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This fight is really interesting. Even though Alan seems to lost all the advantage since before the fight start and I can easily predict the result of the fight. However, he surprised me by the first two rounds when he could take the fight under control. Grab leg was very effective and Soran just find very difficult to attack, but unfortunately, I can see Alan’s attacks have absolutely no power. The most important thing is that, I believe that Soran knew this as well, and this makes him not too frightened by Alan.
When the third round start, Alan looks very tired and Soran grab opportunities immediately by attacks as many as he can. However, I could see that the overall perspective still looks good for Alan as he still be able to attacks by knee kicks and clinch, but he was too weak too fight. As a result he finally gone with the wound on his face, made by Soran’s elbows.
The fight does not have to end like this if Alan tried not to be too close to Soran and then receives name of elbows attack. If he thinks about using defensive strategies, then he may not lost KO. But unfortunately, he is too weak, which may be due to his stomach disease, then everything seem to be too late for Alan.
At the blue corner, his captain, David and Thai coach are discussing about whether they should tell Alan surrender, due to the wound is getting bigger. But this is not a key decision making that made by himself. No response, no intention to continue the fight and want to finish, that’s what I can see from his eyes.