Andrei Arlovski Defeats Chase Sherman By Decision At UFC On ESPN 22

Andrei Arlovski got back to winning ways tonight at UFC On ESPN 22 with a unanimous decision victory over Chase Sherman.

Round One:

Sherman feels out with the jab. Grazing right and a left lands for Sherman. Body punch for Arlovski.

Low leg kick for Sherman. Leg kick for Arlovski and punches behind it. Exchange at close range.

Arlovski bursts forward with a brief flurry of punches. Arlovski looking for the clinch, but then abandons that.

Sherman trying to stalk Arlovski now. Both land a punch. Calf kick for Arlovski. Inside leg kick now for him.

Arlovski punches into the clinch, but then backs off. jab for Arlovski as Sherman was looking for a knee.

Sherman lands to the body. Inside leg kick for Arlovski. left hand counter for Sherman. Arlovski with a stepping jab.

Brief clinch and Sherman lands a right hook as they separate. Double jab for Arlovski. Now a head kick attempt that comes off the guard. Brief exchange of punches in close.

Sherman lands hard punches and Arlovski seems rocked. Sherman not able to fully capitalize though and Arlovski survives that onslaught and gets back to the center of the Octagon.

Arlovski throws a few punches to let Sherman know he’s still in this. A final exchange to end the round and Arlovski throws a kick upstairs. Sherman has some swelling to his right cheek as he heads back to his corner.

Round Two:

Right hand for Sherman. Double jab for Arlovski. Body kick for him now. Sherman with a brief combo. Arlovski works to the body and then a right upstairs.

leg kick for Sherman. jab for him. Arlovski punches and tries to clinch, but Sherman backs off. Solid body kick for Sherman.

Double jab for Arlovski. Right hook on the counter for Arlovski. Front kick to the body for Sherman. Another jab for Arlovski.

Outside leg kick for Arlovski. Now a push kick. Back to the jab. jab for Sherman. Sherman lands the jab again solidly and then unleashes a one-two.

Arlovski jab. Right hand for him. Double jab scores again. Elbow in close for Sherman. Punches upstairs for Arlovski as Sherman lands to the body.

Punches thrown and Arlovski clinches up and walks Sherman over to the cage. Not much happening and Arlovski lands a punch as he finally disengages.

leg kick for Arlovski. Now A couple of punches upstairs. Another leg kick to end the round.

Round Three:

“I’m dying bro, I can’t plant on my f’ing leg,” Sherman said inbetween rounds.

Right hgand lands for Sherman. Body kick for Arlovski and then a leg kick. Sherman connects on a punch in response though.

Two left hands get through for Sherman. Calf kick for Sherman. Flurry of punches for Arlovski. leg kick for Arlovski. He fires off punches and Sherman responds in kind.

Double jab for Arlovski. Arlovski wades in winging punches, but gets clipped by a hook, but a knee from Sherman also connects to the groin and forces a stoppage.

Back to it they go. Exchange of punches in the center of the Octagon. Calf kick and a clean punch from Arlovski.

Another exchange. Kick to the leg from Sherman. Left hand for Sherman. Body kick for Arlovski and then one to the leg. Punches upstairs, but Sherman also lands.

Punch or Sherman and Arlovski lands a counter hook. Body punches for Arlovski. Overhand right for Arlovski. He goes for that again.

Final 90 seconds now. jab for Arlovski. Now a left hand for him. Kick to the knee from Arlovski. He works to the body and then a leg kick.

One-two for Sherman. leg kick for Arlovski. Sherman urges Arlovski to meet him toe-to-toe in the center of the Octagon in the final 10 seconds. Arlovski hesistates, but then does pop out a final double jab, and that’s the final action.

Decision:

Arlovski landed the cleaner shots and did significant damage with his calf kicks here and that helps him to a unanimous decision victory (29-28 x3).