Strikeforce Rousey vs. Kaufman Play-by-Play: Ovince St. Preux vs. TJ Cook

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Ovince St. Preux vs. TJ Cook

Round 1: St. Preux opens with a kick to the head, Cook answering with a left hook to the body. Cook has to overcome St. Preux’s 7-inch reach advantage and visibly longer legs. But St. Preux lands another kick to the head. Cook uses good head movement and drives in close, landing several punches along the way. They clinch briefly, but St. Preux shuck’s Cook off of him. St. Preux rushes Cook and drops him with a flurry of punches. St. Preux follows him down and drops a bunch of shots. Somehow Cook survives and regains his feet, St. Preux unloading, but Cook firing right back, landing some thunderous punches of his own. Cook has an amazing chin! The pace settles down briefly before St. Preux lands another left kicks to the head and drops him with more punches. Cook right back up, St. Preux pressing him to the cage and putting him back on the mat. St. Preux lands in half guard. St. Preux tries to land the keylock, but Cook escapes. St. Preux takes back mount, but Cook escapes and returns the fight to the feet. scores round one 10-9 for St. Preux.

Round 2: St. Preux gets round two going with a kick to the body. A short time later he lands another head kick, but can’t seem to find the knockout blow. Cook still showing good head movement most of the time and beating St. Preux’s reach at times. St. Preux lands a low blow, causing a short stoppage. They restart, St. Preux missing with the head kick, Cook countering with the left hook, but St. Preux shoots and takes him to the mat. St. Preux quickly passes from full guard to side control. St. Preux transitions to full mount and starts unleashing ground and pound. Cook gives up his back briefly, but gives full mount back to St. Preux before the end of the round. scores round two 10-9 for St. Preux.

Round 3: Cook’s head movement is gone. He’s almost staggering he looks so gassed. St. Preux steps in and drops Cook with a left hook that leaves him flat on his back, out cold.

Ovince St. Preux def. TJ Cook by KO (Punch) at 0:20, R3

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