Brian Stann TKO's 'toughest guy in UFC' Chris Leben

by Michael David Smith | source:

Brian Stann put on a vicious striking display against Chris Leben at UFC 125, knocking Leben around the Octagon and finishing him in the first round.

Stann stunned Leben with a left hand and then knocked him down with a right, kept battering away as Leben somehow staggered to his feet, landed a huge knee and eventually forced referee Josh Rosenthal to step in and stop the fight. If anything, Rosenthal was too slow to stop the fight, as Leben never completely recovered from that first punch that knocked him down.

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Brian Stann Vs. Chris "The Crippler" Leben
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Brian Stann <a href=Brian Stann" src="" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 216 (97.98 kg)
Record 9-3-0
Name Chris Leben <a href=Chris Leben" src="" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 21-7-0
Team Team Quest
Brian Stann def. Chris Leben via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 3:37

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japetto site profile image  

1/2/11 10:38 PM by japetto

Not a Leben fan, but even less of a Stann fan.  Couldn't it have been the first UFC double KO fight?  That would have at least been satisfying for me.

soldierdad5417 site profile image  

1/2/11 10:30 PM by soldierdad5417

 Yep, the only thing I hate about Rogan's commentating. If he wants a certain guy to win, you can tell which one it is by the "parallel bar routine" he's doing from their nuts. Stann gave Leben the beating he needed. Give Stann Wandy!!!!!

DCortez site profile image  

1/2/11 3:53 PM by DCortez

im so glad stann won, i was getting annoyed when joe rogan was talking shit on stann during the fight saying he cant stand and bang n sort of just writing him off. j

Mmanizzle site profile image  

1/2/11 2:07 AM by Mmanizzle

 I picked Leben to win this - all I gotta say is Hoo Rahh, congrats to All American...

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

1/2/11 1:58 AM by KevinMcAllister

i called this one. people said stann shouldnt stand with chris but what else is he gunna do? he's no wrestler and he hits like a mack truck. i love leben but eventually hes gunna be that guy that gets knocked out every fight. he has a good chin but he can only take so much. his plodding, brawling style just doesnt translate to a productive back end to a career.

soldierdad5417 site profile image  

1/2/11 1:36 AM by soldierdad5417

 Awesome, I was hoping Stann would win like that. What a warrior, and can a dude be any cooler after a win. RIP to the Marine he mentioned. Pure American Awesomeness!!!!!

NorthSlopePipeNinja site profile image  

1/2/11 1:23 AM by NorthSlopePipeNinja

Holy Brian Stann!! That's fucking motivating!!!!

rockyboy site profile image  

1/2/11 1:19 AM by rockyboy

Thanks ref, for almost letting Leben killed

sniper1026 site profile image  

1/2/11 12:58 AM by sniper1026

Congrats Stan

Body Shots site profile image  

1/2/11 12:52 AM by Body Shots

Awesome win for Stann! Fuck everyone crying saying it was ugly or claiming something wasn't right about Leben. He got beat down and both were classy in victory and defeat! Great night of fights as always!