Heavyweight Brendan Schaub (3-0) knocked out Jon Madsen (1-0) in the second round in an exhibition quarter-final fight on The Ultimate Fighter 10 Wednesday.
Fighters.com’s fourth-ranked light heavyweight “Sugar” Rashad Evans (13-1-1) coached both fighters into the semis, and commented after Schaub’s victory, “He put those hands together and…wow! He put him down.”
Schaub’s straight right blasted off twice, the first punch causing Madsen to plant his feet and cover his head and the second spinning Madsen to the mat on his stomach. Referee Josh Rosenthal stepped in immediately to stop the fight, propelling Schaub into the semi-finals.
Madsen arguably won the first round with a pair of Octagon-shaking slams and controlling Schaub from top position, causing Evans to doubt, “After the first round, I didn’t know if [Schaub] would be able to put it together.”
But, evidently that was Schaub’s gameplan. After the fight, Schaub revealed he expected Madsen to wear himself out wrestling and leave himself open to Schaub’s boxing in the second round.
But, then why was Schaub grabbing the fence over-and-over on the mat, stuggling to free himself from Madsen’s mount?
Evans said, “[Schaub] probably should’ve got a point taken away.”
But, it wouldn’t have mattered in the end as Schaub made sure the fight didn’t get to the judges.