Jose Aldo (Photo credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Emotional entrances for both men. The crowd, of course, goes wild for their man Aldo. And we are underway!
They touch gloves and we're off and running. Zombie throws first, a jab that glances away. Jung moves forward and throws but again nothing connects. Brian Stann said Aldo's leg kicks immediately cause internal bleeding. Is that right?
Aldo still hasn't thrown anything and then throws an overhand right at the 4:00 mark that lands. A jab from Aldo to the sternum of the Zombie. They tie up a bit but nothing happens and they reset.
They stand in front of each other for a while without much action. Zombie misses with a spinning high kick. At the 2:30 mark now. Aldo throws his first leg kick, it lands but not too terribly hard, it seemed.
The feeling-out standoff continues. Both men tentative to start this fight. An inside leg kick from Aldo and that one was harder.
Zombie throws an outside leg kick. Neither man pushing the other too hard, biding their time for 25 minutes.
One minute remaining. Close round. Zombie fakes a takedown but doesn't hit any strikes. Aldo shoots in for a takedown, Zombie tries to counter to the body but Aldo shoots through it and hits it. Zombie right back up. Aldo lands big spinning wheel kick at the very end lands to midsection, then a flying knee glances off, and that was enough to cinch it for sure.
My score: 10-9 Aldo