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SAN DIEGO -- This is the Strikeforce live blog for Ovince St. Preux vs. T.J. Cook, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's event at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
St. Preux, who has won four of his five Strikeforce fights, will fight Cook, who is 1-1 in his Strikeforce career, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Mike Beltran is the referee for this light heavyweight bout. St. Preux with an early high kick. Cook with a right and a low kick. OSP with a high kick. Cook clearly not intimidated by OSP. They clinch along the fence, St. Preux against the cage. They break. OSP fans on a high kick. OSP drops Cook, looks to have the bout finished, but somehow Cook survives the onslaught and is back up. OSP throws a few more shots to the standing Cook, but Cook comes back swinging. Back to center cage midway through. OSP misses a big uppercut. Cook slips and is back to his feet. OSP presses Cook against the cage and grabs a leg. Cook hits the mat trying to work a submission with a minute left, Cook tries to work a choke. OSP pops out and tries to get mount. Back to their feet in the final seconds. MMAFighting scored the round for Ovince St. Preux, 10-9.
Round 2: Slower pace in the opening minute. Midway through, still little in the way of action. OSP drills Cook with a low blow. After the timeout, Cook ducks under a head kick attempt and hits him with a counter uppercut. St. Preux scores a takedown. Can't do much with it. OSP in side control with a minute left. Maneuvers into top position and is raining down left hands with 20 seconds left. MMAFighting scored the round for Ovince St. Preux, 10-9 (20-18 overall).
Round 3: OSP connects with a brutal right to the jaw and Cook is out cold.
Ovince St. Preux def. T.J. Cook via knockout at 0:20 of round three.
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