Round 1 – Touch gloves. Left right from Bynum, clinch, knee, Thai plum and several knees, he fires off a flurry of pain, strike after strike, punches in bunches and knees and Fowler somehow gets a takedown, takes Bynum’s back. Man, I thought he was done! Fowler with his hooks in. Bynum face down on his knees. Fowler softens him up with shots. Fowler hangs out for awhile landing the occasional hammer fist, goes for the choke, loses it, back to the feet and Bynum unloads a vicious flurry of strikes, Fowler knocks his mouthpiece out. Thai plum from Bynum and a knee to the face. Fowler jumps for a flying arm bar, misses it and now is on the bottom eating punches. Fowler throws up his legs for an arm, but no dice. Time is out.PMN has it 10-9 for Bynum — this guy has some very nice striking.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Side kick from Fowler. Right hook and right from Bynum, backs Fowler up to the cage with strikes, Fowler covers up, throws a left but over extends and gets put on his back. Bynum inside guard, postures up with punches, lays inside closed guard. Bynum with the ground and pound, scramble, almost has his back, back inside guard. A bloody-faced Fowler goes for the arm bar, gets pretty close but Bynum gets out and stands up. They square up. Straight left from Fowler. Inside leg kick from Bynum. Another. Straight left, right, and a side kick from Fowler. Bynum scores with a right but eats one back. He backs Fowler to the corner with one final flurry. PMN has it 10-9 Bynum.
Round 3 – They trade punches, knee from Bynum that rocks Fowler momentarily. Right hook Fowler. Leg kick, counter right from Bynum connects solid. Bynum comes in swinging, Fowler dodges the damage. Leg kick Bynum. Nice left from Fowler. Side kick. One two three four from Fowler, Bynum avoids it and gives him a nice knee, leg kick. Bynum hanging back taking his time, all the pressure should be on Fowler right now. He shoots, stuffed and Bynum unloads a punch combo making him pay. They reset in the center. Man Bynum has some fluid striking. Very quick too. VERY. Counter left right from Bynum. Clinch, two uppercuts, two knees and about five punches to follow from Bynum. Fowler escapes from having his back to the cage. Side kick from Fowler scores. Clinch, knee, big punch combo from Bynum to take the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: D’Angelo Bynum def. Jimmy Fowler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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