Shark Fights 13 Live Blog: Joey Villasenor vs. Danillo Villefort Updates

This is the Shark Fights 13 live blog for Joey Villasenor vs. Danillo Villefort, a middleweight bout on tonight's Shark Fights pay-per-view in Amarillo, Texas.

Villasenor is coming off a loss last May to current Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Villefort, a former IFL, WEC and UFC veteran, has picked up two (T)KO wins since his UFC departure.

The live blog is below.




Villefort of the American Top Team has Sengoku champion Jorge Santiago in his corner.

Round 1: Villefort wants to land with a big right hand. Villasenor ties up and gets taken down. Villasenor tries to kick Villefort over but Villefort maintains control. Villefort attempts the arm-triangle choke from halfguard. Villefort releases the hold with 3:19 remaining in the round. Villefort, a BJJ black belt, passes to side control. Villasenor scoots back into halfguard and then butterfly guard. Villefort stands up to deliver right hands that Villasenor avoids. Villefort steps into Villasenor's halfguard and tries to free his right leg but Villasenor keeps his legs closed. Villefort with right hands. Villefort takes side control briefly until Villasenor puts him back into halfguard. Villasenor rolls out and back to his feet and scores with a right hand. Villefort misses a spinning back kick and slips. Villefort drops for the takedown but Villasenor stays in control to push Villefort into guard. Good comeback for Villasenor at the end of the round but it won't be enough to steal the round.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Villefort.


Round 2: Vilasenor swings a right and Villefort shoots for the takedown. Villefort gives up on it and knees Villasenor on the way out. Villefort lands a right hand and Villasenor drops and quickly recovers. He might have slipped right into a Villefort right hand. Villasenor lands a knee to the body. Villefort drives Villasenor hard down into Villasenor's halfguard. Villasenor escapes to guard. Villefort works with punches inside the guard until he's able to secure halfguard again. Villasenor keeps his hips active and gets full guard again. Villefort stays tight and continues to attempt to advance his position. Villefort advances again to Villasenor's halfguard in what has become very much a back and forth grappling match for position. Villefort secures side control in the remaining seconds but has no time to stage any offense from there.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Villefort.


Round 3: Villefort tags Villasenor at the end of a jab and follows with a leg kick. They clinch with Villefort's back against the cage. Villefort attempts a hip toss and fails and eats a short elbow for it. Villasenor takes Villefort to the ground. Villasenor gets on an awkward position standing in mount in the opposite direction. Villefort bumps Villasenor for back control and works his way into Villasenor's halfguard, and then into full mount with 15 seconds left.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Villefort and the fight 30-27 for Villefort.

Official Decision: Villefort wins by unanimous decision
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