Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara
The fighters exchanged kicks and punches in the first minute but nothing connected flush. Leben and Sakara both landed heavy right hands. Sakara looks to be the more refined striker, but Leben is more powerful at the midway point of round one. Leben turned up the pressure with a knee and a left hook counter shot that dropped Sakara to the canvas. Leben pounced on the hurt fighter, which prompted Herb Dean to show mercy at the 3:16 mark.