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UFC 180 results recap: Edgar Garcia vs Hector Urbina fight review and analysis

Last night (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014), Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina fought for their first victory inside the Octagon at UFC 180 inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. In a high action bout, Urbina secured a guillotine in the very first round. Find out how below!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight up-and-comers Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina battled last night (Nov. 15, 2014) at UFC 180 inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.

After going winless in his first UFC run, Garcia was looking to change things around. Having won seven of his last eight bouts on the regional circuit, Garcia looked to carry that success into his UFC career.

Though Urbina failed to make it far on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19, he did put on an impressive performance against early favorite Cathal Pendred. A very aggressive fighter, Urbina went into the bout looking for the finish.

Though he had to suffer some tough positions, he eventually got it.

Immediately, both men made it clear that they had little intention of letting it go the a decision, as they traded some hard punches and kicks. Then, Garcia caught a leg kick and tossed Urbina down to the mat.

Garcia then moved to his opponent's back quickly and landed some hard shots. However, Urbina shook him off and took top position. Urbina threatened with an anaconda choke, but Garcia returned to his feet.

Not long after, the fight moved back into the clinch, as Garcia pressured Urbina into the fence. Suddenly, Garcia attempted a level change directly into a guillotine choke.

Not long after, Urbina secured the tap.

Urbina performed quite well. Despite being the underdog, he seemed very relaxed on his feet and was first to initiate many of the exchanges. Then, when faced with some adversity on the mat, he calmly worked out of bad positions.

In this bout, Urbina did a much better job controlling his aggression. He was constantly looking to hurt Garcia and do damage, but he never got wild. On the mat, Urbina was hunting for submissions but did not commit to his first choke attempt.

However, once he felt secure in his grip on the guillotine, he put the pressure on quickly.

For his next bout, Urbina will get another lower ranked welterweight fighter. This victory secured Urbina's place in the UFC for at least a couple fights, but he is still at the bottom of a stacked division.

Obviously, Garcia has to be incredibly disappointed. After a long time honing his skills outside of the world's largest promotion, his return was foiled by a fighter not significantly more advanced than many of Garcia's regional opponents.

Considering the fact that Garcia already had two prior losses and no victories with the promotion, there's a decent chance this will be his last time performing inside the Octagon. With two submission losses in the very first round, his grappling simply may not be up to par.

If Garcia is kept around for a future visit to Mexico, he'll likely face another welterweight coming off of a loss. Or, he could end up scrapping with a Mexican fighter coming off of the regional scene.

At UFC 180, Hector Urbina submitted Edgar Garcia in the very first round. Can he have continued success inside the UFC?

For complete UFC 180 "Hunt vs Werdum" results and play-by-play click HERE.

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