UFC 154 results: Francis Carmont takes split decision over Tom Lawlor

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Francis Carmont earned an extremely close split decision victory over Tom Lawlor on the main card of the UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" tonight (Nov. 17, 2012) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" tonight (Sat., Nov. 17, 2012) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featured a middleweight mash up pitting rising prospect Francis Carmont taking on veteran brawler, "Filthy" Tom Lawlor.

Lawlor opened by pressing in for a clinch in the hopes of avoiding trading punches with the lanky striker with a big reach advantage. He succeeded, too, but failed to do much of anything once he got his hands on his opponent.

That was until late in the round when he threatened with a guillotine, a nice way to score some points but it wasn't finishing the fight.

Lawler missed on his first five takedown attempts, actually, but in the second round he found success with two of them and passed to side control. And, just like he did late in the first round, he snatched a guillotine. And, just like in the first round, he failed to finish the fight with it.

Still, points.

The final frame saw much of the same. Lawlor pushed Carmont against the cage because he was doing nothing to stop it and though it didn't look impressive and certainly had the crowd sitting on its hands, it meant he wasn't getting punched in the face and was probably getting the fight scored his way.

Nope.

The judges turned the fight on its head by scoring a split decision in favor of Carmont. Apparently being on your back, even if you're threatening with submissions, means you're losing.

Bah.

For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage of UFC 154 click here.

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