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Sunday UFC? This card comes from Natal, Brazil and really, my only interest in it is the main event. It’s the rematch from one of the best fights in company history from UFC 139 in San Jose.
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They’re doing Pride style introductions for all the combatants in the Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Let’s get into it.
1. Ray Sefo vs. Valentijn Overeem
Overeem tried to start on the feet, but Sefo was getting the better of him so Overeem went for the takedown and immediately grabbed his neck, cranked it and Sefo tapped.
Winner: Valentin Overeem by way of 1st round submission
2. Gian Villante vs. Chad Griggs
These guys just let their hands go and didn’t really care if they were going to get tired. Griggs was getting the better of it for most of it. Villante tried to turn it into a wrestling match, but he couldn’t close quickly enough without getting hit and he was wobbly early. He threw a wide high kick that cut Griggs’ ear up. Griggs threw two right hands that dropped Villante and Villante didn’t get back up after the second one. Fun, though entirely sloppy fight.
Winner: Chad Griggs by way of 1st round TKO
3. Lavar Johnson vs. Shane Del Rosario