SECOND-ROUND FIGHT #7: Sam vs. Chris
Early on this episode, new Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion "Rowdy" Rhonda Rousey appeared!
Tale of the Tape:
Age: 25 (both)
Weight: 155 (both)
MMA Record: 10-0/9-2
R1: Sam dominates the early & late parts of this round w/ two takedowns, while Chris had his way in the middle portion of the round w/ a takedown of his own; there were quite a few knees to the face.
R2: After the first two minutes of this round are controlled by Sam, Chris takes him down from the back & tries for a rear-naked choke after not being successful w/ the guillotine...not even close. W/ 1:34 left in regulation, Sam knocks down Chris...NO stoppage & this fight's over.
The winner by split decision is...
...Saunders! Tough break for Sicilia; that's why just like in boxing, if you don't get the stoppage win in any fight, you can't leave your fate in the hands of the judges, because they can screw you over at times.