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Stann looks focused and Leben looks fired up as he walks out to the usual “Rollercoaster” cover by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Josh Rosenthal will officiate the bout.
Round 1: They touch gloves and set up for the fight. They trade hard leg kicks. Stann is moving in and out and makes Leben miss on a couple of big punches. They clinch and Stann presses Leben against the cage. Leben clips Stann with an uppercut and then fails on a takedown as they fight from the clinch. They separate. Leben catches a body kick but can’t turn it into a takedown. Stann lands a solid right and then a follow up combination that sends Leben to the mat. Stann briefly looks for a guillotine but Leben avoids. Stann drops Leben again but “The Crippler” recovers, only to be dropped again by a knee. Stann tees off until Rosenthal calls the bout.
After several moments, Leben is still out on the mat, though he manages to congratulate Stann on the win.
Brian Stann defeated Chris Leben via TKO at 3:37 of Round 1.
A choked up Stann dedicates the fight to a former squad mate who died this weekend in Iraq. Stann said that he asked for Leben because he’s the toughest guy in the UFC; he is all class as usual.