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Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski

Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

Hatsu Hioki defeats Bart Palaszewski via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Hatsu Hioki
Mmaweekly large Bart "Bartimus" Palaszewski

Hioki
Decision
Round 3

25-4-2   Pro Record At Fight   36-14-0
Climbed to 26-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 36-15
-185 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +155 (Slight Underdog)
Jp Japan   Nationality   Pl Poland
Nagoya, Japan   Fighting out of   Wonder Lake, Illinois
28 years, 7 months, 7 days   Age at Fight   28 years, 8 months, 26 days
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'11" (180cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
ALIVE   Gym   Team Curran MMA
UFC 144
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Saturday 02.25.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Featherweight | 66 kg (145.0 lbs)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Hioki Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Palaszewski Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed

Hioki vs. Palaszewski Wiki Update Wiki

The eighth bout of UFC 144 featured Bart Palaszewski taking on Hatsu Hioki in a featherweight matchup.


Hioki immediately dropped Palaszewski with a jab and backed the American down throwing low kicks after he bounced back up. Hioki ducked under a Palaszewski punched and worked a takedown, moving immediately through guard to side control. Hioki punched away to the head as Palaszewski attempted to defend in a compromised position. Hioki immediately took the back and worked for an armbar. Palaszewski attempted to escape but found himself overwhelmed by the ground wizardry of Hioki, slipping out of a deep armbar but getting dominated to the end of the round.


Palaszewski landed a nice right hand early in the second round as Hioki threw flicking kicks and jabs. Hioki threw a high kick that just missed and then landed a nice jab and body combination. Palaszewski connected on a good series of strikes of his own, in what was a far more even round. Hioki shot for a takedown in the closing seconds of the round and was making his way around to Palaszewski's back, but with no time left it may have only served to impress the judges.


Hioki immediately ducked a punch, clinched, and went for a takedown in the third. After a brief defense by Palaszewski, Hioki tripped it to the mat into half-guard. Hioki passed to side control, was pulled back to half-guard, and then passed again to side control. Palaszewski attempted to spin out but again Hioki used the opportunity to take the back. Hioki worked diligently to find a rear naked choke but Palaszewski defended well, surviving to the end of the round.


The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 all in favor of the winner, Hatsu Hioki. Speaking with Joe Rogan through a translator in the post-fight interview, Hioki commented, "There is room for me to improve more, so I will try to improve more... thank you so much [for complimenting my ground game] and I've trained this for a long time... I needed more time to finish him, and I strongly felt that he had been training a lot too."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:43 PM ET
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Hioki vs. Palaszewski Fight Predictions

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Hioki vs. Palaszewski 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.

Only been 5 days & Im already going nuts. gonna get after it on Mon. Hopefully in next week or 2 I know who's next for me :) @ufc @VFDSports
5 days
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@Scottjorgensen @headrushbrand sorry buddy it would of cut into my sitting around time lol I'll c u next week
5 days
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@Scottjorgensen @headrushbrand you look mad in that pic Scott. What's wrong buddy? :)
5 days
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Gave myself and my lady a present :) for all the hat work for last few years. http://t.co/TZXagBf1
4 days
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Holy shit it's early I'm tired but can't sleep. This is gonna be fun...getting back to normal clock. Jet legged like a motherfucker lol
3 days
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These lil piggies are on vacation for a bit :) & where is my ankle lol battle wounds from @ufc 144. I'll be back soon! http://t.co/zUrZmN8R
2 days
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Thanks @ufc for having me on a huge card. Didn't go my way, gonna get back after it ASAP. Can't wait to see who's next on the list.
2 days
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Still not home but thanks to all my sponsors & support groups @VF_Elite @SafeAuto @MusclePharm @headrushbrand @jacoclothing @teamcurranmma
2 days
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Thanks for all the love #bartimuslegion just landed $ got my Internet connection back.Bit beat up but as soon as I'm good to go back to work
2 days
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Thank you everyone, gonna be like 99.9% out of touch till after the fight. Thanks for all support and we'll talk soon. #bartimuslegion
5 days
before
Forgot the pick lol http://t.co/IyBBMfUJ
5 days
before
On plain about to take off. Here's my seat :) ok I'll talk to you all after the fight
5 days
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@RoryMarkham fosho son
5 days
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@BigFrogBJJ miss ya buddy
5 days
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Thanks everyone, about to head out to the airport. I'll tweet one more time b4 I get going :)
5 days
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@clayguida yeah buddy!!! :)
6 days
before
@MackDaMenaceMMA just get a converter bro, I got mine at best buy
6 days
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@BigFrogBJJ done
7 days
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Gotta start packing soon leaving first thing Monday, gonna be gonna for like 7 days that's like 20 outfits. I'll need like 3 suitcases lol
7 days
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Got my walk out gear in today :) thanks @MusclePharm @SafeAuto @headrushbrand @jacoclothing @VF_Elite & my team @teamcurranmma for support!
7 days
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Am I the only one not leaving till Monday?! :)
7 days
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Dang!!!! RT @knucklz_up: http://t.co/zNkVjTnm
7 days
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Today was like Xmas, 1st I got @headrushbrand swag, got home & a box of @MusclePharm was waiting for me thanks @mikeohmike @MusclepharmPres
8 days
before
Last day of sparring done and in few hours last S&C sesh. Tomorrow mitts/pads/GNP and conditioning. That'll be the camp, feeling great :)
8 days
before
@BigFrogBJJ get with the time son, AT&T it's where it's at!!!
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