UFC middleweight fighter Chris “The Crippler” Leben will attempt to start the year out right and make it four in a row when he steps into the cage opposite decorated former United States Marine Corps Captain Brian Stann this January 1st in the co-main event of UFC 125: Resolution.
Leben enjoyed a breakout year in 2010, posting three victories in a row over the likes of Jay Silva, Aaron Simpson and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Leben took the fight with Akiyama a matter of weeks after he knocked out Simpson when it was announced that Akiyama’s original opponent, Wanderlei Silva, was forced out of the fight with an injury. Leben and Akiyama won Fight of the Night honors for their back and forth brawl which ended when Leben submitted Akiyama in the last round with a triangle choke.
Check out the first two installments of Leben’s UFC 125 video blogs below.