Strikeforce Grand Prix Finale: Gian Villante vs. Derrick Mehmen Round-by-Round Review

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Round 1: These two meet in the middle and immediately clash. Villante drops Mehmen with an uppercut after some brief exchanging. Villante follows him and works some ground and pound. Mehmen works to stand up, but Villante keeps him pinned to the fence, landing knees to the thigh. Villante manages to sit Mehmen down, but nothing much comes of it; they're on their feet shortly after. Villante lighting Mehmen up with kicks and punches. Mehmen is in the fight, but already showing the wear and tear of the fight. Villante rocks Mehmen with a right hand. He follows him to the wall and presses him into the cage. Villante lets him off the fence and sets back up in the center. Villante clips Mehmen with a head kick. Mehmen lands a few punches on Villante's arms before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Villante

Round 2: Villante starts out the round working the center of the cage. Mehmen hanging tough, through punches. Villante defending from most of it. Mehmen tries for the takedown and Villante swiftly denies him. Mehmen staying in the fight, landing some strikes. Villante gets poked in the eye and they take a brief break. Villante chopping away with leg kicks, eventually dropping Mehmen to the mat. Mehmen stands and nails Villante with a left hook that looks to have wobbled him. Villante backs off and recovers. Villante stings Mehmen with two jabs.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Villante

Round 3: Villante putting his strikes together well to start the round. Villante denies a takedown and lands two straight uppercuts. Villante puts a mean leg kick behind a volley of punches. Mehmen chases after Villante and gets in a few solid blows. Villante defending well against Mehmen's occasional spurts of offense and countering. Villante looks a little tired, shaking his arms out. He's still getting the better of it though, nailing Mehmen with a solid right hand. Villante still chopping away with leg kicks as the round closes. Mehmen shoots for the takedown and gets Villante down against the fence. Mehmen working strikes from Villante's back as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Villante

Gian Villante defeated Derrick Mehmen via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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