Mike Russow vs. Shawn Jordan
The only heavyweight contest on the card tonight features Chicago’s own Mike Russow (15-2) taking on Shawn Jordan (13-4). Both are coming off losses to Fabricio Werdum and Cheick Kongo, respectively. The referee in charge will be Herb Dean.
Round 1: Russow goes right for a takedown, but is unable to get it. Jordan fires off a big strike and a knee, but Russow has him up against the fence. Jordan is able to get off the cage, but Russow starts to unload, hurting Russow with a series of lefts and rights. Russow on hte attack, as Jordan is busted open. Several lefts, rights and knees by Russow, the grappler. Jordan fights off the takedown attempt again, as he tries to get his mind right. Quick right lands by Russow, as he has Jordan up against the fence again. Russow landing with everything, flush, to the face of Jordan. Russow with a bodylock, making Jordan carry his weight. Russow’s striking has looked precise and on point, likely surprising Jordan. Russow gets a takedown, but Jordan rolls and gets to his feet. Jordan throwing tremendously huge uppercuts, but is unable to connect. Jordan finishes off the round with some nice, sharp elbows.
FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Russow
Round 2: Jordan has found the range, and Russow looks a little tired. Jordan with a right, but lands a poke to the eye of Russow and we have a halt in the action. Jordan throwing some haymakers now, as he is unable to move out of the way. Jordan with a step-in left and Russow goes to his back. Jordan in full-mount with three-plus minutes left, hammering away on his head. Jordan takes the back, lets it go, and is working on peppering the face of Russow. Russow sweeps himself up and out, and is looking for a front-choke. Russow with a knee to the head, and Jordan is able to push Russow up against the fence. Jordan gets a takedown and is unloading with elbows. Jordan has completely turned the match and fires off huge lefts and rights, as Herb Dean is forced to step in. Russow’s face is a bloody, swollen mess.
Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 2