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Mario Yamasaki officiating this bout.
Round 1: Soszynsnki backing Bonnar up early with nice combos. “The Polish Experiment” with a solid leg kick. Bonnar catches a kick and takes Soszynsnki down. Soszynsnki neutralizes Bonnar’s top control and rolls him over. They stand up and Soszynsnki hammers Bonnar with punches against the cage. They tie up on the fence. Bonnar bleeding already. Bonnar with a nice knee after he reversed Soszynsnki in the clinch. Bonnar tries a spinning back kick but Soszynsnki cuts the angle and grabs him from around the waist. THey chase each other for a moment and end up against the cage again. Bonnar landing some slick elbows and punches against the cage. Bonnar with a powerful body kick that lands clean. They clinch against the cage again. Sosynsnki with a nice right after Bonnar fails a takedown. Sosynsnki pushing forward and landing some serious shots but Bonnar pushes through them and fires back. He throws a high kick and lands a push kick. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bonnar.
Round 2: That was a seriously close round. Soszynsnki bullying Bonnar to start, forcing him around the cage. Bonnar teeing off against Soszynsnki against the cage. Soszynsnki clips him and the momentum turns in his favor again. Bonnar teeing off again, ends a combo with a high kick. Bonnar with a beautiful knee to Soszynsnki’s face. Bonnar lands a takedown and gets into side control. Soszynsnki gets back to his feet and Bonnar is still glued to him. Bonnar lands another clean knee and Soszynsnki drops. Bonnar throwing big shots on the ground. That’s it, Yamasaki calls a stop to the bout.
Stephan Bonnar defeated Krzysztof Soszynsnki via TKO (Strikes) at 3:08 of Round 2.
Bonnar thanks the fans, tells them he loves them and has been proud to bleed for them. He credits being “sick in the head” for his willingness to repeatedly engage in brawls. He then tells Joe Rogan that he loves him and Rogan returns the sentiment.