UFC 120’s main card kicked off with a welterweight bout between the UK’s James Wilks and Canada’s Claude Patrick.
Patrick dominated the first round, taking Wilks down early and in the following minutes managed to mount him twice and landed some meaningful ground and pound which left the UK fighter bloodied by the end of the round.
The Canadian again got the better of Wilks in the second, controlling him on the ground, though without inflicting the same damage or producing the same workrate as he had displayed earlier.
The third round followed the pattern of the previous two with Patrick taking his foot of the accelerator and cruising to victory while displaying superior grappling and good awareness to shrug off Wilks submission attempts.
The last two rounds weren’t exciting to watch but there’s no question over the judges scorecards as Patrick picks up a unanimous decision victory (30-27 x3).
With the win Patrick improves to 13-1 while Wilks drops to 7-4.