Friday, December 11, 2009

Liveblog: AFL Part 3

James Hoffman of Team Vendetta and Mike Riley of Taurus MMA are up. Taurus MMA is WEC fighter Deividas Taurosevicius' school, so of course Riley is no stranger to grappling - and it shows when he remains calm when Hoffman attempts a pair of guillotines in the opening round. Round 2 is more of the same, but Hoffman turns up the heat in Round 3, feeding Riley punches until Riley shoots and winds up in a guillotine from which there's no escaping from. Levar Curry of the NJ National Guard enters the cage to take on James Turner of Combat Acadmey in what will be a batle of the big boys. From the outset Turner is all over Curry, wrestling the hell out of him until the 2:26 second mark, when he submits Curry with a rear naked choke. Renzo Gracie Denville fields another fighter in Alex Bruzzese, who's taking on TSMMA's Abel Ekonomakos. Bruzzese makes no bones about wanted to turn this into a grappling match, a fact reinforced by his constant clinching and Ekonomakos blasting him in the face with short punches whenever there's space. Bruzzese takes the split decision when time runs out, but based on who did more damage and who was more effective, Ekonomakos shouldve won.

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