Saturday, June 6, 2009

Liveblog: Caged Combat Part 3

Bombsquad fighter Mike Guerin and Gold Team Fighters striker Plinio Cruz take to the cage. Guerin was some kind of credentialed wrestler (All-American?), so expect a takedown at some point. They touch gloves and the first thing Cruz throws is a roundhouse kick right to the nuts. Guerin understandably needs some time to recover and ponder the kids he won't have, but what follows next is Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar I as the two swing bolos and rock each other from pillar to post. The crowd goes wild. Round 2 starts off just like the first, with Cruz blasting Guerin in the sack. He loses a point this time, and when they resume they go back to war, sometimes mixing in takedowns just to use the opportunity to throw punches while the other rises back to his feet. Round 3 begins and there's no groin shot, but the two bloody and exhausted warriors keep throwing bombs until finally the Bombsquad rep lands a body blow that leaves Cruz crumpled on the floor. The official time of the KO is 2:54 of the third round. Wow, what a crowd-pleaser.

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