Bradley by split decision
115-113 B, 115-113 P, 115-113 B
Pacquiao opens southpaw while Bradley is orthodox. Pacquiao goes to the body after jabbing and lands. Bradley triples up on the jab and lands a right partially through the gloves. Pacquiao drives a straight right upstairs, but Bradley blocks it completely. Bradley lands a hard right and left to the body. Pacquiao drives two hard straight lefts at the end, both the best punches of the round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao
Pacquiao starts the round with another straight left, but Bradley responds with a right of his own. Pacquiao’s already got Bradley reacting, but he does land a right. Pacquiao fires a left and misses as Bradley as his left hanging low. The fighters exchange straight punches. Close round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 20-18 thus far
Pacquiao again lands a straight left timing off the right, but Bradley’s still in Pacquiao’s face. And another straight left. Bradley curls a right hook to the body. Pacquiao again drives a left to Bradley’s jaw. Good right by Bradley, but he pays for it with another left from Pacquiao.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 30-27 thus far
Pacquiao eats a right hook to the body, but it’s not super heavy. They’re brawling in close quarters and trading shots. Pacquiao lands a right hook. Referee warns Bradley to get his punches up. Pacquiao seems really lose now and is landing hard. Bradley looks to be hurt and is holding on after Pacquiao pours it on.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 40-36 thus far
Bradley slowing down a lot now and Pacquiao seems to be looking for a particular kind of shot. Bradley backs Pacquiao into a corner, but a four-punch combination allows him to work his way out. Pacquiao lands a huge left hand and again Bradley seems hurt, but manages to hang on until the end of the round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 50-45 thus far
Pacquiao jabbing and looking to open Bradley up, but so far he’s playing coy. Bradley lands a bit of a right hook. Pacquiao, however, returns fire and lands two hard left hands. Now he’s got Bradley against the ropes and is trying to bomb on him. Pacquiao lands a left between the gloves.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 60-54 thus far
Bradley opens the round driving a couple of hooks to Pacquiao’s ribs, but they don’t phase him at all. Pacquiao now landing a hard left to the Bradley’s midsection. Another left straight from Pacquiao. Pacquiao sticking and moving and while Bradley is trying it’s just not working. Bradley gets a little rocked again with a left.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 70-63 thus far
Bradley again lands two nice hard right hooks. Near headbutt there and Pacquiao lands a right and now a left again. Lots of clinches and lots of breaks and this should be another round for Pacquiao even if the Filipino is often off balance chasing punches at the end of combinations.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 80-72 thus far
Bradley opens every round with hooks to the body. Pacquiao tries to land a straight left, but it’s blocked. Bradley slips dodging a punch and the crowd roars, but nothing happened. Fighters now trading hard hooks, but Pacquiao’s punches seem to be a lot harder. Nice right by Bradley lands and then a left. Pacquiao drives a left hand through Bradley’s defense.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Bradley, 89-82 thus far
Pacquiao covering up as Bradley is a little more active than usual. Bradley landing punches here and there to chants of his name in the arena. Pacquiao not doing much at all this round. Nothing dominant for Bradley, but Pacquiao’s output in this frame has been slow.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Bradley, 98-92 thus far
Both fighters trading jabs and now Bradley pressing Pacquiao against the ropes, but can’t get anything from it. Pacquiao lands a nice left straight. Hard right hook by Pacquiao and another near headbutt. Both fighters trade right hooks.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pacquiao, 108-101 thus far
Nice sneaky short left over the top for Bradley. And then a good right to the body for the challenger. Hard but short right over the top from Pacquiao. Pacquiao eats an uppercut as Bradley is trying to finish strong. Left hand for Pacquiao finds the mark as the fight ends.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Bradley, 117-111 overall
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