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Grispi walks out to the Mortal Kombat theme song. Nice.
Round 1: Grispi gets off first with a multi-punch combo, going for the takedown quickly. Roop lands some nice elbows to the body, but Grispi puts him on the mat against the fence. Grispi going for Roop’s left arm. Grispi now threatening with the guillotine. Roop landing again with those hard elbows while Grispi goes for the takedown. Grispi looking to take Roop’s back, but ends up in the mount position. Roop escapes, but Grispi stays on him. Roop landing some nice knees from the clinch. Roop breaks away and lands some nice shots when he does. Grispi comes right at him though, clinching him against the fence. Roop turns him and Grispi pulls guard. Roop lands some nice shots as the round closes.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Grispi
Round 2: Roop lands a nice jab and knocks Grispi to the mat with a strong front kick. He follows him down and goes to work from the guard. Roop presses Grispi against the cage. Roop keeping Grispi a little gun shy on the submission attempts with effective ground and pound. Roop just grinding away at Grispi from on top, Grispi doing very little other than surviving in this round.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-8 for Roop
Round 3: Grispi tries to land a high kick, but it’s blocked. Roop moves forward with a nice combination. Grispi goes for and gets the takedown, working to keep Roop on the floor. Grispi gets warned for dropping his mouthpiece twice. Roop gets to his feet, where he hammers Grispi with punches and kicks. Roop drops Grispi with a body shot and Herb Dean calls it, putting Grispi out of his misery.
George Roop defeated Josh Grispi via TKO (strikes) at 3:14 of round 3