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UFC Fight Night 40 Play-by-Play: Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank

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Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank

Round 1: Koch presses forward.  Cruickshank lands a counter right hand.  Koch lands an outside leg kick.  Koch steps in with a right hand.  Koch lands an inside leg kick.  Cruickshank rushes in and lands a kick to the body.  Koch inches forward and lands an outside leg kick.  Cruickshank goes to the body with a right hand.  Koch lands an inside leg kick.  Cruickshank delivers a kick to the body.  Cruickshank moves in with a combination.  He lands a high kick that knocks Koch down.  Cruickshank jumps on him and unloads punches and elbows.  The referee is taking a close look.  Cruickshank continues to land shots.  The referee steps in and stops the fight.

The official time of the stoppage was 3:21 of the opening round.

Cruickshank vs Koch Scorecard

Daron Cruickshank

“It’s a great night for me. I showed up. When I show up, I can beat anyone. I know I belong among the best in my division and I think I proved that tonight.

“I was getting my timing, my range. And once I got that situated, I went in there with my foot and took him down and started striking.”

Erik Koch

“I just got to hand it to Cruickshank. I never got hit with a head kick like that. He proved he was a great striker and he did it against a great striker. Kudos to Darren.”

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