Cheick Kongo vs Eric Smith

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Heavy hitters slug it out at 265. Kongo and Smith tie up at Heavyweight.

A WEIGHT ADVANTAGE FOR ERIC

SMITH.

THESE GUYS PHYSICALLY ARE VERY

DIFFERENT.

-- ROUND NUMBER ONE.

KONGO'S IN THE BLACK.

WANTS TO GET THE INSIDE, WORK IS

WRESTLING.

AT THE DIVISION I LEVEL FOR

BOISE STATE.

HE THINKS THE KEY TO VICTORY IS

KEEPING KONGO ON HIS BACK.

KONGO ON THE BOTTOM, HE TOOK

OVER THAT FIGHT.

SWING AND A MESS FROM SMITH.

-- AND A MISS FROM SMITH.

A WIDE STANCE FROM CHEICK KONGO.

GOOD ANGLES EARLY.

>> COME IN AND STRAIGHT AGAINST

CHEICK KONGO.

THAT IS A GOOD IDEA.

HE'S AN EASY TARGET.

STEPPING IN ON THE RIGHT-HAND.

>> AND BODY LOT FROM ERIC SMITH

-- A BODY LOCK FROM ERIC SMITH.

HE IS WORKING HARD WITH THAT

BODY LOCK.

WILL BE MAKING HIS DEBUT.

>> GOOD POWER BEHIND HIM.

KONGO ANSWERING BACK.

>> A LEVEL CHANGE FROM SMITH.

TURKEY FOR SMITH.

HE SAID, WANT TO GET INSIDE, BUT

I HAVE TO AVOID THE CLINCH.

>> KONGO CAN EAT UP HIS

OPPONENTS WITH A CLENCHED -- CL

INCH.

IT'S NOT EASY FOR WRESTLERS TO

AVOID THE KNEES, THE ELBOWS, THE

SHIRKING OF CHEICK KONGO.

INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE BODY

LOCK, HE WILL GO FOR THE

TAKEDOWN, AND HE GETS IT.

>> I LIKE THAT ERIC SMITH HAS

BEEN EFFICIENT.

HE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE NERVES

WELL.

TWO MINUTES REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE OF THIS HEAVYWEIGHT

FIGHT.

PRESSURE FROM ERIC SMITH.

>> CHEICK KONGO NOT KNOWN FOR

HIS SUBMISSION.

HE CAN HOP BACK FROM HIS FEET

WELL.

HE HAS BEEN ATHLETIC IN THE

PAST.

NICE RIGHT-HAND.

>> A NICE RIGHT-HAND FROM ERIC

SMITH.

LOOKING CLOSELY.

>> HE THREW HIM.

>> SO MUCH FOR FIGHT STOPPING

PUNCHES.

>> KONGO COMING FORWARD.

IT'S GREAT TO PUT PRESSURE ON,

IT'S GREAT TO BE BUSY, BUT IT

TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY.

A BODY KICK DELIVERED BY CHEICK

KONGO.

UPPERCUT.

KONGO TURNING UP THE HEAT NOW.

>> THE LATE EXPLOSION FROM

CHEICK KONGO IN THE CLOSING

STAGES OF ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> 10 SECONDS.

>> CHEICK KONGO ALL OVER HIM.

ANOTHER BIG KNEE.

THERE'S THE BELL.

ILLEGAL PUNCH.

HE WAS THROWN JUST BEFORE THE

BELL.

NOT WHEN THE PUNCH LANDS, BUT

WHEN IT IS THROWN.

>> HEY, YOU'RE RIGHT HAND IS

GOOD.

>> ERIC SMITH GETTING THE BODY

LOCK LIFTING CHEICK KONGO OFF

HIS FEET.

I HIGHLIGHTED THE WEIGHT

DISPARITY.

POWER POSITIONS, THROWING SHORT

RIGHT HANDS.

THE CROWD GOT EXCITED.

ONCE HE WAS BACK ON HIS FEET,

CHEICK KONGO JUST UNLOADING ON A

VERY -- ON ERIC SMITH.