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Bellator 42 Results: Luiz Nogueira Edges A Decision Over Jerod Spoon

This is the live blog for Jerod Spoon vs. Luiz Nogueira. Luis Nogueira is 11-4, and he lost his last fight to Renato Carneiro at Jungle Fights 25. Jerod Spoon is 5-1-1. He is currently riding a 5-fight winning streak. This fight is being fought at 135 pounds.

Round 1 - Our referee for this bout is Kevin Nix. Sean Wheelock informs us that this bout is under the Unified Rules, and elbows to the head are allowed. Cautious start, Spoon lands the first kick 30 seconds in. Nogueira lands a combo, but Spoon comes back with an overhead right that stumbles the Brazilian. Nice straight right, left hook combo from Nogueira. Leg kick. Spoon responds with his own. Big right hand from Nogueira. Combo from Nogueira hits Spoon's forearms. Jumping knee from Nogueira lands. He's controlling the stand up so far. Straight left from Spoon lands. They trade leg kicks. Nogueira shoots in and completes a takedown. Scramble ends with Spoon in a front headlock, but he works back to his feet. One minute to go. Nogueira throws looping hooks that land with varying success. Spoon shoots a single as the round comes to a close.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Luiz Nogueira.

Round 2 - Spoon grabs a leg kick, and he attempts to take Nogueira down without success. Back to striking distance. Nogueira catches a leg kick, and he unloads a series of strikes. They clinch in the center of the cage and trade punches and elbows. Wild right hand from Spoon misses. Spoon lands two big rights. Nogueira responds with a right of his own. Nogueira's 5-punch combo meets Spoon's forearms. He has Spoon up against the fence now. Spoon spins out. Center of the cage now. Left hand counter from Nogueira lands. Nice right hand to the body from Nogueira. One minute to go. Spoon lands a jab. Nogueira changes levels and completes a double-leg. 

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Luiz Nogueira. 

Round 3 - Each fighter throws a combo that misses. Body kick from Nogueira lands. Spoon throws a leg kick that Nogueira catches. Spoon struggles, but Nogueira eventually plants him on the mat. Spoon crawls toward the cage and up to his feet. Nogueira lands a right and left hook as they disengage. Flying knee lands for Nogueira. Spoon jabs. Spoon lands an overhand right. Another jab. Leg kick and body shot for Nogueira. Nogueira comes forward with a combo, but Spoon responds with a takedown. He can't maintain control, however. Nogueira stuffs a takedown attempt. A minute left to go, and I don't see any urgency from Spoon. Nogueira ducks under a punch and completes a takedown. Spoon back to his feet. Left-right combo from Nogueira. Spoon lands a big jab-hook combo as the round ends.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Luiz Nogueira, and award him the fight 30-27.

Luiz Nogueira defeats Jerod Spoon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).