Friday, June 12, 2009

Liveblog: ROC 25 Part 3

Jim Bova of the Anthracite Combat Club and Team Serra/Longo's Nabih Barakat are up as the first fight on the main card. Round 1 starts and Nabih lets Bova know immediately with a hellacious right cross that if the fight stays standing, the Serra/Longo rep is going to kick his ass. As a result, Bova does his best to keep it on the ground, nearly catching Nabih with a rear naked choke by the end of the first. Nabih has more success in Round 2 and they wage a crowd-pleasing back and forth battle, and Round 3 is so damn close that when time runs out one of the judges can be heard weeping. The split decision goes to Nabih. Great fight. It's time for Ryan LaFlare of Bellmore Kickboxing and Robert Cunane of LA Boxing to scrap. LaFlare's got a solid jiu-jitsu game, so we'll see how this one goes. Wow, okay, LaFlare takes him down pretty easily, suplexes him when he tries to stand, and when they do get back to their feet and Cunane starts swinging wildly, the Bellmore Kickboxing rep feeds him a right hook that knocks him the hell out at 1:19 of the first round.

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