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Local fighters leave crowd wanting more

Only one of three Massachusetts-based fighters gets win at UFC 118 at TD Garden

Updated: December 31, 2010, 12:59 AM ET
By Jeff Wagenheim | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Across town at Fenway Park, a 1-for-3 night is a pretty successful showing. But Saturday night at TD Garden, a UFC 118 crowd primed to root on its hometown heroes watched a winning rally fizzle.

Bridgewater lightweight Joe Lauzon got the building rocking with a high-energy domination of Gabe Ruediger in this much-anticipated Massachusetts debut of the UFC, the major leagues of mixed martial arts. But neither Marcus Davis nor Kenny Florian could keep the Boston Tee-off Party going. ...

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