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|Stefan Struve showed off some nifty kicks in the first round and his submission skills in the second.|
Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Pat Barry spent much of their fight standing and exchanging strikes. But in the second round, Struve was able to get the fight to the ground, where he submitted Barry.
Struve applied a triangle choke and forced Barry to tap at the 3:22 mark.
"I've been working hard on my kickboxing and showed it in the first round," said the 6-foot-11 Struve, who is a foot taller than Barry. "I'm happy with the result in the first round."
Both Struve and Barry entered this fight having lost their previous fights by knockouts.
Struve improved to 22-2; Barry dropped to 6-4.
|Anthony Johnson silenced his critics with a scintillating performance against Charlie Brenneman.|
Anthony Johnson expressed concern about Charlie Brenneman's wrestling skills before their welterweight showdown.
He made certain Brenneman never got a chance to use that part of his game. Johnson used his superior size, strength and striking to register a first-round TKO.
A left head kick at the 2:49 mark dropped Brenneman, forcing referee Mario Yamasaki to jump in immediately and prevent further damage.
"Everybody was talking bad about my last performance against Dan Hardy, so I had to come out here and do something," Johnson said after improving to 10-3. "Charlie is the first guy who had me nervous before a fight because of his tremendous wrestling."
Brenneman, who entered the cage coming off an impressive upset of Rick Story in June, fell to 14-3.
|Mac Danzig, left, had his moments but ultimately came up short against Matt Wiman.|
Matt Wiman made it two wins in a row over Mac Danzig by registering a hard-fought unanimous decision.
All three judges scored the fight 29-28. ESPN.com also scored the fight 29-28 for Wiman.
In the first meeting between the two, on June 12, 2010, Wiman submitted Danzig in the opening round.
"It was good to be on the other end [of a decision]," said Wiman, who lost a disputed unanimous decision to Dennis Siver in July. "I am glad that I got it this time."
Wiman improved to 14-6. Danzig slipped to 20-9-1.Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil.