Mike Ricci Routs Colin Fletcher at UFC 158

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
March 16th, 2013
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A lightweight affair between Mike Ricci (pictured) and Colin Fletcher kicked off Saturday’s “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” pay-per-view broadcast.

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Bell Centre in Montreal is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a welterweight title tilt between champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.

Betting Line:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Colin Fletcher +245
Mike Ricci -325

Here is the play-by-play from Fletcher vs. Ricci:

Fletcher lands a kick to the body. Ricci counters with a straight left to Fletcher’s chest. Straight left connects flush on Fletcher’s face. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Stiff jab by Ricci finds a home on Fletcher’s forehead. A kick to Ricci’s groin causes a brief pause in the bout.

5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9

Fletcher eats a head kick and then gets taken down. Ricci begins to ground-and-pound from side control. There’s some blood coming from under Fletcher’s right eye now. Hard straight left snaps Fletcher’s head back, but he scores with a solid leg kick of his own.

5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9

Fletcher attempts a failed spinning backfist. Ricci secures a takedown and moves into half guard. Ricci lands some strikes from the top, then takes Fletcher’s back to re-ignite the crowd. Fletcher fights off an armbar attempt as the final horn sounds.

5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9, and should cruise, 30-27

Official Result:
Mike Ricci Defeated Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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