UFC Fight Night 24 Results: Michael McDonald Beats Edwin Figueroa In A Thrilling Scrap

The second Facebook fight at UFC Fight Night 24 is a bout between Michael McDonald and Edwin Figueroa. This is a bantamweight bout. McDonald, interestingly, is the youngest UFC fighter on the roster irrespective of weight class. Figueroa is making his UFC debut.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox and a monster overhand right from Figueroa misses. Left hook from McDonland lands and launches a huge striking exchange with McDonald getting the better of it by far. Two right hands from McDonald find the mark for McDonald and the young fighter ducks numerous punches from Figueroa. Hard left hook to the body lands for Figueroa, but a right straight for McDonald finds the mark. Double leg takedown from McDonald lands easily off the scoop. An active guard allows Figueroa to create space and stand. McDonald lands a hard right hand just as the bell sounds.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 McDonald.

ROUND 2 - Hard head kick lands for Figueroa, but McDonald uses it to catch the kick and take Figueroa down. McDonald goes for a kneebar and misses. Figueroa threatened with a foot lock, but misses and gets his back taken instead. McDonald comes very close to a rear naked choke, but can't get it. From full guard McDonald attempts a triangle-armbar combination and gets very close, but Figueroa angles out of it. McDonald tries it again and again Figueroa gets out, so McDonald switches sides with the triangle and nearly gets it AGAIN. And AGAIN Figueroa gets out. In a late scramble, the two fighters separate and Figueroa gets McDonald's back briefly before the round ends.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 McDonald.

ROUND 3 - The two fighters hug in recognition of their hard fought scrap. Right hand lands for Figueroa, but with no follow up. Figueroa uses hard, wild punches and presses McDonald into the cage. McDonald is hurt with some of these punches. A double leg takedown from McDonald, but Figueroa is able to stand without much points being scored. McDonald gets another one except he has to almost drag Figueroa down. Figueroa reverses and now works from side control. McDonald recaptures guard but Figueroa steps away. A late double leg takedown by McDonald works and he's working from Figueroa's full guard. 

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Figueroa and the fight 29-28 McDonald.

UFC Fight Night 24 results: Michael McDonald defeated Edwin Figueroa by unanimous decision( 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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