Play by Play: Shah Bobonis vs. Maros Da Matta (Sherdog)

Shah Bobonis vs. Marcos Da Matta

Round 1:
De Matta stalks down Bobonis, who is circling in different directions. Bobonis connects and drops "Parrumpa." Bobonis follows him to the ground, but da Matta recovers and gets underhooks on Bobonis, using it to stand. Both men push along the fence. Parrumpa takes down Bobonis and works for an armbar. It’s in deep, but Bobonis manages to escape. Bobonis attempts a flying front kick and misses. Both men circle, Parrumpa clinches, but Bobona escapes. He tries to shoot, but Parrumpa transitions to his back and works for a choke. Bobonis escapes again and gains position on da Matta. Bobonis lands a volley of knees to the sternum. He tries again only to have his knee caught and have da Matta hit a switch as the 10-second warning sounds. The frame closes with Bobonis escaping.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 da Matta

Round 2:
Da Matta gets a waist lock on Bobonis, who easily shakes the Brazilian. Both men circle and Bobonis connects with a straight right. Parrumpa shoots and gets the takedown. He easily slices through the guard and attempts an arm-triangle choke from mount. Bobonis escapes and gets to his feet. Parrumpa shoots again, Bobonis sprawls and connects on hammer fists to the side of the head. Da Matta completes the takedown and easily moves to the back of his opponent. Bobonis controls the wrists and defends the choke. The round comes to an end with Da Matta still on Bobonis’ back.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 da Matta
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 da Matta

Round 3:
Bobonis connects to the body early in the round. Da Matta, not liking what he felt, shoots but is easily shucked off. Bobonis connects on a hard shot while Parrumpa is on his knees. Bobonis continues to bomb on da Matta as he continues to shoot for takedowns. Bobonis is on top, just hammering the Brazilian. Parrumpa gets to his feet and attempts another shot, but it’s easily stuffed and met with shots to the head. Bobonis lets him stand. Da Matta stalks and Bobonis shoots a straight right through the guard of the Brazilian, sending him crashing to the mat face down. Referee Jorge Alonso immediately calls the bout at 2:04 of the third round for Bobonis, a fantastic come-from-behind win.


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