Cheick Kongo vs. Christian Wellisch
And we're off! Wellisch pushes the pace on the onset, but his takedown attempt is blocked by Kongo (who sprawls). They clinch against the cage, and Wellisch finally gets his takedown.
He works from Kongo's side control and then moves to the mount. He rains blows on Kongo, who desperately tries to get out. But Kongo's arm is taken, and he's in an armbar. Somehow, Kongo manages to pull out, and they're back to standing.
They clinch, and Kongo connects with some really hard knees and punches. Wellisch is stunned, and eventually the action goes to the mat. Kongo gets on top of Wellisch and then takes his back, but Wellisch rolls out. Kongo retains control, though, and sends some shots into Wellisch's back.
The fight moves back to standup, and Kongo quickly tears Wellisch apart with knees and punches. Wellisch hits the mat, and the referee stops the fight before Kongo can continue the assault.
Cheick Kongo defeats Christian Wellisch via TKO at 2:51 of Round One.