First blood was drawn by Burkman, who scores with some right and left hands to the kisser as Simpson tried to use his striking to set up takedowns, but he couldn't get any effective offense in early.
Every time Simpson clinched working to put Burkman on his back, he was fended off and popped in the face with some solid short knees and punches.
Burkman hurt "A-Train" with a solid right hand and didn't let up, going after Simpson with some heavy strikes and overwhelming him along the fence. As Simpson hunched over in trouble, Burkman blasted him with a knee to the face and put a stop to the contest.
This was hands down, the best Burkman has looked in his career and he's expected to fight Fitch in June, but in his post-fight interview, he said he wants to fight for the title next and he doesn't believe Fitch has earned a title shot because he is coming off a loss.
Stay tuned for updates on this one, Maniacs. What did you think of Burkman's performance?
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