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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Naoki Inoue tops Carls John de Tomas in clash of flyweight newcomers

Naoki Inoue (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) emerged victorious in a flyweight clash of unbeaten UFC newcomers against Carls John de Tomas (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).

The 125-pound bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Things for off to a quick start with a firefight and continual scrambles, where Inoue took his opponent’s back and secured back mount. After securing the body lock, the young Japanese fighter threatened with a rear-naked choke midway through the opening round. De Tomas ultimately escaped, but Inoue kept the action on the mat and continued firing off submission attempts while both fighters scrambled. As with the rest of the fight, Inoue threatened with submissions but failed to finish them.

In the second round, Inoue got the better of the early exchanges and nearly ended the fight in the final seconds of the frame. De Tomas displayed some power with counter-punches, but midway through the round, Inoue stuffed a takedown and ultimately ended on his Filipino opponent’s back, where he battered de Tomas with ground and pound before returning to submission attempts. He then moved into a mounted triangle before also securing an arm. De Tomas continued to scramble, and he then fought off a rear-naked choke and a late-round armbar, which was spoiled by the horn signaling the end of the round.

De Tomas dodged a bullet and got new life to start the third round, but Inoue was the fresher fighter and proved quicker to the punch. Inoue ate some elbows before finally securing his takedown, where he again took back mount to rain down punches. De Tomas survived, reversed and even briefly threatened with a choke, but Inoue finished the fight on top.

Ultimately, he picked up the unanimous-decision victory with a clean sweep on the cards via 30-26 scores.

Inoue, who’s just 20, continues an unbeaten (11-0) start to his pro run. De Tomas, a five-year pro, suffers first career loss.

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(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Singapore.)

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