The second round was all Maynard, who started to find some answers for Huerta’s striking and land some strikes of his own. By the end of the second, Maynard had turned the tide and was starting to decisively win the fight.
A little over a minute into the third round, Maynard got the takedown he wanted, picking Huerta up and slamming him to the canvas. Maynard fairly well controlled the next couple of minutes on the ground, and he nearly submitted Huerta with a kimura as his arm was being bent behind his back.
The judges scored it 29-28 Huerta, 30-27 Maynard and 30-27 Maynard. I scored it 29-28 Maynard.
Maynard improved his professional MMA record to 8-0, and he may be closing in on a UFC lightweight title shot.
Mike Pyle was making his second debut fight in the UFC coming off a loss in UFC 98 against Brock Larson. The Larson fight was short notice for Pyle but with a full training camp under his belt Pyle executed his game plan and won by submission.
The first round Pyle was working some ground and pound from inside Wilson’s guard. Pyle stands out of Wilson’s guard but refuses to let his opponent up before diving back in. Pyle executes some more ground and pound as the clock ticks down winning round 1.
Round 2 starts with a sloppy left hook that briefly staggers Pyle the fighters clinch and Pyle hits a takedown right back into Wilson’s guard. Wilson tries to get back to his feet but Pyle grabs his ankle and drives him back to the canvas. A lot of clutching and positional work between the fighters. Wilson latches onto an arm but Pyle defends the submission well. Wilson shoots in but Pyle sprawls and attempts a head and arm choke. Pyle again wins the round
Round 3. I few minutes into the round Wilson shoots but Pyle is ready for him. He sinks a guillotine choke and wraps right leg over Wilson’s back to eliminate his escape. Wilson taps out at 2:15 of the final round.