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Boston, Massachusetts: Charles Rosa used a heavy volume of leg strikes and offensive grappling to dominate UFC newcomer Kyle Bochniak on Sunday night.
UFC Fight Night 81 was held on January 17, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak took place on the preliminary portion of the card which aired on UFC Fight Pass.
Round 1: Rosa opens with a pair of side kicks as Bochniak immediately returns with a right counter. Bochniak is on the hunt and is pushing forward, with Rosa throwing more low kicks. Bochniak marches forward and lands a powerful right hand, looking very comfortable with his hands at his waist. Rosa is still looking for his range with side kicks, and starts to take an aggressive position in the striking department. However, Bochniak lands a pair of counter rights with a right kick followup. Bochniak cracks Rosa with another counter right and dives into the guard of Rosa, looking for the finish. Rosa attacks with submissions and Bochniak intelligently gets back to his feet. Rosa looks for another takedown but Bochniak resists and looks for more standing counters. One minute to go and Rosa is back to throwing low kicks, pushing forwards and looking for a single-leg. Bochniak pops back to his feet and the round ends shortly after.
— UFC (@ufc) January 17, 2016
Round 2: Bochniak looks for the right hand immediately as the second begins. Rosa is starting to put more effort into his low kicks and lands another pair of the strikes. Bochniak pushes forward and lands another right hook, but Rosa circles away and counters with another leg kick. Rosa connects with a jab and stuns ‘Killer B’ for a moment. By the three minute mark, Rosa is landing leg kicks at will and there is serious damage on the left leg of Bochniak. Rosa shoots for a takedown but is denied and Bochniak fires back with a left-right combination. Both men trade jabs half way through the matchup and Rosa throws a side-kick backfist combination afterwards. Bochniak misses a knee to the body and tries to catch an incoming body-kick. Rosa shoots for another single leg and controls Bochniak from guard against the cage. Rosa connects with some ground and pound and Bochniak gets back to his feet with twenty seconds remaining. Bochniak shoots with a blast double-leg, but Rosa gets back to his feet as the second ends.
— UFC (@ufc) January 18, 2016
Round 3: Rosa opens with another leg kick and forces Bochniak on a temporary retreat. Bochniak attempts to return with some combinations but not many of the strikes are landing. Rosa is strategically backpedaling and countering with leg kicks and left jabs, most likely knowing he is ahead in the fight. Two minutes remaining in the fight and Bochniak lands some more right hands, forcing Rosa to fire back with heavy combinations of his own. Rosa shoots in for a takedown against the cage but cannot hit the switch. Bochniak also goes for a failed takedown and eats a couple of right hand counters. As the fight winds down, Bochniak’s face is battered and bloody, but he is still defending takedown attempts and looking for the fight-ending shot. Rosa immediately raises his hands up as fight comes to a close.
— UFC (@ufc) January 18, 2016
Official Result: Charles Rosa def. Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Charles Rosa advances to 11-2 as Kyle Bochniak takes his first professional defeat and drops to 6-1.
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