Jorge Masvidal improved to 4-1 in his last five fights by out-striking Pat Healy in terms of significant blows, earning a decision victory at UFC on FOX 11.
Masvidal (26-8) let Healy implore his grinding style, allowing the fight to be contested against the cage. He stated there was no concern over meeting “Bam Bam” anywhere.
“I train with Oregon’s best back at home,” he said. “I don’t have a problem wrestling. I don’t mind it against the cage. I didn’t care.
“I knew Pat would try to put me up against the cage and I had no worries.”
The 29-year-old Masvidal rebounded from a decision loss to Rustam Khabilov last Novemeber, a defeat that snapped a three-bout win streak for “Gamebred.” Overall, he’s 9-4 since a 2009 loss in Bellator to Toby Imada.
For Healy (31-19), the loss was a third straight. He’s dropped decisions to Masvidal, Bobby Green and Khabib Nurmagomedov since a no-contest with Jim Miller in early 2013. He had originally won the fight with Miller, but it was changed after a failed drug test.
“Thanks everyone for their support,” Healy posted on Twitter after the fight. “It’s certainly a new low for me but I will not stop working hard and trying to get back to winning form.”
Prior to his recent skid, Healy had won six straight, including submission victories over Caros Fodor and Maximo Blanco in Strikeforce.
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