Eduardo Dantas vs. Anthony Leone

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Eduardo "Dudu "Dantas looks to defends his Bantamweight World Championship, taking on Anthony Leone.

>> THE BELT IS ON THE LINE,

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS AND HERE WE GO WITH ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

>> THE CHAMPION, DANTAS IN THE

RED TRUNKS.

>> THE AGGRESSION FROM DANTAS.

>> FLYING KNEE AND RECKLESS

ATTACK AND CATCHING THAT KICK.

>> HE SAID HE WOULD GO FOR THE

FIRST TAKEDOWN OF THE FIGHT AND

HE DID IT AND HE GOT IT IT.

CLOSED GUARD FROM DANTAS.

IN THE FIRST MINUTE OF THE FIRST

ROUND, THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED.

HE WILL SAFEGUARD FROM THE

BOTTOM AND TRYING TO CONTROL THE

WRIST.

THE TRIANGLE SET UP AND COMING

FROM WRIST CONTROL.

CONTROLLING THE RIGHT WRIST.

>> NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT WE'RE IN

CHICAGOLAND, AND THE FEATHER

WEIGHT WORLD TITLE IS ON THE

LINE.

THE FORMER CHAMPION IS LIVE ON

SPIKE.

VERY ACTIVE WITH HIS GUARD.

THE ARM-BAR, AND THE TRIANGLE

HELD BY EDUARDO DANTAS.

>> HE'S VERY CAREFUL FOR THE

SHORT STOP HERE.

ANY OPPORTUNITY FOR SUBMISSION.

>> AND THE BEATS ON THE GROUND

AND LEONE WITH THE RIB CAGE WITH

THE LEFT HAND AND VERY PATIENT

AND VERY CAUTIOUS, AND THE SHORT

PUNCHES FOR THE RIBS AND THE

HEAD.

>> DANTAS FROM THE BOTTOM.

>> WHAT THEY'RE REALLY DOING IS

A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING HIS PACE

AND KEEPING HIS COMPOSURE THUS

FAR AND THE KIND OF PRESSURE

FIGHT HE WANTED.

>> AND THE PRESSURE NOW.

>> KEEPING LEONE HONEST, BUT

LEONE IS FINDING HIS OPPORTUNITY

AND LANDING SHORT PUNCHES.

>> THE LEFT HAND FROM LEONE.

>> KEEP GOING, GUYS.

>> HERZOG TELLING THOSE FIGHTERS

KEEP WORKING.

>> A LOT OF COMPOSURE THUS FAR

FROM ANTHONY LEONE.

HE CAN'T GET WILD WITH THE

GROUND AND POUND AND LEAVE

SOMETHING BEHIND.

>> AND FIGHTING VERY

EFFICIENTLY.

>> A GOOD STRATEGY AND THE

SUBMISSION TO TRY AND HOLD ON TO

THEM AND GET THE STAND UP AT

THIS POINT AND ONLY 1:15 LEFT.

>> LEONE LANDED A BIG ELBOW.

>> BACK TO THE BODY TRIANGLE

FROM DANTAS.

HE TELLS THE FIGHTERS KEEP

WORKING.

SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE OF THIS WORLD TITLE

FIGHT.

>> WHAT DID ANTHONY LEONE TELL

US HE WANTED?

GET THE FIRST TAKEDOWN OF THE

FIGHT AND THEN GO TO WAR WITH

THE GROUND AND POUND.

NOW HE'S OPENING UP A LITTLE BIT

WITH THOSE SHORT ELBOWS AND

TRYING TO GET THAT ELBOW

THROUGH.

THERE WAS A LOT OF POWER AND

CUTTING SOMEBODY WITHOUT WINDING

UP.

THIS IS THE END OF ROUND NUMBER

1.

>> THE CATCH BY ANTHONY LEONE,

HE WANTED THE TAKEDOWN AND THAT

WAS HIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT,

DRIVING DANTAS ALL OF THE WAY TO

THE CAGE AND CAUTIOUS GROUND AND

POUND, BUT AT THE END, FINDING

THE RANGE FOR THOSE SHORT ELBOWS