||08-22-2010 05:41 AM
Whoa. We were wrong but great fight. KO for Okuna.
Round 1:Thompson looking light on his feet, pawing the smaller Okuno with his jab. "The Goat" muscles Okuno into the corner and lands a few soft knees to the midsection before referee Kimura breaks it up. Okuno, now bleeding from the nose, wobbles Thompson with a hard right hand and follows him down to guard. Thompson wiggles under the bottom rope and Kimura restarts them in center ring, but not before having Okuno's nose wiped down. Okuno stands over Thompson and chops away with about ten unanswered kicks to Thompson's left thigh. Thompson stands and blasts Okuno with some nice uppercuts to the body. The American scores a takedown and mounts Okuno as the round ends. 10-9 Okuno.
Round 2: Thompson tries for a takedown but instead takes Okuno's back standing. Thompson has a single hook and eventually drags Okuno down, but Okuno's defending the RNC ably. Okuno whips around and into Thompson's guard, then scoots him into the corner and lands a hard flurry as Thompson scrambles to his feet. Thompson leans on Okuno in the corner and trips him down. As Okuno pops back up, Thompson snares a guillotine, but Okuno is able to extract himself. Back on the feet and Okuno has a huge grin on his face until Thompson dumps him with a double-leg. No, strike that, Okuno's still smiling as Thompson works from his closed guard. 10-9 Thompson.
Round 3: Okuno catches Thompson rushing in and drops him with a hard right, then lands about 20 short hammerfists to the back of Thompson's head. Referee Kimura doesn't stop it, so Okuno briefly thinks about choking Thompson as he stands. Okuno abandons the choke and puts Thompson to sleep with a perfect left hook. Thompson falls over like a tree and is still unconscious minutes later as he's stretchered from the ring.
Taisuke Okuno (10-4-2) def. Nick Thompson (38-13-1) via KO (punch) R3, 0:27
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