Originally Posted by MMARocks
Yeah, it sucked that the fight ended so soon. Sapp was throwing much harder shots, he just couldn't connect. But, Sapp in the center of the ring, stalking Cro Cop as he ran in circles was funny.
The little jab, that was mentioned, was actually a straight left that broke Sapps cheekbone. It was set up by a kick to the ribs that bruised 2 of them.
Cro-cop "ran" in circles to get position on Sapp, setting up the kick and punch that ended it. Sapp looses 1/2 his stamina climbing into the ring, Mirko and his corner knew it.
As for his next fight, it'll be interesting to see his sprawl defence in the UFC. In pride guys were wary of a knee to the head coming in, no so in the UFC. Still his takedown D is remarkable. He'll probably use low and side kicks to weaken the legs and TKO in the 2nd with the uppercut.