Round 1: Cabral goes after Saku right away, backing him into the corner. Wings blows over the top, but misses. Sakuraba is wrapped up like a mummy. Sakuraba eats a punch, and he's wobbled. Cabral can't follow it up, so he shoots and dumps Sakuraba instantly. Saku escapes, and Cabral follows him back to his feet with a barrage of blows. Saku now slinging shots back at Cabral. Saku has recovered. Cabral finds a way to get Sakuraba to the ground in the clinch, pounds on the side of Saku's skull. Saku to half guard now, and Cabal is content with just pounding on him from this position. Saku scrambles briefly, but can't escape. Cabral postures up, landing a number of shots to Saku's chin. Cabral continues his assault, easily taking the round. BloodyElbow.com has Yan Cabral up after one.
Round 2: More of the same from Cabral in the second. He's beating up on Saku standing, kicking at the knees of the Japanese legend. Saku briefly tried to shoot, but he has literally no speed in his shot anymore. Cabral ties him up, takes him down near the corner, and works from side control. Cabral eventually works to the arm triangle, as he stated he would in the pre-fight, and taps Sakuraba. The arena is dead silent. Wow. Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm triangle), Round 1.