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This bout will be fought at a catchweight of 148lbs., as a result of Griffin’s inability to make weight yesterday.
Round 1: A quick touch of gloves and Palaszewski sticks a pair of hard jabs in Griffin’s mug. Bartimus doubling and tripling up on his left hand, throwing Griffin off. Griffin lands a good leg kick and Palaszewski returns fire. Griffin with an inside leg kick. Palaszewski repeatedly tries the Anderson Silva front kick that we’re seeing more and more of. Griffin with another leg kick. Palaszewski lands a straight right. Griffin moves in and lands to the body. Palaszewski tags Griffin with a left hook when he over-commits on a series of punches, knocking him off balance. Palaszewski pours it on as Griffin takes refuge on the fence, not relenting until a right hook puts him to sleep and stops the fight.
Bart Palaszewski defeated Tyson Griffin via knockout (punches) at 2:45 of round 1