Strikeforce: Houston Results - Chad Griggs Upsets Bobby Lashley, Lashley Quits After Second Round

Bobby Lashley came into the night as a heavy favorite and was looking to continue his MMA development against Chad Griggs. Early in the fight things looked good as Bobby was able to get takedowns at will in the first round and spent time in side control landing punches but he couldn't finish. Griggs landed a well timed uppercut that cut Lashley badly next to his left eye. The first round ended with Lashley pouring blood but safely winning the round.

In the second Lashley got another takedown but looked to be getting tired. He spent more time in side control and eventually passed to mount but he was unable to do much with the position. The referee decided to stop the fight to allow the doctor to check the cut, which had begun bleeding badly again, and made the odd decision to not restart them in mount. It was the beginning of the end as Lashley shot in poorly and got hit several times by Griggs as the round ended including several shots that appeared to be illegal and to the back of the head. When the round ended Lashley did not get off the ground and chose not to continue.

It was a shocking upset but one that proved what a lot of people felt about Lashley. He does not have a full MMA game and has a long way to go. He held dominant position for much of the bout and couldn't finish, reacted poorly to a cut and then gassed in a big way.

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