Light heavyweight brawlers Houston Alexander and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou put on a fight that fans in attendance will not soon forget last night at Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley. The UFC veterans squared off in a three rounder that likely never had a chance of seeing the final bell; the two men lived up to their reputations of being quick-starting heavy hitters as they traded leather from the beginning to the end of the fight when one man fell.
Things looked to be in the bag for Sokoudjou at the beginning of the fight as “The African Assassin” pasted Alexander around the cage and dealt damage on the feet and on the ground. Sokoudjou has never been known as a cardio machine and as he perhaps began to fade, he paved the way for Alexander to make a dramatic comeback in the waning moments of the round. “The Assassin” turned the tables on Sokoudjou, getting top position on the mat and looking to have regained his legs.
Alexander would need less than two minutes in the second frame to dispatch of Sokoudjou. He landed a knee coupled with a bevy of power punches that sent Sokoudjou sprawling to the canvas. From there, Alexander would wail away (landing some 40 punches) until the referee called a stop to the contest.
With the win, Alexander improves his overall record to 11-6 and his post-UFC record to 1-2. Sokoudjou falls to 9-7, just skirting above having as many losses as victories on his record.