UFC as Boston as it gets - Metro US

UFC as Boston as it gets

They weren’t among the headliners at Saturday’s UFC 118, but Joe Lauzon
and Marcus Davis — in very different ways — put an undeniable Boston
stamp on the event.

Their fights — one triumphant, the other blue-collar tough — personified the host city.

Lauzon, a Bridgewater resident, fed off a partisan Garden crowd,
tearing through Gabe Ruediger. He slammed the Californian to the ground
early in the first round, rained down blows from the top position and
slapped on a winning armbar 2:01 in.

“The crowd was unbelievable tonight,” Lauzon said. “I love the crowd. I love Boston.”

Maine’s Davis, meanwhile, was every bit New England rough-and-tumble in a no-quit submission loss to Nate Diaz.

Badly bloodied in an early clinch, Davis was taken down in the third
round. There was clearly no escape after Diaz wrapped up a guillotine
choke, but Davis wouldn’t tap out, preferring a quite literal

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