John Makdessi and Alan Patrick tried their hardest to bring the New Jersey crowd back to life, but none of their exciting shot-attempts landed and the ‘boo-birds’ in attendance voiced their opinion.
Patrick threw spinning back kicks and other fun shots, but they whiffed as Makdessi respected his opponent’s strength and stood far enough away to avoid every kick. Whenever they stood within striking distance of each other, they would exchange shots and nobody would come out on top.
Patrick would land a takedown here and there, but he did nothing with them and failed so many takedown attempts it should not have mattered in the eyes of the judges. Makdessi did a good job throughout the fight standing in the center of the octagon and forcing Patrick to move around which means he dictated where the action went in the octagon.
Makdessi landed the most significant strike in the bout with a right cross, and that was pretty much the only highlight in this fight.
Alan Patrick def. John Makdessi by way of Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)