Nam Phan felt that he got the short end of a bad decision in his first meeting with Leonard Garcia. The two men met again at UFC 136, looking to erase the controversy of their first meeting and determine a clear better man.
Both men came out in the first looking to throw big shots but it was Phan who was doing the landing. Garcia’s trademark lack of accuracy led to Phan being able to pick his spots for combinations and wear Garcia out through the first two rounds. Mixed in to the combinations to the head by Phan were beautiful left hands to the body by Phan that contributed to Garcia appearing to gas out.
In the third round it was Garcia finally landing a hard shot that sent Phan to the deck. Phan got up and Garcia fired big punches trying to get the finish, but once again failed to be accurate and allowed Phan to recover. They closed the fight trading big shots.
The judges all scored the bout 29-28 for Phan who gets the win he earned the first time out and now should be able to move forward with his career unless the excitement provided by these two bouts forces a rubber match.
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