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Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse took place September 14, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Danny Garcia (27-0) retained his WBC, WBA, and The Ring junior welterweight titles with the win, while Lucas Matthysse fell to 34-3 (with one no-contest).
For more on Garcia's impressive victory, check out the play-by-play from Shaun Al-Shatti.
Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse
Round 1: Tony Weeks is our third man in the ring. Matthysse stalks forward pawing out his jab. Garcia pries with his left. Garcia works the body with short lefts. Matthysse cracks Garcia from the inside. Matthysse follows up with a pair of thunderous one-twos. Matthysse whizzes a left hook past Garcia's temple. Garcia bounces on his heels then ties up. Garcia circles left then unloads a big left at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Matthysse.
Round 2: Both men meet in the center of the ring. Garcia whiffs on a left. Matthysse connects with a big right hook. Matthysse ducks under a left and misses a counter. Garcia rockets forward a straight right. Matthysse returns to the body. Garcia returns the favor. Garcia blocks a big left hook. Matthysse misses an overhand right. Garcia eats a hard counter right then fires back a left. Matthysse muscles Garcia against the ropes and unloads a salvo. Weeks gives Garcia a warning about low blows. Furious exchange at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Matthysse. (20-18 Matthysse.)
Round 3: Matthysse opens with a stiff jab. Matthysse cracks Garcia with a right to the midsection. Garcia eats a left hook then goes to the body. Matthysse answers with a shot upstairs. Matthysse ties up. Garcia starting to open up with his jab. Big right cross misses from Garcia. Matthysse goes to the body and Garcia ties up. Big red welt on Garcia's midsection from those shots. Garcia doubles up on his jab. And again. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (29-28 Matthysse.)
Round 4: Matthysse pumps his jab. Weeks warns Matthysse for punches to the back of the head. Garcia picks away from range. Matthysse dives inside and eats a flurry from Garcia. Matthysse ties up. Matthysse swings and misses, then pops Garcia with a stiff straight left. Garcia gets another warning for low blows. Matthysse eats a hard uppercut and stalks forward. Garcia is putting everything together. Matthysse goes head-body. Garcia answers with a furious counter left. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (38-38 overall.)
Round 5: Matthysse pressures forward. Garcia closes the distance and clinches. Matthysse grimaces after eating another borderline low blow. Weeks restarts the action. Garcia whiffs on a big uppercut but follows up with a flurry. One-two from Garcia. Matthysse answers with a combination of his own. Matthysse starting to penetrate Garcia's defense with straight punches. Garcia counters a Matthysse body shot with a jab. Garcia goes low again. Weeks gives him a stern warning. Matthysse clinches. Garcia attacks the body. Matthysse blasts Garcia with a huge straight right at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Matthysse. (48-47 Matthysse.)
Round 6: Garcia fends off a charging Matthysse with a flurry. Matthysse pressures forward with a salvo against the ropes. Garcia eats a few shots then circles out. Matthysse goes head-body. Matthysse the aggressor thus far. Garcia counters a Matthysse double jab with a jab of his own. Matthysse rips a right into Garcia's body. Garcia eats a big right hand and just shakes it off. Matthysse continues to stalk forward winging heavy leather. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Matthysse. (58-56 Matthysse.)
Round 7: Garcia opens on the aggressive. Garcia pries away with his jab. Matthysse lunges inside and eats a counter left. And another. Big exchange. Matthysse cracks Garcia with a hard left. Garcia clinches. Matthysse eats a short right uppercut and stalks forward. Matthysse's right eye is swelling shut. Matthysse muscles Garcia against the ropes. Garcia digs a left hook into the body and circles out. Matthysse's eye is bad. Garcia connects with a big one-two. Huge looping right nearly lands for Garcia. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (67-66 Matthysse.)
Round 8: Doctors looking closely at Matthysse's right eye between rounds. Garcia immediately targets that eye with a one-two. Huge left hook crushes Matthysse. Garcia starting to unload. Another big hook rattles Matthysse's head. Garcia works the body. Garcia lands a hard combination. Matthysse trying to get loose but that eye is completely swollen shut. Garcia doubles up on his jab. Big flurry to the body from Garcia. Garcia connecting at will. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (76-76 overall.)
Round 9: Matthysse's eye is a mess. Matthysse rips a right to the body. Matthysse ties up. Garcia whiffs on a big left hook. He's loading up for that eye. Garcia doubles up on his jab. Matthysse trying to close the distance. Garcia goes upstairs with short punches. Matthysse blocks a big right. Matthysse backs up Garcia with a double jab. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (86-85 Garcia.)
Round 10: Matthysse stalks forward and pressures Garcia against the ropes. Matthysse is fighting with a sense of urgency. Garcia blasts Matthysse with a counter left. Matthysse ties up then pumps his jump off the break. Garcia answers with a pair of his own double jabs. Garcia connects with a lead left hook. Matthysse closes the distance. Garcia lowers his head and slams a left into Matthysse's midsection. Garcia fends off a big body shot then crushes Matthysse with a right. Matthysse swings and misses wildly. Big right from Garcia at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Garcia. (96-94 Garcia.)
Round 11: Matthysse's eye is a little better. Matthysse blasts Garcia with a huge looping right. Wow. Garcia's mouthpiece flies out of his mouth. Matthysse smells blood. Weeks pauses the fight to reclaim Garcia's mouthpiece. Garcia's back in it. Garcia goes to the body. Matthysse answers the favor. Huge three-punch combination staggers Matthysse! Garcia pummels Matthysse against the ropes and Matthysse drops! Matthysse regains his bearings and we're back on. Garcia rips off another salvo. MMA Fighting scores it 10-8 Garcia. (106-102 Garcia.)
Round 12: Matthysse needs to do something drastic. Garcia wings a looping right. Matthysse pressures Garcia against the ropes. Garcia circles out. Garcia cracks Matthysse with a tremendous four-punch combination. Another four-punch combination from Garcia. Matthysse blocks a big left. Oh, wow. Really bad low blow drops Matthysse. Weeks deducts a point. That one was brutal. 30 seconds left. Garcia connects a one-two. Matthysse powers forward. Furious exchange! Both fighters swinging for the fences. Crazy action closes out the fight. MMA Fighting scores it 9-9. (115-111 Garcia.)
Danny Garcia def. Lucas Matthysse via unanimous decision (115-111, 114-112, 114-112)