They traded hard left hands not long after that, but it was Abe who continued to find success with his punches, and Lim seemed to be trying to work through some possible damage to his right eye.
Just past a minute into the second round, after a slower pace of low kicks and jabs, Lim pawed a left hand out with his fist open and caught Abe in the right eye with a finger.
Teruto Ishihara had a huge first against Rolando Dy, then had to survive some rough patches late – including a big low blow – for the win.
Shinsho Anzai came back after two years away from the sport to take a unanimous decision from Luke Jumeau at UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan.
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