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Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara Fight Video Highlights


By Lewis Mckeever:
The co-main event of last nights UFC on FUEL 2 card featured dangerous middleweight strikers, Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara. The all American war hero Stann came out looking like a man on a mission, shattering the Italian’s jaw with an opening barrage of knees. The seasoned boxer some how survived Stann’s initial onslaught, but later succumbed to the American’s ruthless ground and pound assault from the guard position. Take a look at the FUEL TV highlights below:

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10 Comments to Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara Fight Video Highlights

  1. Lol says:

    Dana: “You know what, we need Stann. We need this all American hero. Let’s give him someone who will stand, but with only a half decent chin.”

    Stann can’t beat any wrestlers. Fact.

    • J says:

      You went through the trouble to make a negative comment on an incredible knockout..Half decent chin or not, a knockout from the guard is a knockout from the guard, thats power. Plus hes a good man, why the negativity? P.S. he subbed a wrestler in massenzio so suck it haha

      • Stan's the man says:

        ^ +1 …. Yeah I wouldn’t be hating on a guy who can knock someone out from the guard and with a half cocked punch. He has nasty boxing with some of the heaviest hands in the division right now, and his muay thai is progressing at a incredible rate. Also, this guy is a f***ing hero man. He is a HIGHLY decorated soldier who helped save the lives of many of his fellow Marines. Here’s a citation from some of this guy who “can’t beat any wrestlers..” :

        “Stann and his Marines held out for SIX days under heavy attacks while Stann coordinated air and tank support that eventually allowed them to be relieved…. Second Lieutenant Stann personally directed two casualty operations, three vehicle recovery operations and multiple close air support missions under enemy small arms, machine gun and mortar fire in his 360-degree fight.”

        Also he ran straight through the WEC like it was nothing and his motivation was to dedicate the belt to a fallen fellow Marine.

        So if you think that this is just a “publicity stunt” or something, then why don’t you go to a fan expo and try to tell him to his face?

        One last thing.. I think that when he stopped hitting Alessio even before the ref stopped the fight just shows the straight character of Brian Stann. I am proud to have someone like this knocking guys out left and right and repping the USA at the same time. PURE CLASS.

  2. slacker says:

    Can’t take anything away from Stann last night. He was real sharp. It was tight striking between the two on the feet. Then, when they both missed and moved inside each other’s clinch range, Stann was quick and decisive, going for the Muay Thai neck clinch then knees, which got Alessio to the ground. And then he was able to strike effectively from in his guard! Not easy to do. Great job. I would love to see Stann vs. Bisping.

  3. JSP says:

    Stann is a hell of a fighter. Also a great sportsman. That KO was amazing. Then stopping his fight when he knew this guy was out was great. They tweeted how classy this guy is and his actions were nothing but class.

    Though on a ironic point Jon Jones tweeted how classy and what a great show of sportsmanship was displayed by Stann. Funny maybe Jones should learn some class from Stann, you know instead of just tossing and stepping over a passed out oppenent.

    Back to the story, Stann is a great fighter. Even though he got out done by Sonnen this was a good win to bring back his cofidence and I would love to see him take on Bisping. It be a great matchup they both have KO power and great wrestling. This would be a good match up on the next UFC on Fox or FX card.

    • lol says:

      +1 on the Jon Jones call out. I saw that tweet too and that was the first thing I thought about. He tossed Machida down like a rag doll and didn’t even care about how he might have landed. Instead he wanted to look like a badass by strutting off and getting his “praise” from the the crowd. I lost respect for him after that fight, because that’s when he really started to get way to fake and cocky for me.

      And I know that this is a fighting sport and it can get nasty, but Brian Stann showed that there are different ways to handle an EPIC knockout or submission than trying to look like a badass.

      • JSP says:

        Yeah I agree thats when he turned asshole on us all. Then I saw the close up video of Jackson yelling at him to go check on Machida. I lost all respect for him as a fighter. He preaches good sportsmanship but displays none of it. I see the UFC is using the footage of Machida passing out and him just dropping him in his promos for his fight against Evans. I had to call it out.

        But I really hope Stann is at the Expo would love to meet him and get a pic with him.

    • Xaninho says:

      I think that was great too. He truly doesn’t want to hurt his opponent more than he has to.

      Jon Jones is a disrespectful asshole. If it were the other way around Machida would have been concerned about him. That’s w atrue martial arts mentality. Jones isn’t a martial artist he’s just a long limbed freak of nature with a big head.

  4. stephen Riddle says:

    I hope he gets an elite ground game and dominates all in mwd! I thought an old dog couldnt learn new tricks but did anyone see werdum and his striking progression? Stann can be a top dog if he wants. Man the way he destroyed leben whoa!

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