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UFC On Fox 6: Mike Stumpf Vs. Pascal Krauss

Mike Stumpf vs. Pascal Krauss

We enter the ranks of the welterweights next, as Mike Stumpf (11-3) faces off with Pascal Krauss (10-1). Herb Dean will be the referee in charge.

Round 1: Stumpf with a loud ovation, as he lives just an hour from the United Center. No separation to start, as they are standing toe-to-toe. Stumpf with a big left jab, and a kick to the lead leg. Hook lands from Stumpf, as does an inside leg kick. Krauss starting to open up a little, and Stumpf lands a big kick again that buckles Krauss for a second. Krauss kicks and Stumpf catches it, and goes for a takedown – which he gets. Stumpf passes guard for a brief moment, then is back into full-guard. Krauss kicks him off an gets up to his feet. Uppercut off a Superman punch courtesy of Krauss connects. Krauss is opening up his offense now, landing several combos and pushing Stumpf up against the fence. Krauss working the left jab to his favor, and two more left jabs connect. A very entertaining first four minutes of action, and Krauss drops Stumpf with a right uppercut.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krauss

Round 2: Krauss looks to be on his A-game, picking Stumpf apart with kicks and strikes. Stumpf eats a series of lefts and rights. Stumpf needs to make his a brawl or take it to the ground, as Krauss is moving and hitting with ease. Krauss, who has landed over 60 significant strikes, scores a takedown but it is Stumpf who turns the tide and is on top. Stumpf not able to keep Krauss from putting his back against the fence, keeping him from doing any damage. Krauss to his feet, lands a knee inside the clinch. Nasty elbow lands by Krauss, along with some dirty boxing. Stumpf firing back now, and the two are trading lefts and rights. Stumpf shoots, and Krauss locks in a front headlock followed by knees to the body. A knee to the head by Krauss gets through the defense of Stumpf. Krauss holding Stumpf, who is starting to ooze blood from his nose, up against the fence to finish the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krauss

Round 3: Stumpf not going away, but Krauss answers with precise strikes and a knee to the body. Left jab from Krauss connects, as does a Superman uppercut – something new-looking, but very effective. Krauss has Stumpf stuck up against the fence and tees off again with a short flurry. Overhand right followed by an uppercut from Krauss. Stumpf rocks Krauss a bit with a strike, but Krauss is right back on the attack with two minutes to go. Krauss backs Stumpf up into a corner and lands a combo, followed by doing the same against the fence. With just a minute to go, Stumpf pulls guard, as he needs a finish to earn the win. Stumpf looking to catch an arm or an opening on his back, but Krauss is just patiently keeping active as the clock winds down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krauss

Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)