Bobby Green was a step ahead of Alan Patrick wherever the fight went tonight at UFC Fight Night 177 on his way to a unanimous decision victory.
Patrick bursts forward throwing a punch and then works a takedown attempt, but it fails as Green ends up on top.
Green not able to get too much going on the mat and Patrick is able to get back up with Green working a knee strike as he does so.
Patrick again quickly in on another takedown, but again he can’t get Green down and instead moments later its Green who manages to strongly throw him to the mat.
Side control for Green. Patrick tries to escape, but Green keeps the position. Patrick staying busy though as he gets to one knee against the cage and then stands. Green lands another knee to the body.
Patrick reverses the cage clinc and starts working for a takedown again. He drops to the mat empty-handed and has to stand up again and tries to transition to another takedown, but again it’s Green who ends up on top.
Patrick tries for a triangle choke, but Green moves to defend the submission and works himself out of danger, then settles back into Green’s guard.
Green taking his time but does start to land some solid ground and pound in the closing stages of the round. They get back up and Patrick instantly comes after him looking for some payback, but then gets caught with a counterpunch that for a split second seems to buckle him, but he’s ok.
Patrick throwing a front kick to the body that misses and a winging punch too as he wades into the clinch against the cage.
Soon they are back to striking range, but not for long as Patrick again closes the distance and tries to get Green down. However, as in the first round it’s Green who ends up getting a takedown instead.
Elbow for Green. Now shoulder bumps. Patrick trying to find an opportunity for a submission attempt, but Green moves into half-guard instead.
Patrick scrambles free and back into the cage clinch. Green reverses the position. Patrick pushes his way out.
Patrick with a wild hook attempt that misses. He lands an uppercut and then a front kick to the body. A spinning kick misses though.
Left hand lands for Green as Patrick swings wildly again. Missed punches for Green. Inside leg kick from Patrick and then a takedown attempt that fails, leaving him scrambling on his knees trying in vain to complete it.
More sloppy punch attempts from Patrick and then a leg kick. Patrick trying to get into the clinch but gets clipped by a punch that seemed to hurt him. Final kick for Green.
Missed left hook from Patrick. He lands a punch, but then Green gets a takedown and Patrick’s attempt to scramble on top fails. Green in side control now. Not too much offense from Green and Patrick is able to get back upright.
More missed punches from Patrick. He does land a glancing body punch, but gets caught with a counter from Green.
Green with a body lock, moves to the back and takes Patrick down. Patrick scrambles and tries to take Green’s back as they stand back up, but slides off.
Back to striking range. Green lands a right hand and then clinches. Patrick lands a knee. Green returns to the favor.
Green retreats to the center of the Octagon. Patrick misses punches but then throws a head kick that partially lands. Patrick able to bring Green down for a moment. Green gets up and lands punches and a knee though.
Green moving forward with purpose. He lands a couple of punches. Now a calf kick. Good right hand for Green. he lands another and then again.
Counter right for Green. He lands a left and a right. Green wading forward with his hands low. Patrick with a spinning capoeira kick that never looked like landing. Green tries one last time to finish Patrick with punches, but he’ll have to settle for a decision on this occasion.
No doubt about the winner then, with Green being the better fighter on the feet and the mat, leading him to a unanimous decision victory ().