UFC 148 starts with an eye poke and three decisions

Maggie Hendricks

If the first three fights of UFC 148 are a harbinger of things to come, we're in for a long night. All three were decisions that were less than exciting.

Constantinos Phillippou survived a vicious, though unintentional eye poke from Riki Fukuda to take a slow, stand-up filled decision. The judges saw it 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Before that, Shane Roller grinded out a wrestling-filled decision over John Alessio. The 29-28 on all cards unanimous decision snapped a three-fight losing skid for Roller.

UFC 148 was started with a unanimous decision win for Rafaello Oliveira over Yoislandy Izquierdo.

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