UFC Macau results recap: Takeya Mizugaki vs Jeff Hougland fight review and analysis

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MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a look back at yesterday's UFC Macau bantamweight battle between Takeya Mizugaki and Jeff Hougland. What allowed Mizugaki to dominate? Find out inside

Two bantamweights looking to bounce back from tough losses battled each other yesterday (Nov. 10, 2012) as Japanese scrapper Takeya Mizugaki took on Jeff Hougland in the opening bout of the UFC Macau main card in Macau, China.

Hougland was coming off a dominating defeat at the hands of Yves Jabouin earlier this year while Mizugaki had been on the receiving end of a very controversial decision loss against Chris Cariaso in a fight many thought he had won.

It showed.

From start to finish, Hougland could not get anything going, unable to strike with or successfully grapple with Mizugaki and once again being on the receiving end of a one-sided beatdown.

Early on, Mizugaki scored at will with his striking, landing big shots with punches, knees and kicks. Hougland had nothing for him on the feet, so he wisely shot in for takedowns and clinched in an attempt to get the fight to the ground, but Mizugaki's judo base was just too much for him as he not only fended Hougland off with ease but wound up in top position on the ground.

The problems for Hougland didn't end once the fight was in his realm on the canvas as Mizugaki was content to sit inside his guard and batter him with heavy punches on the ground. The Japanese fighter was extremely aggressive with his ground and pound, pounding "Hellbound" with heavy shots and making him pay for his takedown attempts.

In the brief instances where the fight was upright, Mizugaki continued to crush Hougland with a torrent of blows and Hougland was never able to secure top position. Every scramble was shut down with Mizugaki winding up on top and pounding away with big punches. This was a very one-sided bout and it showed on the scorecards with Mizugaki taking every single round.

For complete UFC Macau results, including blow-by-blow, fight-by-fight coverage of the entire event as well as immediate post-fight reaction click here, here and here.

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