Mike Russow vs. Jon Madsen
Madsen lands first with a double-up overhand right. Russow comes inside with a straight right and ties up. He does so again, but canít seem to keep a grip on Madsen. Russow swinging big overhand rights, looking to knock Madsenís block off. Madsen scoring with some rights of his own, but itís mostly head-hunting from the big men. Short uppercut connects for Russow, who pins Madsen against the fence with about a minute left. Russow punches to the ribs as referee Anthony Hamlett calls for action.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-10
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10
After some more wild flurries, Russow rushes in behind an uppercut and muscles Madsen into the fence. Madsen wonít stay there and comes out looking for takedown of his own, which Russow stuffs and uses to take Madsenís back standing. Madsen twists free and shoves Russow off, but Madsenís left eye is now badly swollen. Russow takes the back standing again and drags Madsen down. Russow doesnít keep busy enough for ref Hamlettís liking, and the big men are stood up. Madsen drives a knee to Russowís gut. Russow throws another right hand and they tie up. They stall out there, too, and are restarted with 60 seconds to go. Boos rain down as the heavyweights clinch up against the fence. Russow grabs a guillotine and stuffs a shot from Madsen, ending the round riding Madsenís back.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Russow
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Russow
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Russow
Between rounds, the cageside physician has a good look at Madsenís left eye, which has a huge mouse beneath it and is completely swollen shut. On the advice of the doctor, referee Anthony Hamlett waves the contest off between the second and third frames, giving Mike Russow the TKO victory.