Round 1- Daley lands a leg kick. Daley lands a jab. Daley with a leg kick. Misaki lands a right. Daley lands a jab. Daley with the leg kick. Misaki catches a kick and gets the takedown and Daley is sitting up on the cage. Daley gets to his feet and eats a knee on the way up. Misaki with a combination into the clinch, goes for the trip, but doesn’t get it. Daley lands a right. Daley eats a big right and Daley is hurt. Misaki tees off on Daley against the cage. Daley shoots and gets the takedown. Not sure what he thinks he is going to do here, maybe he is trying to steal the round on the cards, but I don’t think it is going to happen. Daley isn’t doing anything. Postures up and might have landed a shot or two as the round ends.
Round 2- Misaki is looking more effective in the striking, but Daley is always able to land a big shot. Misaki landed a kick there and ties Daley up and is landing knees Daley looking for a takedown, but it isn’t there. Daley misses with a loopy right. Daley landed a jab as Misaki tried a spin kick. Misaki lands a left hook. Daley shoots again. This really isn’t a great plan. Misaki is totally controlling him from the bottom. Ref should stand them up. Daley isn’t doing shit. Daley is landing weak body shots. Misaki doesn’t give a fuck. Daley postures up and Misaki gives up his back. Daley is bitching that Misaki is holding on to his gloves and Misaki flips him over;. Misaki is also not doing a lot of damage from the top. Ref stands them up. Sort of unfair that he let Daley sit on top without doing any damage for so long and then standing them up immediately when Misaki got on top.
That was a close round because Daley was on the top for a while, but I don’t think Daley did any damage so I’m scoring it 10-9 for Misaki.
Round 3- Daley with the leg kick. Misaki thows a better kick back. Paul Daley lands a jab. Misaki strikes and Daley gets the takedown. Daley isn’t doing shit. Misaki has a bad cut. Looks like it came from that left elbow from the ground. I keep saying Daley’s not doing any damage, but that elbow caught just right. Daley pops up and the ref calls time so a doctor can look at the cut. Misaki chases daley, but Daley landed a nice left. Daley goes for the takedown and lands the hook when Misaki tries to defend. Misaki has Daley againt the cage and is throwing wild hooks. Stalking Daley around the ring. Lands a flying knee. Two minutes left. Misaki landing a lot of shots. Daley is backing up and not really pushing the action. Daley gets the takedown on the kick, but Misaki pops back up and pushes Daley against the cage. Misaki is trying to finish this, Daley is sucking wind and looking at the clock. Daley goes for the takedown and it is stuffed. Misaki’s nose is crushed and he is cut, but I think he won that round with the better strikes.
I’m scoring it 30-27 Misaki
Judges score it 30-27 Misaki 29-28 Daley and 29-28 for Misaki by split decision. Disparate scores, but two of those rounds were pretty close if you really like top control without doing any damage more than effective striking. Paul Daley probably should be dropped, but he English and Dana lets them hang around longer so he can sell fights in the UK.