UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Japan’s Takeya Mizugaki spoils Nam Phan’s debut at 135-lbs

The WEC import topped Nam Phan (18-12) in the preliminary proceedings of UFC Fight Night 33, which took place on Saturday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Mizugaki improved to 19-7-2 with the victory, and extended his winning streak to four fights. Phan was making his debut at 135-lbs following mixed results in the Featherweight division.

The “TUF 14” alumni struggled to get into Mizugaki’s stride, and had to settle with limp shots throughout the three stanzas.

Japan’s Mizugaki kept a good pace throughout and made it difficult for Phan to get in range. In the first and second rounds, the 29-year-old kept Phan away with continuous left and rights along with takedowns.

Phan was even clipped in the second frame and buckled with a barrage of punches, but the Californian stuck in and dragged the bout to its final frame.

As both fighters began to fatigue and exhaust in the final round, combinations were still thrown from both ends, but it was Mizugaki who swept the judges’ score cards which read 29-28, 29-28 and 30-28.

With that, Phan, 30, slumped to a two-fight losing skid and is now on a 2-3 run. Mizugaki, meanwhile, continues to move up the Bantamweight ladder and it may not be too long before he solidifies himself as a true contender for the 135-lbs throne.

Check out the full results for UFC Fight Night 33 below:

MAIN CARD

  • Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva – Declared a Majority Draw (48-47, 47-47, 47-47)
  • Mauricio Rua def. James Te Huna via KO (Punch) at 1:03 of Round 1
  • Ryan Bader def. Anthony Perosh via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Soa Palelei def. Pat Barry via KO (Punches) at 2:09 of Round 1
  • Clint Hester def. Dylan Andrews via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
  • Bethe Correia def. Julie Kedzie via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

PRELIMS

  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Nam Phan via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28)
  • Caio Magalhaes def. Nick Ring via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Justin Scoggins def. Richie Vaculik via TKO (Punches) at 4:43 of Round 1
  • Krzysztof Jotko def. Bruno Santos via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

FACEBOOK PRELIMS

  • Alex Garcia def. Ben Wall via KO (Punches) at 0:43 of Round 1

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