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Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Marcus Brimage defeats Maximo Blanco via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Marcus "The Bama Beast" Brimage
Mmaweekly large Maximo "Maxi" Blanco

Round 3

Marcus Brimage Maximo Blanco

"The Bama Beast" "Maxi"

4-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-3-1
Climbed to 5-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 8-4
+205 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -245 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Ve Venezuela
Coconut Creek, Florida   Fighting out of   Tokyo, Japan
27 years, 2 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   28 years, 6 months, 5 days
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
5'4" (163cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   71.0" (180cm)
American Top Team   Gym   Yoshida Dojo (Other)
Jackson Wink MMA (Primary)
UFC 145
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
  • Date: Saturday 04.21.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Will Fisher
  • Venue: Philips Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Blanco Total Disclosed Pay: $13,000
  • Brimage Total Disclosed Pay: $16,000
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Blanco vs. Brimage Wiki Update Wiki

Blanco and Brimage took to the cage for the first bout of the preliminary card.

Blanco went low then high with a pair of kicks to start. Brimage circled then tried to press forward with punches, but Blanco stayed just out of his reach. Brimage extended his punches and started to land in the pocket midway through the round. Blanco backed away from his kicking strategy and Brimage continued to T off as he closed distance.

Brimage opened with a strong leg kick in the second as Blanco seemed hesitant to commit. Blanco began landing a few kicks to the body after the opening minute then landed a flying knee, but Brimage powered through another exchange and nearly got a takedown. Blanco got clipped on the way in but landed another knee with a cross behind it. Brimage came forward in the last minute and Blanco landed a solid counter.

In the third, both fighters started tentative, feeling the distance. Blanco seemed content to sit back and counter as Brimage looked to dart in occasionally. Brimage knocked Blanco down with a leg kick but the Brazilian popped up quickly. Blanco landed a nice kick near the end of the round and Brimage landed a nice left hook counter.

The two engaged in an impromptu somersault contest following the final bell, playing to the crowd.

The judges scored the bout 29-28 Blanco, 30-27 Brimage, and 29-28 Brimage, giving him the Split Decision victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:31 PM ET
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Blanco vs. Brimage Fighter Tweets

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4 days, 17 hours, and 38 minutes
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Thanks dogg RT @TheeRezac: BTW @Brim205 does have the best looking @Punishment99 shirt in a while! @knockoutradio http://t.co/6mmqKfrg
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Headed to Macdill AFB to visit my dogg from BMT & Tech School...I know some guys from the 117th SFS gonna hate me for the fun I'm gonna have
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Thanks for all the luv in support....I'll holla @ ya'll after my fight
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My ultimate rash skirt...lol
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Feeling good after my morning run....thanks @t3eathletics & @FreshMealPlan for my weight management http://t.co/3ibRquXb
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Just did an interview with @ElOctagono hostess by @andreacalle thanks for having me on
5 days, 2 hours, and 25 minutes
Be sure to checkout my Facebook fan page....its totally whack @ the moment, but I'm.busy now, after my fight it'll be tha shit
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Thanks dogg RT @Mmanarchy: @Brim205 dude gained a huge respect for u after listening to the MMA hour. U seem like a genuinely awesome guy
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