Following a loss his last time in the cage, it didn’t take long for Chris Spang to get back to his winning ways at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night.
Spang started off a little slow against Nah-Shon Burrell, but after about a minute of searching for his timing, he found it. Spang dropped Burrell to his backside with a left hook to the jaw.
Burrell immediately returned to his feet, but when he did, Spang clinched and started launching knees to his head and face. When Burrell slipped out of the clinch and got upright, Spang unloaded with punches, clinched, and started up with the knees again.
This went on for a few moments, until Spang landed enough knees from the clinch that Burrell just fell to the mat, the referee stepping in to wave off the fight.
The victory improved Spang’s record to 5-1, while Burrell fell to 8-2, closing the door on a six-fight winning streak.