In a closely contested 155lb battle at UFC Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum Saturday night, Drakkar Klose got the nod over Bobby Green.
Lightweight action at UFC Milwaukee on Saturday night saw Bobby Green back in action against Drakkar Klose. With both men coming off wins — Klose over Lando Vannata, Green over Erik Koch — the key for each was getting a win streak going. Green, coming in, had been vocal about Klose potentially grinding the fight to a halt. Would his fears be realized?
Green attacked with leg kicks early in the fight, while Klose showed a lot of movement, trying to keep his opponent guessing. Klose fired off leg kicks of his own, and had a little more pep on them. Klose, a product of The MMA Lab in Arizona, was warned early in the fight for holding onto his opponent’s gloves, which led to a brief break in the action. Back underway, Klose briefly gave up his neck; Green attempted a standing choke before Klose broke free. Klose would work to secure a takedown late in the round, but through one, it wasn’t the grinding affair Green had feared.
In round two, the battle on the feet didn’t last long, as they went to the ground about a minute in, Green landing on top. He quickly moved to mount, but Klose recovered, maneuvering his opponent back to half-guard. Green would work for a choke, and eat up plenty of clock before Klose could escape. Back on the feet Green was showing some damage around his right eye, but Klose needed to make something happen if he hoped to win back the round. A standing elbow off a knee helped his cause; that was followed by a takedown attempt. It backfired, however, as Klose wrenched Green up, only for Green to land on top.
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Round three started with some standing and banging, which forced Green into a grappling exchange. He drove Klose into the fence, but Klose would break free, and land clean back out in the open. Green went to the body, and flashed a front kick. Green was jawing at his opponent, hoping to get under his skin. Klose was pressuring, and still had half the round. He’d attack with a knee after Green shook off a number of punches; Green changed levels, nearly earning a takedown. They’d battle it out to the bell, with Klose earning the unanimous decision that was closer in practice than the scores reflected.
Drakkar Klose def. Bobby Green by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)