The Fight as it Happened
Gabe Green comes forward to apply heavy pressure. Ian Garry moves back along the fence and attempts to counter the pressure with his range. Gabe begins to kick the legs and Ian responds with similar attacks. Garry opens up with a nice combination to force Green backwards, ending his pressure. Ian continues to be patient and lands with his long strikes. Green does a great job of keeping Ian back with his ability to cut off the cage. Ian continues to circle before he lands a massive right hand that pushed Green away. His right can’t miss and the speed advantage is clear. The round ends after another combination from Garry ending with a head kick.
It starts the same as the first. Ian keeps throwing knees down the middle that partially land. An eye poke temporarily halts the action, but upon resuming Garry lands a big head kick before initiating the clinch. Both men gain control during the exchange but it ends up on the ground after Ian scores the trip. Gabe isn’t down long and bounces up attempting his own takedown. Now separated after another clinch exchange on the cage, Ian lands some heavy shots. Despite eating some big punches Green presses on. He lands three calf kicks in a row before Garry ends the round with a big left hook.
The third and final starts fast. Once again Green storms the centre, however, this time he is met by a ferocious right that sees him hit the canvas. Gabe gets back up threatening the takedown and controls Ian against the cage. Ian goes for a similar trip that he tried in the previous round but Gabe is wise to it and defends. On the brake, Ian lands a big knee, but that doesn’t deter Green who is still heavy on the pressure. Tough as they come. Garry had lots of success with his jab that cannot miss at this point. The final stretch sees both men landing but the more impactful shots are on the side of Ian Garry.
Ian Garry defeats Gabe Green via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Now 10-0 as a pro and 3-0 in the UFC. Ian Garry had once again delivered on his nickname “The Future”. After his first two fights, he showed once again he has the tools to compete at the highest level. A tremendous display of his striking acumen with some grappling exchanges mixed in also. A comfortable win for Ian against an incredibly talented and durable Gabe Green.
Being 3-0 opens plenty of doors for the 24-year-old Irishman. In a stacked welterweight division there is no shortage of top matchups that Ian could find himself in next time out. After a relatively smooth performance, we might see Garry back in the cage sooner rather than later.
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