Saturday night was a huge night in combat sports. Where does everything fall in the top 5?
This is the second of three straight weeks of UFC shows and it is probably going to be the best of the three.
As I mentioned, in 2014, we’re going to keep track of our picks for most of the UFC main card fights. In addition to the FGB crew, included in our picks will be John LaRocca, president of Premier Wrestling, Heidi Fang from MMA Fight Corner, and Alex Goff from Online World Of Wrestling.
Here’s how we’re doing so far:
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We’ve been covering the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter all season long. Early on, if you said the finale would be between Al Iaquinta and Justin Lawrence, I’d have agreed with you. But something happened on the way to the finals. Michael Chiesa defeated Lawrence who gassed badly in the quarterfinals.
The main event promises to be a great fight as Martin Kampmann faces Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger deserves a title fight while Kampmann is always in the mix. It should be a great fight.
1. John Cofer vs. Justin Lawrence
Really strong first round. Cofer surprised Lawrence early on, but Lawrence was slowly starting to land many shots including a short left hook that was fierce. Cofer’s trying to strike so that he can get inside, but whenever he does, he takes punishment.
Lawrence was ahead for nearly the entire round until he got a little cocky and threw a spinning back kick and Cofer got his back and took him down into a sitting position. He got his hooks in and worked the rear naked choke, but was too high on Lawrence’s back. The round ended with Lawrence out of harms way and punching from the top position.
Good night, Irene. Lawrence threw a right high kick that landed on Cofer’s chin and it was lights out.
Winner: Justin Lawrence by way of 3rd round TKO
2. Pat Schilling vs. Max Holloway