Midnight Mania highlights! Clay Collard knocks down Shane Burgos in one of the year’s best brawls
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The fight began with a high-rate of activity from both men. They traded inside low kicks, and Collard attacked the mid-section too. After defending a takedown, Collard started connecting with uppercuts. Burgos answered with counter punches, and his low kicks were landing with greater impact. By the end of the first, Collard was realy starting to heat up and stick Burgos with heavy connections.
The brawl continued into the second, and Collard’s lead hand was doing real damage at the end of his combinations. He backed Burgos into the fence and teed off, though Burgos kept digging into the lead inner thigh. At roughly the midway point in the round, Burgos sent Collard to the floor with a heavy low kick. Just as it seemed like he might be turning the momentum into his favor, Collard dropped him with a massive left hook.
Burgos survived the round, but he needed something major in the third, and to his credit, he absolutely went for it! Finally, all of his work to the lead leg seemed to really add up. Collard’s wheels were gone, and each low kick produced visible pain and staggered movement. As a result, Burgos landed a lot more to the body and head as well, clearly taking the final frame.
Unfortunately for Burgos, it wasn’t enough to overcome Collard’s earlier strong work. That left hook knockdown in the second was a pivotal moment, as it slowed Burgos’ late rally and scored Collard the round.
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