and 17 minutes
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On my way to the @sdcombatacademy to get some mitt work with 7 time champ 2 time world champ @tigersmalls! Blessed!
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Great morning world! Closer than close!
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@JosephSandoval1 Tuesday!!
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“@GDerr22: B/R Exclusive Interview with @135Gazelle http://t.co/ckPgrHIb #ufc140 #FF”
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@JosephSandoval1 congrats bro!
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