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Macario starts with a leg-kick then the fighters clinch. Separation ensues shortly after, and Santos lunges in with a punch that misses by a mile. Macario gains the clinch, pushing Santos to the fence. Macario lands some knees to the thigh as Santos grabs in vane for a guillotine.
Santos is able to escape and get back to the center of the Octagon. Macario lands a nice right hand then hits with a trip, landing in Santos' guard. He stands then dives down when Santos attempts to stand, getting to half-guard. He begins with elbows to Santos' head.
Standing back up, Macario tries to throw Santos' legs away and resume battering his foe, this time with fists. Santos is able to regain position and stands up, but Macario holds the clinch and keeps him on the fence.
Santos connects with a leg-kick and another clinch follows. Santos attempts a trip, but Macario reverses and nearly gets the back of Santos as the round ends.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Macario
Back to it, Santos searches for a head-kick but misses. He tries his luck on the takedown, but misses there as well. Macario attempts to counter with a shot of his own, but it too is stuffed. It's Santos' turn to attempt a takedown now, and he once again fails. Macario settles for bullying Santos to the cage on his turn.
Back to the center now, Santos hits with a knee, then a one-two combo. He tries for the Thai clinch, but loses it and Macario drives Santos to the floor. Up against the cage, Macario attempts to land some punches, but Santos shakes him off and stands.
Macario is pursuing yet another shot, but Santos gains position and attempts a takedown of his own. It looked to be working, but Macario grabbed the fence on the way down and ended up in the mount. The ref stops the action and gives a warning to Macario.
After the action resumes Santos indeed gets the takedown he would have got if not for the fence grab. Straight to mount for Santos, he begins working some gnp. He's now moving towards an arm-triangle, but his leg is tapped in half-guard.
It doesn't matter though. He earns the tap despite lacking the ideal position. Santos wins via submission.
Result: Leonardo Santos def. William Macario via submission (Round 2, 4:43)