UFC 128 Fight Card: Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland, Round 2
The second round was an easier chore from a judge's perspective.
Maybe the California Kid suffered a few UFC debut nerves in the opening stanza because he seemed to get his sea legs under him in its final seconds and looked like a different competitor in Round 2. The striking was sliding in the underdog's favor until Faber grabbed a double-leg takedown and used his rabid determination to ride the position for basically the entire round in the face of active resistance from Eddie.
Granted, Urijah didn't inflict much harm on his opponent since his most malicious offense either missed or had most of the impact blocked. However, he enjoyed dominant control and that must've translated to sure points on the scorecards.
Says here it's 10-9 round for the California Kid who is coming on strong after an uneven first round. My sheet says we're split at a round apiece, but Faber could easily be up 20-18 where it counts.
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