Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight scrappers Evan Dunham and Rick Glenn battled last night (Sept. 17, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 94 inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Dunham has really put it together in his last few performances, showing off improved striking and wrestling to rise into the rankings. Opposite a UFC newcomer, Dunham was in the unenviable position of squaring off with a dangerous but fairly unknown athlete. This was a big opportunity for Rick Glenn. The former World Series of Fighting champion has scored some big wins in his career, but a short-notice victory over a ranked opponent a weight class up would make a major statement.
It didn’t work out.
Dunham pretty much accomplished everything and anything he wanted to in the opening round. Early on, he landed some nice extended combinations, but he didn’t waste time in level changing into a slick double leg and driving his opponent into the mat.
From top position, Dunham showed his jiu-jitsu mastery by mixing ground strikes and passes. He took his opponent’s back quickly, and Dunham very nearly finished the choke before the end of the round.
Glenn showed a ton of heart to survive, but he wasn’t able to prove much else. Glenn landed a sharp cross to start the round, but Dunham put him on his back not long after. Dunham continued to hunt for front chokes, but Glenn was able to escape back to his feet this time. Though Glenn was able to keep it standing (mostly), the damage and amount of grappling definitely took its toll on the short-notice replacement. While he was soundly out-worked in the clinch and by combinations, Glenn did get some punches of his own it.
On the whole, Dunham put a beating on him.
Both men were tired heading into the third round, with Glenn ….View full article
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