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Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout
Chad Griggs vs. Gianpiero Villante
Round 1: The heavyweights come out swinging. Villante lands a couple of leg kicks. They continue swinging with Griggs getting the better of it. Villante clinched Griggs against the cage. Griggs broke free and landed some more big punches. The two started trading big punches again. Villante tried to take Griggs down but Griggs continued to land big punches. Villante landed a big head kicks that fazed Griggs and tried to follow up with a second, but the referee paused the action because Villante’s mouthpiece came out. The fight was restarted and Griggs kept swinging and knocked Villante to the ground. Villante got back to his feet only to be nailed with a series of punches from Griggs, sending Villante back to the ground again. Griggs followed up with more punches on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the bout. Sloppy but fun fight.
Chad Griggs defeated Gianpiero Villante via TKO (strikes) at 2:49 of Round 1.