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Strikeforce 38: Gian Villante Vs. Trevor Smith

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Round 1: They touch gloves and immediately Villante sweeps Smith when he goes for a takedown. Smith gets up, but Villante makes him pay, bullying him into the fence and landing short punches and knees. They break. Villante lands a hard leg kick and left hook. Villante is just overpowering Smith, catching a kick and knocking him to the mat. Smith is trying to defend and reverse, but Villante holds the position and pounds away at him. The ref jumps in and stops the fight, saving a clearly hurt Smith. Maybe a little early, but the fight seemed on its way to that ending anyway.

Gian Villante defeated Trevor Smith via TKO (strikes) 1:05 of round 1