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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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R1: Sapo breaks the ice with a left high kick that Ford blocks. Ford faking the shot, then they collide with mutual knees and Sapo goes down, but he's right back to his feet. Sapo unreels another blocked high kick that's hard enough to cause echoes, then connects on yet another that floors Ford. Ford recovers to some extent and initiates a clinch. Sapo is peppering with punches and Ford stumbles into the turtle position with Sapo on his back, content to punch and elbow rather than hunt for subs.

Brutal elbows from Sapo, some of which are borderline 12-6. Ford crawls to the fence with Sapo along for the ride and slowly presses his back to the cage to defend as the round expires. That could be a 10-8 but falls just short of my accepted level of dominance, especially since Sapo was complacent on his back. 10-9 Sapo.

R2: Ford whiffs with a high kick and seems to have regained his faculties. Nice leaping knee to the body from Ford, who uses it close range and clinch. Sapo circles off the fence and they tangle in the over-under. Ford snatches far-side wrist control and peels Sapo's arm away from his body and crushes him with a knee to the head that folds Sapo over. The referee intervenes when Sapo doesn't defend the follow-up strikes.

Ryan Ford defeats Luis Santos by TKO in the 2nd Round.

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