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Skynyrd is becoming very popular with MMA fighters; Russow walks out to a cover of Simple Man.
Round 1: Duffee throwing hard early. Russow with a right. Duffee with an uppercut. Russow is rocked briefly. Duffee is all over him and it seems just a matter of time before Russow is put away. Duffee is being patient. Russow tries for a takedown but Duffee sprawls and continues his onslaught. Russow displaying a good chin but not offering any answers for Duffee’s attack. Russow looks like he’ll last the round, perhaps we’ll get a glimpse at Duffee’s gas tank. Duffee with a hard uppercut. Duffee with a high kick that touches Russow’s elbow. Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Duffee
Round 2: Aside from the one high kick it’s been all boxing from Duffee so far. He lands a solid combo to start the round but Russow is not going anywhere. Russow trying to land but Duffee is dotting him up for his efforts. The pace is slowing but Duffee is still maintaining his technique. Duffee is switching his stance up and Joe Rogan wonders if it’s because he has hurt his hand, which would explain the slowed tempo. The crowd is growing restless. Russow tries for a half-hearted takedown. The crowd is booing loudly with 30 seconds to go. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Duffee
Duffee doesn’t take the stool in between rounds.
Round 3: Duffee lands a stiff jab. Russow tries for a takedown, Duffee backs into the fence but circles away quickly. Duffee easily shirking Russow’s takedown attempts. Duffee getting some much-needed Octagon time here but his hype-train could be derailed with this much slower-paced performance. WHOA. Russow just knocked Duffee out cold with a right hand.
Mike Russow defeated Todd Duffee via knockout at 2:35 of Round 3