UFC 135 Results: Instant Analysis and Reaction for Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin
Junior Assuncao faced Eddie Yagin in a lower ranked match of featherweights.
Assuncao was trying to bait Yagin in and was just trying to not get knocked out. Assuncao was very, very tentative.
But in the third, Assuncao opened up and almost finished off Yagin with a TKO, but was unable to do so.
Yagin and Assuncao butted heads last night at the weigh-ins and was ready to do battle.
Yagin was making his UFC debut after beating Joe Soto in August to obtain the Tachi Palace Fights featherweight title. Yagin wasn’t exactly awesome in this fight even though his striking was hyped going into the fight and did put on an excellent showing against Soto.
Yagin will probably face a lower ranked featherweight to keep his UFC job by the end of the year. I can see Yagin facing one of The Ultimate Fighter 14 featherweights at the TUF 5 Finale.
Assuncao, in my opinion, should face the loser of the Darren Elkins vs. Zhang Tie Quan fight at UFC 136 in October.
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