Conor Heun's unanimous decision win over Magno Almeida was the third straight undercard bout of Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum to go to the judges but it was a whirlwind tilt featuring lots of nasty submission attempts, dramatic double hammer fists and even an exchange that sent referee Leon Roberts flying.
Heun took the decision but Almeida very nearly took his right arm. An extremely vicious arm bar in the second round left Heun favoring a visibly dislocated right arm. Almeida wasn't the only one showing some formidable jiu jitsu though as Heun showed off an effective rubber guard in the first round and almost landed an omaplata-arm bar combination.
Heun's superior striking made it an easier call for the judges as Almeida's limp jab dangled in the breeze like a flag on a windless day. Almeida did enough on the card of my colleague Luke Thomas to get a 30-27 decision, but I have to agree with the judges that Heun's ground and pound, take downs and superior striking on the feet were enough to earn the win.