Make it 2-1 for little guys. Ikuhisa Minowa pulled the upset on Bob Sapp and now 6-foot-11 Jan Nortje has fallen. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou took out the South African inside of three minutes. "The African Assassin" went right into Nortje's power zone clinching with the 352-pounder from the get-go. Sokoudjou, normally a light heavyweight fighting at 224 this morning, eventually scored a takedown with 7:45 left in the first round. He quickly moved to side control and started raining down punches on Nortje (2-6). The referee stepped in stopping the fight at 2:27 of the first.
A fired up Sokoudjou (6-4, 1-2 UFC) kept throwing punches as the referee tried to pull him off. He got off six punches but nothing of significance landed. HDNet announcer Michael Chiavello, pulling material from the Gus Johnson playbook, went ballistic screaming that Sokoudjou's behavior was disgraceful. Sokoudjou, coming from a judo background, was beaten easily in 3-of-4 fights in the United States.
MOUSASI ROLLS OVER HUNT
Gegard Mousasi regarded as one of the top middleweights in the world moved up to face 286-pound Mark Hunt. Mousasi floored Hunt with a right just 15 seconds into the fight. He followed Hunt to the floor with a right and quickly gained side control. The 218-pound Mousasi maintained a high position and Hunt couldn't move. Mousasi (25-2-1) worked for a kimura 33 seconds in and then again a minute later. The second attempt worked, Hunt tapped at 1:33 of the first. Hunt (5-6) has lost five straight fights.
The Super Hulk delivered. We're not exactly sure what though. The four fights lasted a combined six minutes and 17 seconds.