Esther Lin of MMA Fighting
TUF Brazil winner Rony "Jason" Mariano and Sam Sicilia came to brawl, but it was Jason that came out on top. After a wild first round where both men landed huge shots, Jason got off to a slower start in the second. He made up for it late though, hammering Sicilia to the mat and unloading with huge hammerfists that earned him a TKO victory. The finish came at 4:16 of the second round.
Both fighters miss with huge strikes off the start. Jason rocked Sicilia with a huge right, but Sicilia stayed in it. Jason landed a nice standing elbow, but Sicilia got a takedown. Sicilia almost got trapped in a sub, but landed a couple of big rights. Jason looked for a triangle and armbar but Sicilia shucked them off. And the referee stood them up right after that, which was retarded. Jason landed a nice flying knee and a counter left. Both men landed hand, winging punches. Jason started to batter him a bit near the end of the round.
The second started with a slower pace for the first minute or so. Sicilia was coming forward but didn't land anything of note. Sicilia finally landed a night right and a body kick. Jason's output was way down for some reason. Jason landed a big knee and they threw down once again, with Sicilia landing the best punch at the end. Both men landed some nice body shots. Jason ate a Sicilia punch, caught a kick, hammered Sicilia and took him down. He then proceeded to throw a ton of leather at Sicilia, and he eventually succumbed to thehammerfists and the ref stopped the fight.