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The Co-Main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Swedish debut saw the decorated American Captain in Stann pitted against the talented Italian boxer in Sakara.
Sakara looked to be holding his own in a whirlwind of an exchange early in the 1st Round. It didn't take long for Stann to utilize a mini muay thai clinic on the face of Sakara, dropping him to the ground where he would soon end both fighters time on the clock. As you can see by the GIF provided via - mmamania/@smoogymma - Stann knocks out Sakara with a left hand of doom in his (Sakara's) open guard. This is one of those things that you do not. I repeat do not see often. Stann then landed another left (not for good measure, Stann backed off and basically called his own fight like a gentleman) on the face of his opponent - who would wake up a second after in a very defensive manner.
You can find highlights in video form of the UFC on Fuel TV 2: Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara bout in the full entry.
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Brian Stann made a triumphant return to the Octagon last night (April 14, 2012), knocking out dangerous striker Alessio Sakara in the very first round of their co-main event clash at UFC on Fuel TV 2 from Stockholm, Sweden. After an exciting exchange in the opening minute of the first round, Stann floored Alessio with a well placed punch.
Once on the ground, “All American” was...
Two very heavy-hitting middleweight strikers collided yesterday (April 14, 2012) when “The All-American” Brian Stann battled Italian boxer Alessio Sakara in the co-main event of UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Congratulations to Thomas Crabtree for winning our UFC on Fuel TV: Gustaffson vs Silva Pick 'Em Contest. Next Pick 'Em action will be for next Saturday's UFC 145. Thanks for playing!Consensus Picks:Alexander Gustafsson - 57%Brian Stann - 89%Paulo Thiago - 87%Diego Nunes - 51% DaMarques Johnson - 67%Consensus Overall Record in 2012: 30-22 (58%)
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