Strikeforce: Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith Result
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Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.
August 18, 2012
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Pat Miletich, Frank Shamrock
Middleweight bout: Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith
Herb Dean is our referee. He gets boos. Leg kick by Smith. Sayers stalking him. Sayers trying to get Smith down, but Smith hangs on the arm for a standing kimura. Smith ends up on top of Sayers. Smith's legs are crossed underneath Sayers while on top. Smith tryong to get some ground and pound going. Smith has full mount. Sayers is bleeding. Smith went for the guillotine. Couldn't get it. Sayers escapes. Both on their feet. Sayers tries for the guillotine, but can't get it. Big shot by Smith. Low leg kick by Smith stumbles Sayers. Sayers clips Smith, who falls over. He may have tripped. Sayers on top of Smith. Smith locks in the triangle choke. It looks like he baited him, ala Fabricio Werdum against Fedor Emelianenko. Tapout. Eighth win via submission.
Sayers screams at the camera, saying win or lose, he loves God and Jesus is his savior. We get it, dude. Good one round fight.
Official Decision: Anthony Smith (17-7) def. Lumumba Sayers (6-2) via submission (triangle choke) at 3:52 of Round One.
Smith tells Ranallo he slipped, but was comfortable on his back. He says his triangle choke is his trademark and that he's now training in California, but still trains in Nebraska with UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger. He says he was young, made stupid mistakes, but has a family now and is more responsible.
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