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UFC 161: Sam Stout Vs. James Krause

Sam Stout vs. James Krause

Lightweights Sam Stout (20-8-1) and James Krause (19-4) are up next. Krause is making his UFC debut and is on a seven-fight win streak. The referee will be Adam Cheadle.

Round 1: Five-inch reach advantage for Krause, and he is looking to use that off the bat. Round kick just misses by Krause and Stout ties him up. Stout using dirty boxing, which is eliminating the reach edge for Krause. The jab is working for Krause, who is popping it off. Knee drops Stout and Krause pounces, landing more shots to the body. No Octagon jitters for Krause, but Stout powers through and scores a takedown. Stout now has a huge cut over his right eye, and it has smeared all over the face of Krause. Smile from Stout as he is in butterfly guard with blood dripping from his forehead. Cartwheel kick attempt by Krause to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krause

Round 2: Stout lands a body shot that appears to have hurt Krause, who is wincing noticeably. Big right in response by Krause connects. Krause shoots and scores with a takedown, taking the back quickly then moving into the guard. Blood pouring down face of Stout again with 90 seconds left in this round. It appears to be missing his eye, though, for the most part, so we should have no issues in terms of it stopping the fight. Stout concludes the round with a takedown of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krause

Round 3: Flying knee connects by Krause, but it is Stout the aggressor this round. Short, quick, powerful right lands by Krause. Stout having a difficult time avoiding anything thrown by Krause, who mixes and moves fluidly. Krause is up plus-68 in head strikes landed, and Stout’s face looks like it. Just over a minute to go, and Stout’s eye is looking very swollen. Stout powers through a takedown, but Krause is able to secure an arm-in-guillotine and secure the choke with just seconds left.

James Krause def. Sam Stout via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of Round 3