Stann KOs Sakara in the 1st

by Ken Pishna | source: mmaweekly.com
 

The first step towards that occurred when he stepped into the cage with Alessio Sakara in Sweden.

Working hard to shore up any holes in his game, Muay Thai being a primary focus of late, Stann used what he has learned to great benefit. He and Sakara briefly went toe-to-toe to start off the fight, but Stann clinched wobbled Sakara with several driving knees.

“I’ve really been working a lot to shore up my holes,” said Stann.

He did that and then some. Sakara fell onto his back from the knees, Stann immediately following up with several heavy punches. The former Marine then dropped into Sakara’s guard, blasting away until a couple short, hard left hands put Sakara’s lights out just long enough for the referee to stop the fight.

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Alessio Sakara Vs. Brian Stann
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Alessio Sakara <a href=Alessio Sakara" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=120&q=75&x=47&y=1&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=9BC29D10-1D09-6BFC-E5A1EACD9191C2F0.jpg" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 15-8-0
Team Boxe Thai
VS
Name Brian Stann <a href=Brian Stann" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=0&y=1&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=D7FB1476-1D09-6BFC-E57FD630623B0971.jpg" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 216 (97.98 kg)
Record 11-4-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Stann defeated Alessio Sakara via Knockout (Punches, Round 1, 2:26)

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Sardinian pride site profile image  

4/15/12 12:53 PM by Sardinian pride

I'm so fucking disappointed at sakara!i thought I could see more of him in this fight..

kelby site profile image  

4/15/12 12:07 PM by kelby

I hope he becomes champ. We need more heroes llike that. I am a fan of his as of yesterday. Very class act.

OntarioNorthFishing site profile image  

4/15/12 11:26 AM by OntarioNorthFishing

What i want to know is how Sakara is still in the UFC and how he was the co-main event of the evening.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

4/15/12 9:08 AM by Bobby Lupo

 His movement looked terrible. I have no doubt that his intention was to plant his feet and go shot for shot with Stann by what he showed. He was standing flat footed and not using his tremendous lateral movement, use of striking range and speed advantages. I thought ATT had cured him of this problem, but he did it again. 

46and2degrees site profile image  

4/15/12 1:50 AM by 46and2degrees

Lol a lot of newbs on this thread going against Stann.

Il Duce site profile image  

4/15/12 1:48 AM by Il Duce

Uh...nope.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/15/12 12:38 AM by DoomFarmer

I hope they get Sakara back in there quickly, he needs to fight more often.The one fight a year shit isn't doing him favors.I thought this last layoff would have made a huge difference but I was very wrong.

Forrest Spliffn site profile image  

4/14/12 11:40 PM by Forrest Spliffn

Made me a fan tonite. I Didn't realize what an ambassador he actually is for mma. Tremendous humility and professionalism on display by stann tonite. I don't normally cheer for American hero types but this dude deserves every fan he gets.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/14/12 11:22 PM by DoomFarmer

Sakara needs to learn to throw combos and get out.He hasn't learned to not brawl with heavy handed opponents.

Bosticktj81 site profile image  

4/14/12 8:10 PM by Bosticktj81

 GIF please