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UFC 106: Paulo Thiago Beats Jacob Volkmann by Unanimous Decision

In a battle between two talented but little-known welterweights, Paulo Thiago defeated Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106.

A minute into the first round, Thiago took Volkmann down and had him in side control. Volkmann has very good Brazilian jiu jitsu skills and managed to scramble out. It wasn't long before Thiago got him down again, but Volkmann got back up again. In the final second of the first round, Thiago rocked Volkmann with a hard right hand that sent Volkmann flat on his back.

In the second round the pace slowed down, as Volkmann used his wrestling skills to tie Thiago up in the early going. Thiago eventually managed to do just enough offensively late in the round to win it on my scorecard, but Volkmann did land a number of punches on the ground.

The third round featured plenty of exciting, back-and-forth action, with Volkmann getting Thiago into big trouble, landing elbows to Thiago's head on the ground and almost catching him in a D'Arce choke. But Thiago managed to survive and finish the fight landing a series of punches to Volkmann's head on the ground, and he won the fight by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Thiago improved his record to 12-1. The previously undefeated Volkmann falls to 9-1.

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