Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Smith & Radach Steal the Show

Originally posted on MMAweekly.com

n a battle of middleweights that absolutely lived up to expectation, Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith pulled off a spectacular KO win over Benji Radach after an absolute war between the two 185lb contenders.

Radach and Smith went after each other with everything they had in every round. After being dropped by Smith in the first round, Radach battled back and actually hit his opponent with a big shot, hurting him late in the first five minute session. Smith was able to survive and move on to the 2nd round.

The 2nd round saw Radach land a huge shot on the side of Smith's head, and as he followed up the California native could only shoot in for a takedown to try and stop the punishment. Radach kept coming forward, but Smith did enough to regain his composure and again make it out of the round

As the fighters again put on a stellar performance in the third round, Smith kept coming after Radach and as they exchanged strikes, the former WEC champion landed a monstrous right hand that sent his opponent crashing down to the mat. Smith followed up with a few more strikes, as referee Herb Dean rushed in to stop the fight.

"I counted myself out even a couple of times," Smith admitted after the fight. "I owe it to the fans and everybody out there to lay it absolutely all on the line and I did, and I was fortunate enough to land the hands of steel right across his face."

Both Smith and Radach deserve a ton of credit for their parts in possibly the best fight so far in all of 2009.

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