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UFC on FOX 31 results: Drakkar Klose earns unanimous decision over Bobby Green

Drakkar Klose
Drakkar Klose
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If you’ve been watching mixed martial arts longer than a day, we probably don’t have to tell you that Bobby Green fights in an awkward style.

The Southern California lightweight uses unorthodox footwork and strikes from unexpected angles to throw his opponents off-balance, and whether he gets his hand raised at the end of the fight depends on whether he can bait his opponent into playing his game.

Saturday night at UFC on FOX 31, Green didn’t quite force things to go the way he wanted often enough against Drakkar Klose. While the bout was well-contested on both sides, all three judges at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee saw it Klose’s way, giving him across-the-board 29-28 scores for a unanimous decision win.

The opening round was a back-and-forth affair, with Green trying to establish his offbeat rhythm, but Klose landing enough to let him know it wasn’t going to be an easy affair. Green had his best round in the second, as he scored a takedown early and landed offense from the top. Later, after they returned to a standup, Klose went for a slam, but Green shifted his weight and ended up on top by the time they hit the mat.

In the third, Klose simply had more gas left in the tank, as he landed the harder shots, pushed the pace, and had an answer every time Green attempted to rally.

With the victory, Klose improved to 10-1-1, 4-1 in the UFC. Green (24-9-1) is 1-1-1 in his past three bouts.

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