Houston Alexander vs Rameau Sokoudjou, Shark Fights 13, 11 September 2010
Houston Alexander vs Rameau Sokoudjou could possibly rival Cyborg Santos vs Melvin Manheof in terms of jaw dropping violence in the cage. Two incredible fighters with incredible power, incredible heart, and incredible stamina give MMA fight fans one of the most action packed fist clenching fights of all time.
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Rameau Sokoudjou has Houston Alexander in trouble in the first round. Houston Alexander fighting purely on training and instinct survives and comes back strong. There is little consciousness and intelligence left at this point. Houston Alexander recovers during the break between rounds. As if the first round was not crazy enough, the second round has fight fans going absolutely nuts!
Coming into this fight, Houston Alexander had a made a name for himself as a deadly and powerful knockout artist. His first fight in the UFC was against the legendary Keith Jardine. Houston Alexander knocked out Keith with punches and knees in the first minute of the fight. Houston Alexander then followed up this incredible performance with another round 1 TKO win against Alessio Sakara.
Three consecutive losses saw him dismissed from the UFC in 2008. However following a volatile post-UFC career, we see him at Shark Fights against the deadly and much younger Sokoudjou.
Ramaeu Thierry Sokoudjou is an incredibly decorated Judo player from Camaroon. He is also an outstanding BJJ grappler. However it was his violence in his two Pride fights that won us over. His 23 second first round KO of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at Pride 33 and his 2 minute KO of Ricardo Arona at Pride 34 won us over instantly. Since then, Sokoudjou could do no wrong.
Three years after his appearances in Pride, we see Sokoudjou at Shark Fights, ready and hungry to take on the dangerous KO artist in Houston Alexander.
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