Todd Duffee vs Mike Russow LIVE Play-by-Play Commentary
Posted on May 28, 2010, 05:27 AM by Anton Gurevich
In the UFC Heavyweight division, the young up-and-comer Todd Duffee will go to war against the veteran 12-1 Mike Russow. Duffee caught the attention of many fans by knocking out the Canadian heavy-hitter Tim Hague in just 7 seconds at UFC 102: Couture vs Nogueira, as all 6 victories of the twenty-four year old Xtreme Couture product come by the way of knockout.
Russow's only defeat comes by the hands of then-Top 5 Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov at Pride 33, three years ago. Mike Russow is 8-0 since that defeat, finishing six of his eight opponents via Submission. More than that, Todd Duffee and Mike Russow hold 15 first round finishes, which promises us an opportunity to see one of the preliminary fights this Saturday.
Experience might be the key for Mike Russow against Duffee, who is facing the toughest challenge of his career in this fight. Todd Duffee is a quite unfair favorite for this fight on LowPick, receiving 91% of the fan picks. Most of the fans that picked Duffee expect a First Round TKO victorry for Todd Duffee.
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|| Mike Russow def. Todd Duffee via Knockout (Punch) Round 3 2:36
|Round 1: Here we go... Todd Duffee is aggressive right away, probably looking for another record. Duffee is swinging, as Mike Russow is holding his position. First uppercut connects by Todd Duffee, and Russow is in trouble! The veteran manages to survive, but Todd Duffee continues his onslaught. Duffee is in full control here, looking very impressive so far against Mike Russow. Todd Duffee is looking for a knockout punch here, as Mike Russow is absorbing damage. I would suggest Todd Duffee to be more patient in his approach here... he is clearly the better fighter in the cage. Mike Russow is trying to take Todd Duffee down, but the youngster defends easily. First round ends. 10-8 for Todd Duffee... he was in full control in this round.
|Round 2: Todd Duffee continues hi onslaught on Mike Russow, who is struggling to find his place in this fight. The pace is slightly lowered in this fight, giving Mike Russow an opportunity to unleash a short combo on Todd Duffee. Russow is more aggressive in this round, but Todd Duffee is still in full control. Duffee is pushing Mike Russow to the fence, looking for the knockout again. Nothing happens, as the crowd begins to boo the fighters for the first time in this fight. Second round ends, and this time it is 10-9 for Todd Duffee.
|Round 3: The pace of the fight has been considerably lowered in the second round. The crowd is booing, but it is Mike Russow who is the more aggressive fighter right now. Todd Duffee is tryiing to unleash a few combos, but Russow is doing really well by avoiding Duffee's heavy hands. Out of nowhere! Wow! What about that! Mike Russow unleashes a sensational punch that knocks Todd Duffee out cold! Lights out Todd Duffee!