UFC 128: Brendan Schaub knocks out Mirko Cro Cop
Cro Cop vs Schaub opens up the PPV. Crowd is extremely pro-Cro Cop. Body kick by Schaub. Schaub is bumrushing Cro Cop He doesn't fear the legend. Cro Cop comes forward. He presses Schaub up against the cage. Schaub pushes him against it now. And reversed by Cro Cop. Herb Dean splits them up. Big takedown by Schaub. He gets out of Cro Cop's guard. He wants tio stand with Mirko. Mirko wants to stay on the ground--wait..Mirko wants to stay on the ground?!
Schaub is throwing barbs at Cro Cop. Why did he wanna stay on his back again? Cro Cop sweeps up and presses Schaub against the cage. The stronger Schaub turns around and presses Cro Cop against the cage.
Round One: Schaub 10-9
Cro Cop throws a nice shot but Schaub quickly takes him to the ground. Cro Cop gives Schaub an illegal upkick since his knee was down. He is warned by Herb dean. Cro Cop pushes Schaub against the cage. Vice versa. Close fight but the takedowns seem to make a difference in the judges' eyes.
Knee in the clinch by Schaub. Elbow by Cro Cop. Both men still tangled up against the cage. Schaub is bleeding. His nose has blood streaming from his nose. Can Cro Cop derail another prospect? Schaub hits Cro Cop with another shot to the back of the head. He loses a point. He quickly rushes Cro Cop against the cage. Schaub needs to be in desperation mode because this is Cro Cop's round.
Round Two: 10-8 (with point) Cro Cop.
Final round. Cro Cop kicks it off--literally, with a kick to Schaub's little Brendans. He gets time to recover. Schaub opts to continue. Schaub gets the takedown on Cro Cop. Another takedown by Schaub. He's not getting much done on the ground but hopes to steal this round. Round one is probably his too. They end up standing up. Both men locked up and push each other away. High kick by Cro Cop grazes Schaub.
Cro Cop stuff Schaub's takedown attempt but Schaub answers back with a viscious KNOCKOUT! Cro Cop got knocked out and FACE PLANT. Damn. Schaub is a force to be reckoned with. Maybe he was smart to stay on the ground...
Brendan Schaub def. Cro Cop by knockout at 3:44 of round three.