A flyweight scrap between Tim Elliott and Louis Smolka kicked off tonight’s UFC on FOX 24 prelims on FS1.
Round one begins and Elliott immediately shoots in and scores a quick takedown. He locks up a guillotine choke on Smolka and uses the submission to move to side control. Louis scrambles and is able to get back to his feet. Tim greets Louis with some knees. Smolka breaks free and circles out. He moves forward and scores a takedown. Elliott pops right back up however and then scores a takedown of his own. Smolka searching for a kimura. He uses that to get back up to his feet. Elliott with another takedown. Smolka scrambles and gets to top position. Another reversal and Elliott is back on top. Another scramble and the fighters are back on their feet. Elliott immediately dives in and scores yet another takedown. He moves to side control and begins raining down some hard elbows. Louis is cut and bleeding. He scrambles and winds up on the back of Elliott. He lands some solid shots from the position. Elliott is able to get back up to his feet as the horn sounds to end round one.
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Round two begins and Elliott pushes forward with a combination. He shoots in and scores a takedown. Louis rolls him over and winds up on top. He begins working from half guard. Good shots from Smolka. Elliott scrambles back to his feet. He shoots in and scores a takedown and winds up on the back of Smolka. He attempts a rear-naked choke but Louis isn’t having it. Smolka is able to scrambles and grab a hold of a leg. He cannot secure a submission and Elliott winds up in side control. Louis scrambles back up to his feet. He lands a nice uppercut and then a combination. Elliott shoots for a takedown and gets it. Ho moves to side control. Tim moves to mount and locks up a guillotine choke. It is tight. Louis fights through it and survives to see round three.
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Round three begins and Smolka presses forward with his jab. He lands a front kick to the body of Elliott. Tim shoots in and scores yet another easy takedown. Elliott moves immediately to side control. Smolka scrambles and is back up to his feet. He lands a nice uppercut. Elliott absorbs the strike and then shoots in and scores a takedown. Once again Smolka scrambles and gets back up. It is short lived however as Elliott scores a throw and winds up in full mount. He begins raining down some hard elbows. Elliott has a body triangle from the full mount position locked in. Not something you see everyday. Still, the Hawaiian once again shows off his grappling skills scrambling back up to his feet. Louis shoots in and scores a takedown now. Tim scrambles and they are back on their feet. Elliott shoots in and gets another takedown but Louis is immediately back up. They hit the ground once again as round three comes to an end.
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