PRELIMINARY ROUND FIGHT #4: Spencer Paige vs. Nam Phan
Referee: Herb Dean
Tale of the Tape:
Round 1: After they punched and kicked each other to begin with, Phan knocked down Paige on his butt at :42. Phan blocked several kicks, and he knocked down Paige after one with 1:40 left in the round, getting himself into the ground-and-pound position. Towards the end of the round, Phan went for the kimura...but NO tapout occurred by the time the air horn sounded.
Round 2: Phan trapped Paige against the Octagon in just :24, then he got Paige down at 2:07 after another unsuccessful kick by Paige. Shortly thereafter, Phan tried the rear-naked choke...he NEVER got the submission win, but he did WIN the decision easily!
Paige BROKE A HAND & A FOOT DURING THIS BOUT.
Jon Fitch tried to inspire Team GSP this week, while Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell talked to Team Koscheck earlier in this episode.