Bellator FC 86: Ben Saunders vs Koffi Adzitso
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01-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Koffie Adzitso vs. Ben Saunders - Round 1 - Saunders with a right that lands after his head kick was blocked. Saunders now turns Adzitso into the cage. Adzitso with a takedown but Saunders grabs the cage so that he doesn't end up in too bad of position. Saunders on bottom now with the inverted triangle choke, which he releases and is now working for a regular triangle but Adzitso forces his arm through it. Saunders throwing a lot of shots off his back. Referee stands them up now. Saunders with a body kick, a knee and now a takedown of his own. They end up stood up again and Saunders lands a big knee to the chin before the round ends. 10-9 Saunders.
Round 2 - Doesn't take long for Saunders to end up on top and he lands a few good punches. He's working well from the top but the ref stands them up anyway. Three bad stand-ups so far by the referee. Adzitso is looking for the single leg now. Now Adzitso gets the takedown but he's all tied up by Saunders. Saunders looks for the triangle choke and Adzitso slides through and...the ref stands them up again. Kerry Hatley is a horrible ref. Saunders lands some good knees, Adzitso fails to really do anything with wild, bad punches in return. 10-9 Saunders.
Round 3 - Saunders with big knees to the body and Adzitso pushes him into the cage. Saunders ends up with the takedown and he's landing a lot of punches now. Saunders really working him over this round, standing up and dropping big punches down. Saunders ends up on top after Adzitso tries for a takedown and Saunders is in full mount now. Saunders goes for the armbar at the end of the round but can't finish. Should be an easy 30-27 for him, but who knows with these judges and a ref that altered the entire fight with his awful stand-ups.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Ben Saunders wins by unanimous decision.
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