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It wasn't pretty, but Russow was the aggressor for much of the fight, constantly moving forward and looking to land his big right hand. Madsen had trouble getting inside with his reach disadvantage but countered decently when Russow overcommitted.
The second round was rather lackluster as Russow clinched Madsen repeatedly and forced multiple referee separations. The crowd wasn't appreciative of the pace and rained boos on both fighters. Madsen's left eye began to swell early in the round and by the time the horn sounded, his left eye was completely closed shut.
After taking a close look at Madsen's eye, the doctor waved his hands and put a halt to the fight, giving Russow an uninspiredTKO victory.
Russow's claim to fame was his performance at UFC 114 where he was Todd Duffee's punching bag for 2 1/2 rounds before scoring a flash knockout of the much-hyped prospect.