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Strikeforce Results: Ricky Legere Out Wrestles Chris Spang To Decision Victory

The second bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on Strikeforce Extreme. The referee in charge of the action is Chris Tognoni.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters come out orthodox, but Spang is considerably taller than Legere. Front kick from Spang is caught by Legere and he's lifted and slammed to the mat. Spang postures for an armbar, but lets it go. Spang trying to wall walk, but he cant scoot his hips back. Legere working ground and pound on top; decent, but not dominating. Legere stands and passes to side. Legere attempts mount, but Spang stops him at half guard. Spang recovers full guard, but he's eating a modest if steady diet of ground and pound. Spang pushes Legere back and stands, but Legere is quick to clinch. Spang jumps guillotine and it appears Legere nearly taps, but the round ends before anything can happen.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Legere.

ROUND 2 - Legere eats a jumping knee, but uses it to catch Spang and drive him to the mat. Round two picks up where round one left off as Spang is in full guard even if Legere isn't unleashing anything particularly savage on top. In a scramble Spang tries to land a triangle, but Legere abandons the pass in favor of returning to full guard. The two stand. Legere whizzers to avoid a takedown, but Legere presses Spang into the fence. He sits his hips in, picks up Spang and dumps him in front of his own corner.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Legere.

ROUND 3 - Legere shoots after Spang throws a one-two, but Spang stuffs the shot. Hard knee to the middle from Spang. Legere with a nice right hand, but Spang fires back with a right to the body. Legere shoots a double, is stuffed, but switches to an inside trip and gets it. Legere isn't busy enough and the referee stands the two up. Legere grabs a single and tries to kick out the post, but can't get it. However, Legere pushes Spang into the fence and from there double leg scoops him. Spang able to stand and a few punches send to a terrible shot. Spang stuffs it and takes Legere's back. Spang attempts a rear naked choke, but can't get it. Before the round ends, Spang falls forward and Legere gets on top, ending the round in mount.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Spang and the fight 29-28 Legere.

Official result: Ricky Legere defeats Chris Spang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Strikeforce results:

Ricky Legere defeats Chris Spang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Estevan Payan defeats Alonzo Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)