Round 1 – Here’s the big boys. Leg kick from the Pole. They clinch. Barrett looks for the takedown, pushes Grabowski into the fence. Knee to the groin from Grabowski. Grabowski counters with a couple of punches that land solid. Barrett picks him up high and puts him on his back. Barrett on top in full guard. The Polish crowd is loud. Grabowski landing some good shots from the bottom as Barrett gets half guard. Barrett tries to get Grabowski’s back but gets put on his own back. Grabowski inside Barrett’s guard, softening him up with body shots. Barret trying to get to his feet. Grabowski waiting to throw a knee but Barrett scoops him and puts him on his back. Now Barrett on top inside the Pole’s guard. Grabowski with the ground and pound, lands a nice right. Grabowski scores with a big up kick. He gets out and up, lands a nice kick as Barrett gets up. Barrett clinches as the bell sounds. I give Barrett the round. (Jack 10-9 Barrett) (Richard 10-9 Grabowski)
NOTES: Doctor checked Barrett’s eye between rounds and gave him a thumbs up. Grabowski had poked him in the eye with a thumb.
Round 2 – Barrett grabs a single, big slam. Barrett inside Grabowski’s full guard. Grabowski staying active with strikes from his back. Barret trying to pass guard, postures up and lands a right. Grabowski kicks his knee from his back. Barrett gets back on top and continues to grind but Grabowski continues with punches and hammerfists. Ref warns Barrett to improve position. Nice right from Barrett. 2:25 left in the round. Kind of a stale mate now. Grabowski tries to sweep but can’t get the 270 lb. wrestler off. Barrett gets full mount. Grabowski gives up his back and Barrett lands some punches. Grabowski spins and ends up on top of Barrett inside his guard. 45 seconds left in the round. Barrett holding him tight. Grabowski with hammerfists and punches to the body. Close but I give it to Barrettt. (Jack 10-9 Barrett) (Richard 10-9 Barrett)
Round 3 – Time is called again between rounds to check on Barrett’s right eye. It’s all a go. Big leg kick for Grabowski, and again. Barrett being tentative, gets the clinch. A couple of knees from Grabowski are blocked, then an uppercut. Big leg kick from Grabowski, and a nice uppercut. Barrett gets the clinch, lands a knee and one is returned. Grabowski hits Barrett with some big uppercuts and punches as he walks forward into them. Barrett going for the clinch but eats several punches. Grabowski breathing deep but Barrett looks tired too just eating these punches with no head movedment at all. Barrett’s nickname is “Bear” and he looks like a bear going forward. Grabowski shoots but gets stuffed. Big knee to the body from Grabowski. Barrett with a couple of rights. Grabowski with a couple of knees and a big head kick. Barrett eating them all, eats a big right hand, and a four punch combo, a two punch combo, a three punch combo, a leg kick, a jab. Barret shoots and gets the takedown. GEEZUS, Barrett reminds me of Cabbage eating all these shots with a hard head. Barrett ends the round on top with ground and pound. Grabowski gets the round but Barrett gets the fight. (Jack scores the round 10-9 for Grabowski but the fight 29-28 for Barrett) (Richard scores the fight 10-9 for Grabowski and the fight 29-28 for Grabowski)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Damian Grabowski def. Scott Barrett by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
I couldn't believe when the commentator was saying he thought Barrett won the fight! If he would have done anything but lay there for the entire time taking shots and not looking to do any damage or advance at all the entire time I might have gave him a round. He may have won the first but he lost the second in the last couple minutes, and the third could've easily been considered a 10-8 for Grabowski.