Sapp and Marcão laid out in round one

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Bob Sapp, biggest star on the main card / Photo: publicity

In the second-to-last fight, between Bob Sapp and Englishman of Cypriot descent Stav “Crazy Bear” Economou, Sapp entered the arena putting on a show all his own, singing and making faces. The Brazilians in the stands were unwilling to miss a chance to taunt him and shouted the name Minotauro.

Unlikely that the shouting influenced the giant American, but the fact is that Sapp disappointed yet again. Right at the start he took a double-leg takedown and was punished from side-control before the referee interrupted the fight at 1:45 minutes of the first round.

In the grand finale, Brazil’s Marcão Oliveira made his entrance egged on by his students, but the sharp-shooting fist of Russia’s Shamil Abdurahimov spoke louder. Shamil knocked the Brazil out at 1:55 minutes of the first round. Fedor was only just dethroned, at Strikeforce, and already there’s another Russian taking over the East…

The final of the ADFC GP in Abu Dhabi is underway. Check out the results in real time from the event held in the open air at Sheikh Zayed Tennis Club.

The ADFC Round 3
Friday, March 11, 2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

GP Final: Shamil Abdurahimov knocked out Marcos Oliveira at 1:55 min of round one
Stav Economou defeated Bob Sapp via technical knockout at 1:45 min of R1
Ali Mohamad knocked out Malik Omarov in R1
Titiana Van Polanen knocked out Outi Louhimo in R1
Seydina Seck knocked out Simeon Thorensen (strikes through guard) in R1
Lee Weiczorek knocked out David Maile at 0.35 min of R1
Shamhan Kemrimov submitted Abbas Zahiri via armbar at 0.55 min of R1
Beslan Isaev choked out Valentino Petrescu with a rear-naked choke at 2:30 min of R2
Shane Omer defeated Nayeb Hezam via desistance at 1min of R2

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