April 19, 2009

VIDEO: Luis Cane vs Steve Cantwell UFC 97

Another highlight from the UFC event this weekend.

VIDEO: Luis Cane vs Steve Cantwell UFC 97 source

In the first main card bout at UFC 97, Luis Arthur Cane outlasted former World Extreme Cagefighting light heavyweight champion Steve Cantwell and notched a unanimous decision in an entertaining and highly competitive bout. Scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in a match that never went to the ground.

Cane (10-1, 1 NC) dictated the pace early, as he used pinpoint striking and controlled the action from the center of the Octagon. Jabs, straight lefts and left uppercuts flowed freely from the gifted Brazilian, who also battered his opponent in the clinch with knees to the body against the cage. Still, Cantwell did not go away. The 22-year-old found his rhythm in round two, as he stung Cane with kicks to the head and body.

Pushed into a third round for the first time in his career, Cane finished strong, as his power punches, kicks and knees took their toll on Cantwell (7-2), who saw his four-fight winning streak grind to a halt in his UFC debut.

VIDEO: Luis Cane vs Steve Cantwell UFC 97

Posted at April 19, 2009 5:53 AM