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Completed MMA Bout

Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Josh LaBerge defeats Anthony Leone via KO/TKO at 5:00 of Round 1

Josh LaBerge
Mmaweekly large Anthony Leone

Round 1

7-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-2-0
Climbed to 8-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 8-3
+195 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -240 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Fall River, Massachusetts   Fighting out of   Center Moriches, New York
  Age at Fight   23 years, 8 months, 2 days
145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.2 lbs (66.3 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   63.0" (160cm)
Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts   Gym   Bali MMA
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
  • Date: Saturday 02.12.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Venue: IZOD Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 2 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Bas Rutten & Michael Schiavello (HDNet), Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock (Showtime)
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Ron Kruck (HDNet), Gus Johnson (Showtime)
  • Leone Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • LaBerge Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Leone vs. LaBerge Wiki Update Wiki

In the opening HDNet televised bout of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva, Josh LaBerge took on Anthony Leone.

LaBerge took the center of the cage to begin, until clinching up with Leone a minute into the fight. Leone landed an outside low kick that was countered effectively by LaBerge. The fighters exchanged knees in the clinch and then LaBerge landed a strong right as they broke up. Leone then mixed things up with a spinning back fist and a nice combination a moment later. Leone shot for a low single yet LaBerge defended nicely and rocked Leone with a knee to the body. Blood began to pour from Leone's nose as he took LaBerge's back and worked the fight to the ground. Leone, blood dripping onto the canvas as he worked in top position, passed to side control, yet the round expired before he could work for submissions.

In between rounds the fight was called off by the doctor, as Leone's nose was deemed too badly damaged. Josh LaBerge was declared the winner via doctor stoppage in the biggest victory of his career to date.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:34 PM ET
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