Round 1: Griggs comes out firing with a big overhand right, but Villante fires right back. They separate briefly before another exchange ensues with Griggs rocking Villante with numerous punch combinations. Villante clinches and presses Griggs to the cage, but Griggs presses away from the cage and rocks Villante in another furious exchange. Villante tries to score a takedown, but can’t get it, taking more punishment at the hands of Griggs. Villante, out of nowhere, lands a couple head kicks, but the action is stopped to reinsert Villante’s mouthpiece. They restart the action and Griggs unleashes a brutal assault of power punches to down Villante and then finishes him off with a flurry of ground and pound for the TKO stoppage.
Chad Griggs def. Gian Villante by TKO (Strikes) at 2:49, R1